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:
- Membership of the Church, Part 1: Visibility (The WM Review)
- In Search of the “Church in Eclipse” still visible (AKA Catholic)
- In Search of the Keys (AKA Catholic)
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