Why some Catholics hold to the ‘Material-Formal Thesis’…

Apostolic Succession after Pope Pius XII:
Where is the Catholic Hierarchy?

In recent weeks there has been a considerable amount of online controversy among sedevacantists about the so-called “Material/Formal Theory” regarding the status of the Novus Ordo hierarchy, especially its so-called “popes”. Some cling adamantly to this thesis because they believe it to be significantly helpful or even essential to a proper understanding of the situation in the Catholic Church today, whereas others repudiate it because they judge it to be misleading or even a danger to the Faith. There are also those “in the middle” who do or don’t subscribe to the thesis but simply consider it a possible theological option, one that it would not be prudent to spend much time fighting over.… READ MORE

Total run time: 2 hrs 1 min…

TRADCAST Episode 028
Taylor Marshall’s Infiltration Unmasked (Part 2)

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We are happy to announce the release of our latest podcast episode, TRADCAST 028. It continues our hard-hitting critical review of Dr. Taylor R. Marshall’s best-selling book Infiltration: The Plot to Destroy the Church from Within (2019).

As we showed in Part 1 (TRADCAST 027) already, what has been marketed by the publisher as a “carefully documented book” and by the author himself as his “greatest literary accomplishment” is in actual fact little more than an embarrassingly sloppy hack job.… READ MORE

TRADCAST 028 (15 JULY 2020) — SPECIAL EDITION

Contents

  • Special Topic: PART 2 of critical review of Taylor R. Marshall’s book Infiltration: The Plot to Destroy the Church from Within (Manchester, NH: Sophia Institute Press, 2019)
  • Segment 1: Chapters 21-32
  • Segment 2: Chapter 32 continued; Chapter 33; appendices; other reviews of Infiltration; how Marshall’s book got over 800 overwhelmingly positive reviews at Amazon on day of release [UPDATE: The electronic Kindle edition was released a week prior — this would account for a certain number of legitimate organic reviews by launch day for the print edition]; a challenge to Taylor Marshall; what Infiltration should have included but didn’t; concluding comments
  • Total run time: 2 hours 1 min

You can listen to the show by clicking the big play button in the embedded player above.… READ MORE

Dominican Theologian who became Sedevacantist

In Memoriam:

Most Rev. Michel-Louis Guérard des Lauriers, O.P.
(1898-1988)

Thirty years ago today, the world lost one of the last great Catholic theologians: On Feb. 27, 1988, the French Dominican Michel-Louis Guérard des Lauriers passed into eternity at 89 years of age. He had entered the novitiate of the Order of Preachers (Dominicans) in 1927, was ordained a priest in 1931, and received episcopal consecration in 1981.

As a priest, Guerard des Lauriers taught at the Pontifical Lateran University in Rome during the pontificate of Pope Pius XII. He is also said to have been theological advisor to the Pope for the definition of the dogma of the Assumption, as well as the Pope’s confessor for a short time in the early 1950s.… READ MORE