Why Suarez’s position cannot be held today
The Opinion of Francisco Suarez on the Question of a Heretical Pope
As Neo-Traditionalists John Salza and Robert Siscoe begin to ship the first copies of their new book against Sedevacantism to their hapless recipients, we continue to rain on their parade by refuting some of the errors we expect to see in their work, which have been around for decades. The following is an excerpt from John Daly’s book against the pseudo-traditionalist pioneer and SSPX apologist Michael Davies (1936-2004), whose research and argumentation has long been the bedrock for probably most of the English-speaking world on traditionalist issues, including Sedevacantism.… READ MORE
The battle has begun…
True Or False Pope?
On that Alleged “Irrational Response” by Sedevacantists
OK, so we changed the cover a little… This is only to remind people who the authors claim keeps the gates of hell from prevailing against the Modernist Sect…
The year of our Lord 2016 promises to be loaded with fireworks. Ahead of the official release of the new, 700-page book arguing against Sedevacantism, True or False Pope?, written by John Salza and Robert Siscoe and published by the Society of St. Pius X, the authors have opened a “Sedevacantist Watch” section on their web site.… READ MORE
Analyzing a mental block…
Why do so many Traditionalists Fear Sedevacantism?
Holy Scripture teaches us that when Almighty God created the first man, He created him, and thus also his progeny, in His own image and likeness: “And he said: Let us make man to our image and likeness…” (Gen 1:26; cf. Gen 2:7). By “image and likeness” are meant our intellect and will, the possession of which distinguishes us from brute animals (cf. Pope Leo XIII, Encyclical Exeunte Iam Anno, n. 14). Our intellect and will belong to our rational soul, which God infuses into our bodies. The function of our intellect is to know, and the function of our will is to love.… READ MORE
010 TRADCAST (31 DEC 2015)
- Segment 1: From the Jorge’s Mouth: Francis’ blasphemy that Christ “probably had to beg forgiveness” — Response to an objection: Have the gates of hell prevailed if Sedevacantism is true? — The Remnant admits the Novus Ordo Church is a fraud
- Segment 2: John Salza and Robert Siscoe’s new book against Sedevacantism, True or False Pope?: How weighty or credible are the endorsements it has received? — John Daly’s blockbuster refutation of semi-traditionalist giant Michael Davies re-released in 2015: Michael Davies: An Evaluation, now available free
You can listen to the show by clicking the big play button on the left in the embedded player above.… READ MORE
Refuting a common objection…
Have the Gates of Hell Prevailed?
One of the most common objections made against the Sedevacantist position is that if it were true that Francis or any of his five predecessors are not valid Popes, it would mean that the gates of hell have prevailed against the Church and therefore Christ’s promise in Matthew 16:18 that this could never happen would be made void. Although one would hope that most people who have looked into Sedevacantism would know by now that surely no one would hold this position if it were that easy to refute it, it is nevertheless useful to give it some renewed attention.… READ MORE
Without a declaration, is it just a “private judgment”?
Sedevacantism and Private Judgment:
Are Sedevacantists Just “Protestants”?
The Chair of St. Peter in Vatican City
While Neo-Trads John Salza and Robert Siscoe are struggling with the “printing process” of their new book against Sedevacantism so that publication has now suffered a setback due to “unanticipated delays”, we are happily continuing our preemption of various arguments we expect to find in their 700-page tome. One of those arguments is sure to be that Sedevacantists’ rejection of the papal claims of the Vatican II “popes” is founded on “private judgment”, the same kind as that found in Protestants in their selective and wholly subjective acceptance of whatever seems right and Christian to them.… READ MORE
SSPX Star Apologist dismantled in 584 pages…
MICHAEL DAVIES — AN EVALUATION
by John S. Daly
New Revised and Expanded Edition 2015
One of the most prominent and influential writers of the traditionalist movement in the Vatican II Church was the English writer Michael Treharne Davies (1936-2004). No individual has written more prolifically than Davies on traditionalist issues, and probably no single layman, with the possible exception of Dietrich von Hildebrand, has enjoyed wider prominence, credibility, and trustworthiness than him. But is this respect Mr. Davies has enjoyed really well-founded? If not, what does this mean for the people who base most of their understanding of the traditionalist subject matter on the research and argumentation of this man?… READ MORE
Novus Ordo Watch for your Ears…
The Traditional Catholic Podcast
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In TRADCAST 009, released on November 18, 2015, we spend roughly 50 minutes to present to you two info-packed segments of hard-hitting Catholic commentary and analysis. We take a look at “Pope” Francis’ obsessive condemnation of metaphorical idolatry (“idolatry of money”, “idolatry of consumerism”, etc.) and contrast it with his curious failure to condemn real idolatry (as found in paganism), nay, his veritable confirmation of heathen idolaters in the practice of their false and abominable religions!… READ MORE
009 TRADCAST (18 NOV 2015)
- Segment 1: Announcements — Francis’s obsessive denunciation of metaphorical Idolatry contrasted with his approval of literal Idolatry
- Segment 2: Response to Eric Gajewski and John Salza’s “Sedevacantism, Fatima, and Freemasonry” program of Oct. 24, 2015 (Part 1)
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Heresy has Consequences…
Public Heretics and Loss of Office in the Catholic Church
Sitting in the chair physically is not enough…
What follows below is an edited version of a post we originally published on June 22, 2013. The semi-traditionalist web site Tradition In Action (TIA) had published the erroneous opinion that a cleric who becomes a public heretic does not incur an automatic excommunication from the Church, and that therefore — so their reasoning — he also does not lose any office he may hold in the Church. A few days later, TIA apologized and acknowledged that their opinion was mistaken, and they conceded that a public heretic is indeed automatically excommunicated.… READ MORE
Clueless as usual…
On those “Pitfalls of False Logic”:
A Response to the Blogger Mundabor on the Papacy
On Nov. 5, 2015, the English blogger Mundabor published a post entitled, “Keeping The Faith: The Pitfalls Of False Logic”. As is his usual style, Mundabor offers a mix of verbal assault coupled with ignorance of Catholicism, combining a contemptuous language with plenty of rash claims devoid of any actual Catholic theology. This is confirmed by the fact that he does not even attempt to quote any Catholic authority to back up anything he says. Absent this, what he says is simply his opinion, although even that would be fine if at least it were properly informed and correct.… READ MORE
A lawyer and a journalist walk into a bar…
More Catholic than the Pope?
The Remnant versus Francis
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What, even MORE Catholic??
Granted, we are a bit late in covering this, but this should not detract from its importance, which is not at all tied to the time it was first published.
On March 30, 2014, the Semi-Traditionalist biweekly publication The Remnant released another video of a chit-chat between its editor, Minneapolis-based Michael J. Matt, and Virginia-based contributor Christopher A. Ferrara. In this episode of the so-called “Remnant Forum”, the two discuss the latest (at the time) theological chaos in the institution they still believe to be the Immaculate Bride of Christ.… READ MORE
The Doctor of the Papacy refutes the Neo-Trads…
St. Robert Bellarmine’s Defense of Popes said to have Erred in Faith
The folks at Mediatrix Press have released another gem of St. Robert Bellarmine, the great 17th-century Jesuit cardinal who is the Church’s foremost single theologian on the papacy. For the first time now available in English, Papal Error? A Defense of Popes said to have Erred in Faith is an excerpt from Cardinal Bellarmine’s larger treatise De Romano Pontifice (“On the Roman Pontiff”), Book IV. The translator is Mr. Ryan Grant, and the English-speaking world owes him a tremendous amount of gratitude.… READ MORE
Another charlatan goes down…
The Eagle has Crashed:
Eric Gajewski’s TradCatKnight Deception Exposed
We really try our best not to link to any content promoting the Dimond brothers because of their denial of baptism of blood and desire (among other things), but the video one of their adherents just produced exposing Eric Gajewski’s TradCatKnight deception is too important to pass up.
Take a good look at what is going on with the man who claims to be the “Great Monarch” of Catholic prophecy, who is the commander of the “Order of the Eagle” you probably never heard about, and who incessantly brags about being the (allegedly) “most viewed and followed traditional Catholic apostolate on the internet,” to the point of belittling those who do not have as many followers or views as he does.… READ MORE