What the Whore of Babylon describes, however, is – which arises in the last days in order to deceive Catholics (the true faithful), tread upon the faith and commit spiritual fornication.
As we saw already, the great harlot sits upon many waters.
However, the points which follow are interesting and enlightening as they help to further explain why this catastrophic crisis is occurring, and what to make of it.
Apocalypse 17:1: “And there came one of the seven angels, who had the seven vials, and spoke with me, saying: Come, I will show thee the condemnation of the great harlot, who sitteth upon many waters…” Chapters 17 and 18 of the Apocalypse make striking prophecies about the “great harlot” or the “Whore of Babylon” which will arise in the last days from the city of seven hills. This is why throughout history Rome has been identified as the city of seven hills mentioned in the Apocalypse.
It can be reduced to a remnant, just as it is predicted by Our Lord when He speaks about the end of the world (Luke 18:8).
That is why the harlot sits upon peoples, nations and tongues.This is a perfect description of the false Church that arose with Vatican Council II, which has successfully deceived most of the world into thinking that it is the true Catholic Church.Understanding that the “waters” of the Apocalypse represent the peoples, nations, and tongues of the Catholic Church, could be the key to understanding other important verses in this book. talks about how the shipmasters and the mariners wept over the destruction of the great city.17:1, 15], the union of the faithful people with Christ, their head, is represented.” Notice that the Council of Trent infallibly declares that the waters of Apoc.
17:1,15 represent the union of the faithful people with Christ; in other words, the Catholic Church. Therefore, it is of the Catholic faith that the great harlot sits upon the Catholic Church, that is, she impedes, obstructs, suppresses and attempts to substitute for her.The Apocalypse clues us in as to what these waters are.