I recently was challenged on another forum to "Please thoroughly read Fr. Cekada's 'Frankenchurch' article which link is provided in his post above, and then get back to me... "
This was related to a question that I had asked Fr. Cekada, namely:
What defide doctrines of the Church have the post-V2 Pontiffs explicitly?Father's response was:
"Credo in unam ecclesiam," for one, because they profess the Frankenchurch heresy. For an explanation, see:In my earlier review of this thesis (part 1, part 2) I had decided against writing a point by point review of the noted section because I concluded that it wasn't worth the effort since:
Resisting the Pope, Sedevacantism and Frankenchurch, section II.B
"... Much of the remainder of the Fr. Cekada's assertions are of the same vein.Given the above challenge, I have decided to revisit the assertions made by Fr. Cekada and document the flaws that I observed when I first read them.
He either takes the quotes out of context or in the face of ambiguity makes a judgement and interprets them in a manner contrary to the teaching of the Church (eg Catechism of the Catholic Church 819, 832,834)."
My method will be to reproduce Fr. Cekada's statement in red. This will be followed by a short analysis in blue.
Before I proceed, I want to ensure that my readers are aware that Fr. Cekada's thesis is that the Pope's since Pope Pius XII have lost their authority (sede vacante) due to notorious heresy.
Conclusion (to save you from reading all the way to the bottom)Based on my review of the context of the statements that Fr. Cekada states support his thesis - it is simple to see that notoriety cannot be deduced from these statements. Therefore Fr. Cekada needs to make a judgement of whether or not some ambiguous statement is actually heretical with the full context.
That is something which neither he (nor I) possess competence.
Without evidence of the Pope explicitly declaring a heresy against a de fide statement thereby establishing his notoriety, there is no support for the Sede Vacantist thesis that Father Cekada holds.