Through prophesy we know there is great sufferings in store for the church (you and me and the Catholic Church as a whole). However, we also know through prophesy that there will be many conversions and also the Christian churchs shall unite (even foretold by Our Lord Himself in scripture ). John 10:16.........even as the Father knows Me and I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep.16"I have other sheep, which are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will hear My voice; and they will become one flock with one shepherd.17"For this reason the Father loves Me, because I lay down My life so that I may take it again. These different prophesies are the two sides of the same coin! The sufferings of the church go hand in hand with its renewal! God is warning us of coming chastisments but He is also giving us reassurance of His continued presence and all this will not be for naught. How could it be? God is pure Goodness and Love. When evil abounds so too, do great graces from God! It makes sence that both must happen side by side. There is much hope and many graces in store for the church.