Spiritual warfare within the Church?

:confused: A friend recently told me that a priest informed her that all of the
Sex Abuse scandal began in the fifties: The comment was made by the Pope at the time that Satan was waging a spiritual warfare in the Church , and this priest interpeted this as the Sex Abuse Scandal that is being exposed today. Can you help me with this?

Dear angel,

I wouldn’t attribute much significance to that priest’s words. Satan is always waging spiritual warfare in the Church. We see this in Judas’ betrayal and we see it in St. Peter’s denials. But the Church was divinely instituted and will last until the end of time. We have the word of Jesus on it.

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.

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