Change of position in favor of Sedeprivationism…
Theological Earthquake at Virginia Trad Chapel: Fr. Ronald Ringrose abandons Recognize-and-Resist Position
St. Athanasius Church in Vienna, Virginia, established in 1968
Let’s cut right to the chase: Fr. Ronald Ringrose, the pastor of St. Athanasius Church in Vienna, Virginia, has publicly repudiated his long-time theological position of recognizing the papal claimants since Vatican II as valid but resisting them in their magisterium and their government of the church (commonly known as the “recognize-and-resist” position).
Realizing that the position is plainly contrary to the traditional teaching of the Catholic Church, Fr. Ringrose began to disavow it publicly in three of his parish bulletins in January 2018.… READ MORE
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Sedevacantist Clergy dissect the Latest from “Pope” Francis
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For the first time since late 2014, Novus Ordo Watch is pleased once again to sponsor for our readers and listeners — and anyone else who may be interested — the phenomenal podcast program Francis Watch, in which host Stephen Heiner of True Restoration analyses with his sedevacantist guests, Bishop Donald J. Sanborn and Fr. Anthony Cekada, the latest chaos perpetrated by Jorge Bergoglio, otherwise known as “Pope Francis.”
In this episode no. 34, His Excellency and Father discuss:
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Frequent visitors to Novus Ordo Watch will be familiar with the sedevacantist media apostolate True Restoration, which we link to and promote from time to time on this blog. True Restoration uses the media of print, video, radio, and in-person conferences to bring about a genuine restoration of all things in Christ. In the past we have occasionally sponsored sundry individual episodes as well as entire shows of their Restoration Radio program, allowing people to access this audio content entirely free of charge, without a paid subscription.
But it is now time to step our efforts up a bit.… READ MORE
Successor to Bp. Donald Sanborn
A New Sedevacantist Bishop:
Fr. Joseph Selway to be consecrated Bishop in Spring 2018
The November 2017 newsletter of Most Holy Trinity Seminary in Brooksville, Florida, contains an announcement for an episcopal consecration. The Most Rev. Donald J. Sanborn will consecrate Fr. Joseph Selway a bishop in the spring of next year. The precise date is still to be determined.
The following is the announcement published by Bp. Sanborn:
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Father Selway will be consecrated a bishop in the spring. Obviously sooner or later I had to choose someone to succeed me in what I do and say.
Conference in Australia
Full Audio: Bishop Sanborn destroys Recognize-and-Resist Position
Memo to all adherents of the recognize-and-resist position: The have-your-pope-and-beat-him party is over.
On January 7, 2017, Bishop Donald J. Sanborn visited Brisbane, Australia, and gave a theological conference on Sedevacantism and its ecclesiological rival, the so-called “recognize-and-resist” position, whose main proponent is the Lefebvrist Society of St. Pius X. According to “recognize-and-resist”, often abbreviated simply as R&R, Jorge Bergoglio (“Pope Francis”) and his five predecessors in the Vatican are to be accepted as real Catholic Popes, but — here comes the minor rub — each believer must sift their every act of teaching and governing for what may conform to Catholic Tradition in it and reject all the rest; otherwise, one runs the risk of becoming infected with their Modernist religion to the eternal peril of one’s soul.… READ MORE
Real Catholic Theology vs. Resistance Wonderland
Bishop Sanborn Responds to Bishop Williamson
Bishop Richard Williamson, formerly with the Society of St. Pius X but expelled in 2012 for being as obedient to Bp. Fellay as Fellay was obedient to John Paul II, still stubbornly clings to the Lefebvrist “recognize-and-resist” position and so continues to reject Sedevacantism. A convert from Anglicanism in 1971, Bp. Williamson has demonstrated again and again that although he always has plenty to say, he has no real grasp of genuine Catholic theology.
Recently, Bp. Williamson published a two-part series against Sedevacantism in his weekly Eleison Comments.… READ MORE
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An Introduction to Sedevacantism
Part I: Vatican II’s New Doctrine on the Church
We have begun making a series of videos that is meant to introduce newcomers to Sedevacantism in a way that is easy to follow, provides airtight argumentation, and does not overwhelm.
The first part of the series puts before the viewer the Second Vatican Council’s new doctrine on the Church (ecclesiology), according to which the Church of Jesus Christ no longer is the Catholic Church, as taught by Pope Pius XII and all of his predecessors, but instead now “subsists in” it. This bizarre new teaching is typically known as communio ecclesiology, elements ecclesiology, “Frankenchurch”, or — our preferred term — patchwork ecclesiology, because it holds that the Church of Jesus Christ exists in elements: The Catholic Church has all of them, but various other religions also have some of them and hence there exists a “partial communion” between them and the “Catholic” (i.e.… READ MORE
Four-Part Sermon Series
Bp. Sanborn on the Antichrist
There has always been much talk about the Antichrist and the end of times. Some people have a virtual obsession with this topic, so much so that they neglect their own spiritual lives, forgetting that understanding and figuring out every bit of divine prophecy is neither required, nor necessarily salutary, nor even possible (cf. 2 Pet 1:20; Mk 13:31-33). As St. Paul said to the Corinthians: “And if I should have prophecy and should know all mysteries, and all knowledge, and if I should have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing” (1 Cor 13:2).… READ MORE
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The Popes Against Modern Errors:
The Encyclical Mirari Vos
of Pope Gregory XVI (1832)
Last year, our friends over at Restoration Radio launched an exciting new series on the errors of modernity: In The Popes Against Modern Errors, sedevacantist Bishop Donald Sanborn analyzes and comments on the great anti-modern encyclical letters of the Popes from Gregory XVI through Pius XII (1831-1958).
The first episode is dedicated to Pope Gregory XVI’s 1832 landmark encyclical against liberalism, Mirari Vos. This magisterial document condemns and refutes errors such as indifferentism, freedom of speech, religious liberty, and separation of church and state.… READ MORE
The Ecclesiology Debate:
Did Vatican II Teach Heresy?
Bp. Donald Sanborn vs. Dr. Robert Fastiggi
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Resolved: The teaching of the Second Vatican Council and the Post-Conciliar Church about the Nature of the Catholic Church is HERETICAL.
- Affirmative: Most Rev. Donald Sanborn (Sedevacantist)
- Negative: Dr. Robert Fastiggi, Ph.D. (Novus Ordo)
- Moderator: Mr. Courtney Robinson
Date of Debate: July 19, 2004
Length of Debate: 2:00 hrs
Trailer Clip: available here (click) — use it to tell friends & family about this debate!
Documents & Documentation relating to this debate
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50 Years of the Modernist Juggernaut
Vatican II: The Documents Examined
Bp. Donald Sanborn dismantles the Chief Errors
of the Second Vatican Council (1962-65)
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The Modernist monstrosity known as the Second Ecumenical Council of the Vatican opened on October 11, 1962, and officially closed on December 8, 1965, almost exactly 50 years ago. “Vatican II”, as it came to be known, laid the doctrinal and pastoral groundwork for the Novus Ordo Religion, which is why in most cases, the “New Catholicism” that emerged after the death of Pope Pius XII (1958) refers back into the past no further than “Pope” John XXIII (Angelo Roncalli, d.… READ MORE
Radio Interview with Bp. Sanborn
More Commentary on the “New Mass” Fiasco
Bp. Richard Williamson
Once more we return to the controversy surrounding Bishop Richard Williamson for remarks he made on June 28 of this year about the licitness of attending the “New Mass” of Paul VI (aka Novus Ordo Missae) in certain exceptional circumstances. Because of the seriousness of the question and the standing Bp. Williamson enjoys among people who consider themselves uncompromising, militant traditional Catholics, more commentary on the matter is fitting.
Formerly with the Society of St. Pius X (until his dismissal in 2012) and now a “wandering” cleric, Bp.… READ MORE
Williamson spouts Protestant ideas…
Christ or Belial?
Bp. Sanborn refutes Bp. Williamson on the “New Mass”
Just recently we took Bp. Richard Williamson to task for his ludicrous argumentation that the “New Mass” of the Vatican II Sect can licitly be attended by Catholics under certain restrictive circumstances. As we demonstrated in our post and video, the former SSPX bishop’s argumentation was lacking in consistency and, most of all, in traditional Catholic theological principles. Williamson based his entire argumentation on the Modernist, Subjectivist, and Protestant idea that licit attendance at Holy Mass is determined by what it does for the believer, rather than whether it is the true worship of God by the Catholic Church.… READ MORE