posted on Feb, 17 2014 @ 12:20 PM
Let me add about the sedevacantists. They are very well presented on the internet with several powerful websites. Some pretend of seeing Jesus and/or
Mary as recent "apparition" in Ireland. They believe John 23 was not elected pope. They deny Vatican 2 as illegitimate. (how could deny all the
bishops, I don't know but they do that). Some of them believe that satan entered Vatican 2. Therefore they apriori deny everything done by following
popes as wrong, or at least partially wrong. They want the status quo of pre-Vatican councils (some of pre-Vatican 1). Practically it is the status
quo of Trent 16th century that allowed Inquisition to exist and still burned people in Spain and some cases in Italy too. Not to mention books. They
just close their eyes for That and insist on the theory they say was right. On top of that, they believe it is They who represent the so called
Remnant church on Earth. Having all that, it is virtually impossible to convince those small but fervent groups of believers in the necessity of
whatever change in the catholic church done by any pope.
If pope Francis tries to do anything to open the still closed catholic church to the world, or even to its own faithful, he will rceive the worst
names, including that of the antichrist. Actually those groups already call him so.
I care not of what someone would think of the pope, but what the pope and the cardinals will do in reality for all of us. Including for the Orthodox
christians that are the second biggest group of churches. Including the Messianic Jews who have unique place in history of salvation determined by
Jesus himself. The precondition for the second coming.
It may happen pope Francis to fail in his attempts to reform the catholic church. This will be not success of their prayers, as the old catholics
would say, this will be a disaster. Perhaps the end of the catholic structure the way we know it as the biggest christian group on earth. Perhaps each
diocese and country or groups of such will go their way.
Let it make clear the RCC doesn't have even half of the Christians on earth according to the latest numbers. It might happen ANOTHER Christian church
with valid apostolic succession (i.e. bishops and sacraments) to continue the uninterrupted spiritually One Church of Jesus Christ as well as the
promise of Jesus given to Peter. Peter ordained quite many people, didn't he? I say that as a theoretical possibility, rather than a personal desire.
Please make that difference, I examine possibilities for near (and far ) future. Actually, today's catholic structure and practice doesn't have a
chance to stand in timespan of let say 5-10 centuries. May be as little as only 50 years. The choice is up to its leaders today, but also up to its
bishops, priests, and common members. Who, frankly, should be more loud to speak what is right in their view. They are not that many online. They
should make their voice be heard loud.
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