Post-Magisterium Catholic Culture: Recognize and Resist

What’s next? After the Catholic far right has destroyed any confidence, trust, or faith in the Popes, the Councils, the body of Bishops. After they have convinced their followers not to accept anything the Church Herself teaches, unless it is approved by the conservative Catholic subculture. Once their followers fear the Church, having been convinced that She has been infiltrated by Satan at the highest levels. What is next?

The Catholic medial outlets and individual personalities each set up their “cult of personality”. They each become a replacement for the magisterium for their group of followers. They issue documents, replacements for papal encyclicals and conciliar documents, with lots of signatories. They gather many followers and convince them of each new half-truth, each new fake doctrine they have decided upon. Then the Church becomes shattered into thousands of pieces, each claiming to be the indefectible Rock on which their version of the Faith is founded. They are the Sand on which their own half-Catholic half-heretical faithless Church, whose doctrines are from faulty fallen reason and the scraps of faith that are floating like flotsam around the shattered ship which is the remainders of their broken utterly destroyed religious beliefs.

Does it makes sense to you that Christ would found a Church in which the Church could possibly be infiltrated by Satan at the highest levels, in which Popes could err gravely on doctrine or discipline, in which Popes could commit heresy, apostasy, or idolatry, in which even Councils of the body of Bishops joined with the Pope could not be trusted? Have you never read that the gates of Hell cannot prevail over the Church? Therefore, neither Satan nor an evil conspiracy can prevail and cause the doctrines and disciplines to be corrupted. Have you never read that the Church is indefectible in this way because She is founded on Peter as on a Rock? The no Pope can err gravely on doctrine or discipline, and no Pope can fail in faith. Do you not know that the Lord promised that Peter and his successors would never fail in faith? And in that same verse, the Lord promises that the brethren of the Pope, the successors to the Apostles (i.e. the body of Bishops), would also never fail in faith, as a body, as long as they remain confirmed by the Pope.

We all know the parable of the wise man, Jesus, who built His House, the Church, on the Rock who is Peter and his successors. And the rest of the parable is about the heretics and schismatics who built their own fake Church and fake version of Catholicism on the sand that is the opinions and grave errors of self-appointed leaders and their faithless followers. They tout the many signatories on their documents. Look at how many grains of sand our faithless religion is founded upon! They fit the parable so well, and they don’t even notice. When it comes to discipline, they are exactly like the Pharisees whom Jesus condemned, and they do not notice or care.

There is a heresy in the Church today, and it is simply the rejection of the dogmas on the authority of the Church. Here are the dogmas they reject:
1. The Church is indefectible
2. The Pope is indefectible
3. The body of Bishops is indefectible (only as a body, not as individuals)
4. An Ecumenical Council never errs in any definitive teaching on faith or morals, and never errs gravely on discipline.
5. Every Roman Pontiff accepted by the body of Bishops is the true Pope, and he can never lose his validity or his office, except by death or resignation.

This indefectibility is the charism to never err gravely on doctrine or discipline, even when not exercising infallibility; to never fail in faith by apostasy, heresy, or idolatry; to never be led astray or lead astray. And the foundation of this indefectibility is the Roman Pontiff. He has the charism of truth and of never failing faith.

All this is proven in my past articles many times over.
* The Roman Pontiff: Immunity from Error and Never-failing Faith
* Vatican I, Pastor Aeternus, on the Indefectibility of the Pope
* In Defense of Pope Honorius
as well as in my forthcoming book, which is being released a section at a time, on my substack in the articles titled “The Innocence of the Popes”

Either God permits the Popes to teach and commit heresy, or not. This is the question around which this current schism, this rejection of the Magisterium turns. Eventually, an Ecumenical Council will define again, what has already been defined by Vatican I, and the papal accusers will be excommunicated and ejected from the Church. Recall that Arianism was condemned by the First Ecumenical Council, and it continued to attack the Church until the Second Ecumenical Council finally put an end to its errors. It’s the same today. The First Vatican Council already condemned these errors. So did the Second Vatican Council. Apparently, it will take a few more Popes and another Council to finally remove this poisoned thorn from the side of the Church.

Think about it this way. If Popes and the body of Bishops and the Councils and the Church Herself can go astray as the papal accusers claim, then the promises of Jesus would be false, and the Church and Her Magisterium would be forever untrustworthy. The papal accusers are hoping for what? A Church where the Popes, Bishops, and Councils are under their authority, and will only teach what they determine? That would be idolatry. The Church and Her Shepherds worship Christ, they do not worship the conservative Catholic subculture. So that will never happen. And if their claims about the extent to which Popes, Bishops, Councils, and the Church could err and go astray were true, the Church would be forever untrustworthy, and the faithful would never know which was the true path of salvation. Does that sound like the plan of Jesus for the sole Ark of Salvation? Of course not.

Instead, the plan is as I’ve stated above, that the Popes and Councils, the body of Bishops led by the Pope, and the Church Herself are all indefectible. And this is already dogma. Trust the Church and believe what She teaches. If anyone says that the Church or the body of Bishops, or any Ecumenical Council or any Pope has gone astray, recognize that they are heretics and schismatics, and resist them.

Are you followers of Jesus Christ, or not?


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2 Responses to Post-Magisterium Catholic Culture: Recognize and Resist

  1. Alex says:

    Cardinal Sarah speaks for the first time after his resignation was accepted by the pope
    “Cardinal Sarah says that in the Church today “too often we act as if everything is a question of politics, power, influence and the unjustified imposition of a hermeneutic of Vatican II that totally breaks and is irreversibly at odds with Tradition.”
    The solution, he argues, is for the Church to return to placing God at the center of the liturgy, beginning by celebrating Mass ad orientem. “If God is not at the center of the Church’s life, then she is in danger of death,” he says, suggesting that the Church is “currently experiencing a Good Friday,” but adding that “Christ’s victory always comes through the Cross.”
    Cardinal Sarah stresses that it’s unsound to view such matters as being ideological issues. “I don’t believe that the struggle between progressives and conservatives has any meaning in the Church,” he said, adding, “These categories are political and ideological. The Church is not a field of political struggle.”

    How could we qualify that interview? Does he try to balance and, maybe, ultimately stay with the pope, as cardinal Muller in his final statement turned in tune with Vatican II? Personally, I’d like if cardinal Sarah repents and does not agree to be elected as anti-pope on a fake “conclave” after pope Francis retires.

    • Ron Conte says:

      Sarah’s position is too far from that of the recent Popes and Vatican II. He is not like Schneider and Vigano, who are outright schismatics. But I think he struggles to accept teachings of Pope Francis contrary to his own views, and that is not acceptable in a Cardinal of the Holy See.

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