To think that there is absolutely no Precious Blood anywhere in the world from the time of VII to this day, (that is, more than half a century ago - 3 or 4 generations of Catholics without the Blood), is incorrect and goes against the promise of Our Lord.
Question for you Cantarella, since we know that our Lord promises to be with His Church until the end of times, could it be possible that in the end times "the faithful" will only be able to receive communion and confession through desire? The council of Trent defines that these sacraments can be received in desire when they are not available? Curious what your thoughts are on this.
Most Church Fathers think that the prophecy in Daniel refers to the public
Sacrifice of the Mass, but that the Sacrifice will continue to exist remotely in "mountains and caves", as in the catacombs. Again, this is supposed to occur for three years and a half. The public
Sacrifice will disappear; but the true Mass will continue to be said in secret. I would think that for those Catholics actually living in those times, or those who for some reason are unable to attend Mass, communion can be received effectually in desire. This prophecy actually may have been partially fulfilled already during the times of the Protestant reformation and the liturgical changes occurring after Vatican II Council.
I would want to think that God would provide somehow his "Elect" with the ability to receive Him sacramentally, His Body and Blood, in a tangible Holy Eucharist, even in those times; but we know that the Sacramental receiving of Christ's Body is not always necessary to salvation. Example, baptized children that die before First Communion; those in prison, those physically ill, those who have no Mass available to them, etc. St. Thomas also taught in the Summa that Communion can be received in desire when "they believe through the Church's faith, so they desire the Eucharist through the Church's intention, and, as a result, receive its reality