I only have limited amounts of time to reply to posts. You went several days before even reappearing on the Forum.
You may or may not hold literally that there will perpetually be successsors in the Chair.
So, let us first agree that this is an impossibility, as each pope’s death proves. That is, it is self evident that constant seating of a pope cannot be the true meaning in VAT I.
The Chair of Peter will have apostolic SUCCESSORS in perpetuity.
This is true ONLY in that each person who has legitimate possession of that Chair, has valid Apostolic Succession. This can ONLY occur if the possessor has valid Ordination into the level of bishop. That is, you hold to the daisy-chain principal.
Any Valid bishop has the possibility of becoming pope.
- Now you seem to have this belief that it is Divine Law, and not governing Canon Law that a pope can only and EVER be a pope if there is a college of cardinals, no matter how small, that elect him.
Since there IS the possibility that all cardinals MAY no longer be existent (catastrophy or apostasy, pick yur poison) then the canon law can, and would be, defacto suspended.
If you want to deny that self evident fact, go right ahead
In any case, as of today, there are valid bishops. But even That is not my point, (your attempts to make it so notwithstanding). There are bishops that have it, and they will pass it on.
So, I’m not conflicting my points against apostolic succession. A pope could come from them, but agian, I** don’t need that certainty to make my points**.
My point is, that The Catholic Church does not dissolve when there is no sitting pope. Period. That cannot be denied.
You make this ironclad point that There is no way to elect a pope if there are no cardinals.
BUT, you keep dodging my point on the CCC par. 675,677.
There is not likely to be any future pope.
If we are in the Supreme Deception of those par’s. then it says only the Second Coming will resolve the Deception. Period.
So, you would say: "We are not in the Supreme Deception."
That’s a valid opinion.
So, I would say: "We ARE in the Supreme Deception."
That’s a valid opinion.
However, IF we are in the Supreme Deception & Intro of the Antichrist -ISM, it certainly cannot be the SEDE’s or the hardcore Traditionalists, because they amount to less than 2% of the believers who identify as catholics. That is the Opposite of Supreme.
Supreme must take in the vast majoity as the CCC Par’s. indicate. I need not tell you who that would be, IF we are in the Supreme Deception. And, the CCC says it MUST COME. So it’s not IF but WHEN.
The best you can say is NOT NOW.