The vary claim that the Seat of Peter has been vacant for the last for the last 55 years defeats itself.
Christ said that He would be with the Church until the end of the world and that the gates of hell would not prevail against it.
If the claim that the seat of Peter has been vacant all this time were true, and Pope Benedict has spouted all these alleged heresies, then the gates of hell have prevailed against the Church.
And if that is true, Christ lied.
If Christ lied, He could not be God.
If Jesus Christ is not God, then anyone who has followed His teachings or spent even a moment of time thinking about them has wasted their time. Christianity in any of its manifestations, is nothing more than the greatest and longest hoax ever perpetrated on man. And all accomp-lished by a Carpenter, 10 uneducated fishermen and one despised tax collector.
Dom you really want to follow the idea you are here espousing down that path?
Again Paul I agree. To claim the Throne of Peter has been vacant for 55 years is heresy plain and simple. It goes against the Faith that the Holy Father is chosen by the Holy Spirit, and implies that the College of Cardinals is corrupt and anti Christ. And that is a serious sin- a mortal sin - as it goes to Heart of the Churches Creed. The originator of the statement may wish to reflect on whether they really meant that statement, as it is a dangerous corruption of the core beliefs of the Church.