The Remnant and Robert Siscoe Refuted on Sedevacantism (video and article)
Bro. Peter Dimond
I had a telephone conversation recently with Atila Sinke Guimaraes. In our conversation, I was surprised to learn that Mr. Guimaraes himself has doubts about Antipope John Paul II’s validity as a Pope. He told me this himself. Surprised by this, I asked why he does not communicate these doubts in his writings, and he responded by saying that he does point this out in his writings! I quickly answered by saying, never – to my knowledge – have you explicitly stated that Antipope John Paul II is not or might not be a true Pope. He responded with the words: “You must take into account the psychology of the people.” In Guimaraes’ mind, providing some evidence of how Antipope John Paul II has contradicted past Magisterial teaching is showing the people that he is “doubtful” (whatever that means) without saying so explicitly. This may be why his books – such as Quo Vadis Petre? – so weakly denounce the blasphemies of Antipope John Paul II. It is clear that Mr. Guimaraes is doing nothing but bringing a watered-down message to his readers which he thinks will be more acceptable. This is heretical, dishonest and quite despicable. Mr. Guimaraes may attempt to deny that he said this to me, and if he does he is simply lying. In our conversation, I also quoted for him the definition of the First Vatican Council:
Pope Pius IX, Vatican Council I, Session 4, Chap. 4:
“And since the sentiment of Our Lord Jesus Christ cannot be passed over when He says: ‘Thou art Peter; and upon this rock I will build my Church’ [Mt. 16:18], these words which were spoken are proven true by actual results, since in the Apostolic See the Catholic religion has always been preserved untainted, and holy doctrine celebrated.” 1
I asked Mr. Guimaraes if he could say this (“in the Apostolic See the Catholic religion has always been preserved untainted and holy doctrine celebrated”) about Antipope John Paul II. He responded: “It is very difficult.” Like Matt, Guimaraes has absolutely no response for solid Sedevacantist arguments when they are presented to him. Like his counterparts at The Remnant he simply plans to ignore them. Let’s hope and pray that Guimaraes, The Remnant, and the others we mentioned in this article, change their position before it’s too late. Let’s pray that these people wake up and stand for the truth before they are condemned to Hell forever. And let’s hope that the members of “the remnant” (that is, those who hold the entire Catholic faith and reject Antipope John Paul II) finally get a chance to speak in The Remnant.
1 Denzinger 1833.