Refutation of ‘On the Validity of Pope Francis’…
Must Francis be considered a Valid Pope?
A Sedevacantist Response to Athanasius Schneider
‘Bishop’ Athanasius Schneider looks at ‘Pope’ Francis on Sep. 15, 2022, in Astana, Kazakhstan.
(image: AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
On Sep. 6, 2023, the Rev. James Altman — one of the “canceled priests” in the United States — published a video in which he explained, in his own style, why he believes that Jorge Mario Bergoglio (‘Pope Francis’) is not in fact the Pope of the Catholic Church:
This has of course triggered a wave of reactions, mostly by recognize-and-resist traditionalists (“semi-trads”) and conservative Novus Ordos who had shown support for ‘Fr.’… READ MORE
An insightful reality check…
Fernandez on Papal Charism and the ‘Doctrine of the Holy Father’: Brazen Baloney or Traditional Teaching?
This blog is certainly the last place on earth that would want to defend ‘Archbishop’ (and almost ‘Cardinal’) Victor Manuel Fernandez, the Vatican’s new doctrine chief who is notorious for having written the book Heal Me with your Mouth: the Art of Kissing (1995). However, truth is truth, even if the ‘wrong’ person speaks it.
When the National Catholic Register released an interview with Fernandez on Sep. 11, 2023, one point immediately caught the ire and contempt of the recognize-and-resist traditionalists (we like to refer to them as “semi-trads”) on the internet.… READ MORE
Again no mention of any condition…
More Heresy from the False Pope:
Every One of Us is Forgiven!
It’s Sunday, and that usually means the world’s most talkative apostate, Jorge Bergoglio (‘Pope Francis’), gives a catechetical reflection on the day’s Gospel before praying the Angelus at noon in Rome with the few hapless souls who have come to see him, mistaking him for the Pope of the Catholic Church.
Today’s Gospel reading, according to the liturgical calendar of the Novus Ordo missal of Paul VI, is Mt 18:21-35, in which our Blessed Lord tells the parable of the unforgiving servant.… READ MORE
An Argentinian in Rome is not amused…
Target: Tyler, Texas
A Commentary on the sticky Strickland Situation
By now presumably everyone reading this post is aware of the news The Pillar broke on Monday:
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At a meeting Saturday [Sep. 9. 2023], Pope Francis discussed with Vatican officials the prospect of requesting the resignation of Bishop Joseph Strickland of the Diocese of Tyler, Texas, The Pillar has learned.
The pope met Sept. 9 with Archbishop Robert Prevost, OSA, head of the Dicastery for Bishops, and Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States – both cardinals-elect.
Several sources close to the dicastery told The Pillar ahead of the meeting that the prelates would present the pope with the results of an apostolic visitation of Strickland’s diocese, conducted earlier this year, as well as subsequent public actions by the bishop, who has emerged as an outspoken critic of the Holy Father.
The Faith allows for mystery but not for contradiction…
Sedevacantism and the Mystery of the Church’s Passion:
Reply to Robert Morrison
On June 30, 2023, the semi-traditionalist flagship publication The Remnant published a brief article entitled “Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre’s Vision of the Great Mystery of the Church’s Passion”. Its author is Robert Morrison, a writer we have had occasion to critique a number of times before on this blog and in our podcast program.
In this post we will touch on a few things from that article that appear to call for some sedevacantist reaction. Morrison writes:
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Whereas Archbishop Lefebvre accepted the existence of a great mystery as it relates to the Church’s crisis, others have attempted to eliminate the mystery, typically in one of two ways described by Archbishop Lefebvre:
“There are people who are seeing the passion of the Church and the tragedy of papacy and so they conclude that such a degradation of papacy is not possible and so the pope can not be the pope.
Heretico-schismatic worship permitted in Basilica of St. Paul-outside-the-Walls…
Vatican again permits Eastern Orthodox Mass
in historic Catholic Basilica in Rome
Under the apostate Jesuit Jorge Bergoglio (‘Pope Francis’), it is apparently becoming a common practice now to allow heretics and schismatics to use ancient Catholic basilicas in Rome for their Masses and other liturgical services.
Just this past Friday, the Vatican had published the following official notification:
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Visit of His Holiness
Baselios Marhoma Mathews III
Catholicos of the Syro-Malankar Orthodox Church
His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Mathews III, Catholicos of the East and Metropolitan of the Malankara Syrian Orthodox Church, will visit Pope Francis on 11 September 2023.
Complete English translation found…
Pope St. Pius X’s Motu Proprio Sacrorum Antistitum and the Oath against Modernism
When Pope Pius X was faced with the grave threat of Modernism during his reign (1903-1914), he knew he had to act quickly and decisively to stamp out this “synthesis of all heresies”, as he called it in his landmark encyclical Pascendi Dominici Gregis (n. 39), in which he exposed and refuted the pernicious doctrines of the Modernists at length.
The holy pontiff, who would be canonized a saint less than 40 years after his death (by Pope Pius XII, in 1954), realized that it would not be enough simply to condemn Modernism theoretically but it was necessary to take practical steps to actually eradicate it.… READ MORE
Anything but the Gospel…
Pie in the Sky: Francis offers Pseudo-Religious Drivel to Mongolian Authorities
The Argentinian apostate Jorge Bergoglio — stage name: ‘Pope Francis’ — spent the first few days of the month of September in Mongolia. The official motto of his 43rd blather tour outside Vatican City, solemnly styled an ‘apostolic journey’, was Hoping Together. Precisely what the object of that hope is supposed to be, was not explained, but we can be certain it’s not the Beatific Vision.
On Sep. 2, 2023, the fake pope met with Mongolian president Ukhnaagiin Khürelsükh and other authorities and diplomats at the state palace:
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Transcript of Q&A with Portuguese Jesuits released…
Francis to Jesuits in Portugal: Some Sodomites aren’t ‘Capable’ or ‘Mature Enough’ to Stop Sinning!
When Jorge Bergoglio (‘Pope Francis’) visited Lisbon in early August for World Youth Day, he also met with members of the Jesuit province there, as is his custom.
An English transcript of the question-and-answer session was released on Aug. 28, 2023, by the Rev. Antonio Spadaro, S.J., who just recently published a blasphemous sermon on Our Lord’s encounter with the Canaanite woman:
As always, Francis had a lot to say.… READ MORE