“As for the Sacrament of Matrimony… it will be attacked and deeply profaned… The Catholic spirit will rapidly decay; the precious light of the Faith will gradually be extinguished… Added to this will be the effects of secular education, which will be one reason for the dearth of priestly and religious vocations.”
Look at the attack on marriage today, the United States Supreme Court’s ruling about “Gay Marriage”, that is a public scandal. But consider how marriage has been down played in the 20th century? The rise of Divorce and remarriage even without annulments, 50-70% of children born outside of wedlock, children being raise without Fathers, all this is adding to the break up of the family.
“The Sacrament of Holy Orders will be ridiculed, oppressed, and despised… The Devil will try to persecute the ministers of the Lord in every possible way; he will labor with cruel and subtle astuteness to deviate them from the spirit of their vocation and will corrupt many of them. These depraved priests, who will scandalize the Christian people, will make the hatred of bad Catholics and the enemies of the Roman Catholic and Apostolic Church fall upon all priests…”