In the course of this year you have been a great help to our Resistance against the liberalisation of the world of Tradition, especially with your conference in London a few months ago about the new mass.
Alas I cannot follow you when you publicly declare that Francis is no pope while Benedict is instead. Yet I must thank you from the onset because you are dealing a severe blow to sedevacantism in the process.
It confirms that sedevacantism is in fact a logical Pandora’s box, leading more to confusion than order, since, yet again, another theory emerges... one among so many species.
Just recently I bumped into another sedevacantist who told me that Mgr Guerard des Lauriers is a traitor. But that Bishop is a founding father of the movement. Among the non-conclavist sedevacantists, it is getting harder and harder just to know what the different schools think. I refuse to embarked on such total talmudization.
Archbishop Lefebvre was keen to say that the theory has some serious reasons, but it leads to no certain conclusions. It looks very clear at the start, yet ends in great confusion, leading to a dangerous fragmentation of the Remnant of the Faith. Theologians are split into those who don’t even consider the case and those who do... and among those who do, there again, their sentences are split. We should be content with the principle of Nullam Partem with heretics, not denying the existence of heresies when they appear in Rome, unlike the XSPX, who threw us overboard on account of us sticking to that principle.
But the Archbishop always refused to tread beyond this point, the overall sterility of the sedevacantist movement proved him right. Just one look at the city of Cincinnati is enough to see: the turf wars, the mutual excommunications, the endless doctrinal hair splitting, the comparatives between the different lines of bishops and the quarrels around the validity of this or that line—all of it like the vain genealogies denounced by St Paul.
I am aware that you believe that somebody is still on the Seat of Peter, but that reminds me too much of the theory of the two Paul VI, or the theory that cardinal Siri is the pope (and the theory went on with a secret, Siri-appointed successor of Peter). Conclavist sedevacantism is back.
Knowing you as a Fatima priest, especially as somebody so aware of the wickedness of ex-pope ex-card. Ratzinger in your book The Devil s Final Battle, in which Ratzinger plays second fiddle only to the Devil, I don’t see why you make such a difference betwixt Francis and Benedict.
That Bishop Fellay mourns the good old days of Pope Benedict in his recent DICI interview is no surprise—his liberal mind wanted to have a deal with the darling of the conservatives—and such a deal would be much harder with the Francis administration (even if he still calls them the Church, and he denies that Francis is a theoretical modernist, and leaves many doors open, maintains the AFD, etc.).
I don’t see any difference of degree between these two modernists, between these two heretics. Only their approach differs. Benedict would do things differently, but the Revolution must move on; Francis has a “charism” that he lacks. Benedict recognizes and encourages that so called charism, for destruction. This recent attack on the authority of Peter, which is going to turn the office of the Papacy into a presidential job, was concocted, not by Francis, but by Benedict. Some of his unknown speeches refer to the redefining of the “Petrine ministry”. Francis just executes the sentence of his predecessor.
I am very sure that you studied both of them sufficiently to see that their principles of theology are the same. They are two faces of a same coin, just like the parties in our modern masonic democracies. Francis is going to wreck further the faith in the official church, but there is no questioning that Benedict proved extremely dangerous to us Traditional Catholics. I am glad he is gone, with Francis there is clarity to some extent.
So I hope and pray you will give us some relief on this issue. As you say, we are in the final moments. It is much better to keep our heads up to the Great Sign in the Heavens (Apoc XII), than to lower our spirit into some new confusion. Our poor little sheep are shepherdless enough as they are.
With all my best compliments on this wonderful feast of the Immaculate Conception,
Edited (grammatically) by Sr. Mary Reginald, T.O.P.