I am a Sedevacantist because I follow the Catholic Church in believing that a heretic cannot be pope! I also know that I risk my soul in hell if I consciously recognize an anti pope! I know that an anti pope will necessarily be anti Catholic. I know that since 1958, there has been anti popes, that is people who took hold of the See of Rome and claim to be pope and people believed them disregarding Catholic teachings. So, John XXIII, Paul VI, John Paul I, John Paul II, Benedict XVI and Francis are anti popes who are working/worked for the destruction of the Catholic Church and sending souls to hell. These, my friend are why I am a Sedevacantist! To be a Sedevacantist means that I believe that the See of Peter is Empty. It is not occupied. Those who claim to occupy it are lying criminals! Hence the term sedevacantism means seat is vacant!
The crisis in the Catholic has made it possible for the majority of those who claim to be Catholics to become “Supermarket Catholics”, that is they pick and chose what to believe within the Holy Catholic religion just as one picks and chooses when in a Super market. This means that these people who pick and chose are indeed heretics and therefore not Catholics!
As we know, if someone deviates, in the least degree from any point of Catholic teaching, the person is a heretic! Heretics are outside the Church! To be Catholic is to be baptized and then believe, wholly and entirely all that has been taught by the Catholic Church.
Pope Leo XIII, Satis Cognitum (No9), given on June 29, 1896:
“The practice of the Church has always been the same, as is shown by the unanimous teaching of the Fathers, who were wont to hold as outside Catholic communion, and alien to the Church, whoever would recede in the least degree from any point of doctrine proposed by her authoritative Magisterium.”
There are many people who have realized that the Catholic Church has been eclipsed! They know that the Vatican is occupied by anti Catholics who pose as Catholics to deceive the world and send souls to hell! But the majority does not see any crisis. For them all is well. They fail to see that the heresy, modernism has eclipsed the Catholic Church from catholic Churches.
This is akin to what happened during the Arian heresy. The Arian heresy, the heresy that taught that Christ is NOT God but merely human, permeated the Church such that nearly all were taken in by it. People were living in heresy but the do not know it. The few that knew it were killed, persecuted or called names. They are not able to trade with the majority living in heresy! They were simply ostracized.
It was when more people that were against the Arian heresy spoke up that the highest authorities in the Church strongly condemned the heresy and this led to the Council of Nicaea. The Council of Nicaea condemned Arianism but yet Arianism continued against the teachings of the Church!
Today, the Church has condemned Modernism, the heresy that rules today and yet people continue in it despite Church teaching.
The people who know about the crisis, like the members of the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) are hands in gloves with the same Modernism heresy they claim to reject.
Although the SSPX holds all that the Church teaches, it still mixes this with the heresy of modernism! This makes the organization called SSPX a heretical organization. Those in SSPX, although many people of goodwill, risk their souls by entering into heresy!
How does SSPX mix Catholicism with Modernism? They hold that the Heretics occupying the Vatican are indeed the true Catholic hierarchy and we must recognize them as such.
They also recognize Francis as a true pope! This means that SSPX teaches that the Church of Christ can teach errors that lead to hell since if these heretics that teach countless errors are the true catholic hierarchy, then the Church, the indefectible Bride of Christ has deviated from the faith! Such a thing is impossible! Now, the pope is the Vicar of Christ on Earth and so he preaches to us and we must obey him in what he teaches.
But is Francis the Vicar of Christ? How can he be when he does not believe in the Catholic God? Remember that the Catholic God is the true God, who reveals the truths the Church teaches! How can Francis be pope when he does not believe in God? SSPX teaches that Francis is pope despite his apostasy and then, they generate a new theology to back this up. They teach that we can reject what Francis teaches if it does not follow the Catholic teaching! This means that the faithful can sift, search within the Pope’s ordinary Magisterium in order to discover what is Catholic and what is not!
Is this a Catholic position to take? It is just sheer deceit that SSPX is using to teach in order to retain the ignorant in the society! How can this be? This is an insult to anyone who cares to ponder this for a second! It beats the imagination that people can swallow this!
According to the Dogmatic Constitution of First Vatican Council, concerning the Catholic faith, by divine and Catholic faith, “all those things must be believed which are contained in the written word of God and in tradition, and those which are proposed by the Church, either in a solemn pronouncement or in her ordinary and universal teaching power, to be believed as divinely revealed”. (Dogmatic Constitution concerning the Catholic Faith, Ch. 3, FIRST VATICAN COUNCIL, Pope Pius IX).
So when SSPX suggest sifting of the Magisterium to the lay faithful, they are leading them into heresy!
Some members of SSPX say that Sedevacantism is evil! But press them to provide evidence; they say that we cannot judge the pope! But is the man in question the pope? Did he even obtain the papacy? Even if he did obtain the papacy, and then fall into heresy, he stops being pope.
SSPX say we cannot as Catholics determine who is in heresy and who is not. That is the Devil speaking through them! Look at the history of the Church! Many lay people were the ones that pointed out heresies in the preaching of the clergy and the Church agreed with these lay people! How can the rule change now? How can an adult Catholic be told that he cannot recognize heresy when he sees it? That is buffoonery!
How can a Catholic not be able to determine whether Francis is heretic or Not? Even if we cannot determine this, but he agreed with the heresies of Vatican II council which makes him a heretic! A simple ordinary Catholic sense will tell anyone who looks at the SSPX that this is a heretical organization that teaches with disjointed logic and departs completely from the catholic position! In order words, SSPX selects from Catholic doctrines which doctrine to agree with and the ones to disagree with.
The SSPX believes that if the See of Peter is vacant then the Holy Ghost has failed in the promise to be with the Church till the end of time. This is pure nonsense! SSPX should be asked whether the Holy Ghost can allow heretics to be in authority in the Church of Christ!
After considering these issues for years, and praying for discernment, I concluded that SSPX position is an insult to Catholic sensibilities. First for suggesting that Novus Ordo religion is the Catholic Church and second suggesting that a heretic IS the pope!
I left the SSPX because that organization is a Novus Ordo organization which pretends to be catholic and which ultimately leads to apostasy!
I converted to the real Catholic Church which is in a state of papal interregnum, that is there is no Vicar of Christ at present in the Church but surely Christ guides His Church in Tradition of Our fathers. Those who suggest that Sedevacantism is evil are mocking the Church of Christ.
By Malachy Igwilo
Given on Thursday of the Holy Octave of Easter.