Can Catholics resist the Pope because St. Paul resisted St. Peter?
Time and again the recognize-and-resist traditionalists — those who recognize Francis as a true Pope but resist his teachings, laws, and canonizations if they judge them not to be “in line with Tradition” — invoke the incident described in the second chapter of St. Paul’s Letter to the Galatians, in which the Apostle resisted Pope St. Peter “to his face”, as supposed historical precedent and divine approval for “resisting the Pope”.
In a prior blog post, we had already explained, using solid Catholic authorities, why this argument does not hold water.… READ MORE
The Latest Athanasius Schneider Interview:
A Sedevacantist Assessment
“Bishop” Athanasius Schneider (b. 1961) is currently in the United States, traveling from one speaking engagement to another. As one of “Pope” Francis’ most outspoken critics, the Kazakh auxiliary of Astana is in high demand with the recognize-and-resist traditionalists, who need a kind of ‘substitute pope’ to reassure them that they are right to resist Francis while still recognizing him as a valid successor of St. Peter. And Schneider delivers.
Never mind that, supposing him to be Pope for a moment, it is Francis who has universal jurisdiction over all Catholics, whereas Schneider has jurisdiction over none, being a mere auxiliary and not in charge of a diocese.… READ MORE
A Case of Mistaken Identity: Semi-Trad Conference tries to be Catholic in Opposition to the ‘Pope’
Eric Frankovitch, John-Henry Westen, and Michael Matt during a press conference Oct. 1, 2022
This past weekend, from Sep. 30 to Oct. 2, 2022, American recognize-and-resist traditionalists held an event called the “Catholic Identity Conference” in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (official web site).
Not unexpectedly, it was very well attended, being one of the few ways every year the semi-traditionalist crowd can gather together to reassure each other that they’re on the right track, regardless of what the “Pope” says — or the sedevacantists.… READ MORE
In case you missed our initial announcement on Aug. 15: We have published another full-length episode of our popular TRADCAST podcast program. As always, it is loaded with real traditional Catholicism, insightful commentary, hard-hitting refutations of various errors, and razor-sharp analysis. Our content is typically challenging but is always delivered in an accessible way with a relieving touch of humor, so necessary in our chaotic and bizarre times.… READ MORE
Segment 1 — Response to Michael Voris and the Church Militant Live program “Is Bergoglio really the Pope?”, aired on Feb. 18, 2022: Church Militant and “Public Criticism of the Pope” – refreshing Voris’ memory with concrete examples; whether Francis lost the Papacy on account of heresy; the question of scandal and leading souls out of the Church.
Segment 2 — One Peter Five on Freemasonry and the Papacy; The Remnant‘s contradictory positions on the Vatican II Church; why you can’t go wrong being a Sedevacantist.
Total run time: 1 hr 12 min
You can listen to the show by clicking the big play button in the embedded player above.… READ MORE
Bergoglio breaks the Semi-Trads: Is the Fence-Sitting coming to an End?
Good news, everyone: It seems more and more semi-traditionalists are finally at the breaking point with Jorge Bergoglio. His recent apology tour for indigenous Canadians seems to have put some people over the edge. During this trip, the man otherwise known by his stage name, “Pope Francis”, did not just unload heaps of the expected ideological blather, he also participated in a pagan smudge ceremony petitioning the “western grandmother” for “access to the sacred circle of spirits”.
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
Dreary Christmas: Semi-Trads excoriate Francis over new Latin Mass Restrictions
Move over, Grinch, Scrooge, and other sourpusses: No one wrecks Christmas like the Frankster!
This past Saturday, Dec. 18, His Phoniness “Pope” Francis (Jorge Bergoglio) issued an utterly merciless decree against those in his Modernist church who attempt to practice traditional Catholicism while nevertheless recognizing him as Pope. As they are dependent on ready access to the Traditional Latin Mass “in full communion” with the Modernist hierarchy as the center of their sacramental lives, Francis knows exactly the spot at which to strike to ensure they will hurt the most.… READ MORE
It is a justified critique of the Modernist concept of “faith” and Antipope Francis‘ synodal process, which is obviously aimed at changing the Catholic religion even further than the last 60 years have done. “But if everything is open to debate”, Morrison writes, “then we believe based on the consensus of men” and not on the authority of God revealing.… READ MORE
MELTDOWN: Round-Up of Reactions to Francis’ Suppression of the Traditional Latin Mass
Now that almost two weeks have passed since the release of Traditionis Custodes, “Pope” Francis’ motu proprio “Apostolic Letter” that severely limits (and gradually eliminates) the Traditional Latin Mass (1962 Missal), a lot of reactions have poured in from various quarters of the Vatican II Church; especially, of course, from those who consider themselves traditionalists, since they are the ones negatively affected by the suppression of Benedict XVI’s Summorum Pontificum.
Confused Viganò: Bizarre Theology in former Vatican Nuncio’s Open Letter to Confused Priests
“And if the blind lead the blind, both will fall into the pit.” (Mt 15:14b)
On Jan. 31, 2021, the well-known former Vatican nuncio to the United States, “Archbishop” Carlo Maria Viganò, penned an “Open Letter to Confused Priests”, which was eagerly published in full by the American recognize-and-resist flagship The Remnant. It can be read here:
Not surprisingly, Vigano’s lengthy missive is filled with grave distortions of Catholic theology regarding the Papacy, distortions to which he needs to resort in order to avoid the undesired conclusion of Sedevacantism.… READ MORE
In case you missed our initial announcement on December 11: We have published another full-length episode of our popular TRADCAST podcast program. As always, it is loaded with real traditional Catholicism, hard-hitting refutations of various errors, and razor-sharp analysis. Our content is typically challenging but is always delivered with a relieving touch of humor, so necessary especially in this chaotic year.
TRADCAST 029 is a potpourri of numerous topics.… READ MORE
Segment 1: Why be a Sedevacantist? / How semi-trads contradict themselves on the question of recognizing manifest heretics / Francis and the “epidemic of indifference” / Francis talks garbage at delegation of journalists / Francis’ dream of a Masonic future, without Christ the King / Francis’ dangerous claim that no judgment is just if it produces more inequality / The Modernism of Brendan MacCarthaigh / Francis’ plea for “media ecology”
Segment 2: The Remnant admits Francis’ church is not a religious organization and he may be an atheist / “Cardinal” Gerhard Ludwig Müller’s bizarre claim that the First Commandment is the respect for human life / Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre – a future Doctor of the Church?
A Brief Commentary on The Remnant‘s “Open Letter to Pope Francis”
(screenshot from Remnant video “CHURCH IN CRISIS: World’s Catholics Resist Pope to His Face”)
Just as the infamous Amazon Synod was concluding in Rome last year, the editor-in-chief of the American recognize-and-resist flagship publication The Remnant, Michael J. Matt, sat down and penned an “Open Letter to Pope Francis”. Although dated Oct. 26, 2019, it was not published until Nov. 20, 2019, together with a video version of the letter, in which a melodramatic Matt reads the text out loud:
On June 6, 2020, Fr. Viganò — he’s a valid priest but not a bishop — released a 3-page open letter to U.S. President Donald Trump, in which he encourages him to stay the course against malicious, infernal forces trying to overturn the current social order and impose what amounts to a globalist secular Marxist tyranny. … READ MORE
Funny how every time the semi-trads try to make a 'Passion of the Church' analogy fit, they always forget that in such an analogy, the Pope would be Christ, not St. Peter! When the Church is persecuted, the Pope is the VICTIM, not the perpetrator! #fsspx
Kennedy Hall custom-manufactures a flawed 'Passion of the Church' analogy to fit the semi-trad #SSPX position - A false analogy to circumvent #Catholic teaching on the Papacy. Convenient! And by the way: Francis isn't St. Peter - he's Judas. #catholic
'Techno Mass' for Easter: Diocese of Feldkirch, Austria, has a special Easter Vigil service for people aged 18-30: https://cathcon.blogspot.com/2023/03/your-personal-invitation-to-techno.html "Life is defined by the rhythm of the pulse, like in techno music", and Easter celebrates life, so there! 🤦🏼♂️ #catholic #CatholicTwitter
@irishmirage <<< from those who have successfully evangelized Muslims in the past. You will also need to have a pretty good grasp of what he believes, what kind of Muslim he is, etc. Then you need to be well instructed in how to answer objections from Muslims.
The Vatican II Effect: "Almost 42% of the ['Catholic'] respondents said God’s covenant with the Jews remains intact, echoing what #Catholic teaching has consistently affirmed following the Second Vatican Council..." - #CatholicTwitter
Italian TV reports 'Card.' Leonardi Sandri “knew already on Monday” that he would have to lead Palm Sunday liturgy for #PopeFrancis... health situation "increasingly indecipherable" on account of conflicting info - #CatholicTwitter #vatican