As I have been saying for years now, the obvious and predictable fruit of holding the false base premise that Jorge Bergoglio is now or ever has been the Pope is false sedevacantism, SCHISM, and eventually apostasy.
And look what we have here. A group of hermits in Scotland, holding the false base premise that Jorge Bergoglio is or ever has been the Pope have actually committed real schism by publicly denouncing and withdrawing communion from THE PETRINE SEE.
I am struggling to have sympathy for these people, because it is an absolute no-brainer that if your premise leads you to declarations of FULL SCHISM not from “Francis”, but the ENTIRE PETRINE SEE IN AND OF ITSELF, established by Christ in the Gospels as the Rock upon which He would build His Church and against which the gates of hell would never prevail, DON’TCHA THINK MAYBE A RE-EXAMINATION OF THE BASE PREMISE IS IN ORDER? DON’TCHA THINK THAT MAYBE ONE SHOULD LOOK BACK AND ASK ONESELF IF ANYTHING… ODD or SUSPICIOUS HAPPENED AT THE TIME OF BERGOGLIO’S ASCENT?
No, no. Don’t do that. Just sh*tcan the Papacy and go into full schism. You betcha. Do that before re-examining your base premise.
The mind reels.
Below is the Hermits’ full statement. I will do the “Zed” treatment on it and correct EVERY instance of false base premise in red, for the record.
With great grief we look upon the Church, the beloved spouse of Christ, the Great Ark upon the raging sea of the world, and to our horror all seems lost. The bride has become the harlot of old , and the Great Ship is holed and sinking. Wherever we look we see heresy in the ascendant, Christian marriage derided, and morals depraved in the clergy, religious and among the people . The Barque of Peter is rudderless, and the crew, namely the Cardinals, Bishops, and Priests seem paralyzed with fear, unable to comprehend the gravity of the situation in which they find themselves, and oblivious [try 100% complicit] to the underlying evils that are destroying the Church. The spirit of Elijah confronting the prophets of Baal is not within them, the courage of the Holy Spirit seems to have abandoned them, and the Truths of the Gospel have not spurred them into action. Just when they needed to speak, they have fallen silent, and they have no words to confront the captain of the sinking ship, who is the Pope himself.
Never in history has there been such a Pope [they are talking about Jorge Bergoglio, who is not now and never has been the Pope. And so we begin…], who by his actions, words and teaching, has thrown the whole Church into confusion. There have been bad and immoral Popes like John XII, and Alexander VI, there have been mad Popes, like Urban VI, there have been severe and unbalanced reforming Popes like Paul IV, and there have been pleasure loving Popes like Leo X, but none of them have spread such alarm throughout the Catholic Church. Such days have never been seen since the days of the Arian heresy, and yet these days are far, far worse. [False comparisons. Bergoglio is an ANTIPOPE, thus he cannot be compared in any way or sense to the Popes listed above. Jorge Bergoglio has ZERO part or participation in the Papacy. ZERO.]
A terrible darkness has spread over the world and the Church. Modernism, Secularism, Humanism, and Scientism are eroding the ancient Truths of Faith; and aided by the poisonous ideology of Evolution, which is no science at all , have convinced many in the Church that Man is getting better all the time. Thus ignoring the fact that the last century has seen tyrants and wars which eclipse all others in recorded history, for aided by science the evils of war and tyranny have been magnified beyond all imagining, and that terrifying magnification is ever increasing, and evil is truly unrestrained. [This is all true indeed.]
Tragically the head of the Church on Earth, Pope Francis, [WRONG. His name is Antipope Jorge Bergoglio and he is not now nor ever has been the head of the Church on earth. Since April ARSH 2005 the head of the Church on earth has been Pope Benedict XVI Ratzinger, whether he likes it or not.] by his utterances, his behaviour, his teaching and his actions, has shown himself to be indeed a great heretic [Yes. HINT HINT]. He has proclaimed that no-one goes to Hell, he has undermined the indissolubility of marriage, he has approved of couples living together, he has behaved in an ambiguous fashion towards homosexuals, and received warmly, not only homosexual couples, but a transgender person and his fiancé and pro-abortion advocates. [Yeah, so don’tcha think maybe all of these things are ginormous VISIBLE INDICATORS that Bergoglio is NOT the Pope?] Pope Francis [Antipope Bergoglio] has said that the death penalty is inadmissible, and finally, in outright contradiction to the First Commandment, has said that God has willed all religions, and that this must be taught throughout the Church in her seminaries, her universities, and her schools. [Um, how much more obvious can it get that he isn’t the Pope?]
In all this, silence has enveloped the bishops. Unable or unwilling to confront the successor of Peter [They are talking about Bergoglio. The successor of Peter, Pope Benedict Ratzinger, does indeed need to be confronted and told that his attempted partial resignation was canonically invalid]; either through human respect, fear of schism [Antipope Bergoglio is NOT the standard of unity – he is the vector of schism as your own act of schism herein demonstrates. HINT HINT! Logic much??], or through the thought of being cast out of their dioceses by the Pope [you mean the ANTIPOPE, who has zero authentic or legitimate authority], they have been reduced to a state of helplessness. Integrity has collapsed, fortitude has given way to cowardice and the flock are left not only to the wolves, but to ravening lions, and every other conceivable violent personification of heresy and untruth . The bishops have forgotten how to teach , are powerless to correct, and seem unable to prevent the cruel invasion of the LGBT propaganda machine into Catholic schools, and nowhere is this more evident than in Britain.
The approaching mass apostasy of the faithful, foreseen so clearly by Blessed John Henry Newman in 1878 , is now upon us.
Though we are utterly unimportant, for who is interested in hermits that dare to speak out, we cannot keep silent for fear of damning not only our own souls, but the souls of countless others [Then maybe you should have done a modicum of due diligence and simple logical thinking and corrected your false base premise as to WHO the Roman Pontiff is before you shot your mouth off all over the internet and are now scandalizing the faithful into following you into SCHISM FROM THE Holy See . We who are watchmen for the Church, who must speak from the watch tower of Truth, have no option but to withdraw our obedience from Pope Francis [Bergoglio is not the Pope and never has been] and sever communion with the Holy See [So dump the Gospel and the promise of Our Lord to Peter and his successors in the trash rather than take a second look at your base premise. Jump on board with the Eastern Orthodox, the Lutherans, the Anglicans, and most especially the FREEMASONS rather than question if your base premise that Bergoglio is the Pope is wrong. ABJECT MADNESS] . We do this with great fear and trepidation [Not NEARLY enough, folks.], but we cannot take part in the Pope’s [Jorge Bergoglio is not now nor ever has been the Pope.] sin. This is not an act of schism [You just declared that you have SEVERED COMMUNION WITH THE HOLY SEE in and of itself. This is TEXTBOOK SCHISM.], nor is it an act of defiance, it is an act of real prudence [No, prudence would be looking at the massive visible dataset, believing the Gospel, and realizing that your BASE PREMISE MUST BE FALSE, and then correcting it.] ; for no-one in their right mind would stay in a burning building, nor would they silently go down with the sinking ship [And no one in their right mind would refuse the obvious, simple act of checking their base premise if the entire logical truth table that flows from it yields lies, errors and VIOLATIONS OF THE LAW OF NON-CONTRADICTION]. They would try to save not only themselves, but warn others and help them to safety [Only the TRUTH will set anyone free. There is NO SAFETY in ERROR, nor virtue in scandal, most especially the scandal of public declarations of schism from the Holy See.].
The Holy Roman Church over the last 60 years is being transformed inexorably into the False Church prophesied by Blessed Anna Catherine Emmerich. The Church’s structures and her teachings have been infected by heresy and wrongdoing, and those who are of the Church of Christ must come out of the False Church, just as the early Christians were miraculously called out of Jerusalem before it was destroyed in A.D. 70. Truly these are desperate times, which require desperate measures. We have most reluctantly had to take such a drastic stand because the successors of the Apostles, namely the Bishops, faced with the horror of an Apostate Pope [Um, how can you type those words and not INSTANTLY see the internal contradiction? How can you not INSTANTLY recognize the violation of the Law of Non-contradiction contained therein, and then INSTANTLY realize that YOU MUST BE HOLDING A FALSE BASE PREMISE as to the identity of the Roman Pontiff?] have failed to defend the gates of the Church, as the hordes of Hell ransack so much of the City of God. However small we are, however much this declaration will lead to us being persecuted [YOU ARE SELF-DECLARED SCHISMATICS.], it is worth it [WRONG!!!!] For it is truly a wonderful thing to fight for the Divinity and Majesty of Christ who is our Lord, our Captain and our King [Whom you clearly have no faith in and believe to be a liar and a faithless oath-breaker, and His words in the Gospels to be unreliable at best and outright lies at worst.] , and for his beloved spouse the Church who has been so shamefully used and abused for far too long [which you have totally removed yourself from by declaring yourselves to be outside of communion from the Holy See, because you continue to this day to hold the false base premise that Jorge Bergoglio is the Pope.] .
With Great Grief and Sorrow in having had to write this Declaration [well, schism is a damnable offense], but in the Love of Jesus Christ [Whom you clearly believe to be a faithless liar…],
Fr. Stephen Joseph de Kerdrel
Sr. Colette Maryanne Roberts
Br. Damon Jonah Kelly
Domenie Mary Step
Pray for these poor people, for Pope Benedict XVI Ratzinger, the one and only living Pope since April of ARSH 2005 whether he likes it or not, the PAPACY, and Holy Mother Church