Liberal Catholicism like its comrade in iniquity, liberal Protestantism, has precipitated an all pervasive death of conscience upon the Catholic world, be it in the Americas or Europe, that is so evident in the decadent drift of immorality away from virtue and grace in the last forty years. This downward drift of the Catholic faith along with Protestant decadence is no surprise when the former so slavishly imitated the latter since Vatican II in a misguided effort to become morally relevant that has ultimately caused it instead to become devoid of grace and spiritually dead.
Throughout the last forty years of spiritual anarchy from the orthodoxy of Roman Catholic truths the Catholic Church has sadly floundered as never before in a spiritual phenomenon which has all the appearances of the Great Apostasy for millions of Catholics have fallen away as St. John the Evangelist foretold: "Dar children, it is is the last hour; and as you have heard that Antichrist is coming, so now many antichrists have arisen; whence we know that is the last hour. They have gone forth from us, but they were not of us. For if they had been of us, they would surely have continued with us; but they were to be made manifest that not one of them is of us." (1 John 2: 18-19)
This tidal wave started slowly as all such phenomena in nature do and has crested in a monolithic inundation that is engulfing souls by the millions in a satanic flood. How is this so? It is just as Our Divine Lord Himself predicted: "Take care that no one leads you astray. For many will come in my name, saying, 'I am he'; and they will lead many astray." Now where do we see this today, the leading of many souls astray as Our Divine Lord predicted? Everywhere has been spread within or without the Catholic Church the spiritually defunct philosophy of moral relevance meaning succinctly: "I'm ok and you're ok" or in its least common denominator, "Everything is ok." This is the poisonous philosophy of Satan himself who wants no one to repent of the evil in their lives but adopt the philosophy of moral tolerance or "Everything is ok."
It is important to remember that Satan is the gret deceiver of salvation in this world, wanting no one to repent in contradiction to Our Lord's most basic teaching when He started His Divine Ministry to save the world: "Repent for the kingdom of God is at hand." If anyone adopts this satanical philosophy of "I'm ok and you're ok" then he will not have to repent, for I am, therefore, automatically saved and will not need any savior. Consequently, this means I will have no moral demands placed upon my conscience, my soul, or my life. "How dark is the darkness within the human eye when it does not see." said Our Divine Savior.
When the soul fails to see the crucial differences between right and worong objectively, then the most severe blindness comes upon a human being, precipitating th moral and spiritual death of a soul. Yes, the death of conscience is apparent in all of its symptoms as Our Divine Teacher has said; "In them is being fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah, who says, 'Hearing you will hear, but not understand: and seeing you will see, but not perceive. For the heart of this people has been hardened, and with their ears they have been hard of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their mind, and be converted, and I heal them." (Matt. 13:14)
In both Europe and America the Catholic bishops and priests have drifted slowly into the clutches of this moral wasteland of "I'm ok and you're ok." Why has this been an unprecedented death of conscience like no other? Because it perfectly mimics the characteristics of which St.John predicted would constitute the Great Apostasy, first of all because all must have had the truth and seemingly accepted it at first for their to be a Great Apostasy, which was the case at the point of Vatican II, but afterwards the truth that had been preached and seemingly accepted over the centuries was suddenly rejected with an unprecedented force like never before. The only believable answer to this was as the innocent evangelist clarified all those who left were not really of the truth and their position had to be made manifest or revealed before God: "For if they had been of us, they would surely have continued with us, but they were to be made manifest, that not one of them is us." (1 John 2: 19) If they were not really of the one true faith of Jesus Christ, what could possibly have drawn them away but a lie from the propagator of lies himself, Satan. And what is the lie that drew them all away in such numbers but the same lie propagated by Satan since the beginning: Jesus Christ is not the only way. As John says: "Who is the liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is the Antichrist who denies the Father and the Son." (1 John 2:22) Do we not hear there are many other paths to God these days and that all these other paths are equally correct and right, if it is for me: for example, there isn't just one way to God when we really all worship the same god; the Catholic Church cannot be right with its medieval views of sexual morality and its denial of the rights I have over my own body; who can really accept its outdated views on marriage and the monogamy of only one spouse and the guilt trip they impose on everyone; finally what gives the church the right to legislate morality. Every one of these views surely deceives the apostate Catholic into believing they are right and the church without a doubt must be wrong. On the contrary, everyone who leaves the Church denies Jesus is the Christ and, according to the Evangelist St. John, he is a liar, just like the Father of lies himself, Satan, who has deceived them. And everyone who apostasizes on the one true faith has deceived themselves so much with this denial of the one true faith that they are diabolically disoriented and can no longer discern the truth, Jesus Christ, or know any longer the difference between what is right and wrong.
In short, they are lost as St. John so adamantly states: "No one who disowns the Son has the Father." This severing of the way with the truth is so final and so definitive that no one has been able to express it so vividly and so eloquently as the great apostle of the Gentiles himself, St. Paul: "For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, who have both tasted the heavenly gift and become partakers of the Holy Spirit who have moreover tasted the good word of god and the powers of the world to come, nd then have fallen away, to be renewed again to repentance; since they crucify again for themselves the Son of God and make Him a mockery." (Hebrews 6:4-6)
Above all it is necessary to see how Satan, the father of lies, figures in all of this apostasy, for he consoles the apostate, convincing them of the greatest lie of all, that Jesus Christ is not the only way, truth, and life. He deadens their conscience, destroys their guilt, fills such sinners with pride and convinces them that they are the way, the truth, and the life themselves and not Christ or his representative on earth, the Roman Catholic Church. In the end Satan comforts the afflicted while the Holy Spirit afflicts the comfortable. At last, just as convinced is the unfaithful apostate by Satan in his defamation of the truth so equally certain are faithful Catholics by the Holy Spirit of their rectitude in discerning what is morally right and wrong: "But you have an anointing from the Holy Spirit and you know all things."
Thus the importance of keeping vigilant over one's soul at all times for St. Paul again warns that all sin darkens the mind and weakens the will of the sinner--again the necessity of keeping the purest of intentions before the Almighty. And none need to heed this whole teaching by the innocent St. John on the Great Apostasy more than priests whom Satan above all targets as objects of his deceptive and conniving machinations. ...... great falling away of priests in US alone over 100,000 immediately after Vatican II.