Looking again, it seems we are walking a fine line, balancing on a high wire.
The last paragraph speaks to a question that we hear often here on CI, when folk claim to be traditional Catholics - something I have always refused to call myself. I am Catholic, pure and simple.
On the one hand, the Apocalypse confirms with great force all the revealed doctrine, and, in particular, the one on the relationship between the Old and New Testaments, between the Church and the ѕуηαgσgυє, between The Great Whore of Babylon, Christianity and Judaism. It avoids the Gnostic and Marcionist obstacle that rejects the Old Testament, and at the same time attacks Judaism head-on, which rejected the Messias. Corsini's exegesis, certainly beyond the author's intentions, therefore confirms our dutiful attitude of firm rejection of the conciliar declaration Nostra Ætate and subsequent docuмents, which aim at the Judaisation of the Church. On the other hand, this exegesis, which highlights the Church as the ultimate and definitive economy of salvation, prevents the stunned Catholic of our times from falling into the temptation of declaring the indefectible Church "dead," and wanting to replace it with anything else. Let us be careful not to identify the Roman Church with the Prostitute, or with the False Prophet, or with the Antichrist (of which, in the Apocalypse, there is no trace); let us be careful not to set a "faithful" Church against an "official" Church; let us beware of imagining a future era in which the hierarchical Church established by Christ will no longer exist or will essentially be changed; let us beware of following a false mysticism which instead of leading to the defense of the faith only brings us back to old heresies. The task of today's Catholic is not to invent a new traditional church, but to love and defend the eternal Catholic Church; it is not to follow strange "revelations," but to remain faithful to the one Revelation (or "Apocalypse") of Jesus Christ, definitively closed on the death of the last Apostle, the Evangelist St. John, the Seer of Patmos.