In my previous post, I held a Poll similar to the one on another blog, asking if Pope Francis is the current valid Pope. 30 persons answered the Poll question 1. Only 1 person said that Francis is not the Pope; that person said Benedict is still the Pope because (per Question 2) Benedict’s resignation was not effective. The other 29 persons said Francis is the current valid Pope.
The website which began the Poll, the blog of someone called “Saint Louis Catholic“, had quite a different result, with very many respondents claiming that Francis is not the Pope. So that blog attracts and supports schismatics, while my blog attracts faithful Catholics..
Who is behind the Saint Louis Catholic blog? We don’t know. Like so many Catholics who spread grave errors on faith and morals online, that blog author is anonymous. He appears to be a schismatic Catholic living in Saint Louis, Missouri. Why doesn’t he give his real name? Perhaps he is active in a Catholic parish, and he doesn’t want his pastor and bishop to know that he has rejected Pope Francis and is therefore automatically excommunicated for the sin of formal schism.
The internet is bringing heretics and schismatics together, to support and encourage one another in their sins, and to spread their errors worldwide. The internet is one of the reasons that the currently unfolding schism has proceeded so rapidly. But Catholics can also use the internet for good, as a way to support the Pope and the true Faith.
— Ronald L. Conte Jr.