Do you have any comments on this wacky “sedevacantist” group in Puerto Rico that just got excommunicated? This group accepts John Paul II as a true Pope but not Benedict XVI, and it goes to the New Mass.
During the “reign” of Antipope John Paul II, there were many false apparitions in various parts of the world. One of the common characteristics of these false messages was not only that John Paul II was supposedly great and “Mary’s Pope,” but also that the one after him would be the Antipope. These false messages prophesied that John Paul II would be the last true Pope. This group in Puerto Rico is simply holding on to - and applying – these false messages from the devil. That is why this group thinks that John Paul II was great and a valid Pope, but rejects Benedict XVI as an Antipope – something completely illogical and totally ridiculous, since John Paul II held the same heresies as Benedict XVI. These false apparitions also told people that the New Mass is valid, while deploring the many abuses there. (The devil knew that that was just the kind of thing that would trip up certain conservatives.) That is why this phony group still goes to the New Mass, but opposes the abuses. The devil was able to keep countless people going to the New Mass with similar messages in the false Bayside apparitions. To put it simply: this group in Puerto Rico is used by the devil to discredit the sedevacantist movement. God has abandoned these people to spiritual blindness because they receive not the love of the truth (the traditional teachings of the Church) and follow apparitions instead (2 Thess. 2). During the reign of Antipope John Paul II, this group would have been one of the biggest defenders of Antipope John Paul II and vigorously opposed to true sedevacantist arguments. To include them with sedevacantists is a travesty of justice. But these are the deceptions that God allows people to follow because they don’t love the truth.