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Feature articles will now be in the Sedevacantist Watch Section. See our response to Fr. Cekada's latest damage control video "Dead on Arrival" here and here, as well as the recent book reviews


St. Robert Bellarmine, S.J.
       In True of False Pope?, we demonstrate that the Sedevacantists have entirely misinterpreted Bellarmine’s opinion concerning the loss of office for a heretical Pope. As we have noted in recent feature articles, their erroneous interpretation of the famous Fourth and Fifth Opinions is evident by reading what Bellarmine wrote just a few paragraphs earlier (in the Second and Third Opinions).  But they would not know this, because these additional paragraphs were never translated and posted online, which is where almost all the Sedevacantists get their information. Their handlers conveniently translated only those portions of Bellarmine which they were able to “interpret” to “support” their position. 
       The portion they have translated consists of Bellarmine’s attempted refutation of Cajetan’s opinion on how a Pope loses his office (Fourth Opinion), and Bellarmine’s own opinion (the Fifth Opinion). By providing these opinions alone, and by not explaining (or not knowing) what Cajetan’s position entailed (and hence what Bellarmine was objecting to), the priests and bishops of the Sedevacantist sect were able to convince unsuspecting souls that Bellarmine’s own opinion supported their Sedevacantist position, when, in reality, it does not. By this deceitful tactic, these Sedevacantist clergy were able to lead countless souls out of the Church and into their heretical sects.  Continue reading...

About The Book

"A comprehensive and definitive refutation, firmly grounded in ecclesiology, has been sorely needed. We thus pray that "True or False Pope?" finds its way to many Catholics of good will. Mr. Salza and Mr. Siscoe’s book will surely afford much clarity to the reader." ~ His Excellency, Bishop Bernard Fellay

True or False Pope? is simply luminous. Covering a vast territory with unique clarity, it surpasses every work of its kind and is arguably one of the most important books written on the post-conciliar crisis.” ~ Fr. Steven Reuter, Professor, Natural Law Ethics, St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary

TRUE OR FALSE POPE?
Refuting Sedevacantism and Other Modern Errors
By John Salza and Robert Siscoe (700 pages)
Foreword by
His Excellency, Bishop Bernard Fellay
True or False Pope? is the most thoroughly researched, detailed and systematic refutation of Sedevacantism that exists. In this 700 page tome, John Salza and Robert Siscoe present material from Popes, ecumenical councils and Doctors of the Church that you will never find on a Sedevacantist website. Quoting directly from today’s leading Sedevacantist apologists, Salza and Siscoe reveal how Sedevacantists have distorted the teachings of their favorite Popes and theologians, especially St. Robert Bellarmine, and how they even contradict each other. The book also reveals the many unfortunate tactics used by Sedevacantists in an effort to “prove” their case, that is, to defend what is indefensible.

The authors begin by demonstrating that Sedevacantism logically results in a heretical denial of the attributes (visibility, indefectibility, infallibility) and marks (especially apostolicity) of the Catholic Church. After explaining the bonds that unite man to the true Church, the authors explain the distinction between heresy and lesser errors, and how the sin of heresy alone does not sever one from the Church. The authors then go on to provide the most detailed analysis in print of what the Church does in the case of a heretical Pope, based upon the teachings of all the classical theologians who addressed the topic. After a very important explanation of the scope of infallibility (papal, conciliar, disciplinary, New Mass, canonizations), the authors tackle and refute the Sedevacantist arguments against the new rites of episcopal consecration and ordination. The authors conclude by affirming the Recognize & Resist position of Traditional Catholics, and expose in great detail the bitter fruits of Sedevacantism.

This groundbreaking work proves the Sedevacantist thesis is an overreaction to the crisis in the Church, akin to the reflexive “faith” of Protestantism. This explains why Sedevacantists are divided into many competing factions and sects that even condemn each other, and some of these sects have also elected their own “Popes.” The book also underscores that the Church is currently suffering a mystical Passion similar to that of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Like those who lost faith in Christ during His Passion, Sedevacantists have lost faith in the Church, His Mystical Body. And, in doing so, they have become among her most bitter persecutors. No matter what one’s perspective is on the crisis of the Church, anyone who reads this book will conclude in no uncertain terms that Sedevacantism – one of the great modern errors of our times – far from being a “solution” to the crisis, cannot be held or defended in good faith by any true Catholic.

Updates


  1. CARDINAL BILLOT DECLARES FR. KRAMER’S USE OF THE TERM MATERIAL HERETIC TO BE “PERVERTED”. (9-22-16)  
  2. IS FRANCIS OR BENEDICT THE TRUE POPE? (9-21-16) 
  3. IT’S ALL OVER FOR FR. ANTHONY CEKADA: OUR RESPONSETO HIS LATEST VIDEO (9-15-16)
  4. RESPONDING TO FR. KRAMER'S ERRONEOUS INTERPRETATION OF BELLARMINE (8-15-16) 
  5. FR. PAUL KRAMER ARGUES PRIVATE JUDGMENT PREVAILS OVER THE PUBLIC JUDGMENT OF THE CHURCH(8-11-16) 
  6. FR. PAUL KRAMER SPREADS MORE LIES ON HIS FACEBOOK PAGE ABOUT A BOOK HE HAS NOT READ! (8-10-16)  
  7. FR. PAUL KRAMER REJECTS THE COMMON THEOLOGICAL OPINION ON THE LOSS OF OFFICE FOR A HERETICAL POPE. (8-2-16) 
  8. FR. PAUL KRAMER CITES A FRAUDULENT "QUOTE" TO JUSTIFY HIS REJECTION OF TRADITIONAL CATHOLIC THEOLOGY (7/28/16)  
  9. ROBERTO DE MATTEI: HAEC SANCTA (1415): A CONCILIAR DOCUMENT CONDEMNED BY THE CHURCH (7/23/16)  
  10. Part II: INTERVIEW: JOHN SALZA EXPOSES THE ERRORS OF FR. CEKADA, MARIO DERSKSEN AND PETER DIMOND (5-25-16)
  11. THE LITTLENUMBER OF THOSE WHO ARE SAVED (4/5/16)   
  12. AMERICAN VERITAS RADIO SHOW: JOHN SALZA EXPOSES CRITICAL ERRORS OF SEDEVACANTISM   (4/2/16)
  13. PETER DIMOND REFUTED ONCE AGAIN ON THE NEW RITE OF ORDINATION (4/1/16)     
  14. PART II: CAN THE CHURCH JUDGE A HERETICAL POPE? DERKSEN AND CEKADA’S AVOIDANCE OF BELLARMINE'S SECOND AND THIRD OPINIONS   
  15. PART I: CAN THE CHURCH JUDGE A HERETICAL POPE?ST. BELLARMINE SAY YES; MARIO DERKSEN SAYS NO. (3/23/16)   
  16. “PROFESSION OF THE TRUE FAITH”: CATHOLIC DEFINITION VS. SEDEVACANTIST DEFINITION (3/19/16)    
  17. MARIO DERKSEN STILL HAS NO ANSWER:HIS LATEST WEBCAST IS MORE “SMOKE AND MIRRORS" (3/15/16)         
  18. THE ITALIAN WEBSITE CORRISPONDENZA ROMANA REVIEWS“TRUE OR FALSE POPE?" (3/12/16)   
  19. THEGERMAN WEBSITE KATHOLISCHES.INFO REVIEWS “TRUE OR FALSE POPE?”(3/11/16) 
  20. THE LAY PULPIT SAYS SALZA/SISCOE TEARING CEKADA/SANBORN TO SHREADS 
  21. FR.CEKADA ACCUSES ARCHBISHOP LEFEBVRE OF BEING A SEDEVACANTIST! (3/5/16)     
  22. PISTRINA LITURGICA: EDGE OF DOOM (on Salza and Siscoe's recent article against Bishop  Sanborn) (2/28/16)
  23. PETER DIMOND’S EPIC BLUNDER ON THE NEW RITE OF ORDINATION (2/24/16)
  24. PISTRINA LITURGICA SAYS SALZA AND SISCOE ARE "POUNDING" FR. CEKADA IN THE ONGOING DEBATE (2/21/16)  
  25. BISHOP DONALD SANBORN EXPELLED A SEMINARIAN FOR ADHERING TO A TEACHING OF CARDINAL BILLOT! (2/20/16)     
  26. WHY BISHOP SANBORN REJECTS THE PAPACY OF JOHN XXIII – YOU WON’T BELIEVE THIS! (2/18/16)  
  27. SEDEVACANTISM KILL CHAIN (2/16/18)       
  28. MARIO DERSKEN’S PERVERTED ANALOGY ON THE PASSION OF THE CHURCH (2/15/16)     
  29. FR. CEKADA’S ERRORS AND DISHONESTY EXPOSED…AGAIN (2/13/16) OUR REPLY TO HIS THIRD VIDEO
  30. SALZA AND SISCOE INTERVIEW WITH LOUIE VERRECCHIO TRANSLATED INTO SPANISH (2/10/16)  
  31. A POINT-BY-POINT REFUTATION OF MARIO DERKSEN ON NESTORIUS  (2/7/16) 
  32. A RENOWNED 17TH CENTURY CANONIST REFUTES SEDEVACANTISM   
  33. FR.CEKADA PLAYS LEAPFROG WITH ‘TRUE OR FALSE POPE?’ (2/3/16) OUR RESPONSE TO HIS SECOND VIDEO
  34. STEVE SPERAY’S CATHOLICISM IN A NUT HOUSE  (2/3/16)
  35. HYPOCRISY ALERT:MARIO DERKSEN HAS NO ANSWER (2/2/16)    
  36. SEDEVACANTISM PROVEN FALSE BY THE CASE OF NESTORIUS (2/2/16)
  37. THE WEBSITE FROM ROME REVIEWS “TRUE ORFALSE POPE?”(2/1/16)  
  38. SEDEVACANTISTS REJECT PRE-VATICAN II POPES (1/28/16)
  39. PART II: HYPOCRISYALERT: SEDEVACANTIST BISHOP DAN DOLAN SAYS ONLY THE CHURCH CAN JUDGE “THE QUESTION OF FACT” (1/19/16)
  40. VIRTUS IN MEDIO STAT: RE: THE TRIBAL MYTH-KEEPERS:SALZA AND SISCOE ON SEDEVACANTISM (1/18/16)
  41. PISTRINA LITURGICA ENDORSES "TRUE OR FALSE POPE?" AND CALLS OUT FR. CEKADA (1/18/16)
  42. MEET THE SEDEVACANTIST ANTI-POPES (1/18/16)
  43. Part II: Gloria.TV Interviews Robert Siscoe and John Salza about the book (1/18/16)
  44. BRIAN MCCALL ON FR. CEKADA: HE FEARS CRITIQUES OF SEDEVACANTISM   
  45. QUESTIONING FR. CEKADA’S JUDGMENT(1/10/16)   
  46. HYPOCRISY ALERT: FR. CEKADA RECOGNIZESAND RESISTS POPE PIUS XII (1/8/16)   
  47. Gloria.TV Interviews Robert Siscoe and John Salza about their New Book, "True or False Pope?" (1/6/16)
  48. FATHER CEKADA'S GLARING ERROR ON CANON 151 (1/5/16)
  49. THE SEDEVACANTIST’S IRRATIONAL RESPONSE TO THE BOOK, TRUE OR FALSE POPE? (1/5/16)
  50. LOUIE VERRECCHIO INTERVIEWS JOHN SALZA AND ROBERT SISCOE ABOUT THEIR NEW BOOK (12/18/15)   

  51. CFN INTERVIEWS SALZA & SISCOE ON THE BOOK (12/15)      

OFFICIAL RELEASE

Why have the Sedevacantists misunderstood Bellarmine? See our latest article.

Feature articles will now be in the Sedevacantist Watch Section. See our response to Fr. Cekada's latest damage control video "Dead on Arrival" here, as well as the recent book reviews. Also see our recent reply to Peter Dimond's video here.

About The Book

"A comprehensive and definitive refutation, firmly grounded in ecclesiology, has been sorely needed. We thus pray that "True or False Pope?" finds its way to many Catholics of good will. Mr. Salza and Mr. Siscoe’s book will surely afford much clarity to the reader." ~ His Excellency, Bishop Bernard Fellay

True or False Pope? is simply luminous. Covering a vast territory with unique clarity, it surpasses every work of its kind and is arguably one of the most important books written on the post-conciliar crisis.” ~ Fr. Steven Reuter, Professor, Natural Law Ethics, St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary

TRUE OR FALSE POPE?
Refuting Sedevacantism and Other Modern Errors
By John Salza and Robert Siscoe (700 pages)
Foreword by
His Excellency, Bishop Bernard Fellay
True or False Pope? is the most thoroughly researched, detailed and systematic refutation of Sedevacantism that exists. In this 700 page tome, John Salza and Robert Siscoe present material from Popes, ecumenical councils and Doctors of the Church that you will never find on a Sedevacantist website. Quoting directly from today’s leading Sedevacantist apologists, Salza and Siscoe reveal how Sedevacantists have distorted the teachings of their favorite Popes and theologians, especially St. Robert Bellarmine, and how they even contradict each other. The book also reveals the many unfortunate tactics used by Sedevacantists in an effort to “prove” their case, that is, to defend what is indefensible.

The authors begin by demonstrating that Sedevacantism logically results in a heretical denial of the attributes (visibility, indefectibility, infallibility) and marks (especially apostolicity) of the Catholic Church. After explaining the bonds that unite man to the true Church, the authors explain the distinction between heresy and lesser errors, and how the sin of heresy alone does not sever one from the Church. The authors then go on to provide the most detailed analysis in print of what the Church does in the case of a heretical Pope, based upon the teachings of all the classical theologians who addressed the topic. After a very important explanation of the scope of infallibility (papal, conciliar, disciplinary, New Mass, canonizations), the authors tackle and refute the Sedevacantist arguments against the new rites of episcopal consecration and ordination. The authors conclude by affirming the Recognize & Resist position of Traditional Catholics, and expose in great detail the bitter fruits of Sedevacantism.

This groundbreaking work proves the Sedevacantist thesis is an overreaction to the crisis in the Church, akin to the reflexive “faith” of Protestantism. This explains why Sedevacantists are divided into many competing factions and sects that even condemn each other, and some of these sects have also elected their own “Popes.” The book also underscores that the Church is currently suffering a mystical Passion similar to that of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Like those who lost faith in Christ during His Passion, Sedevacantists have lost faith in the Church, His Mystical Body. And, in doing so, they have become among her most bitter persecutors. No matter what one’s perspective is on the crisis of the Church, anyone who reads this book will conclude in no uncertain terms that Sedevacantism – one of the great modern errors of our times – far from being a “solution” to the crisis, cannot be held or defended in good faith by any true Catholic.

Updates


  1.  CARDINAL BILLOT DECLARES FR. KRAMER’S USE OF THE TERM MATERIAL HERETIC TO BE “PERVERTED”. (9-22-16)  
  2. IS FRANCIS OR BENEDICT THE TRUE POPE? (9-21-16)  
  3. E-MAIL EXCHANGE BETWEEN JOHN SALZA AND FR.KRAMER (9-15-16)   
  4. IT’S ALL OVER FOR FR. ANTHONY CEKADA –PART II (9-12-16)  
  5. IT’S ALL OVER FOR FR. ANTHONY CEKADA: OUR RESPONSETO HIS LATEST VIDEO (9-15-16)
  6. FR. KRAMER’S GONE MAD: HE CLAIMS GOD KILLED FR.GRUNER FOR RECOGNIZING FRANCIS AS POPE (8-19-16) 
  7. RESPONDING TO FR. KRAMER'S  ERONEOUS INTERPRETATION OF BELLARMINE (8-15-16
  8. FR. PAUL KRAMER ARGUES PRIVATE JUDGMENT PREVAILS OVER THE PUBLIC JUDGMENT OF THE CHURCH(8-11-16) 
  9. FR. PAUL KRAMER SPREADS MORE LIES ON HIS FACEBOOK PAGE ABOUT A BOOK HE HAS NOT READ! (8-10-16)  
  10. FR. PAUL KRAMER REJECTS THE COMMON THEOLOGICAL OPINION ON THE LOSS OF OFFICE FOR AHERETICAL POPE. (8-2-16) 
  11. FR. PAUL KRAMER CITES A FRAUDULENT "QUOTE" TO JUSTIFY HIS REJECTION OF TRADITIONAL CATHOLIC THEOLOGY (7/28/16)  
  12. ROBERTO DE MATTEI: HAEC SANCTA (1415): A CONCILIAR DOCUMENT CONDEMNED BY THE CHURCH (7/23/16)  
  13. Part II: INTERVIEW: JOHN SALZA EXPOSES THE ERRORS OF FR. CEKADA, MARIO DERSKSEN AND PETER DIMOND (5-25-16)
  14. THE LITTLENUMBER OF THOSE WHO ARE SAVED (4/5/16)   
  15. AMERICAN VERITAS RADIO SHOW: JOHN SALZA EXPOSES CRITICAL ERRORS OF SEDEVACANTISM   (4/2/16)
  16. PETER DIMOND REFUTED ONCE AGAIN ON THE NEW RITE OF ORDINATION (4/1/16)     
  17. PART II: CAN THE CHURCH JUDGE A HERETICAL POPE? DERKSEN AND CEKADA’S AVOIDANCE OF BELLARMINE'S SECOND AND THIRD OPINIONS   
  18. PART I: CAN THE CHURCH JUDGE A HERETICAL POPE?ST. BELLARMINE SAY YES; MARIO DERKSEN SAYS NO. (3/23/16)   
  19. “PROFESSION OF THE TRUE FAITH”: CATHOLIC DEFINITION VS. SEDEVACANTIST DEFINITION (3/19/16)    
  20. MARIO DERKSEN STILL HAS NO ANSWER:HIS LATEST WEBCAST IS MORE “SMOKE AND MIRRORS" (3/15/16)         
  21. THE ITALIAN WEBSITE CORRISPONDENZA ROMANA REVIEWS“TRUE OR FALSE POPE?" (3/12/16)   
  22. THEGERMAN WEBSITE KATHOLISCHES.INFO REVIEWS “TRUE OR FALSE POPE?”(3/11/16) 
  23. THE LAY PULPIT SAYS SALZA/SISCOE TEARING CEKADA/SANBORN TO SHREADS 
  24. FR.CEKADA ACCUSES ARCHBISHOP LEFEBVRE OF BEING A SEDEVACANTIST! (3/5/16)     
  25. PISTRINA LITURGICA: EDGE OF DOOM (on Salza and Siscoe's recent article against Bishop  Sanborn) (2/28/16)
  26. PETER DIMOND’S EPIC BLUNDER ON THE NEW RITE OF ORDINATION (2/24/16)
  27. PISTRINA LITURGICA SAYS SALZA AND SISCOE ARE "POUNDING" FR. CEKADA IN THE ONGOING DEBATE (2/21/16)  
  28. BISHOP DONALD SANBORN EXPELLED A SEMINARIAN FOR ADHERING TO A TEACHING OF CARDINAL BILLOT! (2/20/16)     
  29. WHY BISHOP SANBORN REJECTS THE PAPACY OF JOHN XXIII – YOU WON’T BELIEVE THIS! (2/18/16)  
  30. SEDEVACANTISM KILL CHAIN (2/16/18)       
  31. MARIO DERSKEN’S PERVERTED ANALOGY ON THE PASSION OF THE CHURCH (2/15/16)     
  32. FR. CEKADA’S ERRORS AND DISHONESTY EXPOSED…AGAIN (2/13/16) OUR REPLY TO HIS THIRD VIDEO
  33. SALZA AND SISCOE INTERVIEW WITH LOUIE VERRECCHIO TRANSLATED INTO SPANISH (2/10/16)  
  34. A POINT-BY-POINT REFUTATION OF MARIO DERKSEN ON NESTORIUS  (2/7/16) 
  35. A RENOWNED 17TH CENTURY CANONIST REFUTES SEDEVACANTISM   
  36. FR.CEKADA PLAYS LEAPFROG WITH ‘TRUE OR FALSE POPE?’ (2/3/16) OUR RESPONSE TO HIS SECOND VIDEO
  37. STEVE SPERAY’S CATHOLICISM IN A NUT HOUSE  (2/3/16)
  38. HYPOCRISY ALERT:MARIO DERKSEN HAS NO ANSWER (2/2/16)    
  39. SEDEVACANTISM PROVEN FALSE BY THE CASE OF NESTORIUS (2/2/16)
  40. THE WEBSITE FROM ROME REVIEWS “TRUE ORFALSE POPE?”(2/1/16)  
  41. SEDEVACANTISTS REJECT PRE-VATICAN II POPES (1/28/16)
  42. PART II: HYPOCRISYALERT: SEDEVACANTIST BISHOP DAN DOLAN SAYS ONLY THE CHURCH CAN JUDGE “THE QUESTION OF FACT” (1/19/16)
  43. VIRTUS IN MEDIO STAT: RE: THE TRIBAL MYTH-KEEPERS:SALZA AND SISCOE ON SEDEVACANTISM (1/18/16)
  44. PISTRINA LITURGICA ENDORSES "TRUE OR FALSE POPE?" AND CALLS OUT FR. CEKADA (1/18/16)
  45. MEET THE SEDEVACANTIST ANTI-POPES (1/18/16)
  46. Part II: Gloria.TV Interviews Robert Siscoe and John Salza about the book (1/18/16)
  47. BRIAN MCCALL ON FR. CEKADA: HE FEARS CRITIQUES OF SEDEVACANTISM   
  48. QUESTIONING FR. CEKADA’S JUDGMENT(1/10/16)   
  49. HYPOCRISY ALERT: FR. CEKADA RECOGNIZESAND RESISTS POPE PIUS XII (1/8/16)   
  50. Gloria.TV Interviews Robert Siscoe and John Salza about their New Book, "True or False Pope?" (1/6/16)
  51. FATHER CEKADA'S GLARING ERROR ON CANON 151 (1/5/16)
  52. THE SEDEVACANTIST’S IRRATIONAL RESPONSE TO THE BOOK, TRUE OR FALSE POPE? (1/5/16)
  53. LOUIE VERRECCHIO INTERVIEWS JOHN SALZA AND ROBERT SISCOE ABOUT THEIR NEW BOOK (12/18/15)   

  54. CFN INTERVIEWS SALZA & SISCOE ON THE BOOK (12/15)