A high price to pay…

Vatican issues COVID Injection Commemorative Coin

It is no secret that Vatican City is currently strapped for cash. Indeed, even a “poor church for the poor”, which the Argentinian Jesuit Jorge Bergoglio (“Pope Francis”) has been promoting, has its price.

Just a few days ago, on Aug. 3, 2022, the Italian-language Vatican watch blog Silere Non Possum reported that in order to alleviate the Vatican’s financial woes a bit, ice-cream is now being sold in the courtyard of the Basilica of Saint Mary Major in Rome. What makes the whole matter worse is that the courtyard is fenced in and can only be accessed through the church.… READ MORE

Assessing where the true spiritual danger lies…

On those ‘Spiritual Dangers’ of Sedevacantism:
A Reply to Eric Sammons


“Sedeva-whaat?!”

It is evident that, as of late, Sedevacantism has been on the minds of many “semi-traditionalists” (our moniker for those who take a “recognize-the-Pope-as-valid-but-resist-his-bad-teachings-and-laws” approach to the current situation), and it is easy to see why. Sedevacantism is the elephant in the room that is staring everyone in the face, while the “Francis papacy” forces the old recognize-and-resist narrative to collapse like a house of cards under the weight of its own ever more obvious absurdity.

Thus it is not surprising that we have recently seen a truckload of anti-sedevacantist material being pumped out on various semi-trad web sites, among which is an article by Eric Sammons that warns readers to beware of the “spiritual dangers” that are supposedly found in Sedevacantism:

Frequent readers of this blog may remember that we have vehemently criticized Sammons in the past, taking him to task for his truly appalling theology:

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The synthesis of all heresies in one person…

Francis receives notorious New Age Apostate
‘Fr.’ Richard Rohr in Private Audience

[UPDATE 01-JUL-2022: Statement from Richard Rohr, OFM, after meeting Francis]

On June 20, 2022, the Vatican’s daily press bulletin stated that Jorge Bergoglio (“Pope Francis”) had received in private audience the Rev. Richard Rohr, OFM (b. 1943), founder of the neo-pagan Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Rohr, an American, has long been a big name in the United States, but not in a good way. One might say that he is a New Age version of hellboy James Martin, S.J.READ MORE

Eternal Beatitude in Heaven is overrated…

Building Paradise on Earth:
Francis’ Message for World Day of Migrants


Dead serious: Club Bergoglio claims God has entrusted humanity with the building of an earthly paradise

The Vatican has released Jorge Bergoglio’s message for this year’s World Day of Migrants and Refugees, to be observed on Sep. 25, 2022. Bergoglio is the Argentinian apostate who stars as “Pope Francis” in the ongoing Modernist circus in Vatican City that began when Cardinal Angelo Roncalli presented himself as “Pope John XXIII” in 1958.

Unlike fundamental theology, philanthropy is something Bergoglio gets really excited about. Unfortunately, this false pope has the bad habit of misusing legitimate humanitarian concerns to advance an apostate Naturalist agenda, an agenda that is utterly destructive of Catholic Supernaturalism at its very root.… READ MORE

Distorting the Gospel, lest souls be saved…

Naturalize to Neutralize: How Francis slyly deprives the Gospel of its Supernatural Character

Every Sunday, the Argentinian apostate Jorge Bergoglio (“Pope Francis”) prays the Angelus from a window of the Apostolic Palace. Before its recitation, he typically delivers homiletic remarks on the Gospel of the day, and afterwards, he greets the people in attendance, mentions prayer requests, and comments on current affairs.

So too on Sunday, Mar. 20, 2022 (video here).

In a separate post, we already critically examined his post-Angelus comments that day about the war in Ukraine being “sacrilegious because it goes against the sacredness of human life….”… READ MORE

We had been warned…

“Rome will be without a Shepherd”:
Virgin Mary to holy Abbess Maria Steiner in 1840s

It behooves Catholics to beware of private revelations — certainly of those that have not been approved by the Church, which must be avoided, but even of those that have been approved. Although the latter are judged by the Church to be free from error in Faith or morals and therefore safe to familiarize oneself with, it is important not to get attached to this kind of revelation because it is not necessary for our salvation and is given only to specific people, at a specific point in time, for a specific purpose.… READ MORE

The tragedy of schizophrenic theology…

 Denouncing “Newchurch”:
Another Theological Train Wreck from The Remnant

Dr. Jason Morgan is a university professor in Japan and author of numerous articles that have appeared in various journals and papers over the years.

Since 2018, he has been writing for the recognize-and-resist flagship publication The Remnant. One of his first posts was about Sedevacantism, to which we responded here:

One of his most recent contributions is a scathing denouncement of the Vatican II Sect, to which he, quite appropriately, gives the Orwellian term “Newchurch”:

This write-up is actually quite tragic itself, especially considering that the author believes himself to be a faithful traditional Roman Catholic and his position to be expressive of orthodox Catholicism.… READ MORE

O Eclipse da Igreja: O Motivo pelo Sedevacantismo

PORTUGUESE Translation of
Eclipse of the Church: The Case for Sedevacantism

Also available in: ENGLISHPOLISH

O Eclipse da Igreja: O Motivo pelo Sedevacantismo

por Mario Derksen

apresentado em 8 de Outubro de 2021
na Conferência de Fátima em Spokane, Washington

(em inglês: vídeo aqui | áudio aqui | comprar CD de áudio aqui)

O texto foi levemente alterado pelo autor e otimizado para publicação impressa. As notas finais seguem o texto principal. De acordo com a permissão do autor, todas as citações bíblicas são da tradução da Bíblia Sagrada de Pe Matos Soares, 6ª edição, 1956.READ MORE

Eclipse of the Church: The Case for Sedevacantism

ENGLISH ORIGINAL

Available Translations: POLISH | PORTUGUESE

Eclipse of the Church: The Case for Sedevacantism

by Mario Derksen

presented on October 8, 2021, at the Fatima Conference
at Mount Saint Michael’s in Spokane, Washington

(video here | audio here | purchase audio CD)

This script has been slightly revised by the author and optimized for print publication. All scriptural quotations are from the Douay-Rheims translation, unless otherwise noted.

When our Blessed Lord and Savior Jesus Christ founded the Roman Catholic Church, He did so not merely as an institution that would teach His doctrine throughout the world and confer His grace through the sacraments.… READ MORE

Humanity has a new savior!

Apostate adrift: Francis says Fraternity is “Anchor of Salvation for Humanity”

To mark the second anniversary of the incredibly important International Day of Human Fraternity proclaimed by the United Nations, the Argentinian apostate Jorge Bergoglio (“Pope Francis”) released a video message on Feb. 4, 2022.

Before we critique the contents of this latest Bergoglian drivel, let’s first look at the larger context in which it appeared: the interreligious “human fraternity” project started by Francis and Grand Imam Ahmed Al-Tayeb.

The Egyptian Al-Tayeb is the grand imam of Al-Azhar University in Cairo and, in addition to Bergoglio, the other signatory to the apostate Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together, which the two formally ratified at Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.,… READ MORE

Abu Dhabi heresy published in ‘Acts of the Apostolic See’…

Game Over: Blasphemous and Heretical Declaration on Human Fraternity becomes official “Papal” Act


Jorge Bergoglio and Ahmed Al-Tayyeb sign the Document on Human Fraternity on Feb. 4, 2019
(image: WENN US / Alamy Stock Photo)

It was three years ago today, on Feb. 4, 2019, that the Argentinian apostate Jorge Bergoglio (“Pope Francis”) joined the Egyptian Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Ahmed Al-Tayyeb, in signing a common declaration entitled A Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together. This took place as part of an interreligious meeting in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (video here).… READ MORE

All religions are the same to him anyway…

Indifferentism for Kids: Francis endorses interreligious “Park of Encounter” in Argentina

On Oct. 20, 2021, the city of Santiago del Estero in Argentina inaugurated what amounts to an interreligious park. Called Parque del Encuentro (“Park of Encounter”), it features buildings representative of each of the five most common religions there: Buddhism, Judaism, the Vatican II religion (under the false label “Catholicism”), Islam, and Protestantism. The site is part of Aguirre Park and is aimed especially at children.

The image above shows what the finished product looks like. The setup virtually screams “Indifferentism”, the belief that one religion is as good as another, that all religions are more or less equal, that it does not matter what one believes.… READ MORE

Fr. Timothy Zapelena, S.J.

Pre-Vatican II Theologian: Catholicity of Church “Very Restricted” during Great Apostasy


The dome of St. Peter’s Basilica as seen through the keyhole of the entrance portal of the Magistral Villa on the Aventine Hill in Rome (image: shutterstock.com / Simone Migliaro)

Earlier this month we published a post on St. Augustine of Hippo writing to one Bp. Hesychius regarding the Church’s visibility during the Great Apostasy before Christ returns:

The question of the visibility of the Church is a crucial one, for the Church founded by Christ is visible by her very nature and she must ever remain in her essential constitution exactly the way Christ founded her: “But since the Church is such [having both visible and invisible elements] by divine will and constitution, such it must uniformly remain to the end of time.… READ MORE

Doctor of the Church speaks on the End Times…

Saint Augustine: “The Church Will Not Appear” during Great Tribulation before Christ’s Return

When people debate the issue of Sedevacantism, sooner or later someone who does not agree with the position will object that Sedevacantism is not reconcilable with the Catholic doctrine of the Church’s visibility.

While it is certainly true that our current situation presents some difficulties in that regard, the objection is by no means as powerful as it is often thought to be. The following articles provide some good information on the visibility issue:

If Sedevacantism were understood to mean that the Church does not, per se and by unalterable divine institution, have a visible hierarchy, then such a position would indeed be unacceptable because it would be heretical.… READ MORE

False pope unloads Masonic bilge…

Apostate Bergoglio endorses World’s Religions as “Different Ways of Coming to God”

On Oct. 5, 2021, the Jesuit apostate Jorge Bergoglio (“Pope Francis”) hosted the round-table meeting “Religions and Education: Towards a Global Compact on Education” at the Vatican. It was the latest installment in the false pope’s ongoing attempts to come up with a one-size-fits-all educational model that will adequately prepare the world for the eventual arrival of the Antichrist.

Before we look at the details, however, let’s first recall the two preceding episodes in that ominous Bergoglian saga:

When he speaks to an interreligious audience, Francis will always speak about religion in terms of the lowest common denominator.… READ MORE