I am a bit new to this site, so pardon me if this has been discussed elsewhere. Over the years I have heard many things about the Dimond brothers. I really have no clear grasp on who they are, what their theological position is, etc. It has been a Smörgasbord of info, good, bad, indifferent...Anyone with any specific information or over all basic information on them, would be helpful.
They are a couple of guys who (sacrilegiously) call themselves Benedictine monks, who have always lacked both Church approval to function and any theological training.
They are inundated with heresy, very possibly are infiltrators, and are really into "the benjamins".
Could you please just give an objective overview?
Dimond brothers have adopted a very radical dogmatic sedevacantism to the point that they effectively consider as non-Catholic anyone who recognizes the legitimacy of the V2 Popes. IMO this has caused them to succumb at times to bitter zeal.
They also have a very strong emphasis on the dogma EENS (no salvation outside the Church). They consider Baptism of Desire to be heresy, even when held to in a way that doesn't directly undermine EENS or the necessity of the Sacraments for salvation (as St. Thomas did for example).
As for their status as religious, no, they were not officially and canonically established as such, but, then again, given the crisis in the Church, NONE of the Traditional religious orders have any such canonical establishment either. So this bitter ad hominem
against them for not having Church approval is nonsense. Neither does SSPX, CMRI, SSPV, etc. CMRI and SSPV have established religious communities without any formal canonical approval. Dimonds were mentored by an older Benedictine for some time and that's where they derive their "commission" as it were to be Benedictines, but that's not at all unlike MOST of the Traditional religious orders.
They do a lot of good work with videos/books on miracles, creation vs. evolution, Padre Pio, heaven/hell, and Catholic Anti-Protestant apologetics. They also sell their materials for very cheap and are not about making money; I can't see how they don't lose money given the prices they have. Plus they have pretty much everything available online for free.
Lest someone try to characterize them as pure evil.