"We are now standing in the face of the greatest historical confrontation humanity has ever experienced. I do not think that the wide circle of the American Society, or the whole wide circle of the Christian Community realize this fully. We are now facing the final confrontation between the Church and the anti-church, between the gospel and the anti-gospel,” Cardinal Karol Wojtyla (Saint John Paul II) said on November 9, 1976.
One thing, however, is certain: The final victory belongs to God, and this will be verified through Mary, the woman of Genesis and the Apocalypse, who will fight at the head of the army of her sons and daughters against the enemy's forces led by Satan, and she will crush the serpent's head.
Cardinal Ivan Dias
Excerpt from his homily of December 8, 2007, for the 150th anniversary of the apparitions of Lourdes
Provided by Etoile Notre Dame