True or False Pope? is the most thoroughly researched, detailed and systematic refutation of Sedevacantism that exists, (so they think), and represents the most cogent defense of the Papacy and Church against their specious arguments. In this 700 page tome, John Salza and Robert Siscoe present material from Popes (?) (So do Sede Vacantists) The book True or False Pope states that Vatican II was not Ex Cathedra nor infallible because they did not define anything as “dogma that is divinely revealed.” The book also states that in order for the church to be infallible on a given teaching, the church must claim it is teaching infallibly. (?) Continue reading
The definition of Sede Vacante is not defined correctly. It is an adopted word to explain an empty chair as a result of a death or resignation of a pope. The problem with this definition alludes to the state of the church to be headless. Our Lord said “Thou art Peter . . . . and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it.” This implies that no matter what happens to the pope there will always be someone to act in the place of the pope who will run the church until another pope is elected. Hence we have the term “perpetual successors”. The Church has always taught that St. Peter’s successors to be in an unending, an unbroken chain. So up until the Vatican II Council, there has never been a break in the line of successors (Vatican Council I).What I wish to state is up until the Vatican II Council, the proper understanding of Sede Vacante is really Sede Transition for, as I pointed out, the Church is never without its delegated authority. Continue reading
Why did Cardinals Ottaviani and Bacci proceed to offer the New Mass anyway? If the Ottaviani Intervention was sufficient to establish the crime of heresy of Paul VI?
Their complaint was only that it was problematic, but they ended up tolerating it. I do not know of one Church Theologian who believes that Paul VI’s rejection of the Ottaviani Intervention was sufficient to establish Paul VI’s crime of heresy. Do you?
Otherwise, Ottaviani and Bacci would have declared Paul VI to be a formal heretic, and they would have refused to say the New
Clarification of the opposition LEADERS to the Vatican II Council
When Pope Paul VI rejected the “Ottaviani Intervention,” on November 19, 1969, he also rejected all of the RELIGIOUS who were in defiant to the Vatican II Council. On this day he said “that using the new rites was an act of obedience, Continue reading
The archbishop — at that time he hadn’t indicated whether he would one day consecrate bishops — tactfully replied that the question worried him, too, and that “Deus providebit” — God will provide. He added, with one of his trademark French chuckles, that each time he had a coughing or sneezing fit in the seminary chapel at Econe, he could almost hear the 80 seminarians silently change their prayer to just one fervent petition: “God, let him live — at least till he ordains me!” MORE
Foolishness is the result of a person misusing the intelligence God has given him. A fool uses his reasoning skills to make wrong decisions. The most basic type of foolishness is denying God’s existence or saying “no” to God (Psalm 14:1). The Bible associates folly with a quick temper (Proverbs 14:16–17), perverse speech (Proverbs 19:1), and disobedience to parents (Proverbs 15:5). We are born with an innate foolishness, but discipline will help train us in wisdom (Proverbs 22:15). Continue reading
Was Julian the Apostate the last Roman ruler who tried to rid the Western world of Christianity?
Julian the Caesar Augustus after Constantine, tried to reverse Constantine’s approval of Christianity, by restoring the temples of the old Gods and stripping lands the Christian priests owned. As a result the Catholic countries, Rome, Milan, Florence, Sicily to name a few, now had no protection from the State and as a result had to form their own Armies. In the case of Rome the pope would generally appoint a relative as a Cardinal and put him in charge of the army (Not all Cardinals were priests then). Continue reading
When Paul VI rejected the Ottaviani Intervention and announced on November 19, 1969 that all Catholics have to accept all the changes of the Vatican II Council he became automatically excommunicated and as a result brought us into the Great Apostasy and the End Times. As a result broke the line of perpetuity of the papacy. There is no pope during the end times, only AntiChrists.
Angelus Press October 1990, Questions and Answers
by Father Francois Laisney
Q. Father, can we give any credence to the opinion that Cardinal Siri was the Pope? A. T. P., Florida Continue reading
This is the Dogmatic position of the Sede Vacantist Catholics ~ 4-10-16 2nd Sunday of Easter
Dear friends of the FAITH:
The Vatican Council (1869), which defined Papal infallibility & Perpetual successors in the Papacy, makes it clear by the Church that there can never be a break in the line of successors of Peter (and there never has been beyond death or resignation). Also under Infallibility in the 1912 Catholic Encyclopedia it states “…were a pope to become a public heretic, i. e., Continue reading
By Rev. Anthony Cekada: Abp. Lefebvre made many statements favoring sedevacantism, but SSPX and Salza/Siscoe cover this up in their anti-sede screed, True or False Pope. Fr. Cekada provides a selection of the archbishop’s own words on the topic, and sets them in their historical context.
To the eyes of the Faith, by contrast, the whole of mankind is plunged in the most profound darkness, for both the Church and the World are in the throes of the gravest and most profound crisis in the history of their existence. The crisis is one of Apostasy, not so much in the formal sense of the explicit rejection of the Catholic Faith, but rather in the general sense of the falling away from God. MORE
Traditionalists Who Destroy the Papacy
Video by Fr. Anthony Cekada
THE YEAR 2016 will be a banner year for traditionalists to argue over the question of the Pope. Continue reading
Commenting on the Gospel of St. John in which Jesus chases the merchants from the Temple, the pope dwelt upon the expression: “you shall not make my Father’s house a house of trade” (John 2:16). For Francis, this refers to “a type of religiosity”: Jesus’ act is an “act of cleansing, of purification”. God “does not appreciate exterior worship performed with material sacrifices and based on personal interests,” he explained. It is “a reference to authentic worship, to a correspondence between liturgy and life; an appeal that applies in every age and even for us today — that correspondence between liturgy and life.” And he insisted: “This is not primarily a doctrine to be understood, or a rite to be performed; naturally it is also this, but in another way, it is essentially different: it is a font of life and of light for our pilgrimage of faith.” Continue reading
Nine priests outline the grave problems in the Society of St. Pius X in their March 25, 1983 letter to Archbishop Lefebvre and the General Council of the Society. The priests would be expelled the following month.
Your Grace and Rev. Fathers:
It is our understanding that the reason for which the Society of St. Pius X was founded was to promote fidelity to Tradition, by which is mean loyalty to the Church, her doctrine, more teaching, worship, sacraments and discipline. That such an organization was necessary was due to the fact that the reforms introduced by Pope John XXIII set in motion a process that has resulted in radical change, which constitutes a substantial rejection of traditional Catholic doctrine, morality and worship. Continue reading
PROCLAIMED BY HIS HOLINESS
POPE PAUL VI
ON OCTOBER 28, 1965
1. In our time, when day by day mankind is being drawn closer together, and the ties between different peoples are becoming stronger, the Church examines more closely her relationship to non-Christian religions. In her task of promoting unity and love among men, indeed among nations, she considers above all in this declaration what men have in common and what draws them to fellowship. Continue reading
On the Remnant Church today. To help understand the facts, I need all to understand church teaching. To begin with Archbishop Thuc of Vietnam did have a papal mandate to consecrate Bishops by Pope Pius IX and cmri comes from his line. Even if it were not so, a papal mandate was not needed from the beginning, as the Apostles consecrated Bishops themselves. Continue reading