Another argument goes down in flames…

The Case of Pope Celestine III:
A Refutation of Robert J. Siscoe

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The master theologians of the recognize-and-resist camp are just too smart for their own good. On Feb. 21, 2017, Remnant contributor and True or False Pope? co-author Robert J. Siscoe published what he thought was a slam dunk against Sedevacantism. In an essay entitled “Pope Celestine III’s Error on the Indissolubility of Marriage”, published in the online edition of The Remnant, Siscoe argued that Pope Celestine III (1191-1198) had committed a serious doctrinal error which was later incorporated into universal Church law by Pope Gregory IX.

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New video released…

Requiem for True or False Pope: Fr. Cekada buries John Salza and Robert Siscoe’s Latest

In this brand-new video, Fr. Anthony Cekada responds to the latest attempts by John Salza and Robert Siscoe to debunk Sedevacantism. In an informative and entertaining 24-minute clip, Fr. Cekada demonstrates, among other things, that Salza and Siscoe’s much-touted “universal peaceful acceptance” argument not only does not disprove Sedevacantism but supports it and actually proves the recognize-and-resist apologists’ own position false!

In his monumental dogmatic manual on ecclesiology, De Ecclesia Christi, Cardinal Louis Billot (1846-1931) explained that the peaceful acceptance of the entire Church of a particular papal claimant is an infallible sign that the individual in question really is a legitimate Pope.

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Requiem for an Embarrassment

Dead on Arrival:

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An Autopsy of Salza & Siscoe’s
True or False Pope?

In a brand-new 30-minute video, embedded below, a cancer-stricken Fr. Anthony Cekada provides a high-level dissection of the main problems with John Salza and Robert Siscoe’s attempt to refute Sedevacantism in their book True or False Pope? Refuting Sedevacantism and other Modern Errors. After eliminating various red herrings and emotional arguments made by the anti-sedevacantist duo, Fr. Cekada shows that the foundational argument of the entire book is fatally flawed: Salza and Siscoe, who claim to have researched this topic for 10 years, do not even get the basics right about the sin of heresy.

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The Vacancy of the Papal Throne since the Death of Pope Pius XII

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On this page we present a slew of links to articles, blog posts, books, audios, and videos dealing with the subject matter of the Papacy, Sedevacantism, the false theological position known as “recognize-but-resist”, the Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX), the Second Vatican Council, and the Novus Ordo Magisterium. We have tried as much as possible to group the links by topic. Due to the recent publication of the book True or False Pope? Refuting Sedevacantism and Other Modern Errors by John Salza and Robert Siscoe, there is a separate group of links relating just to that.

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The Party is over…

Stuck in a Rut:
Anti-Sedevacantism in the Age of Bergoglio

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Over the past two years or so, a veritable barrage of anti-sedevacantist articles has appeared in online and offline publications of the recognize-and-resist camp, penned mostly by lay authors who have dabbled in various pieces of Catholic theological and canonical literature but who have no genuine grasp of the subject matter they are pontificating about. Their approach to the question of whether Francis is a valid Pope is often not deductive — applying Catholic principles to the evidence before us and then drawing the conclusion that follows — but inductive instead, beginning with the desired conclusion that Francis is a valid Pope and then attempting to come up with “evidence” that seems to necessitate this conclusion.

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New Book now available…

The Anti-Modernist Reader: 
Studies on the New Religion of Vatican II

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Volume 1: The Papacy

Edited by Rev. Anthony Cekada

The Anti-Modernist Reader is a multi-volume anthology of articles written by several sedevacantist clerics since the 1990s, many of which have been published at TraditionalMass.org. The essays are arranged topically, with each volume being dedicated to a particular topic. This first volume, now published, deals with the divinely-established office of the papacy. Future volumes will include material on the Holy Mass, on the Sacraments, on Sedevacantism, and more.

To give you an introduction to this series and provide some of the background of how the idea for this anthology came about, our friends at Restoration Radio have put together a short broadcast, free of charge, discussing The Anti-Modernist Reader with its editor and co-author: CLICK HERE TO LISTEN.

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He who has eyes to see, let him see…

The Great Comparison: The Traditional Latin Mass vs. the New “Mass” of Paul VI (1969)

The following video provides an excellent 10-minute audio-visual comparison of the Holy Catholic Mass of the ages — aka the “Traditional Latin Mass” — with the 1969 Novus Ordo Missae promulgated by the False Pope Paul VI, a rite that even then-“Cardinal” Ratzinger admitted was a “banal on-the-spot product” yet which he claimed later as “Pope” Benedict XVI was “one and the same rite” with its Traditional Latin counterpart.

Not only does Paul VI’s Novus Ordo Missae (“New Order of Mass”) represent a substantial change in Catholic belief and practice, it is also definitely invalid in most vernacular tongues, specifically in English, as was proved as early as 1968 — even one year before it was imposed as an official rite — by the late Patrick Henry Omlor (+2013).

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Can’t lose what you never had…

Bergoglio Has Nothing to Lose …Like the Papacy, for Example

by Rev. Anthony Cekada

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Never his anyway!

SINCE JORGE MARIO BERGOGLIO’S election in March 2013, I’ve heard from more and more traditional Catholics who are starting to wonder whether sedevacantism might now be the only coherent way to explain the state of affairs in the post-Vatican II church. As I noted in a post late last year:

“After all, how can you reconcile the countless outrageous public statements that Bergoglio has made (no Catholic God, who am I to judge, doctrinal security is not possible, proselytism is nonsense, etc.) with the claim that he is indeed the true Successor of Peter?

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Like a Good Neighbor, Francis is there…

“My Brother Bishop!”

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Few things are a better advertisement for the falsity of the Vatican II religion and the truth of the Sedevacantist position than Jorge Mario Bergoglio (“Pope Francis”) speaking his mind freely — “from the heart”, you know.

And in this seven-minute screed to Anglican-Pentecostal “Bishop” Tony Palmer, recorded on a smartphone, that’s exactly what Francis did. He addressed the Protestant layman as his “brother bishop”, called the the fake “speaking in tongues” at Pentecostal assemblies a sign of the “Spirit” working throughout the world, outrageously denied the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, offered “tears of love”, asked for the heretical layman’s “blessing”, and much more.

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Why the Novus Ordo Rite of Episcopal Consecration is INVALID

A Catholic Priest Explains how the Paul VI Rite of
Episcopal Consecration is Invalid due to Defect of Form

The bishops ordained in the Vatican II Church’s Roman Rite since 1968 are invalid. This is the unsettling but certain conclusion one comes to when examining the sacramental form prescribed by “Pope” Paul VI in his 1968 revision to the rite of episcopal consecration. This means that the clergy who undergo the ceremony for the ordination of a bishop in the Novus Ordo Church do not actually become bishops.

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The Apostasy of Jorge Bergoglio…

“No Catholic God”?
Dissecting the Francis-Scalfari Interview

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Another week, another ridiculous Bergoglio interview to dissect. Host Justin Soeder speaks with Bp. Donald Sanborn and Fr. Anthony Cekada to analyze and discuss the interview “Pope” Francis gave to former Catholic (now atheist) Eugenio Scalfari, which was published on October 1, 2013.

This 2-hour broadcast of the Restoration Radio Network is another very informative episode full of hard-hitting, no-nonsense Roman Catholic truth. Listen and see just how un-Catholic Jorge Bergoglio (“Pope Francis”) really is and how damaging to souls his errors are.

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The New Springtime of Francis
Dissecting the ‘Chaos’ Interview

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On September 19, 2013, the Italian Jesuit publication La Civiltà Cattolica published a blockbuster interview conducted with “Pope” Francis by the Rev. Antonio Spadaro, S.J. It was vetted by Francis before publication and then translated from the Italian into various other languages and disseminated across the globe. The Modernist tripe spouted by Francis was so outlandish that it sent shockwaves throughout the Vatican II Church and had even many “conservative” Novus Ordo commentators and spin doctors scratching their heads.

In this two-and-a-half-hour radio broadcast, sedevacantist Roman Catholic Bishop Donald Sanborn and Father Anthony Cekada join host Stephen Heiner to analyze, discuss, and provide insightful Catholic commentary on the infamous interview, pointing out and refuting the Modernist heresies and other errors of Jorge Bergoglio, “Pope” Francis.

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The Wrath of Francis:
Bergoglio Moves Against the 1962 Missal

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On July 11, 2013, “Pope” Francis moved against the semi-traditionalist Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate by imposing on them Paul VI’s Novus Ordo “Mass” as obligatory for their use, restricting the concession given to all by Benedict XVI to allow the free use of the 1962 Missal (“Traditional Mass”). As of August 11, the Franciscan Friars are required to obtain special permission from the Vatican’s newly-appointed commissioner before being allowed to use the “Old Mass” again.

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Restoration Radio Presents:

The False Canonizations of the Vatican II Church:
Is John Paul II a Catholic Saint?

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John Paul II kisses the Koran – May 14, 1999

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Roman Catholic Bp. Donald Sanborn and Fr. Anthony Cekada join hosts Nicholas Wansbutter and Stephen Heiner to discuss the announced “canonization” of John Paul II (Karol Wojtyla). In this episode they discuss:

  • Traditional Catholic definition of “saint”
  • The infallibility of decrees of canonization
  • The case of John Paul II (1978-2005)

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