The RCC is literally falling apart before our eyes.
Which makes all that about the Holy spirit protecting the RCC a bunch of nonsense.
God will not protect anyone who engages in unrepentant, willful sin.
He didn't do it in the NT church times. All one has to do is read Revelation 2&3 and see Jesus' opinion of churches which allowed sin in their midst and refused to deal with it.
NO ONE can expect God's protection with they willingly defy Him.