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Amazing

You've just crossed over into the Twilight Zone.
We're living in a Hollywood-created land of irony and stupidity.More
You've just crossed over into the Twilight Zone.

We're living in a Hollywood-created land of irony and stupidity.
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Fr. Jenkins with more on Garabandal, Fr. Ripperger, Francis and more..

If they do not accept the authority of their local bishops, they are, ipso facto, in schism, and outside the Church. I don't deny that it's possible some of them have some legitimate permission from their ordinary to exist.
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Fr. Jenkins with more on Garabandal, Fr. Ripperger, Francis and more..

I'm listening to this interview with Fr. Jenkins, and they start discussing Fr. Ripperger and call his methods "problematic", and discuss how deliverance prayers "sound protestant", but Fr. Jenkins the whole time seems at least somewhat respectful of Fr. Ripperger, and even says, "he might have answers to these questions". If Fr. Jenkins would take a little more time to listen to Fr. Ripperger's …More
I'm listening to this interview with Fr. Jenkins, and they start discussing Fr. Ripperger and call his methods "problematic", and discuss how deliverance prayers "sound protestant", but Fr. Jenkins the whole time seems at least somewhat respectful of Fr. Ripperger, and even says, "he might have answers to these questions". If Fr. Jenkins would take a little more time to listen to Fr. Ripperger's talks online, I think he would find that not only does Fr. Ripperger have those answers, and explains them very clearly, but he also demonstrates how it was the protestants who took these things from the Catholic Church.

As the interviewer mentions, Fr. Ripperger talks about authority a great deal, and I think there's a reason for that. It becomes apparent, listening to this priest, that he doesn't fully understand the principles that Fr. Ripperger teaches regarding authority. That made me wonder, who is this Fr. Jenkins, that he doesn't understand the hierarchy of authority? 10 seconds later I had my revelation: he is SSPV. Of course he doesn't understand the authority, or the power of authority, because he has rejected it, and he is now outside the Catholic Church. It would be wise for him to do a deep dive into Fr. Ripperger and his talks. It may very well save his soul.
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Mortalium Animos (January 6, 1928)

Pure irony.
And also moot. The people you are targeting with this do not disobey the legitimate authority and supremacy of Peter and his legitimate successors.More
Pure irony.

And also moot. The people you are targeting with this do not disobey the legitimate authority and supremacy of Peter and his legitimate successors.
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BISHOP A. SCHNEIDER: Crisis in the Church and the Role of the Angels

@Cat Smith
"Your comments exhibit lack of understanding of the papacy" - this coming from a person who thought that legitimate priests are divinely immune from revealing sins told to them in confession.
"Submission to the Roman Pontiff is fundamental to the faith" - agreed.
"stop relying on people who have a schismatic mentality" - I think this statement should be included in the definition of "…More
@Cat Smith
"Your comments exhibit lack of understanding of the papacy" - this coming from a person who thought that legitimate priests are divinely immune from revealing sins told to them in confession.

"Submission to the Roman Pontiff is fundamental to the faith" - agreed.

"stop relying on people who have a schismatic mentality" - I think this statement should be included in the definition of "irony".

"paramount to know the identity of the head of the Church" - not only is it paramount, it is required. The head of the Catholic Church will always be a visible head, meaning it can't be someone that most of the world doesn't recognize as the head of the Church.

"No one can judge the pope" - now you're getting it!

Regarding the true occupant of the Holy See, Catholics will simply have to pray and wait, and then see. In the meantime, let's hold fast to Tradition.
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What say you, Recognize and Resisters?

What is the context and source of the quote?
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The Recognize and Resist position is wrong

By the way, I thank you for your R&R nomenclature. I'm going to borrow that and use it in my discussions with family and friends. I believe Recognize and Resist is the correct position.
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The Recognize and Resist position is wrong

"We should be able to unquestionably follow and obey the Pope without going through any mental gymnastics."
I disagree. We're clearly in the end times. All of Church history and revelation tells us that in these times, we should not unquestionably follow and obey anyone or anything except the Tradition of the Church. That's higher than the pope.
The doctrine of Infallibility was only defined in …More
"We should be able to unquestionably follow and obey the Pope without going through any mental gymnastics."

I disagree. We're clearly in the end times. All of Church history and revelation tells us that in these times, we should not unquestionably follow and obey anyone or anything except the Tradition of the Church. That's higher than the pope.

The doctrine of Infallibility was only defined in reference to Ex Cathedra. It makes no sense outside of that. You call it tired and nonsensical, but you have no real argument against it. How is it nonsensical?

I would not have anyone doubt either St. Pius X or the 1st Vatican council.
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The Recognize and Resist position is wrong

Until such a time as the legitimate authority deems that Francis is not actually pope, yes, I submit my will and proclaim that JPII, Paul VI, and John XXIII are saints.
I also hope and pray that Hitler had a moment of perfect contrition before his death and that he's also now in heaven.
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Until such a time as the legitimate authority deems that Francis is not actually pope, yes, I submit my will and proclaim that JPII, Paul VI, and John XXIII are saints.

I also hope and pray that Hitler had a moment of perfect contrition before his death and that he's also now in heaven.

What's your point?
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The Regime Is Coming For The Sacrament Of Penance

By the way, lay Catholics who falsely accuse priests of this sin are also automatically excommunicated.
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The Regime Is Coming For The Sacrament Of Penance

I'm sorry, but it seems to me that you are coming up with all these opinions based on assumptions about Church teaching that are frankly false, and also dangerous.
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The Regime Is Coming For The Sacrament Of Penance

Why do you believe the seal of confession has never been broken? I'm fairly certain it has been broken, by valid priests. There is no doctrine or dogma declaring that the seal of confession can never be broken. It's a seal of mortal, sacrilegious sin, and automatic excommunication. A priest who does so is automatically excommunicated and must seek forgiveness through the pope before his …More
Why do you believe the seal of confession has never been broken? I'm fairly certain it has been broken, by valid priests. There is no doctrine or dogma declaring that the seal of confession can never be broken. It's a seal of mortal, sacrilegious sin, and automatic excommunication. A priest who does so is automatically excommunicated and must seek forgiveness through the pope before his excommunication is lifted. But he is not immune from it, and is only protected in a limited way by actual grace, which he must choose to accept.

That's why we have canon laws 983 and 1388. Also check CCC 1467.
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BISHOP A. SCHNEIDER: Crisis in the Church and the Role of the Angels

No, I don't see that. Catholics do not submit blindly to the pope. That's a heresy. I proclaim oneness in faith with the Church. When the pope goes outside of that, I do not submit to him. I am not submitting myself to Francis, I am submitting myself to the Holy See, which he currently occupies. That is neither blind nor absolute for everything he does.
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The Regime Is Coming For The Sacrament Of Penance

@Cat Smith Why do you believe a valid priest is divinely protected against this sin?
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BISHOP A. SCHNEIDER: Crisis in the Church and the Role of the Angels

@Cat Smith I also call him "pope" but that doesn't mean I claim he is the rightful ecclesiastical authority. The proper authority claims he is the rightful ecclesiastical authority, and I choose to submit to their authority, because their authority comes from God. That doesn't mean their decision is infallible, it just means I choose to submit myself and my own will.
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Our Future is Our Past - Archbishop Lefebvre

We have to remember that it's not just a Great Apostasy that was foretold, but also a Great Schism.
We can't overlook the increasing bad in the pontificate, but neither do any of us have the authority to remove Pope Francis from the seat of Rome. There's a possibility that heresy has already done that, but we can't make that determination. Only the proper authority in the Church can do so.
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We have to remember that it's not just a Great Apostasy that was foretold, but also a Great Schism.

We can't overlook the increasing bad in the pontificate, but neither do any of us have the authority to remove Pope Francis from the seat of Rome. There's a possibility that heresy has already done that, but we can't make that determination. Only the proper authority in the Church can do so.

I stand with Bishop Schneider on this issue. The Church of Christ will last until the end of time. We MUST respect the authority of the Church, as determined by the Church. And to respect the authority of the Church properly, we must disobey it when it calls us to stand against God.
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Nordkorea schiesst Interkontinentalrakete über japanische Inseln. 4600km "Rekord" Luftalarm in …

I had the same thought. Guam is well within reach. Lots of Air Force and Navy there. High Catholic population.
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Catholic Identity Conference Misses the Mark on All 3 Points | FrMatthewLC

I've actually found the opposite to be true. There are a number of statements that Pope Francis has made, or just signed off on, that can only be understood as doctrinally sound if one intentionally takes it out of the commonly-understood context.
One of the big examples is the change to the CCC on the death penalty. The common understanding of it, which is accepted by most, is that the CCC …More
I've actually found the opposite to be true. There are a number of statements that Pope Francis has made, or just signed off on, that can only be understood as doctrinally sound if one intentionally takes it out of the commonly-understood context.

One of the big examples is the change to the CCC on the death penalty. The common understanding of it, which is accepted by most, is that the CCC claims the death penalty, on principle, must be rejected by Catholics. That's certainly the context of it. It's not until you really get into semantics that you are able to find a way to make it mesh with traditional Church teaching.
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THE EVIDENCE THAT DEMANDS A VERDICT

Evidence is not the issue. Authority is.
I can certainly judge his actions, and we must do so. But we cannot judge the status of his ecclesiastical office nor of his soul.
He's not a good pope, that's for sure. And it's possible he's not the pope at all, but until the ordained authorities in the Church make that determination, I will trust their judgement, as it is Christ Himself who gave them …More
Evidence is not the issue. Authority is.

I can certainly judge his actions, and we must do so. But we cannot judge the status of his ecclesiastical office nor of his soul.

He's not a good pope, that's for sure. And it's possible he's not the pope at all, but until the ordained authorities in the Church make that determination, I will trust their judgement, as it is Christ Himself who gave them that authority.