Recorded 16 November, ARSH 2018, recapitulating for the video record what I had been saying since June ARSH 2016.
The 1:29:58 Timestamp should be cued up in the video above.
1:29:58 ‘But what if Ratzinger dies? Then you’ll be a sedevacantist!’ Yep. You know why? Because the issue of sedevacantism is a binary, objective reality. He’s the Pope. If he dies in his soup tomorrow, the Pope, the one and only living Pope, will have died, therefore, the See will be vacant. It has nothing to do with the Holocaust or the Society of St. Pius 2 ½, or anything else, any other political football. Nothing. It is a binary objective reality, and the fact that you think that that’s a “gotcha!” that you would get me with only betrays how incapable of logical reasoned thought that side of the argument is. That’s all you got? Yes, I believe in objective, binary, ontological realities. If he dies, there won’t be a living Pope. The See will be vacant. Yep. Absolutely. Let’s hope that he doesn’t die before this gets resolved. But what if Ratzinger dies? Since sedevacantism is a binary objective reality, if Pope Benedict dies, the See will then be vacant because there will then be no living Pope. Bergoglio is completely irrelevant to the question. He has nothing to do with it. Anyone who attempts to link this binary objective reality to Holocaust denial or any other political football is either terminally stupid or fundamentally dishonest.
The whole “guilt by association” tack with regards to 1958 Sedevacantism is WELCOME, because it makes visible the weakness of the arguments of both “Fwanciss is definitely Pope, stoopid!” contingent AND the 1958 Sedes themselves.
As I write this, Pope Benedict’s body is still lying in state, and he has been dead for a little over 96 hours. But please, by all means, keep sending the emails drooling with spite arguing that I now, magically think that the Petrine See has been vacant since ARSH 1958, and that ninety-six hours and sixty-four years are TOTES THE SAME THING. The obtuseness of the argument just proves my point all the more.
What is the longest that the See has been vacant in the 2000 year history of the Church, you may ask? There have been FOUR extended interregnums that lasted over a year, with all four lasting over TWO years in fact, with the longest being two years and ten months.
From Clement IV to Gregory X:
The See was vacant from 29 November ARSH 1268 until 1 September ARSH 1271.
2 years 10 months
From Nicholas IV to Celestine V
The See was vacant from 4 April ARSH 1292 until 5 July 1294.
2 years 3 months
From Clement V to John XXII
The See was vacant from 20 April ARSH 1314 until 2 August 1316.
2 years 3 months
From Gregory XII to Martin V
The See was vacant from 4 July 1415 until 11 November 1417.
2 years 5 months
Just as a thought exercise, think about where YOU were two years and ten months ago. That would be 4 March ARSH 2020. The CoronaScam hadn’t even begun in earnest yet. Hardly anyone outside of the medical profession knew what “myocarditis” or “Antibody Dependent Enhancement” were. “Suddenly” was an adverb, not a noun for the leading cause of death among young adults. Ivermectin was merely something I dewormed my cattle with. The Nuremberg Code was considered a sacrosanct foundational premise of western civilization that was taken completely for granted. Had anyone proffered the idea of mandatory universal house arrest and the near-total cessation of economic activity and the public worship of God for months on end being ordered, much less passively accepted, they would have been laughed out the door.
My point being, A LOT can happen in two years and ten months – not that two years and ten months is any sort of line in the sand. It’s just an interesting historical reference point to consider.
Also remember that evidence is pointing VERY strongly toward this being the run-up to the End Times, with the Antichurch in full ascendance, with the likely False Prophet Forerunner of the Antichrist, Antipope Bergoglio, as its mascot, more than half the human population injected with a provable and observable poison sterilant, economic insanity and monetary debasement the likes of which has never been seen before in human history, nuclear war a distinct possibility, and sodomy more pervasive and more debased and perverted than Sodom and Gomorrah could have imagined. And now, it can be well-argued that the Katechon, the Great Restrainer, of 2 Thessalonians 2, the Pope qua Pope, has been… removed. And if this is what St. Paul prophesied, we should expect all hell to break loose, making the past century, the past 60 years, heck, the last THREE years, look like a child’s glass of spilled milk.
I can’t tell you how this will all resolve except to say that it is going to be SPECTACULAR, and that I hope to live to see it, and I thank God every day that we get to be alive in these times, to fight the good fight, run the race, and watch Our Lord work everything to the good through His perfect, Divine Providence.
And we know that to them that love God, all things work together unto good, to such as, according to his purpose, are called to be saints.
Scimus autem quoniam diligentibus Deum omnia cooperantur in bonum, iis qui secundum propositum vocati sunt sancti.
-Romans 8: 28
Stay confessed, and as NonVeni Mark says, stay frosty, friends.