The demolition of the little that still survives that is Catholic by the bishops and priests marks the the Church’s Descent into the Tomb, Archbishop Viganò writes on AldoMariaValli.it (July 14).
He explains that God wills that the Church imitate Christ in everything, even in his Passion. Therefore, her terrible death rattle is for Viganò the necessary premise of her resurrection because with this “Redemption is brought to completion.”
We participate in the work of the Redemption not passively but as active protagonists, Viganò explains, “It is in this that we may say that we are a priestly people.”
Therefore, in the face of the bishops’ apostasy and the Church’s agony, we cannot be truly pessimistic, Viganò stresses.
He recalls that the priests were the first who wanted to kill Christ, “so it is not surprising that in the moment of the Church's Passion it is precisely they who mock what their blind soul no longer understands.”