A couple of years ago I had the privilege of visiting the Conceptionist Convent in Quito, Ecuador where the apparitions of Our Lady of Good Success appeared to Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres. It was a life changing experience seeing the body of Mother Mariana and participating in the procession carrying Our Lady of Good Success. It was also very enlightening to speak to the local Catholics who are very involved with the convent and are very familiar with the prophesies of Our Lady of Good Success. I was able to sit down at the local coffee shop and chat about these apparitions. One of the discussions was on the prophesy of the "one" who should speak and will fall silent.
Although we could not be certain that this is referring to Francis, the prophesy does fit quite well if it is read in context of the rest of the prophesies, which refer to our time, most importantly concerning the assault on marriage and purity. "In those times will be an atmosphere full of the spirit of impurity which, by way of an evil sea run through the streets, squares and public places with an amazing freedom..." As we know there is a great siege upon us throughout the world regarding impurity and a heightened rebellious attitude towards marriage. "As for the Sacrament of Matrimony, which symbolizes the union of Christ with the Church, will be attacked and profaned in every sense of the word."
We have seen this confusion enter into the Church itself and we must examine the primary cause, especially in its escalation over the past few years. It is no secret that since Pope Francis has taken the seat of Peter confusion has escalated to an unprecedented level in the Church concerning marriage. His document Amoris Leatitia and his accompanying public teaching has not only caused mass confusion in the Church, it is spreading the heretical idea that one can with full knowledge remain in serious sin and yet receive Holy Communion. Pope Francis knows the bishops conferences who are doing this, and he has approved this act by a letter to the Argentine bishops. It does not take a scholar to see the error. Many liberal writers and commentators are defending the Francis agenda claiming that those who are opposing it are insignificant, Pharisaical, and rigid conservatives who are not willing to follow the Holy Spirit in updating the Church's teaching. Those who understand this tactic see it for what it is, modernism.
Back to the prophesy. Pope Francis has now been approached six times by clergy and laity charitably asking him to clarify his document and affirm the Church's definitive teaching on the matter. As we know, despite these six petitions we have....silence. Thus the one who should obviously speak is remaining silent, allowing the assault on the Sacraments of Marriage, Confession and the Eucharist to continue. It is important to recognize the avalanche of profanation that comes from this one noxious error, it effects not only the Sacrament of Marriage, but it also trivializes the Sacrament of Confession, being that there is no firm purpose of amendment, and the Eucharist, since it is being received unworthily. Obviously I have no idea how all of this is going to play out with Francis in the future. As we know many controversies have arose in the Church over the centuries where popes have been deposed, removed, proclaimed anti-popes years after their occupancy. There have been horrible popes who have been lost under the dust of history. Who knows what the future holds. We are in another unique time in the Church where the "one" who appears to be the one who should be speaking, is remaining silent when asked to uphold the perennial teaching of the Church. In the end we know what the outcome will be, God's truth will triumph. However, it will require of those souls who remain faithful to suffer much. As the one who should speak remains silent, we must prepare to persevere.
"At that time there will be great calamities, physical, public and private. The small number of souls in which the cult of faith and virtue is preserved will undergo cruel and unspeakable suffering, the pair that prolonged martyrdom. Many of them go down to the grave by the violence of suffering and will be counted as martyrs who sacrificed themselves for the Church and for the Fatherland. To free others from the slavery of these heresies, those who have the merciful love of my Most Holy Son will need great strength of will, perseverance, courage, and confidence in God." Our Lady of Good Success