Please read the post: forums.catholic.com/showthrea…7#post12477437
Here Living and I are making the point that the Mass is taken away (prevented) just prior to the Second Coming.
CCC 675 - Before Christ’s second coming the Church must pass through a final trial that will shake the faith of many believers. The persecution that accompanies her pilgrimage on earth will unveil the “mystery of iniquity” in the form of a religious deception offering men an apparent solution to their problems at the price of apostasy from the truth. The supreme religious deception is that of the Antichrist, a pseudo-messianism by which man glorifies himself in place of God and of his Messiah come in the flesh.
I cannot believe that during the final days that the Antichrist would allow Mass to be celebrated in St Peters by valid priests. i.e. the persecution of the Church will involve eliminating one way or another the laity and the priests. I work in IT and it is already possible to profile most of the people on the internet, so tracking down a few hundred thousand priests would be easier today than in pre globalisation days, and in the future this will only get realtime using GPS etc.
Unlike Good Friday, which is a temporary state due to the Church’s liturgical calendar, if their are no priests left to celebrate Mass at all, then there is no prospect of the Sacrifice being made on earth. The gates of Hades will seem to have finally prevailed, but as this cannot be, so that is the point in historical time of the Second Coming, i.e. the end of time.
‘Living’ links this to the Wedding Feast at Cana, which I agree with, where Our Lady points out to Our Lord that “they have no wine”, and that this is a prediction of the conditions just prior to the Second Coming.