|source: Huffington Post, selfie with the Roman Pontiff|
Readers will remember my post Sedevacantism several months back. It is, quite inexplicably, my most-read post ever, I suspect because there is little mainstream discussion on the subject that examines both its claims and its historical origins. For those with a continuing interest in the subject see this fellow's post on the topic at Shameless Popery. The blogger is a seminarian who follows what label makers would categorize as neo-conservative Catholicism and his post, a very basic point-by-point rebuttal to sedevacantism, seems geared toward those pulling out their hairs over Francis rather than those concerned with the broader problems in the Church. What is interesting about his post is that he felt compelled to write it. The original wave of sedevacantism came during the late papacy of Paul VI and the early years of John Paul II. Could Francis be fostering new signals on the EKG of empty-chair outlook?