Dolours, it is clear from scripture and church teachings that God gave us three way's to communicate his truth. 1) Holy Scripture 2) Church Magisterium 3) Prophecy. It is also seems clear to me that if mankind had remained faithful to the first two ordinary means of God's communication to his faithful, the 3rd means would not be necessary. Herein lies the main reason God is once again using his prophets, his messengers (Amos 3:7) is that the first two have once again lost their salt, because his priest sons have largely failed to universally teach the fullness of the faith and let heretical teachings trickle down through the centuries and today is the worst of it, so he is speaking through his prophets. One can reject or ignore this, but it is a reality whether one wants to believe it or not.