Pope Paul VI recognized an explosion of evil in these times, and confirmed it when he addressed his audience on June 29, 1972. He said, “It is as if from some mysterious crack, no, it is not mysterious, from some crack the smoke of Satan has entered the temple of God.”
The following year the infamous case of Roe v. Wade would legalize abortion in America, and on October 13, 1973, the anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun, Our Lady of Akita, in an approved apparition in Japan, indicated how the “smoke” would take effect. She said, “The work of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals opposing cardinals, bishops against bishops… the Church will be full of those who accept compromises. The demon will press many priests and consecrated souls to leave the service of the Lord.”
The articles Escalating Evil and Human Evil discuss contemporary Evil which infiltrated our secular society – and the Church of Christ. “It has started with a decrease of vocations, and will escalate to a church guerilla,” said Our Lady of Akita. We need clergyman in an epoch of spiritual crisis, therefore let us pray for them, especially priests and deacons of our parish.