One of the most prominent and influential writers of the traditionalist movement in the Vatican II Church was the English writer Michael Treharne Davies (1936-2004). No individual has written more prolifically than Davies on traditionalist issues, and probably no single layman, with the possible exception of Dietrich von Hildebrand, has enjoyed wider prominence, credibility, and trustworthiness than him. But is this respect Mr. Davies has enjoyed really well-founded? If not, what does this mean for the people who base most of their understanding of the traditionalist subject matter on the research and argumentation of this man?
Did Vatican II Teach Infallibly?
The Ordinary and Universal Magisterium
by John S. Daly
Most traditional Catholics know that the Second Vatican Council taught heresies and other errors. They rightly refuse to accept this false teaching. But when asked how it can be right to reject the teaching of a General Council of the Catholic Church, they reply that Vatican II was a special kind of council; it was non-dogmatic and non-infallible. As such it could err, and did err, and Catholics may reject its errors without doubting the legitimacy of the authority that promulgated those errors. They will often add that the promulgating authority – Paul VI – himself explicitly declared that his council was non-infallible and non-dogmatic.
Concerning an SSPX Dossier on Sedevacantism
by Mr. John Lane
In 2004, Fr. Dominique Boulet, SSPX, published an article entitled “Is that Chair Vacant? A SSPX Dossier on Sedevacantism”. Mr. John Lane, a sedevacantist from Australia, has taken it upon himelf to analyze and refute Fr. Boulet’s work, step by step. The 84 page document, linked below in PDF, is well worth the read.
“The entire force of the Conciliar revolt comes from the fact that it has apparently been imposed by the authority of the Church. How many bishops, priests, religious, and laymen, would have swallowed the lies of the heretics if they had not believed themselves bound to do so by the voice of Christ’s Vicar on earth?
The official communications page of the United Nations, ‘Vatican News’, has a story about water access: https://www.vaticannews.va/en/world/news/2020-07/united-nations-mechanism-launch-water-sanitation-guterres.html #CatholicTwitter #vatican
A sedevacantist seminary in Pennsylvania? The Novus Ordo diocese of Allentown is NOT amused: https://www.readingeagle.com/news/local/diocese-of-allentown-does-not-support-proposed-seminary-in-reading/article_dab94c1c-c15a-11ea-bac4-1b563d2ab34e.html #catholic #CatholicTwitter
Head of French Novus Ordo bishops foresees women ‘cardinals’ in the future: https://international.la-croix.com/news/head-of-french-bishops-foresees-women-cardinals-in-future/12724 Might as well, at this point… #catholic #vatican #CatholicTwitter
Author James Larson has died at the age of 79: https://www.itenfuneralhome.com/obituary/James-Larson He wrote for the conservative Novus Ordo ‘Christian Order’ magazine and authored the book ‘War against the Papacy.’ Unfortunately he never became a sedevacantist but he exposed Ratzinger’s heresies quite well.
Well you know, if everybody goes to Heaven, confession does seem kind of pointless: https://catholicphilly.com/2020/06/news/local-news/decline-in-confession-clogs-churchs-arteries-says-evangelization-director/ #CatholicTwitter