I must have read 'Warning from the Beyond' at least 20 years ago. So it is time that I re-read it. What I do recall is that I made several changes in my life as a result of reading it.
When things have got to the sorry state where from the pulpit you are not encouraged to commit to Sunday Mass each Sunday, where you are discouraged from frequent confession, where the pulpit is used to promote things other than Jesus, where it is hard to pray prior to Mass due to all the chatter and where those in various service roles at Mass couldn't pass the dress code to get into St Peter's Basilica in Rome – then the only remedy is prayer, and lots of it.
Nobody willingly gives up an error that makes them and those they speak to feel comfortable and feel like good people. Only the Holy Spirit can make that happen. Talking to them, pointing out the errors, giving excerpts from authoritative documents to read isn't going to make a single jot of difference until the Holy Spirit opens their hearts – and even then it might be many months and years before they are ready to hear these things.
So prayer is absolutely essential.
But there is a danger that an 'us and them' mentality creeps in, 'the goodies and the baddies'. If it does, it will undo all the good prayer work. 'There but for the grace of God go I'. View them as a brother or sister in Christ who is in deadly danger and who doesn't realise what a serious condition they are in.
Here's the fight back plan:
Remember we are not fighting against our sick brothers and sisters, but against the evil agents who made them sick.
Firstly we have to have our own house in order.
Daily prayer, regular self-denial, Sunday Mass, Daily Mass if possible, monthly Confession, daily reading from the Bible, and daily reading from the Church's Magisterium (catechism, papal documents, lives and writings of the Saints), regular prayer with others, significant regular giving to worthy causes, regular outreach evangelistically, regular service to those in need, regular quality time spent with spouse and family.
Then we pray.
Firstly at every Mass, after the Our Father and Lamb of God, when the time comes for the priest to receive Holy Communion - that's the best time to pray silently and fervently for the Holy Spirit to work powerfully in the priest's mind and heart. It also makes it easy to remember to do.
If there isn't a group that prays the rosary before or after daily Mass, start one. Our Lady's message to St Dominic was that with the Rosary every heresy can be conquered. Parishes that have regular recitation of the rosary in their churches and Mass centres have done much better at keeping the faith than parishes that don't have this.
When someone comes across your path and whispers that they are unhappy with what is going on, invite them to come and pray regularly with you. Keep any grumbles to an absolute minimum and keep the focus on prayer and upon Jesus who has the power to change any situation and any person's heart, mind, soul, spirit and body.
Be open to the Holy Spirit. Beg Him for the guidance, spiritual gifts and charismatic gifts that will make the necessary difference. Human wisdom, elbow grease and ingenuity are as nothingness and straw compared to what the Holy Spirit can do. Listen for His promptings, discern what is from Him, then gather your courage and act upon it.
Start using some of these prayers and novenas.
Particularly pray them for priests and bishops and anyone in authority, especially school principals, teachers, youth group leaders, catechists etc
33 Adorations of the Cross on Fridays (contains a promise to soften hard hearts)
Get into holy rhythms of life… Read up on the promises attached to the 9 First Fridays and 5 First Saturdays and make them the hinge of each month, and encourage others to do the same.
Message to an American mother of three, 'Apostolate of Holy Motherhood', March 15, 1987:
Christ Child: "I want all My children to practice the Nine First Fridays’ in reparation for sins and the Five First Saturday’s in honour of My Mother so that the tide of evil sweeping across the world will end in defeat. These two monthly devotions, if practiced faithfully by My followers, would alone win this battle, so great are their power in appeasement of divine justice and the eradication of sin and evil."
Then remember that God wants these sorry situations to change even more than we do.
Take heart and enter the battle.