The predictions of things to come relate to the state of the Church in all ages…
There is no heresy or no philosophy which is so abhorrent to the church as a human being.
The church domesticated medieval Europe by means of its system of confession and penance.[Die Kirche hat mit Hilfe ihrer Buß- und Beichtordnung das mittelalterliche Europa domestiziert.]
Some keep the Sabbath going to Church —
I keep it, staying at Home —
With a Bobolink for a Chorister —
And an Orchard, for a Dome —