Recognize-and-OBEY is the Traditional Catholic Teaching
The sedevacantist blogger Steven Speray has recently released an important blog post we are happy to republish on this web site, with his permission. It concerns the foundational belief of those who try to be traditional Catholics while believing the “Popes” after Pius XII to be valid and true Vicars of Christ — the so-called “recognize-and-resist” position (R&R).
Pope Pius XI Squashes the Recognize-and-Resist Position
by Steve Speray (Aug. 27, 2019)
Can the faithful recognize and resist the pope? I dealt with this question in a 2015 article. However, I recently stumbled upon some teachings from Pope Pius XI that castigate the recognize-and-resist theology.
The Vacancy of the Papal Throne since the Death of Pope Pius XII
The Chair of St. Peter in Vatican City(image: shutterstock.com)
On this page we present a slew of links to articles, blog posts, books, audios, and videos dealing with the subject matter of the Papacy, Sedevacantism, the false theological position known as “recognize-but-resist”, the Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX), the Second Vatican Council, and the Novus Ordo Magisterium. We have tried as much as possible to group the links by topic. Due to the recent publication of the book True or False Pope? Refuting Sedevacantism and Other Modern Errors by John Salza and Robert Siscoe, there is a separate group of links relating just to that.
@SteveSkojec @AstridMariaR Steve, can you decide whether you believe in infallibility or whether you think it’s superstition or merely tautological? It’s OK if you’re just confused, but the problem is you’re blurting this stuff out to the whole world…
Among the members #PopeFrancis has named to the Synod of Bishops for the Amazon are Bp Lionel Gendron, prez of the Canadian bps' conference, & Bp Robert McElroy of San Diego. @CardinalSean O'Malley and other members of the C6 also will be members.