Contrary to fantastical proclamations by neo-protestants claiming to be Catholics, Pope Francis remains the Pope. I say neo-protestants, for these uneducated and very dangerous people are taking upon themselves Authority they do NOT have. The Catholic Church, whether these neo-protestants like it or not, is a Monarchy. Jesus Christ is the King and Head of His Church. He decided to institute a Hierarchy, and for this same Hierarchy to transmit Spiritual Authority. He also placed a visible head, His Vicar at the head of His Hierarchy. In an age of "democracy", "liberty", "freedom", "individualism", this is a hard concept to grasp, but it must be, if one wishes to remain Catholic.
I have warned readers several times over the past few years that the temptation to schismatic dissent will intensify as the crisis in Rome grows darker. However, I for one, will not wonder off to some Synagogue of Satan. Nor do I intend to leave the Church secretly, in my heart, yet play the lie that I am still Catholic before my friends and associates. I recall speaking with a friend a few months ago whom I had not spoken with for several years. He informed me that though the Pope was not the Pope, he attended a parish that was in union with "Antipope" Francis. When I asked him why he attended a parish that was in union with an "Antipope", and received Holy Communion at a Mass offered for this same "Antipope" he had no answer, other than "Jesus permits it", and going on about a so-called "private revelation" he had heard about. Absolute rubbish and damnable heresy!
The Church is visible, is She not?
The Church is hierarchical, is She not?
We have a Pope, do we not?
Ah, the Pope is a "heretic" our neo-protestant self-declared theologians proclaim (now there is a sure sign of the protestant spirit!). It is "manifest", "obvious".
Manifest to whom? Obvious to whom?
Who will judge what is "manifest" and "obvious"?
From where will these self-appointed judges receive their Authority?
No these people are just trying to excuse their grave sin of schism (which always leads straight to heresy) by breaking Catholic Unity.
Let us refer once again to the writings of the Abbe de Nantes, who reviewed the various theses as to the possibility of an heretical Pope: