The vitriol I received in my email box was massive and immediate – from TRAD Catholics, no less, as well as Novus Ordoists, and also the many Protestants and atheists who read me. I remember well reading in various comment threads AND in my own email box the nauseatingly sentimental testimonies of women who “wept with joy” and “felt a profound sense of peace and serenity emanating from ‘pope’ Francis.”
Pardon me while I throw up in my mouth a little.
Good call there, ladies. Good call.
But hey, it’s those sentimental Kathies who have the money, and set up those recurring PayPal donation profiles, so whatever Kathy and her FEEWINGS dictate, so shall it be. Amirite? Well, not in my world.
I’d like to make another important point today. There are a lot of folks out there that are realizing that Pope Benedict’s attempted resignation was defective, and thus invalid. An Italian archbishop has spoken up about the coercion and “enormous pressure”, and even Brietbart has picked up on this. BUT, most of the major Trad Catholic blogs explicitly prohibit ANY mention of any of this in their comment threads. They delete every comment that dare even ask the question, “Is it possible that Bergoglio is an Antipope?” Or “Given the evidence, shouldn’t we be looking at the possible invalidity of Pope Benedict’s resignation?”
Folks, more and more people are coming around to the truth and realizing that Bergoglio isn’t the pope, and never was. But the bigger Trad blogs are doing everything possible to suppress this, and make you feel like you are alone and isolated in your suspicions, or part of a micro-tinfoilhat fringe. You aren’t. The people who are censoring discussion of the Bergoglioan antipapacy qua antipapacy are doing so because they fear losing donation revenue, or, for those employed by the Church, whether clergy or laymen, they fear losing their career track or benefits packages, and they fear losing social connections and prestige, and they fear being called “sedevacantists”, even though sedevacantism has nothing to do with it. In other words, EFFEMINACY. The pathological unwillingness to voluntarily undergo any personal discomfort, and for many, that “discomfort” is something so trivial as a reduction in website traffic, or even criticism, or merely LACK OF PRAISE on Facebook. This is the diametrical opposite of the words of Our Lord, “Take up your cross….” The Fourth Sorrowful Mystery of the Rosary, the Carrying of the Cross, is particularly relevant to combatting the vice of effeminacy and developing the virtue of virility.
Which brings me to another point that I might as well make, and will doubtless make again. Sedevacantism is NOT a political position. The term has been hijacked and transformed into a political term, but it is no such thing. The term “sedevacante” simply means “the See is vacant”. That is a binary question. It has to do with an objective state of reality.