The last year I have been presenting to faithful Catholics the foundation of the realization that the Chair of Peter is vacant. Right now we are in the week of the Chair of Unity Octave Prayers, which started in 1908 and was approved by Pope Saint Pius X in 1909. It is now labeled by the Conciliar Church as Christian Unity Week because the neo-Modernists have removed the feast of the Chair of St Peter at Rome (January 18) and because they consider the Protestants part of the Church. There are no prayers for conversion, which was the original intent and why it ended on the Feast of the Conversion of Saint Paul (January 25). The removal of the Feast of Saint Peter’s Chair at Rome may be providential as a sign. Be it not substantiated, still one must consider that the Vatican Council of 1870 proclaimed the Pope as successor of Peter, by a special charism, to be infallible when teaching the Catholic Church matters of faith and morals. Now there were several bishops and clergy who attempted to argue cases when the pope was teaching error—but were refuted. The Church in declaring the Pope is infallible implies also that we must believe everything he teaches the Church in matters of faith and morals. Further, the Church also declared that we must obey the Pope in those laws that bind the Church and those who do not submit to her authority are schismatic and outside the Church. Clergy (bishops and priests) left the Church, rejecting the Vatican Council under Pius IX, because they said the pope does err.
Those who grew up under the leadership of true Popes knew that they could not question Church teaching that was formally taught by the Pope and nor did one need to question as it was the truth. Since Angelo Roncalli, all that changed and it changed to such an extent that some, such as members of the Pius X Society, claim to be part of a Church they do not believe in and refuse to obey someone who they claim is their pope.
The conclusion reached is that either the pope can error and the Church has no absolute truth, or those who belong to the Conciliar Church joined bishops and clergy who, with Vatican II, rejected the Catholic Church and started a new religion with new teachings, new liturgical services, and new sacraments (which is why they themselves use the term, novus ordo). If the Catholic Church can error, than everything about the Catholic Church is a lie. If the Catholic Church cannot error, than the hierarchy of the Conciliar Church is not Catholic. Those who have accepted all the teachings of the Church prior to Angelo Roncalli as true know they cannot also accept the teachings since Angelo Roncalli as true without contradicting themselves. The Thesis was written in an attempt to clearly show the contradictions and that those who would claim sede vacantism untenable would have to live in a contradiction and deny the absoluteness of Vatican I, Trent and the past teachings of the Church or, as the Modernists teach, believe those teachings have been outgrown as man progresses toward different understandings of the world he lives in. It is not a sedevacantist that holds a weak argument; it is a Conciliar Catholic who rejects his or her own pope’s teachings while saying he is infallible.
The Thesis has been concluded in the following article. Those who would wish the complete Thesis with bibliography are welcome to request—but with one caveat, some support for this priest and his congregation in continuing the traditional Roman Catholic faith.
As always, enjoy the readings and commentaries provided for your benefit. —The Editor
Vatican Council I Catholic Encyclopedia 1912 Perpetuity of the Papacy & Infallibility.
The Ark & the Dove 1957 – Ott Catholic Dogma 1954, AntiChrist Catholic Encyclopedia 1912 The Bible & Millenarism – Negated by Pius XII 1944 – D