The pseudo-traditionalist flagship publication The Remnant has once again graced the world with the full depth of its theological wisdom. This biweekly American newspaper promotes what is perhaps best called a “pop traditionalism”, a distortion of traditional Catholicism that emphasizes certain popular elements or emotionally satisfying aspects — such as the Latin Mass, traditional practices, and rejection of whacky Novus Ordo ideas — but without any commitment to (or even regard for) sound Catholic theology, knowledge of which would have to be acquired through laborious effort and might lead to undesirable consequences.
The Stumbling Block of the Papacy:
Why Bergoglio doesn’t fit
At the dictation of the Holy Ghost, the first Pope, St. Peter, wrote concerning his Lord and Master Jesus Christ:
…it is said in the scripture [Is 28:16]: Behold, I lay in Sion a chief corner stone, elect, precious. And he that shall believe in him, shall not be confounded. To you therefore that believe, he is honour: but to them that believe not, the stone which the builders rejected, the same is made the head of the corner: And a stone of stumbling, and a rock of scandal, to them who stumble at the word, neither do believe, whereunto also they are set.
A very common objection one hears when discussing Sedevacantism with those unfortunate souls who still believe Jorge Bergoglio (“Francis”) is the Pope of the Catholic Church, is, “But there have always been bad Popes!” They are either not familiar with, or incapable of grasping, the difference between, on the one hand, Catholics who lead immoral lives, and, on the other hand, heretics.
Francis isn’t a bad Catholic. He’s a Non-Catholic. That’s the crux. Therefore, saying that we’ve had bad Popes in the past and they were still valid Popes, is totally beside the point.
Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka, in images.
@JohnLAllenJr had an important piece on it yesterday, explaining why, despite having been a tragic event, it wasn't surprising. I do hope you read it: https://t.co/kH8ThRMUNo
The images belong to Getti, taken from an article from the BBC.
Francis tells Gay Atheist: “It does not matter … how you live your life, you do not lose your dignity”! - A #Catholic reality check is in order: https://t.co/qcy38sOXUL Francis affirmed Stephen Amos in his lifestyle! #popefrancis
@bigmark_44 @EthanBubba1 @CarlPendleton6 @Lifesound22Ed @southern_papist Your fundamental error is to think that authority = infallibility, so that whatever is not infallible is for that reason not authoritative. False. Please read “Must I Believe It?” by Canon George Smith (1935): https://t.co/Y5VZZcaHj6
@reillycosgrove I wish you every blessing from the bottom of my heart. I had to respond the way I did because it is a public article that is being promoted and misleads countless people. I know that’s not your intention. Please permit me to send you a direct message and explain. God bless you.
@bigmark_44 @CarlPendleton6 @Lifesound22Ed @southern_papist Would you please back up this claim with a magisterial teaching? Because I’ve already backed up the very opposite, quite plentifully: https://t.co/Eieky1tNf0