Response to “The Remnant”
Is Francis a Valid Pope?
—Why It Does Matter
In a blog post published on October 25, 2014 by The Remnant, pseudonymous author ‘Megaera Erinyes’ tries a new approach to the issue of Sedevacantism, the question of whether Francis is in fact a valid Pope or an illicit usurper: She says it doesn’t matter.
Now that’s just rich for a publication that has spent considerable amounts of ink opposing Sedevacantism over the decades. What is going on here?
In what follows, we will look at some salient points made in the Erinyes article and contrast them with traditional Catholic teaching to explain why it really does matter if Francis is the Pope.… READ MORE
Get the Popcorn ready…
How Long Until Schism?
The Vatican II Sect on the Brink of Chaos
The Synod on the Family had not even started yet, and already all hell was breaking loose: Francis’ endless tyranny against the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate over their slight drift towards traditionalism; The Remnant’s much-hyped Petition to Stop the Synod’s embarrassing failure to get even 1,400 unverified signatures; Novus Ordo cardinals being at each other’s throats over what the Synod is and isn’t permitted to change; Francis’ invitation of Belgium’s scandal-ridden “Cardinal” Daneels to participate in the synod while showing conservative-minded “bishops” the door (he did once work as a bouncer, you know); and on top of all this, a respected Italian journalist’s well-timed release of a book making the case that Francis isn’t even a valid Pope!… READ MORE
More Relevant Now than Ever…
St. Francis of Assisi Prophecy:
“A Man, not Canonically Elected, will be raised to the Pontificate… In those days Jesus Christ will send them not a true Pastor, but a Destroyer.”
Shortly before he died in 1226, St. Francis of Assisi called together the members of his order and warned them of great tribulations that would befall the Church in the future, saying:
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Act bravely, my Brethren; take courage, and trust in the Lord. The time is fast approaching in which there will be great trials and afflictions; perplexities and dissensions, both spiritual and temporal, will abound; the charity of many will grow cold, and the malice of the wicked will increase.
Sancte Pie X, ora pro nobis!
The Great Saint Pius X
Extraordinarily pleasing to God:
Pope Pius X (1835-1914)
Every year on September 3, the Catholic Church commemorates the great Pope St. Pius X, Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto, the Scourge of the Modernists. This year, we have decided to commemorate this joyous occasion by offering a collection of our own and others’ material on this great Pontiff. (Click images for larger view.) Enjoy!
Our own Posts (including many photos and videos):
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Can’t lose what you never had…
Bergoglio Has Nothing to Lose
…Like the Papacy, for Example
by Rev. Anthony Cekada
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That skullcap was never his anyway!
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SINCE JORGE MARIO BERGOGLIO’S election in March 2013, I’ve heard from more and more traditional Catholics who are starting to wonder whether sedevacantism might now be the only coherent way to explain the state of affairs in the post-Vatican II church. As I noted in a post late last year:
“After all, how can you reconcile the countless outrageous public statements that Bergoglio has made (no Catholic God, who am I to judge, doctrinal security is not possible, proselytism is nonsense, etc.)
The Party is over…
Pope Leo XIII Quashes “Recognize-and-Resist” Position
Just as the various Semi-Traditionalist “Recognize-and-Resist” camps are revving up their engines to collectively oppose the impending “canonization” of the apostate bishop Karol Wojtyla, otherwise known by his pseudonym “Pope John Paul II”, Novus Ordo Watch has bent over backwards to unearth and present two little-known papal documents by Pope Leo XIII that absolutely demolish their comfortable position of “having your Pope and beating him too.”
The two documents we present are two Apostolic Letters written by His Holiness in the 1880s, one addressed to the Cardinal-Archbishop of Paris, the other to the Archbishop of Tours.… READ MORE
Who’s anxious now?
Bp. Sanborn refutes Bp. Williamson
Bp. Donald Sanborn takes to task Bp. Richard Williamson’s Arguments against Sedevacantism in his Eleison Comments #343 and #344
Bp. Donald Sanborn, rector of the sedevacantist Most Holy Trinity Seminary in Brooksville, Florida, refutes the anti-sedevacantist arguments made by Bp. Richard Williamson in his recent Eleison Comments nos. 343 and 344, on the Catholic Church’s infallibility.
The powerful and devastating rebuttal, to which Bp. Williamson is welcome to respond, is available as an 8-page PDF file for free download below:
For those who may object that Sedevacantism is simply “Pope-Sifting”, Bp.… READ MORE
Dead on Arrival:
The Remnant‘s New Strategy on “Pope” Francis
The Remnant Underground: “Pope Francis and the Three Amigos”
Being a Semi-Traditionalist is pretty difficult these days: You have to somehow try to reconcile authentic, traditional Catholic teaching with the idea that the world’s most notorious Modernist, Jorge Bergoglio, is the Pope of the Catholic Church. Squaring the circle will prove easier than this, so it is not surprising that all the various attempts at making Francis into a Catholic cannot but end in failure. The problem is that so much damage is being done in the process, damage to Catholic truth and to a proper understanding of Catholic teaching on the Pope and the Church.… READ MORE
Bp. Williamson and Sedevacantism
A Response to Bp. Richard Williamson’s Arguments
against Sedevacantism in his Eleison Comments of 2014
On Jan. 25, 2014, Bp. Richard Williamson, formerly with the Society of St. Pius X, released issue no. 341 of his Eleison Comments, which are sent out on a weekly basis to subscribers by email. In this particular installment, His Excellency once again returns to the topic of sedevacantism. He writes:
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The words and deeds of Pope Francis since his election earlier last year have been so little Catholic and so outrageous, that the idea that recent popes have not really been Popes (”sedevacantism”) has been given a new lease of life.