Consider the Evidence…

Concerning an SSPX Dossier on Sedevacantism
by Mr. John Lane

In 2004, Fr. Dominique Boulet, SSPX, published an article entitled “Is that Chair Vacant? A SSPX Dossier on Sedevacantism”. Mr. John Lane, a sedevacantist from Australia, has taken it upon himelf to analyze and refute Fr. Boulet’s work, step by step. The 84 page document, linked below in PDF, is well worth the read.

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“The entire force of the Conciliar revolt comes from the fact that it has apparently been imposed by the authority of the Church. How many bishops, priests, religious, and laymen, would have swallowed the lies of the heretics if they had not believed themselves bound to do so by the voice of Christ’s Vicar on earth? Questioning the authority of these men renders their revolution of doubtful authenticity. This is enormously helpful to souls – especially simple souls, who may not appreciate the relatively sophisticated [but nonetheless flawed –N.O. Watch] arguments of the Fraternity [of St. Pius X] concerning true versus false obedience and the infallibility (or lack thereof) of the ordinary magisterium.”

(Quote from Lane, “Concerning an SSPX Dossier”, p. 65)

A great companion read to this response by Mr. Lane is the 1989 blockbuster work Michael Davies: An Evaluation by John Daly, which was revised and reprinted in 2015. It is available electronically for free and for purchase in paperback:

Mr. Michael Davies (1936-2004) was the long-time star apologist for the Lefebvrist Society of St. Pius X, and has shaped the thinking of countless “traditionalist” clerics and laymen. Daly’s critique of Davies is thorough, competent, and devastating.