No, he’s not a Sedevacantist…
Vaticanist Aldo Maria Valli: “Rome is without a Pope”
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Aldo Maria Valli is a conservative Novus Ordo Italian journalist specializing in the affairs of the Vatican. He has authored a great many books, including Il Caso Viganò, Le Due Chiese, and 266: Jorge Mario Bergoglio Franciscus P.P.
Valli publishes the blog Duc in Altum, mostly in Italian. Although he has been critical of Jorge Bergoglio (“Pope Francis”) for a few years now, it was not until Feb. 21, 2021, that he released the following monograph in English (the Italian original came a day earlier):
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No “recognize-and-resist” for Pius IX…
Ultramontanism vs. Gallicanism:
Pope Pius IX against the Semi-Trads
The longest-reigning Pope in history: Pius IX (1846-1878)
As the First Vatican Council (1869-70) was getting underway, the celebrated abbot of the Benedictine Monastery of St. Solesmes in France, Dom Prosper Guéranger, published his book The Papal Monarchy. He wrote it in direct reply to the Gallican errors of Bishop Henri Maret, who had written a book using the pseudonym “Bishop de Sura”.
Gueranger’s vindication of what was then called “Ultramontanism” (the orthodox Catholic position on papal authority) and his refutation of Gallicanism (the alternative view definitively condemned at the council) were so brilliant that the Pope himself — Pius IX at the time — wrote him a letter of approbation and appreciation.… READ MORE
Talk about being confused…
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
Rigidly clinging to his certainties…
Francis to Catechists: Vatican II is the Magisterium of the Church and non-negotiable
The traditionalist wing of the Vatican II Church is concerned. On Saturday, Jan. 30, 2021, their extremely valid “Pope” opened his mouth about the Second Vatican Council (1962-65) and a Catholic’s supposed obligation to adhere to it.
In a flowery discourse to Italian catechists filled with blather about kerygma, encounter, journey, listening, the “dialect of closeness” and what not, the Argentinian apostate playing Pope said:
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This is magisterium: the Council is the magisterium of the Church. Either you are with the Church and therefore you follow the Council, and if you do not follow the Council or you interpret it in your own way, as you wish, you are not with the Church.
Deflating a popular Resistance myth…
Can we reject Magisterial Teaching if it wasn’t believed Always, Everywhere, and by All?
The True Meaning of the Canon of St. Vincent of Lérins
“Cafeteria Catholicism” is a fitting label often used to describe the position taken by overt Modernists and other pseudo-Catholic liberals (especially politicians) who like to pick and choose which Church teachings to accept and which ones to reject. Usually what is accepted is those things perceived as politically correct, expedient, or simply non-offensive (for example, the existence of God, the importance and power of prayer, belief in an afterlife, or the importance of loving our neighbor); whereas what is rejected is usually those teachings that are politically incorrect, offensive to modern man, or somehow inconvenient or burdensome (for example, the necessity of the Catholic Church for salvation, the prohibition against worship with non-Catholics, the reality of an eternal hell for unrepentant sinners, or most sins against the Sixth and Ninth Commandments).… READ MORE
Video interview with Sr. Mary Bernadette, CMRI
Eyewitness to the Modernist Revolution in the Catholic Church: A Nun tells her Story
Ladies and gentlemen, today we are happy to present to you an exclusive video interview with an eye witness to the Modernist revolution against the Catholic Church that took place during the 1960s.
In an hour-long conversation, Sister Mary Bernadette Urban, CMRI, recalls the turbulent years just after the Second Vatican Council (1962-65), when Catholics found themselves bewildered at the Modernist revolution that had begun with the accession of the false popes John XXIII (1958-63) and Paul VI (1963-78).… READ MORE
Priest in 1955: Apocalypse indicates Satan may try to impede Papal Election to cause Long-Term Vacancy in the Apostolic See
As we noted in a recent post, Fr. Herman B. Kramer (1884-1976) was a diocesan priest in Sioux City, Iowa, who in 1955 published a work called The Book of Destiny, which is an explanation of the Apocalypse, the last book of the Holy Bible (otherwise known as Revelation).
What makes The Book of Destiny so interesting is that it is an interpretation of the Apocalypse released shortly before the death of Pope Pius XII and the Modernist takeover.… READ MORE
Novus Ordo Watch for your ears…
Real Catholicism vs. Francis and his Church of Chaos:
TRADCAST 029 now available
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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
Priest in 1955: Apocalypse indicates False Prophet will be Fake Pope while Papal Chair is Vacant and Church Appears Destroyed
For this find, we are indebted to Resignationist blogger Ann Barnhardt, who published an abridged excerpt of the same passage yesterday.
In 1955, Fr. Herman Kramer (1884-1976), a diocesan priest in Sioux City, Iowa, published a work called The Book of Destiny, which is an explanation of the Apocalypse, the last book of the Holy Bible (otherwise known as Revelation).
The Book of Destiny bears a nihil obstat and imprimatur given on Jan. 26, 1956. This official diocesan approval does not guarantee that the book is free from error, only that anything proposed in it does not contradict the Catholic Faith — the book is therefore safe for a Catholic to read.… READ MORE
TRADCAST 029 (11 DEC 2020)
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- 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?
Hope for our difficult times…
The Catholic Church is a Social Miracle
Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal, Canada
There is no doubt that we live in a time of apostasy. The Gospel of Jesus Christ had been preached, accepted, and practiced, and now it has been largely abandoned. That which until the death of Pope Pius XII on Oct. 9, 1958 the entire world knew to be the Roman Catholic religion, is actually believed and practiced (regardless of good intentions) in only a handful of souls, relatively speaking.
As distressing as that is, it would be a great mistake to think that this apostasy has caught the Catholic Church by surprise.… READ MORE
Affirmation of loyalty after civil union kerfuffle…
“I believe in Pope Francis…”:
Bizarre Pseudo-Creed recited at Mexican Parish
A curious thing happened on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020, during the Novus Ordo meal service performed at the Parroquia de San Agustín (St. Augustine’s Church) in the city of San Agustín, municipality of Tlajomulco de Zúñiga, in the state of Jalisco, Mexico.
Towards the end of the “Mass”, after the usual parish announcements, the presbyter said they were now going to pray a “creed” for “Pope” Francis — for protection from his enemies, against bad intentions, and against those who seek to undermine the credibility of his words.… READ MORE
“But prove all things; hold fast that which is good” (1 Th 5:21)…
Viganò’s Theological Vortex: A Critical Commentary
[Continued from PART 1]
Continuing with our critical assessment of the former Vatican nuncio “Abp.” Carlo Maria Viganò’s recent theological reflections, we now turn to his letter of Sep. 3, 2020, published by Catholic Family News the same day:
In that particular missive, Fr. Viganò complains of being charged with schism by his Novus Ordo opponents, but as we showed in Part 1 of our ongoing assessment, that point of criticism is justified.… READ MORE
Sends ‘Declaration of Faith’ to his bogus bishop…
Filipino Novus Ordo Priest becomes Sedevacantist
We are happy to announce that after Fr. Michael Oswalt from Rockford, Illinois, in 2009, now another Novus Ordo priest has cooperated with God’s grace and renounced his affiliation with the Modernist Sect and its false pope, Jorge Bergoglio (stage name: “Pope Francis”).
We are talking about the Rev. Jorge S. Angga in the Archdiocese of Davao, Philippines.
On Sep. 16, 2020, “Fr.” Angga sent a two-page letter to the man he had hitherto believed to be his archbishop, Mr. Romulo Geolina Valles, entitled “Declaration of Faith.”… READ MORE
A whirlwind of error and confusion…
Viganò’s Theological Vortex: A Critical Commentary
In recent weeks, the now well-known former Vatican nuncio to the United States, “Abp.” Carlo Maria Viganò, has spoken at great length again about his position on the Second Vatican Council and the “conciliar sect” (his words) that emerged from it. On Sep. 1 and 3, respectively, the recognize-and-resist paper Catholic Family News published two of his latest monographs on its web site. They can be found in the following posts:
Upon reading these texts, we decided that a critical commentary on them would be fitting. … READ MORE