I didn't actually make any reference to secretive groups with the Vatican being sinister, I just noted that their modus operandi is much the same as other secretive groups, such as the Council on Foreign Relations, etc.
I think there has been a fascination with cabals and conspiracy, not just in modern times but through out history! Where ever there is power there is conspiracy. If what you allege is correct, then the conduct of the RC CHurch in creating a 'mock' religion is a conspiracy, so you can't dismiss the possibility of a current conspiracy just because it appears to be a current fad! Conspiracy things have been talked about through the ages!
We could talk about Father Malachi Martin another time but by postponing the discussion it doesn't sweep aside the possibility that the RC Church is not what it oputwardly appears to be and even this would be in harmony with Revelation.