In Facebook I found this quote from the late Dietrich von Hildebrand:
"One of the most horrifying and widespread diseases in the Church today is the lethargy of the guardians of the Faith of the Church ... who make no use whatever of their authority when it comes to intervening against heretical theologians or priests, or against blasphemous performances of public worship ... but assume a rigorously authoritarian attitude towards those believers who are fighting for orthodoxy, and who are thus doing what the bishops ought to be doing themselves! ... They want to silence the faithful believers who take up the cause of orthodoxy, the very people who should by all rights be the joy of the bishops' hearts, their consolation, a source of strength for overcoming their own lethargy. Instead, these people are regarded as disturbers of the peace. ..."
~Dietrich von Hildebrand, "The Devastated Vineyard"
No one can doubt this is happening today. He might well be speaking of Cardinals Dolan and Wuerl, or perhaps the new archbishop of Chicago. Those are only three; the modern church is replete with examples.
I'll now link to an EWTN synopsis of Our Lady's apparitions at Akita. Bear in mind as you read this that the apparitions happened 40 years ago. Given what's going on at the Vatican right now (and all over the world) one could imagine that the predictions are unfolding right before their eyes. They are.
My colleague at Les Femmes highlights how today's situation reflects another series of apparitions of Our Lady of Good Success - these having occurred 400 years ago.
Pray for our clergy and raise our voices against misdeeds.
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