November 11, 2019 ~ Here are a few snippets of an email I recently sent to an individual:
....As I said to you previously, I am not a guide for Orthodox Christians (where to go, what to do, apologetics, instruction, etc.) Others have come to me for advice on the Orthodox Church and I have declined and advised them to go to the Church for the help they need. I said as much to you. I write because I like to write but I don't pretend to be anything more than a layman with an opinion. I am an Orthodox pilgrim whose present mindset is that I should be instructed not instruct.
You asked for my opinion and I gave it to you. I said I believed you were on the right path. If you want to learn then you should really get off the tradcat blogs and actually experience the Orthodox faith by participating in the life of the church. Attend Saturday Vespers and Divine Liturgies etc. If Orthodoxy does not appeal to you then you are searching for something other than the original Christian gospel....
...Just remember you have to work out your own salvation like me. Go back to the traditional Catholics if that is where your heart is but just don't come back to me with their poison. I am really not interested in listening to rash judgments and criticisms of the Orthdox Church from cynical sedes and disgruntled tradcats who know nothing about the Orthodox faith. These fools do not even understand Roman Catholicism but yet they're out there "debunking" Orthodoxy. I warned you to stay away from those people. Other than this there is nothing more I can offer you at this time....
November 4, 2019 ~ A central government belongs to the essential constitution of the RCC. This government which possesses apostolic authority is indefectible. Ask any sedevacantist where the government of the RCC is today and where it has been for the past 61 years. The moment you realize that he cannot provide you with this answer, you should flee from him as fast as you can.
October 21, 2019~ Thank you everyone who purchased and recommended my book. This past month of September was my best month for book sales. I never expected this project to continue growing four years later. I have much gratitude. And thanks to everyone who posted a nice review on amazon.com.
October 19, 2019~ I found him. Sedevacantists rejoice your darkness is over and now you can congratulate yourselves for preserving during this trial of the great apostasy. God has delivered your guy and he goes by the name of Pope Boniface X. You are hereby instructed to make contact with the real Holy See and subject yourselves immediately. This is NOT a joke. This is about your eternal salvation. Because I care about you I am including relevant information from the Roman Pontiff's web-page:
Only those who hold the Catholic Faith whole and inviolate, and who are in submission to the true Pontiff, are in the way of salvation. The rest will depart into everlasting flames and there will be no respite for them. Boniface X commands all those who hold the dogmas of faith, and who wish to submit to the true Pope, to register with your name and address. If you do not wish to register because you fear a future persecution, you must still contact us and at least give us a way to contact you. To register or for all other questions contact the Apostolic See on the internet at email@example.com.
Telephone Number +1 (321) 549-8841. There is no live attendant. If the call is not answered and you receive the standard greeting, leave a legitimate voice message and indicate why you believe it cannot be handled via e-mail or letter, and someone from The Apostolic See will return your telephone call. E-mail or written correspondence is strongly preferred.
Mailing Address Coming Soon (10/12/19)
His Holiness's website: https://www.romancatholicism.org/
Folks, this is Sedevacantism taken to its logical conclusion.
October 18, 2019 ~ A Sedevacantist live action role player claims Sedevacantists have miracles. Here they are...
1. "Fr. Jacqmin, a sedevacantist priest ordained by Bp. Lefebvre, has a miraculous Host in his possession."
2. "Bp. Moses Carmona has an uncorrupted body more than 25 years after his death."
3. "It is said that Abbé Vérité saw the Virgin Mary when he died."
But the above Sede source left out a whole bunch of other miracles. For example, he forgot about all of the miraculous Sede popes. Not sure how he missed Bishop Frank "play with guns, boys, and drugs" Schuckardt's miraculous papal coronation or the Palmarian Catholics' visions and miracles.
October 12, 2019 ~ Tonight I was reading an exchange between a Sede and a non-Sede Catholic. The Sede, a Dimond bro disciple, kept trying to get the non-Sede to debate but the non-Sede refused to engage him. The non-Sede's response was as follows:
"I believe that what afflicts Sedevacantists is a prelest or a spell of the Enemy which they cannot be freed from except through humility. Arguing with them is like arguing with a sick man who refuses to go to the doctor-utterly futile, which is why I refuse to debate you sir..."
Truth. Many times I have thought the same thoughts which is why I posted his response. You cannot defeat a Sede with intellectual arguments alone.
October 2, 2019 ~ Someone sent me the following paragraph from "The Catechism Explained" published in 1899:
"If, however, a man, through no fault of his own, remains outside the Church, he may be saved if he lead a God-fearing life; for such a one is to all intents and purposes a member of the Catholic Church."
Invincible Ignorance contradicts the dogma "no salvation outside the Church" yet both are official doctrines of the same church.
September 28, 2019 ~ Somebody dug this up and I wanted to share it. Check out Pope Eugene IV's declaration against circumcision in his Bull of Union with the Copts during the ecumenical council of Florence:
The Holy Roman Church firmly believes, professes and teaches that the legal prescriptions of the Old Testament or the Mosaic law, which are divided into ceremonies, holy sacrifices and sacraments, because they were instituted to signify something in the future, although they were adequate for the divine cult of that age, once our Lord Jesus Christ who was signified by them had come, came to an end and the sacraments of the new Testament had their beginning. Whoever, after the Passion, places his hope in the legal prescriptions and submits himself to them as necessary for salvation and as if faith in Christ without them could not save, sins mortally. It does not deny that from Christ's passion until the promulgation of the Gospel they could have been retained, provided they were in no way believed to be necessary for salvation. But it asserts that after the promulgation of the gospel they cannot be observed without loss of eternal salvation. Therefore it denounces all who after that time observe circumcision, the [Jewish] sabbath and other legal prescriptions as strangers to the faith of Christ and unable to share in eternal salvation, unless they recoil at some time from these errors. Therefore it strictly orders all who glory in the name of Christian, not to practise circumcision either before or after baptism, since whether or not they place their hope in it, it cannot possibly be observed without loss of eternal salvation.
Eugenius IV, Pope (1990) . Ecumenical Council of Florence (1438-1445): Session 11—4 February 1442; Bull of union with the Copts". In Norman P. Tanner (ed.). Decrees of the ecumenical councils. 2 volumes (in Greek and Latin). Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press. ISBN 0-87840-490-2. LCCN 90003209. Retrieved 2008-04-10.
Oh boy. The TradCats have another infallible dilemma. Pick the solution from the following:
1. Eugene IV was not using his superpowers of infallibility but was only expressing his private fallible opinion.
2. Eugene IV was not aware at that time (As with Geocentrism and Gallileo) that circumcision falls under the realm of science and medicine which are not subjects that fall under the Church's teaching authority.
3. Eugene IV was teaching ex cathedra but the condemnation of the practice of circumcision must be understood in the way the Church understands this not as private individuals. In other words dogma evolves and changes with the times and circumstances.
4. Pope Eugene IV was a heretic antipope so his teachings don't count anymore.
5. Every circumcised Christian is going to hell, especially if they had no say in the matter (their parents circumcised them as children).
September 6, 2019 ~ I'm well-aware of the Feeneyite explanation for Pius IX's teachings on invincible ignorance; I used to defend him too. Doesn't matter to me how Feeneyites spin their arguments. Who are they? Traditional Catholicism in all of its forms and variations is a schismatic movement. These people are severed from the Roman See and are outside their church willingly. What matters is what the Holy See teaches today. See what the modernist church teaches on invincible ignorance HERE. The post V2 Roman Catholic Church teaches exactly what Pius IX taught- those who die outside the church can be saved. To me it doesn't matter that this teaching contradicts Roman dogma. It just proves my point that the whole Roman system is contradictory and that includes the traditionalist schismatic movement that it created. Feeneyites ought to condemn Pius IX who taught invincible ignorance in multiple writings to remain consistent. Why do they bend over backwards to spare Pius IX? Because they need his Vatican I. Hypocrites.
September 3, 2019 ~
In Jeremy Austin’s video explaining why he quit MHFM he brings up the issue of Pope Pius IX and his teaching of salvation by invincible ignorance. In Singluare Quidem, Pius IX wrote:
“The Church clearly declares that the only hope of salvation for mankind is placed in the Christian faith, which teaches the truth, scatters the darkness of ignorance by the splendor of its light, and works through love. This hope of salvation is placed in the Catholic Church which, in preserving the true worship, is the solid home of this faith and the temple of God. Outside of the Church, nobody can hope for life or salvation unless he is excused through ignorance beyond his control.”
How to explain this one away? Here’s how a Home Aloner tried to spin it:
“Key word, “hope”; he teaches not that they may attain to salvation, only that they can hope for it. They can hope they come to the faith so they may attain it.”
Really? Then why would they need to be "excused?" Pius IX is speaking about those who die outside the Church not those who presently live outside the Church or the sentence doesn't make sense. Pius IX taught that there remains hope for life and salvation for those who die outside the Church. What does this mean? It means that pagans, Jews, and other non-Christians can be saved. Wow. And that is why some Sedevacantists have employed their special powers to undo Pius IX’s pontificate, pushing the vacancy back to the 1800s. Any modern day Sedevacantist Feeneyite who refuses to judge Pius IX as a heretic and push the vacancy backwards is a hypocrite.
August 19, 2019 Evening ~ I just finished reading Cyprian's Unity of the Church in its entirety. I read this years ago and it was instrumental in helping me come out of the Sede cult. I took time out to read his treatise again because a certain Sedevacantist self-appointed "teacher "has been quoting the saint in an attempt to refute Orthodox Christianity. As usual this Sedevacantist has refuted himself and his Sede buddies by quoting Cyprian. Do these people read these documents they quote from? For starters, Cyprian's treatise is on unity of the Church not authority of the Church but as usual papists see everything with papal lenses. Cyprian's whole treatise is about the evil of schism. He lambastes schismatic sedes including their pseudo -bishops who stole episcopal consecrations. It should be difficult to read this excellent treatise and hold a Roman Catholic perspective and yet remain a Sedevacantist or R & R traditionalist. But most of these people have an illness that blocks perception of their own contradictions.
August 19, 2019 ~ Did St. Cyprian teach papal supremacy? No. Even in two versions of his writing "De Catholicae Ecclesiae Unitate " chapter 4, one of which has been suspect of authenticity, he never once speaks of Peter's authority over the Apostles. The saint writes "Certainly the rest of the apostles were that which Peter also was, endued with equal partnership both of honour and office." There you have it in the words of Cyprian himself. For a good and concise treatment of Cyprian see here. Furthermore, when Sedevacantists attempt to quote from fathers of the Church they usually cut off their noses to spite their faces. In this case, Cyprian's whole treatise is on the unity of the Church, to which Sedes and other trads exist in contradiction. Therefore, if the spin Sedes place on Cyprian's treatise were true then the saint condemns them as schismatics for "deserting the chair of peter on which the church was founded."
August 16, 2019~ RC trads have been criticizing the Orthodox faith because the canonical Ortho Churches have many Freemasons and modernists among their ranks. My response: What, you thought only the Roman Catholic Church would be infiltrated and subverted? I answered this question in my Q & A three years ago. ALL churches are under assault. This is a world revolution not just Roman Catholic. The enemy, although based in one ethno-religious affiliation is legion, hidden, and immune from public identification and criticism due to its control of information. Rogue tradcats are impotent because their infrastructure collapsed. A unified Christian resistance cannot be based on "papacy of desire." Rome has fallen and Western Christianity in general is a mess. True Christianity can only survive through the orthodox faith of the East.
Note: A reader pointed out an interesting Wikipedia article on Orestes Brownson. The article describes Brownson's liberal leanings towards the end of his life:
"In 1860, he announced that the Catholic Church must progress towards a welcoming intellectual environment. He argued forcefully and eloquently that "neither the friends nor the enemies of religion have anything to fear from adopting the great principle of civil and religious liberty, and asserting a free Church in a free State." Brownson noted with dismay how few European Catholics supported abolition, and applauded liberal Catholics like Montalembert for being "the only Catholics in Europe who sympathize with the loyal people of the Union." He posited that conscience must remain free to believe as it decides and religion regards the spiritual not the civil realm. The State should protect such a right and restrict itself to governance of the external realm. He thus adopted a new form of liberalism that remained with him until his death, although his enthusiasm for such a liberalism must be balanced by a near simultaneous and unambiguous repudiation of liberalism which he expressed in the resuscitated Quarterly Review in 1873. There he rejected the kind of liberalism that makes "this world and its interests supreme."
Note that both "religious liberty" and "Americanism" were condemned heresies by the Holy See, most notably under Popes Pius IX and Leo XIII respectively. Will Sedevacantists call the intellectual Catholic giant Orestes Brownson a heretic?
August 12, 2019 ~ I just added links to the last article including Guettee's book "The Papacy: Its Historic Origin and Primitive Relations with the Eastern Church. Also see this link for Orthodox VS Roman Catholic articles books and other informative reading recommendations.
July 30, 2019 ~ There is really nothing new going on in tradcat fantasy land. A few new names out there with recycled heresies slightly repackaged. I hear there’s a new Home Alone Feeneyite making noise. This guy (anonymous just like all of the Catholic saints) is trying to convince his takers that there is not an infallible doctrine stating there must always be bishops or a hierarchy. Another anonymous una cum / partial papist / science trad is out there challenging Feeneyites to debate him. Last but not least at least one person infected with the Sede Virus is accusing me of being a KGB (and Mossad) intelligence agent assigned to pluck weak traditionalists from the remnant true church. Outstanding research. I'm bored with traditional Catholicism.
July 22, 2019 ~ I just corrected a typo in the article "Dictatus Papae." Popes deposing emperors was unheard of in the first 11 Centuries.
July 19, 2019 ~ I just added a short clip on the Medjugorje hoax immediately following the Palmarian whackos.
July 11, 2019 ~ I have been researching a lot of subjects. What a rabbit hole it is to delve into history of the papacy. How anyone can uphold the Vatican I dogmas of the papacy after researching history is staggering. What a mind screw Catholics were subjected to.
By the way, Pope Leo V was another deposed pope and there are more yet. Interestingly, Leo V was deposed by an antipope who made himself pope (Christopher) and who was later recognized as legitimate by his successors. Pope Christopher was then deposed by his successor Sergious III who while pope had Leo V and Christopher murdered in prison. What is pretty funny is that all three popes are recognized as legitimate popes (some papal lists have Christopher as an antipope but that is inconsistent). What is important is that in Sedevacantist Fantasy Land, the papists insist that popes cannot be deposed or removed from office. I swear these people do not read history. Like the modernists who think Roman Catholicism began at Vatican II, Sedes (except Richard Ibranyi who is obviously one of the two "witnesses of the apocalypse") think Roman Catholicism began with Pius IX. Dare I mention Emperor Leo VI's 4th marriage that was approved by the pope in violation of church canons? I'll save that for another occasion.
June 7 2019 ~ Did the real 8th Ecumenical Council: Constantinople IV (879/880) condemn the Filioque addition and doctrine? Read about it here.
June 26, 2019 ~ In AD 1075, as part of the Gregorian reforms Gregory VII issued his famous "Dictatus Papae" containing 27 statements of powers arrogated to the pope. There is more to say about this document but in brief I single out a few items and pose the question: Do Traditional Catholics still believe them?
1. That the Roman church was founded by God alone.
19. That he (Roman Pontiff) can be judged by no one.
22. That the Roman Church has never erred, nor ever, by the witness of Scripture, shall err to all eternity.
23. That the Roman Pontiff, if canonically ordained, is undoubtedly sanctified by the merits of St. Peter; of this St. Ennodius, Bishop of Pavia, is witness, many Holy Fathers are agreeable and it is contained in the decrees of Pope Symmachus the Saint.
26. THAT HE SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS CATHOLIC WHO IS NOT IN CONFORMITY WITH THE ROMAN CHURCH.
June 21, 2019 ~ It didn’t take long for Jeremy Austin’s detractors to surface following his conversion and corresponding video. One individual severely infected with the Sede Virus, Mr. Fide Catholica, wrote a condescending letter about Jeremy. This haughty individual concluded that Jeremy's mistake was his failure to join Fide Catholica’s self-made remnant sedevacantist internet church club and save himself when he still had the chance. Had he only done that instead of remaining with MHFM’s self-made remnant sedevacantist end-times church club, Jeremy would now be safe in the “true” church. In other words Jeremy Austin supported the wrong schism.
When I first read Fide Catholica’s letter and the corresponding reader comments I wondered if Jeremy Austin would respond. But then something very predictable occurred to Fide Catholica which reminded me that responding to victims of the Sede Virus is usually unnecessary. You see, Mr. Fide Catholica’s remnant catholic sedevacantist internet church was suddenly attacked by another remnant catholic sedevacantist internet church. So what began as a discussion about Jeremy Austin quickly escalated into a theological squabble between two warring sede sects who proceeded to hurl insults and charges of heresy against each other. Before long, anyone reading the exchange would have no clue that the original thread was about Jeremy Austin. This was so funny to me that I laughed out loud. Jeremy’s case was won without having to say a word in his own defense.
If Jeremy wanted to have some fun with his new antagonist Fide Catholica he would lure him into a debate with Peter Dimond on baptism of desire & invincible ignorance. Such a debate, if independently conducted and moderated (so Dimond could not doctor it up later) would expose the RCC for teaching both mutually exclusive doctrines “infallibly” throughout its evolutionary history.
If Mr. Fide Catholica wishes to remain a believer in Jesus Christ and the original church entrusted to the Apostles he will have no choice but to abandon “papacy of desire” and humbly follow Jeremy’s lead. This is the inevitable path for people who honestly seek the truth and more and more Christians are discovering it with each passing day. Fide Catholica has demonstrated a good understanding of the real enemies of Christ and their choke-hold on this present world so I am optimistic he will eventually find his way out of the heresy of “papism” and put his ambitions to better use. This will occur when he wakes up to the fact that he was sandbagged by his papacy.
June 16, 2019 ~ Congratulations to Mr. Jeremy Austin, owner of http://www.la-foi.fr/index.aspx for exiting the dark world of Sedevacantism. Many thanks to him for promoting my book.
June 15, 2019 ~ “This first great council of the Church, called to deal with the Arian heresy, became a blueprint for the remaining six ecumenical councils: they were all called by the Roman Emperor, they were all held in the east, all the proceedings were conducted in Greek, they were overwhelmingly attended by eastern bishops, and papal legates came representing the pope. The pope never attended an ecumenical council. In fact, the Second Ecumenical Council (First Constantinople) was called without the knowledge of the Pope, and in the case of the Fourth and Fifth Ecumenical Councils (Chalcedon and Constantinople II) against his express wishes.” ~ Exerpt from Michael Whelton’s “Two Paths: Papal Monarchy - Collegial Tradition”
June 12, 2019 ~ "For before he was called Simon. Now this name of Peter was given him by the Lord, and that in a figure, that he should signify the Church. For seeing that Christ is the rock (Petra), Peter is the Christian people. For the rock (Petra) is the original name. Therefore Peter is so called from the rock; not the rock from Peter; as Christ is not called Christ from the Christian, but the Christian from Christ. Therefore, he says, You are Peter; and upon this Rock which you have confessed, upon this Rock which you have acknowledged, saying, You are the Christ, the Son of the living God, will I build My Church; that is upon Myself, the Son of the living God, will I build My Church. I will build you upon Myself, not Myself upon you. For men who wished to be built upon men, said, I am of Paul; and I of Apollos; and I of Cephas, who is Peter. But others who did not wish to be built upon Peter, but upon the Rock, said, But I am of Christ." ~ St. Augustine (Greatest Doctor of the Roman Catholic Church)
June 8, 2019 ~ Some sede writers have been driving home this point: "Sedevacantism is the diagnosis not a solution." Nice try but they're dead wrong. The correct diagnosis for the Roman Catholic Church following Vatican II is "defection." This is the only reason traditional Catholicism exists.
June 5, 2019 (May 7, 2019) ~ Congratulations to Mr. Jeremy Austin, owner of http://www.la-foi.fr/index.aspx for exiting the dark world of Sedevacantism. Many thanks to him for promoting my book.
May 12, 2019 ~ I remain skeptical about view counts for YouTube videos of some organizations. Ever wonder how some YouTubers get their view counts to miraculously jump to tens of thousands in only a few short weeks? Here's one way to do it: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/08/11/technology/youtube-fake-view-sellers.html
April 23, 2019 ~ My revised article "Devolution of the Papacy" has been made into video by "The Crossroads at 23rd Street." The video link is https://youtu.be/6SnsgqSSC1A
4/18/19 ~ I have not been writing as much due to the Great Lent and extra demands on my time. If you have not visited an Orthodox parish for Holy Week (our Holy Week is the week after the Roman Catholics') try to do so.
February 20, 2019- Some popular personalities in the end-times Remnant Catholic Sedevacantist churches tried to "expose" and refute Jay Dyer recently with proof-texts. Here are Jay's responses: https://jaysanalysis.com/2019/02/19/eternal-manifestation-simplicity-the-uncreated-energies-jay-dyer/ & https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSFeArXy-S8.
February 13, 2019- A friend loaned me his copies of Michael Whelton's books "Two Paths" & "Popes & Patriarchs." I highly recommend both books for traditional Catholics. They are hard-hitting but also easy reads for those who don't have the time or patience for heavy theological treatises.
February 10, 2019 ~ I was recently involved in a debate with Steven Speray that turned sour as these things often do. I posted a reader comment that was insulting to Steve and I also wrote a satire that went too far. Last night I pulled them from my website and wrote to Steve to apologize. Steve accepted my apology without hesitation and reciprocated the gesture on his blog. I also pulled my articles in order to review their content. I will re-post most of them after I am able to clean them up a bit; others may be permanently retired. Although Steve and I disagree on major issues that warrant public debate, I believe he is a good man who loves the Lord. It takes a lot of courage to stand up for faith in public especially if the person doing it has a wife, family, or a career that could suffer for it. I apologize to Steve for anything I wrote that insulted his character or reputation. That being said, I believe in good, honest debate. Each side's arguments should be heard so that people who are in search of the truth in these confusing times can choose their path.
December 23,2018~ FYI: Jay Dyer of www.jaysanalysis.com has been punishing Roman Catholic heretical doctrines severely for some time now. Catholics who remain confused on doctrines such as absolute divine simplicity, energy / essence distinction, and filioque might want to have a look at his works.
December 19, 2018 - Last evening I happened to catch mega-star preacher televangelist John Hagee on television. If anyone has not seen this man before, they owe it to themselves to tune in to one of his electrifying performances. He is by far one of the most gifted preachers out there today. Unfortunately, just about every word that comes out of his lying mouth is Zionist propaganda. This man is truly a false prophet and mega-deceiver of Christians. The Christian Zionist movement may be one of the greatest deceptions going.
December 3, 2018- Yesterday I posted a study on divorce and remarriage in the Latin West. Many trad Cats are hung up on the absolute indissolubility of marriage and for that reason, cannot fathom conversion to Orthodox Christianity, which allows up to 3 marriages. A Roman Catholic website reiterates the Church's official teaching as follows:
"According to the Catholic doctrine, a consummated marriage between two baptized persons is absolutely indissoluble so long as both persons live. Neither the Church nor the State has the power to dissolve the marriage; only the death of one of the spouses dissolves the marriage. And because marriage is exclusive to only one other person at a time, no person who is presently married can marry another person. Therefore, if a married couple acquires a civil divorce from a judge, that divorce is such only in the eyes of the State and its laws. The couple remains truly married before God, and before the Church until one spouse dies, even though the State declares it dissolved and no longer recognizes the marriage. So if upon obtaining a civil divorce one spouse goes before a judge or a Protestant pastor, and ‘marries’ a third party while the other spouse is alive, the new union is not a marriage, even if the State calls it a marriage and treats it like a marriage. Moreover, having sexual relations with a third party, while one’s spouse remains alive, is an act of adultery. For this reason, even if a judge grants a person a legal divorce from his spouse, and he then enters a civil marriage with a third party, every sexual act with that third party is an act of adultery and therefore a grave sin imperiling the souls of those engaged in that act." (http://www.calledtocommunion.com/2011/09/what-therefore-god-has-joined-together-divorce-and-the-sacrament-of-marriage/).
The historical case for absolute indissolubility of marriage is examined in the article. Also be sure to read the author's addendum article .