Well, this just went from zero to crazy quick, fast, and in a hurry. There is no sanctity in one who thinks that it doesn't matter, "practically" or otherwise. Keep your "we". I want no part of it. Even the conciliars aren't this jacked up.
In the practical order and otherwise you don't have the option that you are trying to exercize.
Catholics MUST BE papal SUBJECTS.We don't get to not decide.
Just because we may be wrong does not excuse us from decision.
Did people in the GWS just go "meh"?
No, and all the popes then, valid or not, were CATHOLIC. There were saints on all sides. They didn't get that way by going "practically speaking"
The first in line for Hell are cowards. For good of souls, firstly your own, look it up (Apocalypse) and really think.
Oh, it is very relevant. 'Practically speaking" you deny papal primacy at the very least. That makes you, at minimum, "proper" matter for being both a heretic and, as it doesnt matter, "practically speaking" a schismatic. "Pope? Who cares? Doesn't matter 'practically speaking'"
Point: 1p5 1, faith none
This has nothing to do with my point, which is that practically speaking, it makes no difference if the chair of St Peter is empty or occupied by a horrible catholic. Either way, the Church suffers and we laity have to wait til God clears things up.
So let's concentrate on a topic we can all control, like growing in sanctity and converting our neighbor. The problem of the papacy is unsolvable, humanly speaking.