It truly is sincere, and I ask my sedevecantist friends to accept the question as sincere, and approach it in that spirit.
This is neither sarcasm nor am I trying to prove anything. I’m sorry, but I can’t seem to delete all of my frustration from it. But here goes:
Is memorizing accurately pre Vatican II theology enough to establish Catholic bona fides in this laissez-faire environment?
Or, despite valid consecrations, should we be reserving our trust to Catholic men who show some sort of ability to use the gift of discernment in applying those memorized doctrines?
Because, to me, a humble, uneducated buffoon & accidental heretic who discerns against: submitting to our Freemasonic system; begging for our Jewish King; and submitting to Moloch vaccines is far less sinister than a truly consecrated and extremely well-educated bishop who is unable to see any of this as profoundly evil as it so obviously is. See the link below for context.
This is just one example.
I’m not going to bother to take this sophomoric trash line by line. I did it adequately when responding to Father Selegny, when he hijacked the SSPX website and gave essentially this same ludicrous crap of an explanation, which is contrary to every society member I know.
I’ve done it. It was helpful for people whose consciences were crying out already. It means nothing to the rabid lunatics who justify this evil. So, I’m not doing it again.
I’ve bitten my tongue about this for days. I’m desperately trying to balance my frustration against the respect these sedevecantist bishops deserve.
And they do deserve our respect, no matter our opinions. Whether we disagree with them or not, and I agree with much – unlike Novus Ordo bishops – we know that they are validly consecrated.
But, I know that there’s really only one impediment to the Holy Ghost’s wisdom – sin. Therefore, I do not trust anyone whose conscience is not shocked and horrified by this evil. (For details, I’ll refer you once again to the lovely Julianne, who I’m happy to see is continuing God’s work in exposing this evil. You can find her on Twitter @KindeandTrue).
I’m not judging any of these men. In fact, I’m certain every single one of them is more likely to become a saint (at some point) than I am. Nor do I pretend to know what their sins might be, or whether they have hidden agendas. I’m not speculating about any of that. I think they’re trying to be good men.
But the things I mentioned are the great evils of our age, and …
I see a great deal of pride.
We have no shepherd, and even a validly consecrated bishop is victim to this state of affairs.
So, I think my question is one that sincere Catholics should be asking.