Brothers Peter and Michael,
I have repeatedly asked you to respond to my assertion that you misrepresented the truth in our debate(last October 2006) on sedevacantism. One of my main arguments, during the debate and in later conversations, was that there are no Cardinals alive that were appointed by Pius XII (the person you believe was the last Pope). This creates a problem for you because the conclave of Cardinals elects the Pope according to Church law. This law has been in effect for over 500 years. Since there are no more Cardinals, then how are the People of God to know who the next Pope will be? This situation has never ever occured in Church history and there is no teaching that has a resolution to this problem.
During our debate you asserted that there is a precedent for this in Church history. You brought up the scenario concering Pope Martin (649--653) and Pope Eugene (654-657). You stated that Pope Eugene was elected Pope when Pope Martin was still alive. You further stated that it is not clear how that occured since Pope Martin was still alive and still Pope. At the time I was not aware of this situation. However, your example clearly does not at all refute my argument above. One only has to look at the dates of both Popes' reigns to see it does not even correlate to my argument. Pope Martin only reigned for roughly four years, and Pope Eugene only reigned for roughly three. Your argument would only make sense if in between Popes the Roman clergy (the electors at the time) all died and there were no electors alive at the time of the death of one of the Popes. All your example proves is that there is some question on why Eugene's election occured. It is clear who elected him. The fact is that you have never dealt with these issues and misrepresented the truth (whether intentionally or unintentionally). I have repeatedly asked to come back and discuss this issue further with you. Yet I have recieved no response. I hope that you will at least post this e-mail on your web site (with your response). I only ask that you post it in its entirety. I believe you two have very very dark souls, and believe you are leading many souls to hell. You two are quick to condemn everyone in your path, yet you can't even find the time to give this argument a response. I hesitate to call you two cowards, but it appears to me that you are just that. So PLEASE!!!!!!!!! COME OUT FROM UNDER YOUR DESKS AND RESPOND--I WONT HURT YOU I PROMISE!!!!! The challenge to debate this issue still stands. William Golle
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