if he had any doubt about the validity of the popes, you need to understand and accept that he would not have left anyone guessing his position in the matter.
A doubt is not really a "position", which is probably why +ABL didn't feel the need to advertise it.
He would have come right out and told all his flock along with everyone else in the world who already knew why he was in the spotlight, exactly and in no uncertain terms that officially, he doubted the validity of the popes, and also that this is his SSPX's new position. We would expect nothing less of +ABL if he held to your position.
No, totally disagree. +ABL was concentrating on creating priests, spreading the Faith, and informing catholics of the dangers of V2. Exactly what EVERY traditional catholic and cleric should be doing.
To insert the controversy of the papacy is not only worthless, but it's also a distraction. I firmly believe that devil started this controversy, this obsession with the papacy, to divide Tradition and to distract people from living the faith and spreading it.
And boy, did he succeed!
Only the Church can rule on the status of the pope, as history has shown time and again. At no point in the many papal controversies of times past was the question decided during the crisis, but only afterwards, when things calmed down. Our times are no different.
You need to either be hot or cold, sede or not sede, you cannot go on with your dogmatic sede-doubtism, because that only leads to further confusion in this matter, and it spreads to other matters of the faith.
No. The question of the papacy (outside of the College of Cardinals) is, by definition, a theory. Outside of the Cardinals, no catholic - however saintly, however knowledgeable of theology - has any status, any authority or any power to answer the question. Thus, any and all views on the papal question are opinions only...until the Church decides. Any catholic with any humility must admit he is a "doubtist", for he cannot say with any certainty, this or that, because it's not his decision, nor his Church.