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Sedevacantists:if you were convinced sede-ism was wrong, what would you do next?

Become an R&R Traditionalist
4 (22.2%)
Become an Indult Traditionalist
4 (22.2%)
Become an NO Cath Conservative
5 (27.8%)
Become a very liberal Catholic
1 (5.6%)
Cease to practice Catholicism
4 (22.2%)

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A dogmatic fact is one declared as such by Church Authority. Theologians commonly give the example of a Papal Election or an Ecumenical Council as being a dogmatic fact. Thus, the election of Pope Pius IX as the lawful Pope of the Catholic Church, or that Vatican I was a legitimate Ecumenical Council, would be classified as dogmatic facts.

In order for a sedevacantist to argue the alleged non-Papacy of recent Popes was a dogmatic fact, he or she would need to show a dogmatic declaration by a Church Council to that effect. But no such Council exists.

There are those who argue (like Fr. Connell in 1965) that the Papacy of Pope Paul VI (and thus of Pope John XXIII also) were dogmatic facts. The reason they adduce for this was that those Papal elections were universally accepted.
What you say is contrary to what the second-to-last chapter of "Liberalism is a Sin" says. Read that again.


 

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