In times of old things would have one of three solutions. The axe, the whip, or the Pope. Regardless of your location and where you where from, regardless of social status, and what king you swore fealty to, you had the Vicar of Christ above you. His word for all intents and purposes was that of God himself and all bowed down to his eminence. The protestants would later call this a papist ploy of ensuring dominance over Europe as a way to criminalize the Church but in reality it was what made Europe what we know today.
Before the barbarian tribes where christianized they where chasing pigs and making human sacrifices. Without the Church, Europe would have never been able to create such beautiful architecture or art as we see today. The purpose of the Church was more than to spread the word of Christ, it was to give the peoples of Europe something in common to strive towards, something to keep the inner barbarian tamed, something to civilize the degenerate ways of paganism. It was a structure that even after the infamous Reformation and countless other scandals, was for the most part, working in the Catholic world.
If you look at the statistics, Church attendance had a major drop in the early 60’s as a consequence to what many trad Caths call the gayest of the gay, the Novus Ordo. The Novus Ordo along with the Vatican II wanted to bring the church into the modern world instead of fighting against it. Want to pray? You no longer need to know latin to do so! Isn’t that great? The problem with this along with allowing women in the altar, the priest facing forward to the attendees, receiving communion with your hands, amongst other things is that it gave in to modernism instead of firmly rejecting it like Islam and Orthodoxy did. There is a reason as to why the catholic world is as bad as it is even though it is slightly better than the protestant. The Church cucked and subconsciously told it’s masses to do the same because if even the Church of Christ can change, everything else can. Thus the moral colapse begun at a rate that shouldn’t even be possible, just because the bastion of the western world gave in to the progress of the era.