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[Apostle1.com's Note and Commentary:  While it is that we are a part of the Orthodox Jurisdiction of the Catholic Church, and know that the Roman Jurisdiction of the Catholic Church has departed through its schism from the root and branch of that which is called Orthodox Catholic Christianity as handed by Jesus Christ through the Holy Apostles to the faith in even these times... knowing that much of what caused and brought about the schism of the Roman Jurisdiction from Catholic Christianity, the Orthodox (as it is has been called since approximately the 800's and more so since 1054 A.D. to present) Church have viewed its Roman brothers with some distrust due to the heresies involved, we have not necessarily discounted them from being a part of the Catholic Church altogether. 

Yet, in these later times, since the Council of Vatican II in this last century, many of our Orthodox brothers have further distanced themselves due to the Roman Jurisdiction's more complete disregard for the root and branch of the faith, having taken the arrogant attitude and stance that they have a right to judge and determine who is or who is not "Catholic" forgetting all that she (Roman) had been given over time and history. 

To make this short, we find that various Sedevacantists are indeed strugglers in the faith according to their "Roman" traditions and beliefs up to and including the Roman Pope, Pius XII, although they continue to maintain many of their heretical beliefs, theology, dogma and doctrines not accepted, and refuted, by Orthodoxy. 

The actions and activities of the Sedevacantists are indeed a start in the right direction.  As a result, we believe that for their faith alone, they should not only be applauded, but aided and provided some degree of assistance as much as possible with the prayerful hope that in due time they will use these opportune times to more fully take action(s) necessary to bring them back into the Catholic Christian fold that was held before, primarily, the 1054 A.D. Schism.  See: A Review of the Oratory Catechism and Overview of Sedevacantism in General  Also See: a bit of history and then there is: Responses to Review and Overview

While it may be understood as to the reason for assisting them, as said above, there must be something more involved?  Yes, there is!

Our Vladyka, +Joseph Thaddeus (Stanford) holds Eastern Orthodox lines of succession from the Ukrainian Orthodox Church through +Yuri Spaeth, and from the Roman Jurisdiction of the Catholic (Latin) Church (See: Thaddeus' Lines of Succession) which go back to Cardinal Barberini, Archbishop of Rheims and nephew to Pope Urbin VIII, continuing through the Eastern Orthodox Church to +Andrew, +Peter, +Thomas, +Bartholomew, +James the Apostle in Palestine and +Matthew which rests on the foundation established by Jesus Christ.

It would be disconcerting to the Holy Ghost and our Vladyka (+Joseph Thaddeus) to continue with abandon and disregard for our Roman brothers if we made no gesture to assist them in spirit and in truth to return to the root and branch which has separated them.  As they are sedevacantists, with their beliefs being what it is... it is a chance to for them to use these opportunities to re-evaluate themselves, their beliefs and doctrines, etc. although it is most difficult and requires a true intense spiritual struggle based on both the written history of record (not that which has been re-invented by the Roman Jurisdiction itself) as well as putting aside some of the diseases of "scholasticism" involving arrogancy, pride, and such (of which we too must also do, and this is nothing), but by true struggle out of pain of heart for them, one and all, to bridge the gap which has separated them and us.  Thus, our own efforts is a step forward with a hand outstretched with prayerful hope. There will be those who will take a more hard-line stand against these endeavors of ours, but in spirit and in truth, to do less is to betray the commandments of Jesus Christ with regards to our brothers, enemies and neighbors alike.  Thus we would be no different than them and seriously furthering sin in our lives.

In the end, it will be Jesus Christ Himself who shall win, not any one of us!  But in the interval of time remaining, we can prayerfully hope and struggle in our desires to help them where and when we can. ] Be sure that when, and if, you click on any one or more of the links below that you hit your "Back Button" to return to this page. Remember, as you view any of the information and links provided, that the Roman Jurisdiction of the Catholic Church has always, falsely, held the idea that it is the only arbiter of who is or is not "Catholic"... forgetting or intentionally manipulating FACT that the Orthodox Church (various jurisdictions) are truly a part of the CATHOLIC Church although not Roman.

Pope Pius XII (Latin: Pius PP. XII), born Eugenio Maria Giuseppe Giovanni Pacelli (March 2, 1876 October 9, 1958), reigned as the 260th Pope, the head of the Roman Catholic Church, and sovereign of Vatican City State from March 2, 1939 until his death. His leadership of the Catholic Church during World War II and The Holocaust, remains the subject of continued historical controversy.

Before his coronation as pope, Pacelli served as a Priest, Papal nuncio, Cardinal, and Cardinal Secretary of State, in which role he worked to conclude treaties with other nations, most notably the Reichskonkordat with Germany.

Pius is one of few Popes in recent history to exercise his Papal Infallibility by issuing an apostolic constitution, Munificentissimus Deus, which defines ex cathedra the dogma of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary. He also promulgated forty-six Encyclicals, including Humani Generis, which retains continued relevance to the Church's position of evolution. He also decisively eliminated the Italian majority in the College of Cardinals with the Great Consistory.

Pope Pius XII is generally regarded as the last true Pope by most sedevacantists. There is also an ongoing movement to canonize him

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