UK arrested Tommy Robinson for reporting child-rape gangs that the government caters to. The UK banned reporting of his arrest, denied him a lawyer, and is trying to have him assassinated in prison. Regardless of how you feel about his views, this is a totalitarian government.
Tommy Robinson isn't the first to that the UK has jailed after a secret trial. Melanie Shaw tried to expose child abuse in a Nottinghamshire kids home -- it wasn't foreigners doing the molesting, but many members of the UK's parliament. The government kidnapped her child and permanently took it away. Police from 3 forces have treated her like a terrorist and themselves broken the law. Police even constantly come by to rob her phone and money. She was tried in a case so secret the court staff had no knowledge of it. Her lawyer, like Tommy's, wasn't present. She has been held for over 2 years in Peterborough Prison. read, read
Sedevacantism is a position espoused by some traditional Catholics who believe the Novus Ordo Church to be a completely non-Catholic modernist church, officially brought into being at the Second Vatican Council and the leaders of that sect to be imposter Anti-Popes, leaving the "seat of St. Peter" (regarded by Catholics as the first Bishop of Rome) vacant at the present time. Most proponents of the position regard the current Anti-Papacy (there have been others in history) to have been in place since 1958 until the present time, however, a minority of Catholics associated with Sedevacantism regard Angelo Roncalli as a real Pope.
- Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen
- Istituto Mater Boni Consilii
- Most Holy Family Monastery
- Orthodox Roman Catholic Movement
- Society of St. Pius V
No convincing counterpoint?
The critics of Sedevacantism are very much like the critics of so-called "anti-semitism". It is just that it is considered socially beyond the pale to accept the uncomfortable truth on this matter, a line many are unwilling to cross because of the implications that it has for the forces of good and evil in the world. The best non-Sedevacantist "traditionalists" can do, in the face of overwhelming evidence, is to admit the so-called Popes (from Angelo Roncalli to the present Jorge Mario Bergoglio) are material heretics, rather than formal (manifest) heretics and thus claim they are on the so-called "throne of St. Peter".
Even righteous traditionalists such as Bishop Richard Williamson and some other members of the SSPX, who nominally accept the Vatican II Anti-Popes as heads of the Catholic Church are unable to produce a convincing argument against sedevacantist claims. Indeed Bishop Williamson objectively lost the debate when the subject was discussed with Fr. Anthony Cekeda, one of the most erudite defenders of the thesis. The only way for the Sedevacantist thesis to be untrue is if the religion of Catholicism itself is untrue.
The Orthodox Church also adhere to their own species of Sedevacantism in regards to the See of Rome, in that they regard the position of Patriarch of Rome and All the West to have been one of the members of the pentarchy which formed the Church until the Great Schism in 1054. Since that time, the Orthodox have not set up a rival Greek Patriarch for the See of Rome, but regard the Ecumencial Patriarch of Constantinople, the New Rome, to now have the position of precedence once held by Old Rome until the schism.
- Sede Videos at YouTube
- Sede Vacante at StRobertBellarmine.net
- The Aquinas Catholic Site at Sedevacantist.com
- Answers to the Most Common Objections Against Sedevacantism at TraditionalCatholic.info
- Concerning Those Who Reject the Vatican II Religion but Accept the Vatican II Antipopes at Most Holy Family Monastery
- The Chair is Still Empty: Reply to John Salza on Sedevacantism at Novus Ordo Watch
- The Errors of Sedevacantism and Ecclesiastical Law by John Salza
- Sedevacantism as Dogmatic Fact, Not Opinion by William J. Morgan