On October 13, 1977–the 60th anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun at Fatima–Pope Paul VI delivered a warning. As the Corriere della Sera reported, the Pope declared:
“The tail of the devil is functioning in the disintegration of the Catholic world. The darkness of Satan has entered and spread throughout the Catholic Church, even to its summit. Apostasy, the loss of the faith, is spreading throughout the world, and into the highest levels within the Church.”
At the time the Pope’s words may have seemed a little melodramatic. But today it is difficult to deny the truth–indeed, the literal truth–of Pope Paul VI’s assertion. All of us at PRI, along with millions of Catholics around the world, are shocked and distressed by the scandal of the Amazon Synod, and especially by the presence and veneration of pagan idols in the Vatican, in the papal presence, and specifically in St. Peter’s Basilica.
This is an insult offered to Almighty God Himself for which, I feel, reparation must be made. I have therefore, resolved to offer in reparation Masses in the Traditional Rite.
As the Spiritual Director for Population Research Institute, I have chosen Thursday, November 7th, to offer this Mass of reparation specifically on behalf of the Board of Directors, the staff and employees, and the volunteers and benefactors of PRI.
I invite you all to join me spiritually in this act of reparation for the insult offered to Our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, to whom be honour and glory, forever and ever.
In Cordibus Sacris,
Fr. Linus F Clovis
Population Research Institute