October 8, 2008
vol 19, no. 282

    This Interminable Interregnum

In the words of Pope Pius XII: "I can't take it anymore."

    Of course, His Holiness was referring to how the illness had overtaken him in the last few days before his death, but were he here today those words would be more in the frame of the famous mantra Peter Finch made famous as Howard Beale in the film Network: "I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not gonna take it anymore!" That's how every Catholic should feel and want to do something about it. It is well past time for those who are so afraid of the term "Sedevacantism" to admit there is no other alternative. Fifty years of this nonsense that heretics can be Roman Pontiffs has passed all credulity with the manifest, formal and blatant heresies exhibited by the conciliar posers-as-popes. It has come to the point that there is no more sublime, but rather everything done in the counterfeit church of conciliarism goes beyond the border of entirely ridiculous with the current Hegelian haggard hampering souls everywhere. Enough is enough! To place even one iota of hope in even one man within the conciliar collective is futile and fruitless! There is only one solution to this fifty-year malaise.

    On Thursday, October 9 we commemorate the 50th Anniversary since the death of His Holiness Pope Pius XII. So much has occurred since that fateful day and very, very little of it is good.

    Fifty years ago gas at the pumps was .24 a gallon, a postage stamp .04, homes were under $20,000, Visa and American Express were just about to introduce a new concept into society: the credit card to the multitudes who had accrued hardly any debt at the time, having dug out of the terrible repression of the 30's. Most importantly, Catholic churches were packed, Catholic schools were overflowing. Vocations were booming in the post-war days of the idyllic 50's. No one ever complained that "they couldn't understand the Mass because it was in Latin." That wouldn't come until the Modernists began spinning such nonsense in the aftermath of Pius's death and the mechanizations that occurred behind the scenes in marshalling the enemies of the Church with John XXIII, not only uncaging the heretics Pius had "locked away", but placing them in charge of the proverbial henhouse. Since then, as we know only too well in fast-forwarding to present time, all hell has broken loose.

    We realize that the Decline and Fall of the Roman Catholic Church began long before the late 50's with insurgents working behind the scenes from the Protestant Revolution on in clandestine fashion, all the while infiltrating the ranks in order to try to corrupt and destroy the Mystical Bride of Christ, Who remains spotless and far, far from Rome today. The culture has changed so drastically for the worse that no man could have conceived of the greatest revolution in the history of mankind. It was purely the work of God's insidious adversary. Yet he could never do it on his own. No, satan needed the cooperation of man and he played on pride and greed to transform a palace into a cesspool. There was only one obstacle standing in his way and his legion of lost souls within the Judeo-Masonic ranks so violently anti-Catholic. That was the Roman Catholic Church which wielded a powerful and respected influence in the 50's despite the bitter resentment by many against Papists.

    Under Pius the visible erosion initially began towards the end of the year 1953. That is when the travails he had undergone during the terrible tensions of World War II and the ensuing Communist buildup of the Soviet Union and Eastern Bloc, including East Germany and the resulting fascism in Italy took its toll on this badly maligned Pontiff, who was a modern Richard III in that the world painted him as a villain, when in truth he was a man with a deep love for the holy Faith and his universal flock, which he so strenuously strove to protect.

    His Holiness had developed a constant, nagging and dangerous hiccup and, were it not for his Swiss physician, he might well have passed on at the end of 1953. Though stubborn to a fault in wanting to do all he could in his responsibilities as Vicar of Christ, he succumbed to doctors' orders and cut back his schedule drastically. He had even contemplated resigning as Roman Pontiff for he felt strongly that the times called for an active Shepherd of Rome and his illness had put restrictions on that, so much so that for the first time in his pontificate he had to begin delegating authority to others, much against his will for there were several curial offices he refused to fill because of both his hands-on style and fear of infiltration within the ranks. But illness prevented him from being able to do as much as he wished for he had a severe case of gastritis which blocked his esophogus, making it very, very difficult to eat. This only compounded the problems when his hiccups intensified. This continued throughout the entire year of 1954. Francis Cardinal Spellman of New York was so concerned that he convinced Pius to allow American specialists to examine the Holy Father and take tests. Their diagnosis was not good for they determined that the origin of the malady was Hypothalamus of the Brain, an incurable disease.

    Thanks to constant blood transfusions he was able to stay alive and slowly regain some strength in the temporary recuperation process, but never again regained his former strength and slowly it became known around Vatican City that the Pope was dying. Even back in 1954 the damage had already been done both to his body and to the body of those around him, most notable Monsignor Annibale Bugnini

    Bugnini, ordained in 1936, had exhibited an expertise in liturgical studies as founder and publisher of Ephemerides Liturgicæ in 1947, a missionary publication that served as his ticket to gaining a teaching position at the Pontifical Urban College. His expertise? Naturally liturgical studies. Friends of Bugnini planted among the relatively small number of curia, begin planting the idea that he would be an ideal candidate for secretary to a new commission that they had coaxed Pius to form: The Commission for Liturgical Reform. Proponents of conciliarism point to this that Pius intended to reform the Holy Mass but nothing is further from the truth. He had formed it to assure that the universal Church was complying with what had been set down by Trent and in accordance with the PioBenedictine Canon Law of 1917. His encyclicals "Mystici Corporis", "Mediator Dei", and "Humani Generis" bear this fact that he was set on upholding the traditions with the pure purpose of the Solemn Papal Oath he had taken at his Coronation in 1939,

    "I vow to change nothing of the received Tradition, and nothing thereof I have found before me guarded by my God-pleasing predecessors, to encroach upon, to alter, or to permit any innovation therein;

       To the contrary: with glowing affection as her truly faithful student and successor, to safeguard reverently the passed-on good, with my whole strength and utmost effort;

       To cleanse all that is in contradiction to the canonical order, should such appear; to guard the Holy Canons and Decrees of our Popes as if they were the divine ordinance of Heaven, because I am conscious of Thee, whose place I take through the Grace of God, whose Vicarship I possess with Thy support, being subject to severest accounting before Thy Divine Tribunal over all that I shall confess;

       I swear to God Almighty and the Savior Jesus Christ that I will keep whatever has been revealed through Christ and His Successors and whatever the first councils and my predecessors have defined and declared.

       I will keep without sacrifice to itself the discipline and the rite of the Church. I will put outside the Church whoever dares to go against this oath, may it be somebody else or I.

       If I should undertake to act in anything of contrary sense, or should permit that it will be executed, Thou willst not be merciful to me on the dreadful Day of Divine Justice.

       Accordingly, without exclusion, We subject to severest excommunication anyone -- be it Ourselves or be it another -- who would dare to undertake anything new in contradiction to this constituted evangelic Tradition and the purity of the orthodox Faith and the Christian religion, or would seek to change anything by his opposing efforts, or would agree with those who undertake such a blasphemous venture."

    Nevertheless, this setback to Pius' health was the crack in the door that Bugnini had been looking for, to get inside as his handlers, who he had sold out to earlier - the FreeMasons - the most anti-Catholic group at the time, had intended. This was confirmed in later correspondence to Bugnini in which it was revealed his code name was "Buan" and he had been most successful in infiltrating and effecting the horrendous, heretical changes that sacked the propitiatory Sacrifice for a man-made Protestant-Masonic celebratory banquet honoring man, not God. If you have any doubts of this, just take a look at the eerie similarities of a conciliar sanctuary (if such still exists) and a Masonic lodge. They're both the same!

    Having managed to slither his way in with help from others who would prove traitors as well during the revolution of the sixties at Vatican II and after, Bugnini began in earnest to slowly insert changes, all under the pretense of updating and returning to the "traditions of old." However, as most fifth columnists are wont to do, they will never tip their hand until they have penetrated all the way and accomplished what they came for. Thus, it was an unsuspecting Pius who agreed with recommendations to promote this seemingly dedicated Vincentian priest as a Professor of Liturgy at the University of the Pontifical Propaganda Fide (known as Propagation of the Faith) in 1949. This congregation first began as a Commission of the cardinals by Pope Saint Pius V and then Pope Gregory XII as a result of the Council of Trent to oversee and promote missionary efforts in in the East and West Indies at that time as well as regulating the areas missions should be established to counteract the Reformation and Protestant influence in Europe. In 1599 Pope Clement VIII established the Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith and it was blended in with this congregation but it was shortlived. Pope Gregory XV resurrected the original congregation for missionary endeavors with his Apostolic Constitution Inscrutabili Divinae on June 22nd, 1622.

    Bugnini's appointment dovetailed perfectly with his studies and strengths. In this position he was able to garner an inside track and a seemingly trusted reputation. It worked in his favor as he busied himself setting up blueprints in private to revamp the entire book of rubrics and liturgy.

    Of course, he knew at the time that there was no way he could get such drastic changes made and so he tested the waters with the Commission, trying to rationalize that "the Church should return to tradition by going back to a time well before Trent." The first guinea pig, if you will, was the Easter Vigil when he tinkered with it. This was approved by Pius in 1954.

    Keep in mind a few paragraphs above how it was around the same time Pius had developed Hypothalamus of the Brain rendering, in truth, a confliction since His Holiness was not fully functional. Bugnini pounced on this by reforming the entire Holy Week the next year which again bore Pius' signature, but many still doubt he would have signed it had he not been so sick. Again, without documentation as to what he was really thinking at that time, no one knows. However, his encyclicals give a hint from what he wrote that he would not have fully approved the reform were he of sound mind for it contradicts his entire mindset and what he vowed in his Pontifical Oath. But Bugnini was a crafty devil.

    From 1954 until his death, Pius suffered greatly and more and more retired from public life, so great was the agony of not being able to eat regularly, compounded by constant hiccuping that left him weak and exhausted. Considering he was thin all his life, he could ill afford to lose weight. But he knew the end was near when, at Castel Gandolfo on October 5, 1958 he slumped down on his bed, telling his household, "I can't take it anymore." "Adesso non posso pui." It was his "Eli, Eli, Lamma Sabbacthani."

    After falling unconscious the next day, he was given Extreme Unction and the death watch began in earnest. Yet, the Holy Father recouped and insisted on taking a walk to the chapel so he could pray. He then retired to his desk to work for an hour before trying to digest dinner. Following a difficult repast, he insisted on joining his household in praying the Holy Rosary. After all, he was truly "Mary's Pope" for it was Pius who decreed ex cathedra, the Dogma of the Assumption on November 1, 1950. That was the last time anything infallible was proclaimed from the Chair of Peter. And should anyone be surprised? No one since Pius has had the God-authorized power or blessing to speak ex cathedra for all who followed were and are usurpers. Ergo, since Giovanni Cardinal Roncalli and the man who followed Archbishop Giovanni Montini, both censured by Pius, sought to withdraw God's sacramental graces from the divinely-ordained Holy Sacrifice of the Mass by gravely altering it to a man-made atrocity, God merely honored man's free will and withdrew His graces and protection of those Robber Barons who stole in as wolves in sheep's clothing. That would fit perfectly with those who followed Roncalli and Montini, namely Bishops Luciani and Wojtyla and now Fr. Joseph Ratzinger, a Bugnini-like mole in the periti ranks at Vatican II. Ratzinger was the main engine in prompting Cardinal Fring to approve inserting "subsistet in" - "subsists in" rather than "in" in the heretical document Lumen Gentium. It marked the signature moment of the departure of those who followed Montini from the true Roman Catholic Church and the formation of the false conciliar church of Vatican II in the same manner that the Church of England broke from Rome in the 16th Century. For further proof of this I refer you to the excellent work of Griff Ruby, titled Down the Yellow Brick Road to Apostasy: The Lumen Gentium Syndrome.

    Pius lingered for a few more days but on the evening of October 8 in his Papal Summer Residence, his fever increased where doctors could not bring his temperature down. Despite being given oxygen, his breathing became most difficult. Those attending were most fearful and sad for His Holiness. They prayed for him and that God's will be done in all things, praying the Rosary throughout the night just outside his room. Despite all the nasty rumors of those who like to stir up rumors and denigrate holy Mother Church, the nun assigned to him by his request for forty years Mother Pascalina was with him to the end, The relationship between this most dependable religious and the Vicar of Christ was most proper for she was strictly his assistant, and looked after him in almost a motherly fashion. She protected him from many vultures both inside and outside the Vatican and for that was greatly maligned. Their relationship was always chaste and above reproach. But his enemies sought to discredit both by spreading such rumors, going so far as to call her La Popessa for they claimed she was the brains behind everything. Remember the addage, behind every great man is a great woman. This was true for our Lord with His Most Blessed Mother chosen by God and it was equally true of Pius with his loyal religious Sister Pascalina Lehnert.

    She and Monsignor Domenico Tardini, one of his closest friends who had acted as Secretary of State even though that office had been officially vacant, were with him at 3:52 Italian time on the morning of October 9 when Eugenio Maria Giuseppe Giovanni Pacelli breathed his last and finished his mission on earth. Tardini intoned the Magnificat, acting as the Camerlengo for that also had been vacant during Pius' pontificate. Perhaps that is why he never appointed a Secretary of State or Chamberlain (Camerlengo) for Cardinal Pacelli had served in both those capacities under his predecessor Pope Pius XI.

    The more one studies the life of Pope Pius XII, the more one can see his total Catholicity so evident in his writings and edification to one and all. That is why it is really an oxymoron that Pius would have willingly signed on to what Bugnini was doing. It's also interesting to note that another of his friends who worked with Tardini in sharing the unofficial duties of Secretary of State was Bishop Montini. At the same time Tardini had been appointed Pro-Secretary of the State for Extraordinary Ecclesiastical Affairs (basically in charge of all matters universally outside of Vatican City), Montini had been tabbed Pro-Secretary of the State for Ordinary Ecclesiastical Affairs which basically means internal, within Vatican City. Can you see the Judas forming in those years and how the embers of the smoke of satan could easily have smoldered before the conflagration? Can you see how Montini could easily have been the influence to cover for Bugnini since the latter had to answer to Montini and Montini would phrase it such that Pius was left in the dark as to the changes?

    It gives credence to the fact why many traditional groups resist the changes and cling to the traditional liturgy intact at the beginning of Pacelli's papacy rather than the end. There are others, such as the CMRI, who, because Pius was a true Pope, are obedient to what Pius signed in regards to the liturgy and feasts even if they don't agree with what Bugnini effected. While these differences are minor compared to the total cacophony that bellows out today from the Novus Ordo and the Motu Mess, they still can be a bit of a blockade from fully uniting as one in the crusade to reclaim the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church with a true Successor of Peter.

    Fifty years is a long time, enough time for most to forget what Catholicism is all about. In future PewPOINTS I hope to hammer that point home by bringing up examples of what is truly Catholic and what is not. Most of what you see today is not! In fact, if the world praises it, it definitely is not of Christ!

    I hope most of you had the opportunity to read my dear wife's inspired article To Dream the Impossible Dream last month. What she said is true and with every passing day it becomes more evident. It brings up a point that I want to address.

    Several years ago, when we were trying to come down from the pedestal we had placed John Paul II on because we had bought the spin hook line and sinker without reading between the lines or wading through Wojtyla's ambiguous verbosity, the scholarly Atila Sinke Guimarães issued a personal challenge to us to read and research and see what happened because of Vatican II. We did just that and read Atila's masterful Eli Lamma Sabbacthani collection beginning with "The Murky Waters of Vatican II" and those that followed in addition to Fr. Ralph Wiltgen's "The Rhine Flows Into the Tiber" and Romano Amerio's "Iota Unum" in addition to all the major Councils from Nicaea to Vatican I. Then we restudied the Vatican II documents and then went back to the Scriptures and past Papal Encyclicals and Decrees and saw very clearly that what had happened could not be Catholic.

    It is therefore to Atila and Dr. Marian Therese Horvat that we owe many thanks for turning us in the right direction, away from the conciliar church - as far away as we can get. Now I would like to return the favor for the sake of unity and clarity. I would like to issue a challenge to both Atila and Marian to continue connecting the dots and to give me a rationale why they go so far, laying out in words and pictures the obvious heresies over the past 40 years and longer, yet so totally ignore an infallible decree issued by Pope Paul IV on February 15, 1559 during the Council of Trent wherein it strongly refutes the feeble argument that 'no one can judge a Pope but God.' That is true, we cannot judge anyone's heart, but we must judge his words and action. However, such judgment has already been rendered by the Church in this ex cathedra proclamation for all time "in perpetuity" and I ask our dear friends at Tradition in Action to read, really read Cum Ex Apostolatus Officio for therein is the very answers as to why we have not had a true Pope in fifty years.

    I ask Atila to reread all he has written and what he has illustrated only too clearly, especially in Tradition in Action's popular weekly "Church Revolution in Pictures", the manifest heresies by Roncalli, Montini, Wojtyla and Ratzinger, all inherent within Atila's magnificent works and on the TIA web pages. I ask Marian to reread all she has documented that Our Lady of Good Success imparted in her Church-approved apparitions to the Conceptionist nun and visionary Mother Mariana de Jesus Torres about these very times and the apostasy. I ask all to read St. Paul's words in 2 Timothy 4: 3-4 and the entire chapter 2 of 2 Thessalonians. Despite all of these sublime, inspired words proving the apostasy is the conciliar church, maybe the best way to get it across to all is to use the time-worn idiom "if it waddles like a duck, quacks like a duck and looks like a duck, it's a duck!"

    I particularly challenge Atila in the most charitable and friendliest manner, for he is a dear friend to whom we will always be grateful. But I must take issue with his most recent column The Papal Succession Begins in which he looks to the current crop of non-cardinals to begin thinking of the next conclave, when the possibility exists that the next antipope will not even be an ordained priest. Presently the conciliar college of "cardinals" is made up of only one true successor of the Apostles - Bishop Francis Arinze the Nigerian prelate who was consecrated a bishop in 1965 under the true rites of a bishop. Outside of Patriarch Ignace Moussa Daoud who, though consecrated in 77, could well be legitimate had his Syrian rite not yet been tainted for his succession would come from Antioch, and the Archbishop of the Ukraine Lubomyr Husar who was consecrated in 1977 as well at Castel Gandolfo, talk about irony, but not with papal approval for at that time the Eastern Rite in Ukraine was not in concert with modern Rome, there are no other true prelates eligible to vote by conciliar rules. The question arises as to if the respective Syrian and Ukranian Rites were schismatic or were in union with Rome but had still stalled the alteration of their liturgies. Therein lies the truth of whether Husar, and the same with Daoud and the Syrian Rite if they are true bishops. However, considering they too are now aligned with the apostate church of Vatican II, they have disqualified themselves latae sententiae. Ergo there is NO ONE. I repeat, not one true bishop in the entire College of "Cardinals" would be "eligible to vote in conclave." And that goes for Arinze as well for, according to Cum Ex Apostolatus Officio, Arinze was excommunicated for embracing heresy without repenting. Thus, that leaves zero bishops in the conciliar collective.

    Which brings us to the very fact that the man posing as pope today is not even a bishop. For verification that anyone ordained or consecrated from 1968 on are not valid, I refer readers to Sacramentum Ordinis by Pope Pius XII in his Apostolic Constitution, on November 30, 1947. I also offer the many irrefutable documented essays of Bishop Donald Sanborn and Fr. Anthony Cekada's available at articles, specifically "Absolutely Null and Utterly Void", "Why the New Bishops are Not True Bishops", Still Null and Still Void", and "New Bishops, Empty Taberacles". I respectfully ask Atila to honestly try to refute the facts presented. There are several articles that document that those ordained after 1968 are not valid priests but mere presiders who have no power to confect the Sacrament whether it be the pagan-Protestant-Masonic Novus Ordo Missae or the watered-down Motu Mess. Again, per His Holiness St. Pius V's infallible decree "in perpetuity" Quo Primum we know that by changing the words of the Consecration it is an invalid Mass. The very fact that million, nay billions have been deprived of the Sacraments and duped into believing they are receiving them is the greatest con of all time.

    At the same time I must respectfully ask John Vennari, editor of Catholic Family News to do the same we have challenged Atila and Marian to fact-check, especially in light of his most recent article Benedict's Unprecedented Ecumenical Synod. John wrote in his very first paragraph,

    "On Sunday October 5, Pope Benedict XVI will celebrate the opening Mass for the 12th Synod of Bishops in Rome. The Synod is marked by a series of “firsts” all aimed at furthering the novel ecumenism of the Second Vatican Council – an ecumenism condemned by the Church’s perennial Magisterium." [editor's emphasis].
One need read no further. John has admitted it is condemned and therefore, per Pope Paul IV's infallible words, embedded in the Church's perennial Magisterium, how can he still call Benedict a Pope? John concludes his article,
    "It is long past time to say “enough”! Concerned Catholics must step up their resistance to this error rightly condemned by St. Maximilian Kolbe as the “enemy of the Immaculata”. Today’s ecumenism is a manifestation of modernism and religious indifferentism. It is a central error of liberal Catholicism. There is no excuse for a Catholic to defend it or take part in it in any way whatsoever."
Let us paraphrase it thus: It is long past time to say "enough"! There is no excuse for a Catholic to defend Benedict as a valid Pope. He is an antipope, long ago excommunicated and therefore holds NO AUTHORITY WHATSOEVER! It is time to call a spade a spade and a pitchfork a pitchfork!

    Therefore, I again respectfully ask Atila, Marian, John and all others on the fence as recognize-yet-resisters that it is time to realize you can no longer ignore the elephant in the room. There is no way you can remain "inside the Church" by clinging to the false, counterfeit church of conciliarism, no matter how you spin it. The fact is you're inside a void that you will clearly see is totally 180 degree from God's Church when the eclipse of the Church passes. But are you going to stubbornly wait that long before admitting the obvious?

    As the darkness intensifies, I ask all to see the Light. He is not shining it on Modern Rome, but on Eternal Rome in the catacombs. But now, after 50 years, is it not time to make a stand? The more one denies that we have been in an interminable interregnum for 50 years now, the more one is left looking like a certain publisher who went ridiculously out on a very unsteady limb in buying the contraband of the Motu Mess even though we had warned, along with all sedevacantists and that it was a trap. Now this once revered publication is left trying to explain their way out of the bag filled with the facts that Benedict-Ratzinger has admitted it was all a ruse, a way of tolerating for awhile the clamors and trying to trick the Society of St. Pius X. Those who straddle the fence are bound to fall off of it.

    I have read Atila and Marian's denials of sedevacantism. We've discussed it over lunch. But cordialities aside, I ask them, in light of what holy Mother Church has proclaimed and the manifest formal and material heresies of the conciliar posers-as-popes documented, is it not a fait accompli? There is no way they can be Catholic, and if they are not Catholic, they surely cannot be head of a Church they are not members of. Ergo, there is only one syllogism as I wrote three years ago next week and encourage you to read it for it was what Atila wrote in his books that brought us to the inevitable conclusion of The Syllogism of Sedevacantism. There is no other alternative.

    That is why it is impossible for the current crop of "cardinals" to elect, even if they wanted to, a true Vicar of Christ for, first of all they have lost any authority they might have had by virtue of violating what Pope St. Pius X's commanded in his encyclical against Modernism in Pascendi Domenici Gregis and reaffirmed in his follow-up encyclical two months later Praestantia Scripturae in which he decreed:

    Moreover, in order to check the daily increasing audacity of many modernists who are endeavoring by all kinds of sophistry and devices to detract from the force and efficacy not only of the decree "Lamentabili sane exitu" (the so-called Syllabus), issued by our order by the Holy Roman and Universal Inquisition on July 3 of the present year, but also of our encyclical letters "Pascendi dominici gregis" given on September 8 of this same year, we do by our apostolic authority repeat and confirm both that decree of the Supreme Sacred Congregation and those encyclical letters of ours, adding the penalty of excommunication against their contradictors, and this we declare and decree that should anybody, which may God forbid, be so rash as to defend any one of the propositions, opinions or teachings condemned in these documents he falls, ipso facto, under the censure contained under the chapter "Docentes" of the constitution "Apostolicae Sedis," which is the first among the excommunications latae sententiae, simply reserved to the Roman Pontiff. This excommunication is to be understood as salvis poenis, which may be incurred by those who have violated in any way the said documents, as propagators and defenders of heresies, when their propositions, opinions and teachings are heretical, as has happened more than once in the case of the adversaries of both these documents, especially when they advocate the errors of the modernists that is, the synthesis of all heresies. [editor's emphasis]

    Add to this Pope Paul IV's decree that it applies

    "to any so promoted to be Bishops, or Archbishops, or Patriarchs, or Primates or elevated as Cardinals, or as Roman Pontiff, NO AUTHORITY SHALL HAVE BEEN GRANTED, nor shall it be considered to have been so granted either in the spiritual or the TEMPORAL DOMAIN." (Cum Ex Apostolatus Officio, ex cathedra, article 6, paragraph iv) [again editor's emphasis]
and there is no breathing room whatsoever to say that because the world accepts these imposters as Popes, even if God doesn't, we must recognize them. That, my friends is pure rubbish and a cop-out!

    The fact of the matter is that holy Mother Church has spoken most clearly on this: NO ONE who subscribes to even one iota of the conciliar heresies, chief among them Modernism, has any authority whatsoever from the invalidly ordained presiders or presbyters at the parish level to the high-falutin' men wearing purple or red to the men in white who dare call themselves "Pope." Ergo, they are outside the Church and not eligible to vote or to hold any authority whatsoever and are to be resisted and rejected totally and to be treated, per Pope Paul IV's words, as "infamous" and as "warlocks and heathens."

    It is interesting to note that in researching all of the conciliar "cardinals" as to their "ordination" and "consecration" dates, I noticed with alarm how so many of the older ones have doctorates in Theology and yet have gone along with the heresies. The point is, they do know better and that makes it all the more tragic how they have been destroying their own souls as well as those placed under their care. Oh, they will have much to answer for.

    So then if there is not one bishop elible to vote within the conciliar structure, where does the next Pope come from? The only legitimate way this can now be brought to reality is to turn to the only group of true Successors of the Apostles left. You could recruit several over 80 who still have their faculties to think straight and then again, if they have bought into Modernism, they're not thinking straight and are outside the Church. So scratch that. So what then? Cyndi's article would seem to make perfect sense in planting the seeds for coaxing the traditional Bishops, scattered throughout the world, to come together in a Synod to better plan for the possibility of holding a conclave and spending time in prayer for the Holy Ghost's protection and guidance prior to taking such action for the noble cause of saving souls. Is that not the whole reason why Christ instituted His Church? From that small group of true Bishops who can trace their succession back to the Apostles, even if the current crop might only be twelve men - (it's been done before, hint: for reference see the New Testament) - a true Pope can emerge. Through their action we can do what Saint Francis of Assisi was asked to do so many centuries ago - we can begin to rebuild His Church. By doing so we can also finally end this interminable interregnum.

Michael Cain, editor

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