SVs deny this:
I've explained twice arleady, and now a third time, that this is a moot point since the Crisis has affected the entire Church, not just the Roman one. So if the rest of the Church has defected, then so has the Roman Church ... since nothing makes them more pure vis-a-vis this Crisis.
And, for the, oh, fiftieth time, the absence of a legitimate Pope or Bishop of Rome does not cause the Church to defect. What WOULD, on the other hand, cause the Roman Church to defect would be if a legitimate Roman Pontiff were to have taught heresy to the entire Church. So, answer THAT, R&R.