October 13, 1884
Some say the the roots of the crisis were shown to Pope St. Pius X in a dream.
“The guttural voice, the voice of Satan in his pride, boasted to Our Lord:
“I can destroy your Church.
“The gentle voice of Our Lord:”You can? Then go ahead and do so.
“Satan:”To do so, I need more time and more power.
“Our Lord:”How much time? How much power?
Satan:”75 to 100 years, and a greater power over those who will give themselves over to my service.
“Our Lord:”You have the time, you will have the power. Do with them what you will.”