I've been speculating on this topic for quite a while now. If St. Augustine, St. Athanasius, St. Nicholas, St Catherine of Sienna, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Padre Pio, etc were alive today what would they do about the situation we are in today?
What "group" would they belong to?
Would they belong to the home aloners, the sedevacantists, the SSPX, the SSPV, CMRI, the FSSP, etc?
I do not think there are any right or wrong answers; it's pure speculation. Looking forward to your responses!
This is probably the most interesting question I have ever read in these forums. I'll stick my neck out there and get it started...
Outside of including St Anthony of Padua (The hammer of heretics) Fulgentius, Prosper, you have named some very outspoken saints who while hating heresy loved the heretic for God's sake and prayed for them...
Cannot see in any way how these saints would have not been SCREAMING from the rooftops. It is crystal clear that what has been proclaimed for 17 centuries is not what is being proclaimed today. It is, as they say, a deeper understanding or clearer sense of what has been proclaimed, so in reality is the same. But we know that a deeper understanding is condemned by the Catholic Church.
I would say they would hold the sede vacante position ( no such thing as a sedevacantist, but I get the moniker), however they wouldn't hold the minority opinion (salvation via implicit faith, BoD, ignorance) matter of fact they would condemn that position as false, IMO, unlike the independents today that claim the minority is the majority and claim it is Church teaching.
BTW, "home-aloner" is a grammatically incorrect word made up by a facetious worldly priest. Some cannot make it to a chapel and some decide not to go because of conscience, but one thing is for sure in there defense, they don't PUSH IT that position on people.