Eccentric recognize-and-resist theologian…
The Fanciful Theology of Fr. Gregory Hesse (1953-2006):
Some Worthwhile Observations
This article was updated on Feb. 23, 2024, replacing incorrect documentation with the proper (and even stronger) evidence. Please excuse the oversight.
The Austrian ‘Fr.’ Gregorius D. Hesse (1953-2006) was a one-of-a-kind recognize-and-resist traditionalist from Vienna. Somehow he always managed to sound convincing while he dished out unconventional theological ideas that were usually quite unique to him. He and his devoted cheerleaders considered his theology to be exemplary ‘traditional Catholicism’, of course, and his fan base ate it up (recent case in point: Kennedy Hall).… READ MORE
Review of Matt’s opening speech at Catholic Identity Conference…
A Critique of the False Recognize-and-Resist Ecclesiology of Michael Matt and The Remnant (VIDEO)
The so-called Catholic Identity Conference (CIC) is an annual ‘traditional Catholic’ event in the United States, typically held in or near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
In 2022, it tried to get some serious media coverage with its ‘Declaration of Filial Resistance to the Pope’, which, however, predictably went nowhere:
The last such identity conference took place Sep.… READ MORE
The Pope will be Victim, Not Persecutor…
The Persecution and ‘Death’ of the Church:
The Testimony of Scripture and Tradition
Researched and Explained by
Cardinal Henry Edward Manning (1808-1892)
This is a slightly revised version of an article posted on this web site in 2015.
As we all suffer through these most distressing times in which confusion and chaos reign among all who seek to be genuine Catholics, members of the only true religion established by God, it is helpful and important to reflect on the fact that the situation we find ourselves in today — no (known) valid Pope since 1958, and no apparent Catholic bishop left with ordinary jurisdiction, while a counterfeit institution masquerades as the Catholic Church, spreading heresy, immorality, and impiety — was foretold in Holy Scripture and Sacred Tradition.… READ MORE
Novus Ordo Watch for your ears…
The Vatican II Church and the Signs of the Times
TRADCAST 037 now available
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Great news, everyone! 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 — and with an occasional relieving touch of humor, so necessary in our chaotic and bizarre times.… READ MORE
TRADCAST 037 (14 JAN 2024)
- Segment 1 — John XXIII, Francis, and the signs of the times. Italian Novus Ordo priest declared excommunicated after calling Francis ‘usurper antipope’ in sermon. Brazilian Novus Ordo bishop says all religions are expressions of God and seek to do good. The Naturalist plot against the Papacy. ‘Cardinal’ Bo wants to save humanity for heaven on earth.
- Segment 2 — GAME: What did Francis really say? Fill in the blanks! The ‘human elements’ ecclesiology of Michael J. Matt. How the Catholic Answers Focus podcast speaks about the Son of God.
- Total run time: 1 hr 29 min
You can listen to the show by clicking the big play button in the embedded player above.… READ MORE
Old errors in new garb…
Unofficial Attitudes or Official Teachings?
How Eric Sammons Again Distorts the Papacy
The web site of Crisis Magazine informs the visitor that the online publication is “Orthodox. Faithful. Free.”
Free though it may indeed be, who vouches for its purported orthodoxy and faithfulness? Why, the people who operate Crisis Magazine, of course. In other words, it is a self-endorsement, nothing more than an advertisement. (Hans Küng didn’t think of himself as a heretic either, by the way.) If they are indeed as orthodox and faithful as they claim to be, why do they not get an endorsement — a digital imprimatur of sorts — from the local Novus Ordo bishop of the diocese in which they operate, or at least a nihil obstat from the diocesan censor?… READ MORE
Historical tidbit found on VHS…
Video: Sedevacantism Debate
with SSPV Clergy and Indult Traditionalists
top left to right: Rev. Brian Harrison, Bp. Clarence Kelly
bottom left to right: Fr. William W. Jenkins, Count Neri Capponi
A reader of this web site recently found a real treasure buried on an old VHS tape: a debate on Sedevacantism between Society of St. Pius V (SSPV) clergy and ‘mainstream’ traditionalists.
The length of the recording is 2 hours 43 minutes. The exchange must have taken place around 1995. The participants were Bp. Clarence Kelly and Fr. William Jenkins for the SSPV, versus ‘Fr.’… READ MORE
Church History Prefigured by the Old Testament
For year’s end, we’re happy to share an exciting and fascinating presentation that was recently featured on the Catholic Family Podcast with host Kevin Davis.
The guest on this particular episode, released on Nov. 14, 2023, was Dominic from the Maccabean Uprising web site. In this presentation, he demonstrates in summary fashion that the history of the Catholic Church bears striking resemblance to the history of the Old Covenant.
As noted on the web site:
… READ MORE
The Omnipotence of God is infinite! In a small demonstration of His power, it seems that He has caused the entire history of the Catholic Church to be prefigured by the entire history of Israel in the Old Testament.
Heralding the end of Bergoglio’s reign?
Real or Fake? Lightning Reportedly Maims Statue of St. Peter in Buenos Aires
The internet is abuzz right now with a report by Resignationist Andrea Cionci, author of The Ratzinger Code (debunked by a Francis adherent here), saying that a statue of St. Peter on the façade of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of the Rosary of St. Nicholas in the province of Buenos Aires, Argentina, was zapped by lightning on Dec. 17 which made its halo and right hand fall off, along with the key it was holding (by which is symbolized the key to the kingdom of heaven; cf.… READ MORE
Long-time pastor of St. Jude’s in Houston…
Father Louis Campbell, R.I.P.
The sedevacantist St. Jude Shrine in Stafford, Texas, has released the following announcement:
… READ MORE
Father Louis Campbell died peacefully today, 18 December, at 12:40 pm CST accompanied by many caretakers who were saying the Rosary at the time he expired. Funeral arrangements are being made and a funeral date will be announced within the coming days. We are most fortunate to have a priest coming soon who will be able to bury Father. Please pray for the repose of the soul of Father Campbell, whose service to God has been nothing short of heroic.
In case you’ve been ‘wondering’…
Signs and Wonders: Answering the ‘Sedevacantism Has No Miracles’ Objection
Occasionally, people who are looking for the true Catholic position in our times will say that they choose not to embrace Sedevacantism because there are no miracles associated with it that would testify to its truth.
This objection is somewhat odd because it apparently supposes that Sedevacantism is a new religion that must back up its claims with miracles in order to establish its own credibility. In reality, however, it is quite the reverse: the Vatican II religion is the new religion, whereas Sedevacantism is simply the result of applying the known perennial Catholic truth to the bizarre circumstances of our present time.… READ MORE
Celebrity apologist claims Pope is not head of Church…
See Nothing, Hear Nothing, Say Nothing: Scott Hahn’s Botched Attempt to Reassure Catholics during Bergoglio’s Reign of Error
UPDATE 28-NOV-2023: Scott Hahn corrects himself in new podcast: “It was wrong of me to say that it is heretical to say the Pope is the head of the Church, because the Pope is the head of the Church.” (see 5:17 time stamp)
The conservative Novus Ordo apologists are at their wits’ end with ‘Pope’ Francis, Jorge Bergoglio.
This was manifest in a recent podcast episode of Pints with Aquinas, hosted by Novus Ordo apologist Matt Fradd.… READ MORE
Watch conference lectures free!
VIDEO: Sedevacantist Fatima Conference
in Spokane, Washington, Oct. 11-15, 2023
[UPDATED Oct 15, 2023]
Every year the Fatima Conference, sponsored by the sedevacantist Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen (CMRI), takes place at historic Mount St. Michael’s in Spokane, Washington, during the month of October.
This year’s gathering is taking place right now and will last until the evening of Sunday, Oct. 15, 2023. All of the main lectures are/will be available on YouTube. The full conference schedule is posted here (all times mentioned are Pacific Time):
The motto for this year’s conference is Ecce Ancilla Domini (“Behold the Handmaid of the Lord”).… READ MORE
Refutation of ‘On the Validity of Pope Francis’…
Must Francis be considered a Valid Pope?
A Sedevacantist Response to Athanasius Schneider
‘Bishop’ Athanasius Schneider looks at ‘Pope’ Francis on Sep. 15, 2022, in Astana, Kazakhstan.
(image: AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
On Sep. 6, 2023, the Rev. James Altman — one of the “canceled priests” in the United States — published a video in which he explained, in his own style, why he believes that Jorge Mario Bergoglio (‘Pope Francis’) is not in fact the Pope of the Catholic Church:
This has of course triggered a wave of reactions, mostly by recognize-and-resist traditionalists (“semi-trads”) and conservative Novus Ordos who had shown support for ‘Fr.’… READ MORE
An insightful reality check…
Fernandez on Papal Charism and the ‘Doctrine of the Holy Father’: Brazen Baloney or Traditional Teaching?
This blog is certainly the last place on earth that would want to defend ‘Archbishop’ (and almost ‘Cardinal’) Victor Manuel Fernandez, the Vatican’s new doctrine chief who is notorious for having written the book Heal Me with your Mouth: the Art of Kissing (1995). However, truth is truth, even if the ‘wrong’ person speaks it.
When the National Catholic Register released an interview with Fernandez on Sep. 11, 2023, one point immediately caught the ire and contempt of the recognize-and-resist traditionalists (we like to refer to them as “semi-trads”) on the internet.… READ MORE