#TOLDYA. Trad Inc. makes it official: their entire driving philosophy is THE SIN OF ACEDIA. Acedia is when you don’t care, and you don’t care that you don’t care.

So this manifesto was posted on Rorate-Caeli… and then deleted. It is a position statement written by nine Italians and picked up and pushed by Trad Inc.


This is the textbook definition of SCANDAL – encouraging others to commit a sin, in this case ACEDIA.

I have written extensively on acedia, which you can find here, but the short version is this: ACEDIA is the sin of just not giving a damn, but even beyond that, ACEDIA is when you don’t give a damn that you don’t give a damn.

Even Canon Law contains an EXPLICIT warning against and condemnation of the sin of ACEDIA. It’s Canon 748:

Canon 748. §1. All persons are bound to seek the truth in those things which regard God and His Church and by virtue of divine law are bound by the obligation and possess the right of embracing and observing the truth which they have come to know.

Years ago, a VERY wise priest told me that ACEDIA is the primary, overarching spirit of oppression that Lucifer and the demons have upon the city of Rome. Think about it: almost ALL of the sins and massive moral failures that we see in Rome, from sodomy to fornication, to sloth  and effeminacy, cowardice… ALL of these sins have at their root the fact that the person in question just stopped giving a damn, and knowing that they stopped giving a damn, don’t give a damn. In fact, as I have personally seen, and as is 1000% confirmed in this truly evil document, these people hold their “not my circus, not my monkeys” pathological indifference as a PROOF OF THEIR INTELLECTUAL AND MORAL SUPERIORITY.

I’m reprinting this satanic bilge here in full so that these people can’t deny or hide from this. Oh no, I want these people to be SHAMED by their ghastly, ghastly sin, and their attempt to recruit others into their own little hell-on-earth of indifference and pathetic navel-gazing. Hopefully they will repent of this evil, and the flame of charity will be rekindled in their souls so that they start giving a damn about the fact that an Antipope is trying to raze the Church on Earth to the ground before our very eyes – that they will fall in love again, or for the first time, with THE TRUTH. His name is Jesus Christ.

And I want to get out ahead of this so as to prevent as much damage to souls as possible.

You know why?

BECAUSE I ACTUALLY GIVE A DAMN. All day, every day. And may God preserve me in this to the end. The opposite of love isn’t hatred – the opposite of love is INDIFFERENCE.

And because iniquity hath abounded, the charity of many shall grow cold.
Et quoniam abundavit iniquitas, refrigescet caritas multorum.


The following text, written by “The Group of the Nine” (nine Italian lay Catholics), was published on Marco Tosatti’s website Stilum Curiae (link). The translation was made by Robert Moynihan, who graciously gave Rorate permission to reproduce it here. (It will be published with Moynihan’s commentary as Letter #169 of 2023. To sign up for the Moynihan Letters, go here.) As Robert says, “This document expresses the frustration of many Catholics at this time.”




The Crisis of the Church. Here is the (Temporary) Solution: “Sedemenefreghismo”
[“Sedemenefreghismo” is an invented Italian word based on the word “sedevacantism” which means “holding that the (Holy) See (sede) is vacant” and “me ne frega,” meaning, “I don’t care,” so that this invented word could be translated as “I don’t care at all whether the (Holy) See (is vacant or not)”]
Aware of the unparalleled crisis that has been wounding the Church for a long time now, and noting that, among the good, the quarrels, divisions and endless diatribes often have as their object the state of the Petrine See (and of the entire Ecclesiastical Hierarchy), as private persons (clergy and lay people, theologians, philosophers, canonists, jurists and historians), we have unanimously drafted the following:
1. That there is an unparalleled crisis within the Church, that this crisis sees the genuine Catholic Tradition overwhelmed by heterodox doctrines (modernism and neo-modernism), that this crisis is a doctrinal, liturgical and moral crisis, that this crisis involves the ecclesial body (disciple and teacher) up to the Roman See — that all this is not something to be demonstrated, but only recognized.
2. That the crisis, which really has ancient roots, had its turning point in the Second Vatican Council (1962-65) with the coming into dominance of non-Catholic thought in the Hierarchy, up to the Roman See itself, is not something to be demonstrated but only to be recognized.
3. That the new liturgy imposed by Paul VI represents an artificial construction and an objective break with the uninterrupted Tradition of the Church and with Catholic Dogma is not something to be demonstrated but only to be recognized.
4. It is the duty of every baptized person to persevere in the profession of their baptismal faith, that is, in the faith of all time, in the immutable Doctrine received from the Apostles. It is the duty of every baptized person to live and pray in accordance with the holy will of God manifested in Divine Revelation (Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition).
5. It is the duty of every baptized person to avoid what could be harmful to their soul, what represents a danger to the integrity of the faith.
6. Given the extent and gravity of the crisis, and until its resolution (condemnation and expulsion from the Church of every heterodox idea, integral return to Tradition in doctrine, liturgy and customs), it is a duty of prudence to be wary of Hierarchs dominated by non-Catholic thought, as well as ecclesiastical institutions that become instruments of non-Catholic thought;.
7. It is prudent to stick to what is certain (lex credendi, lex orandi and lex vivendi as they have always been taught) while suspending assent to everything that is doubtful.
8. The faithful, cleric or lay person, are not called to examine every single teaching, every single liturgical text, every single statement of the Hierarchy, to verify whether or not it conforms to the Deposit of the Faith. Rather, a prudential and “prophylactic” criterion must be adopted: if a non-Catholic thought has infected the Hierarchy up to the Roman See, what was taught before the crisis must be prudently followed and assent to what was taught after must be suspended.
9. The suspension of assent is not “free examination” but a duty of prudence for the preservation of the faith. By suspending assent, one postpones the judgment on the doctrine (of faith and/or morals) and on the lex orandi, leaving it to the Authority of the Church. When the crisis is overcome and the Hierarchy is once again certain in the orthodoxy of the faith, it will be the legitimate Authority that will judge.
10. The crisis can be considered overcome when the Hierarchy (Pope and moral unanimity of the Bishops) teaches the same Doctrine taught by the Church continuously until the Second Vatican Council and the lex orandi of Apostolic Tradition is re-established.
11. Due to the involvement of the Roman See itself in the crisis, it is legitimate to question the state of the Papal See. It is a legitimate opinion to believe Jorge Mario Bergoglio is a true Pope, albeit seriously heterodox. It is a legitimate opinion to consider Jorge Mario Bergoglio an illegitimate occupant of the See and/or as an Antipope. It is a legitimate opinion to consider the See vacant. It is a legitimate opinion to believe the Headquarters is only physically occupied. It is a legitimate opinion to consider the crisis of the Roman See as one of an heretical Pope. It is a legitimate opinion to consider the crisis of the Roman See as one of a schismatic Pope. It is also a legitimate opinion to believe in the co-presence of “two churches” behind the appearances of a single Church (in the post-conciliar Church there would be both the true Church of Christ, the Holy Roman Catholic Apostolic Church, and a gnostic Neo-church) with the Pope at the top of both, so that the Pope would be the Vicar of Christ but also the Head of a new faith, of a new cult, of a new Church. It is a legitimate opinion to consider the post-conciliar Popes to be true Popes even if marked by non-Catholic thought.
12. As for point 11, these are irreconcilable opinions; therefore they cannot all be true; only one can be the true one. The judge of which one is true can only be the Supreme Authority of the Church. Until the Supreme Authority of the Church, once the crisis has been resolved, has judged, all of them remain mere opinions, legitimate and disputable.
13. As mere opinions, none of them, although each is legitimately sustainable, may be considered a certain criterion for dealing with the crisis.
14. Since only the Supreme Authority of the Church is entitled to judge the issue relating to the See, developing/supporting one thesis or another will be an exercise inevitably destined for non-solution. The question of the See is destined to remain open, unresolved, until the end of the crisis, until a certain judgment by the Supreme Authority.
15. Differences of opinion regarding the See can never be a reason for division, as they are disputable opinions and not certain truths.
16. Whatever the opinion may be about the See, given the recognized crisis (also of the Roman See and of the entire Hierarchy) the prudential attitude must in any case be that of suspending assent, awaiting the end of the crisis.
17. Let’s also give this thesis of ours the name of “Sedemenefreghismo” in the double meaning of:
a) “I don’t care” about the question of the See as it is an insoluble question for us and therefore useless to ask;
b) “I don’t care” about what emanates from the See, in so far as who sits (legitimately or illegitimately, only materially or even formally, de facto or de iure, is a disputed question) on the See is dominated by a non-Catholic thought and therefore, prudentially, is not to be listened to.
—The Group of the Nine


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