Questions of schism, excommunication, and more…
Five SSPX Myths Debunked? Novus Ordo Watch Answers Kennedy Hall on the Catholic Family Podcast
Host Kevin Davis and guest Mario Derksen react to a recent video by Kennedy Hall defending the SSPX
On May 11, 2023, Mr. Kennedy Hall published a 25-minute video defending the Society of Saint Pius X (FSSPX or SSPX) against five common objections, namely: (a) Abp. Marcel Lefebvre was automatically excommunicated when he consecrated bishops without a papal mandate on June 30, 1988; (b) the SSPX is schismatic; (c) Abp. Lefebvre said the New Mass; (d) Francis’s suppression of the Traditional Latin Mass is the SSPX’s fault; (e) although the excommunications against the four living SSPX bishops were lifted in 2009, Abp.… READ MORE
While offering an odd theology of his own…
‘Most accomplished Example of Modernism’:
SSPX Superior deconstructs Bergoglio’s Synod Theology
On May 12, 2023, the official news site of the Lefebvrist Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) published an insightful interview with Fr. Davide Pagliarani, the Society’s Superior General:
Back in March, ‘Pope’ Francis (Jorge Bergoglio) celebrated his 10-year anniversary of usurping the Chair of St. Peter. Father Pagliarani, who as a Lefebvrist acknowledges Francis to be a true Pope (Vicar of Christ) but refuses him submission as he deems appropriate, was asked to identify what in his estimation is “is the most significant point of these last few years”, and his response was: synodality.… READ MORE
The death knell for Feeneyism and Recognize-and-Resist…
The Infallibility of the Catholic Church in her Universal Laws and Sacramental Rites
In his 1943 encyclical letter on the Mystical Body of Christ, Pope Pius XII (r. 1939-1958) clarified that the Roman Catholic Church, although made up of human beings who are sinners, is nevertheless perfectly holy in those things that pertain to her divine constitution and the fulfillment of her mission — that of teaching, governing, and sanctifying souls so that they may attain the Beatific Vision. As “the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth” (1 Tim 3:15), our Lord’s is thus “a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle, or any such thing; but … holy, and without blemish” (Eph 5:27).… READ MORE
If only the Popes had thought of that!
Vatican Preacher: ‘Vicar of Christ’ is Misleading Title for Pope because Christ is Never Absent from His Church
The Papacy isn’t the only dogma the apostate Fr. Cantalamessa has a problem with…
In 1555, Pope Paul IV instituted the office of the Preacher Apostolic, also known as the Preacher of the Papal Household. Whoever is appointed Preacher of the Papal Household is the only person in the world who is allowed to preach to the Pope. This is a rather useful function, considering that the Pope too is just a man, a sinner whose soul needs to receive spiritual nourishment from the sermons and exhortations of a preacher: “And how shall they hear, without a preacher?”… READ MORE
Airtight & extremely compelling…
The Logic of Sedevacantism
Bp. Donald Sanborn disproves Recognize-and-Resist
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On Dec. 21, 2013, His Excellency Bp. Donald Sanborn of Most Holy Trinity Seminary (now in Reading, PA), gave an airtight presentation of the case for Sedevacantism, demonstrating with impeccable logic that the religion taught, practiced, and imposed by the apparent authorities in the Vatican is not the Roman Catholic religion founded by our Lord Jesus Christ and represented by all true Popes up until Pius XII (d. 1958).
Using easy-to-follow argumentation, Bp. Sanborn shows that Catholic principles applied to the doctrines of the Second Vatican Council (1962-65) and the post-conciliar magisterium require us to conclude that the church of Vatican II is essentially different from the Catholic Church before the council, that is, the Church of Pope Pius XII and his predecessors. … READ MORE
Sedevacantists dismantle the false pope…
Jorge Bergoglio as ‘Pope’ Francis:
Ten Years of Apostasy
Complete Video Broadcast
This past March 13, 2023, marked the 10-year anniversary of Jorge Bergoglio’s ongoing ‘Pope Francis’ act. As we had announced a few days before, a special live edition of the Catholic Family Podcast was aired on YouTube for the occasion.
Host Kevin Davis and co-host Mario Derksen (yours truly) of Novus Ordo Watch spent 2 hours and 50 minutes discussing the disastrous past ten years with special guests Steven Speray, Louie Verrecchio, and the editor of the anonymous Introibo ad Altare Dei blog. … READ MORE
Challenging the mainstream trad narrative…
Can Francis Ban the Latin Mass?
Sedevacantist Critique of a recent Taylor Marshall Podcast
(Part 2 of 2)
On Jan. 27, 2023, Dr. Taylor Marshall interviewed Mr. Matthew Gaspers on the topic of whether a Pope can abolish the Traditional Latin Mass of the Roman rite.
Spoiler alert: Gaspers answered with a “definite no” and presented a total of three magisterial quotes and two quotes from Doctors of the Church he thinks prove that a Pope is not permitted to abolish the ancient Roman liturgy, and if he does, all the other members of the Church have the right and/or duty to reject such a decree as void and worthless.… READ MORE
Lecture by Fr. Gabriel Lavery, CMRI
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
Reality check for Taylor Marshall and Matt Gaspers…
Can Francis Ban the Latin Mass?
Sedevacantist Critique of a recent Taylor Marshall Podcast
(Part 1 of 2)
On Jan. 27, 2023, Dr. Taylor Marshall interviewed Mr. Matthew Gaspers on the topic of whether a Pope can abolish the Traditional Latin Mass of the Roman rite and replace it with a liturgical aberration such as the Novus Ordo Missae of ‘Saint’ Paul VI. Spoiler alert: Gaspers answered with a “definite no”.
While it is clear that a Pope indeed cannot promulgate something so horrendous as the false mass of Paul VI, since every true Pope is divinely protected from instituting for the entire Church evil, heretical, sacrilegious, or otherwise harmful disciplinary laws or sacramental rites (see Denz.… READ MORE
Remaking the Papacy to fit Bergoglio into it…
Against the ‘New Papacy’ of Peter Kwasniewski
[This post is a follow-up to Rethinking Peter Kwasniewski: A Sedevacantist Critique of his Anti-Papal Traditionalism.]
On Jan. 4, 2023, the American philosopher Dr. Peter Kwasniewski published an article on One Peter Five entitled “Abandoning the Church Has No Appeal for Traditionalists”, and in this post we will respond to it. By “Traditionalists” he means the people in the Vatican II Church who recognize Francis as the legitimate Pope but resist him in whatever they personally decide is “not in accordance with Tradition”.
We prefer to call such souls — many of whom are genuinely devout and good people who love our Lord beyond measure — “semi-traditionalists”, because, whether intended or not, their adherence to Catholic Tradition is partial only: For one thing, they do not admit the traditional teaching regarding the Papacy and the Church, which is irreconcilable with the idea that the public apostate Jorge Bergoglio (“Pope Francis”) could be the successor of St.… READ MORE
Enough of the nonsense!
Rethinking Peter Kwasniewski: A Sedevacantist Critique of his Anti-Papal Traditionalism
No Traditionalist when it comes to the Papacy: Philosopher Peter A. Kwasniewski, Ph.D.
Dr. Peter Kwasniewski has been busy “rethinking the Papacy”, and the results are not surprising.
Ever since he first identified, back in 2019, what he calls the “spirit of Vatican I” (that’s Vatican One, referring to the Vatican Council of 1870) as the fundamental problem in the church today “which it will take a mighty exorcism to drive away”, he has not ceased to attack the traditional Catholic teaching on the Papacy in one way or another.… READ MORE
Four video lectures on recent Church history…
The History of Christendom:
From the French Revolution to ‘Pope’ Francis (1789-Present)
The Most Rev. Donald J. Sanborn explains the history of the Catholic Church
Long-time readers of this blog may remember that years ago we presented, courtesy of True Restoration, a video lecture series on the history of Christendom with Bishop Donald Sanborn. Beginning with the Edict of Milan in the early 4th century, which legalized Christianity throughout the Roman Empire, Bp. Sanborn traced the history of the Catholic Church all the way up to, but not including, the French Revolution.… READ MORE
Novus Ordo Watch for your ears…
Bergoglio’s Mystical Body of the Antichrist:
TRADCAST 034 now available
TRADCAST — The Traditional Catholic Podcast
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In case you missed our initial announcement on Nov. 23: 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 — not excluding an occasional relieving touch of humor, so necessary in our chaotic and bizarre times.… READ MORE
TRADCAST 034 (23 NOV 2022)
- Segment 1 — Ecumenism before and after Vatican II: a substantial change of the Catholic religion; Francis’ apostasy and the Mystical Body of the Antichrist; the Indifferentism of ‘Cardinal’ Louis Raphael Sako.
- Segment 2 — The miraculous propagation and preservation of the Catholic Church through the centuries vs. the Great Apostasy and “operation of error” after Pope Pius XII; an exposition and refutation of Francis’ heretical ideas about mercy and forgiveness without repentance.
- Total run time: 1 hr 22 min
You can listen to the show by clicking the big play button in the embedded player above.… READ MORE
Who’s really on the safe side theologically?
Playing it Safe? Kennedy Hall and the Sedevacantist Wager
Kennedy Hall is a Canadian journalist, author, and internet pundit who falls squarely into the recognize-and-resist camp theologically.
On Oct. 21, 2022, writing for Crisis Magazine, Hall published a blog post entitled, “The Sedevacantist Wager”, in which he explains why he believes that, leaving aside all theological arguments, it is ultimately a much safer bet to accept Francis and his five predecessors as true Popes, as long as one sufficiently sifts their magisterium for whatever is heretical, erroneous, or otherwise dangerous to one’s soul.… READ MORE