The Great Apostasy? What would you call it?
I'm becoming more fascinated by her revelations, and the fact Pope Benedict XVI is so devoted to her. I came across some interesting postings at Unveiling the Apocalypse regarding the Saint and the Pope...
Frequently I feel almost certain we must be in the throes of the Great Apostasy - but how does one know for sure? Especially when we are assured everything is okay? Smile, be happy. Like Colbert said Friday night with Cardinal Dolan: “Are there flaws in the church? Absolutely. But is there great beauty in the church? Absolutely.”The fact that St. Hildegard is one of the most revered saints in Pope Benedict's native Germany, helps to further cement the relationship between the "filth" described by the Holy Father and the "filth" depicted in the vision of the battered Church in Scivias. And it also reflects the Pope's connection of the Third Secret to the "sin" existing within the Church during his pilgrimage to Fatima in 2010:As for the new things which we can find in this message today, there is also the fact that attacks on the Pope and the Church come not only from without, but the sufferings of the Church come precisely from within the Church, from the sin existing within the Church. This too is something that we have always known, but today we are seeing it in a really terrifying way: that the greatest persecution of the Church comes not from her enemies without, but arises from sin within the Church, and that the Church thus has a deep need to relearn penance, to accept purification, to learn forgiveness on the one hand, but also the need for justice.
The "filth" that now pervades the Church, described by both St. Hildegard and Pope Benedict is a direct consequence of the apostasy we have been enduring for the past 52 years, since the passing of the date of 1960 mentioned by Sr. Lucia as when the contents of the Third Secret would be "better understood". It is from this date which marked the beginning of the sexual revolution, that we have witnessed the greatest decline in the two thousand year history of the Catholic Church, thus firmly establishing the Great Apostasy foretold in the New Testament. - Source
But what about the "filth"?