It is because they make the pope the rule of faith.
Take your "they make the pope the rule of faith" put it into your Chesterton pipe and smoke it! Stop with your "novelty" idea already.
I don't care if a person who claims to be a Catholic is wearing a suit and necktie, cassocks or dressed up like a pope, if they BLATANTLY speak against the infallible teachings of the Church, whether it be word, action, or deed they are a heretic and maybe apostate. Now the hope always will be that God give sight to the blind as He has done numerous times or lift the veil off the heart as He as done many times, but until that happens that individual is a heretic, not a Catholic and clearly not a member of the Church.
Credit the fact you don't post the "once a Catholic always a Catholic" novelty, or use terms like Membership card to describe the means of identification members of the Church militant carry, or contemplate that the "cockle" refer only to those who are not Catholic......
it avoided proclaiming in an extraordinary manner any dogmas carrying the mark of infallibility.”
it avoided? Do you really believe that? Only the Catholic Church can proclaim Dogmas carrying the mark of infallibility.
Now, if Montini were honest this is how it would have read: since we are modernist heretics as pointed out by the late St Pius X and not Catholics we CANNOT proclaim anything in any manner since we are not endowed with the charism of Christ. Of course if he said that there would be no deception right?
I suggest you quit following Siscoe and
BTW, while you have your pipe out don't look for "sede" vacantism tobacco it does not exist.
Sedevacantists, besides the errors of making the pope the rule of faith overthrowing Dogma from its proper role, they also draw unnecessary conclusions from good principles.
The Catholic Church is the Mystical Body of Christ. Every mortal sin destroys the life of grace in the soul, that is, it ends the indwelling of the Holy Ghost, makes the soul an enemy of God, destroys all merit of every previous good work, and deprives the soul of the right to eternal life. Every mortal sin formally separates the soul from the friendship of God completely. It is not possible for a soul to be an enemy of God and remain part of the Mystical Body of Christ. He is the dead branch on a living vine where the sap of eternal life, of grace, is lost, completely cut off from life. He remains formally removed from the life of the vine but materially part of the vine. Every mortal sin formally separates the soul from God, but it does not materially separate the soul from membership in God’s Church.
The sin of heresy, like every mortal sin, formally removes a Catholic from the life of grace and friendship with God. But heresy can, but not necessarily, does more. It can also lead to the material separation of the Catholic from membership in the Church. If the mortal sin of heresy is an occult sin in the internal forum, it will formally, but cannot materially, remove the sinner from the Church. If it ipso facto
necessarily caused the material removal of an occult heretic from the Church then the Church would not then be visible because no one could ever know who was or who was not a member of the Church. If the sin of heresy is public and contumacious, then it is a different problem. But the important point is that it is not the heresy per se that materially removes from the Church but the fact of the public and contumacious manifestation of the crime.
The public and contumacious character of the crime is the efficient cause and not the heresy itself for the material removal of the heretic from the Church. The instrumental cause is the imposition of the ipso facto
penalty after due process determination of guilt. The final cause is the glory of God and the protection of the faithful from the scandal of heresy.
In such cases, the Church determines that the sin of public and contumacious heresy is a problem of scandal for faithful Catholics and therefore the Vicar of Christ, the vicar of the “Lord of the harvest,” may determine to materially remove the cockle before the time of the harvest for the sake of the faithful “wheat.” But this is not always or necessarily done. For example, very, very few Modernist heretics were ever materially removed from the Church and then, always after due process even though every Modernists heretic was already formally removed from the Church and cut off from the life of grace. It is important to recognize that ipso facto
penalties are only materially imposed by the law itself after due process. It is analogous to mandatory sentences for specific crimes under specific circumstances. The penalty is imposed by the law itself but only after the determination of guilt after due process. Also, the matter of removing a heretic materially from the Church is a matter of human law and has all the limitation of all human laws, that is, it must be an act of reason, by competent authority, for a good end, promoting the common good, not be overly burdensome, etc. The essential consideration in the determination to material remove a heretic form the Church is the welfare of the faithful “wheat” in the judgment of the Church authority.
Sedevacantists make themselves the “Lord of the harvest.” They begin by making the pope the rule of faith and then they get rid of the “rule” because of his personal heresy. The proof that they hold the pope as the rule of faith is seen in their insistence, just like most conservative Catholics, that Vatican II was “infallible” and the every Catholic must be “obedient” to every disciplinary norm of heretical popes that are clearly harmful to the faith. They, both the conservative Catholics and the Sedevacantists, corrupt the virtue of Religion by inverting the proper hierarchical order making the virtue of Religion subject to the duty of obedience. This is evidence of the absence of Wisdom which not only requires the recognition of all truths but necessarily will see them in their proper hierarchical order.
Every good-willed Catholic when they reach a dead-end in the road will conclude that they must have made a wrong turn and will begin to retrace their steps. Sedevacantists are just pacing back and forth on a dead-end road doing nothing more but insisting that they have faithfully followed the map in every detail. They have no pope for their Church although they recognize that the Church Jesus Christ founded was established on the first pope, St. Peter. Even worse, they have no plans of every getting a pope. They cannot even begin to explain how or when a new pope will be created. The church they belong to is missing an essential attribute of the Catholic Church. It clearly is not the Catholic Church!
They insist the pope is the rule of faith and therefore whoever belongs to a Church in which has a heretic pope as the head must necessarily participate in his heresy. This is absurd. It is as if to say that Jesus Christ, by worshiping at the temple in Jerusalem, participated in the heresy of the high priest, Caiaphas, or that the man born blind owed unconditional obedience to the high priest and therefore he should have refused to acknowledge Jesus as the Christ.
I have not read the book by Siscoe and Salza. If I am repeating what they have already said, I apologize for wasting anyone's time, but I do not think that is the case. Their book is favorably approved by the SSPX and conservative Catholic Indultists alike. That would not be the case if they argued that the principle problem for the great majority of Sedevacantists is the overthrow of Dogma from its proper role as the irreformable "formal object of divine and Catholic faith" replacing the revealed truth of God with the opinions of man.