Holy Mother Church is indefectible. The Lord promised that Hell would not ultimately prevail.
He didn’t, however, promise that it wouldn’t prevail quite a lot.
He made no promises about the mighty Church in N. Africa or Asia Minor… or these USA… or Rome.
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I am reminded of an answer I got from a bishop as we were relaxing after a conference where we were both speakers. I asked him about the state of the Church and, as a follow up, what we had to do to reverse the situation. His answers, in rapid response…
“The first thing we have to do it stop blowing sunshine up everybody’s …..”