We continue with our consideration of the Third Secret of Fatima, which even as a private revelation seems to have a high degree
of probability as to its veracity.
The next part of the secret says:
“Many will lose the Faith; confusion will reign everywhere. The sheep will search for their shepherds in vain.”
Before Vatican II (1962-65) an astounding 80% of American Catholics went to Mass every week. Presently, as of 2022, at best only 25% of Novus Ordo adherents attend what they think is the Mass. In Europe the numbers are even worse. If you were to ask the typical New Order catholic what the faith is, you would probably receive an answer based upon feelings and personal impressions, rather than something formulated by dogma and the catechism. I’ve heard it said for decades: people in general and the younger generations in particular simply don’t know the Faith. All of this mirrors what the Secret says: “that many will lose the Faith. ”
The loss of faith even among Church officials has created massive confusion. “…confusion will reign everywhere.” This confusion has come about because official teachers— those who have set themselves up as experts in the Church—don’t even agree on the basics of the Faith, let alone on finer but no less important points.
Who’s understanding of the Faith do we go with? Pope St. Pius X, John XXIII, Paul VI, John Paul II, Francis Bergoglio? How about the Society of St. Pius X? The Fraternity of St. Peter? CMRI? Taylor Marshall or Michael Voris? All of these differ, often on major points. This kind of disunity was unheard of 60 or 70 years ago. It has come about because of John XXIII’s “wicked council” spoken of by the Third Secret.
“The sheep will search for their shepherds in vain”
This can be understood from two aspects. (1) that the bishops and clergy in general don’t agree as to what the Faith is; and (2) the men who call themselves bishops and priests are not valid in the Catholic sense because the new ordinal promulgated in 1968 rendered holy orders invalid in the Novus Ordo church. So from the perspective of doctrinal orthodoxy and their actual reality as true bishops and priests—able to confect the sacraments validly— these men are false. Therefore the Secret is correct again: the sheep have searched in vain for their [true] shepherds.
To be continued.