These are the words of the Blessed Mother on this day:
I see the sadness of the state of the priesthood. I see the desolation caused by those priests who are animated by material desires. I see them engulfed by immorality. They declare that it is logical and even natural for them to break their vows.
I see the priesthood desecrated as in great numbers they call each other to corruption. But they justify it as living in the present, participants in life in every way equal to their lay brothers even in the experiences of sin, having eradicated from their hearts the reverence of the sacred role of the priesthood.
I say: take care, take serious care for God the Father, the Almighty is all-seeing and all justice.
Can you envisage the consequences of the desertion of the Lord from the desecrated Tabernacles? So I say to all wayward priests that it is offensive to the Father to replace the morality of the doctrine of the Christ with psychology and sociology which are human expressions of human knowledge!
As you do this, you confine yourselves to a sad loss of value for freedom. Many shall lament therefore the downgrading of the priesthood to a lamentable inferiority showing distinctly the imperfection of responsibility in the discharge of their prime function which is concern for the salvation of souls.
I say to all the priests who believe they have rights to give a personal direction to the priesthood, that such shows utter lack of faith and more, downgrades the priesthood to any other aim which simply promotes the person in the world.
I say that he who has the power to call sacramentally the Body of the Lord into the Eucharist, he who has the power to forgive, must also accept the responsibility to bring salvation not only by preaching impeccably worded sermons but by doing so through the example of an impeccable priesthood, although the priest should at times suffer because he preaches that which in his eyes condemns him.
But I say that what has taken place extensively in the priesthood is that the sacramental priesthood has been discarded and replaced by a general extension of the priesthood to all, claiming that the dignity of the priest resides in his baptism, as is the case for any other Christian or “the priest is a man like any other man”.
But, I say this: The Lord Jesus, my son, the Christ, empowered the priesthood to bring the sacred into the life of mankind, to give mankind the opportunity to seek higher visions and spirituality directed towards salvation and not the opposite.
And now I ask you all to pray for the priesthood, incessantly for the priesthood has reached the state which is described in the third secret of Fatima. Here stands the priesthood, today, in a world which too many declare to be one and the same with the Church, and here stands the priest, essentially confused in the understanding of the ordained priesthood and the baptismal priesthood.
I remind you all that this situation has need of understanding, compassion and love. Pray! Ask the Lord to intervene directly into the minds and hearts of all priests lest they end into such suffering as man has ever known.” Some of it is shown to me.
She indicates to me that she is about to leave. I bow down and when I look up again, she is gone.