"It follows from what We have said that no authority whatever, save that which is
proper to the Supreme Pastor, can render void the Canonical Appointment granted
to any Bishop; that no person or group, whether of Priests or of laymen, can lay
claim to the right of nominating Bishops; that NO ONE can lawfully confer Episcopal
Consecration unless he has received the *Mandate of the Apostolic See (Canon 953.)."
(Pope Pius XII, Encyclical Ad Apostolorum Principis "Prince of the Apostles", June 29, 1958)
*The pseudo-traditionalists/sedevacantists are DEAF to the Fact that Pope Pius XII CONDEMNED non-papal mandated "consecrations" - even for a "so called grave emergency". Pius XII in Ad Apostolorum Principis acknowledged non-papal mandated consecrations had occurred in emergencies, saying it was "licit in PREVIOUS centuries", YET, "the Supreme Authority of the Church has long ago DECREED OTHERWISE."
"The Little Number of Those Who Are Saved"
(Famous Sermon by St. Leonard of Port Maurice)
"The death of the impenitent persecutors of the Church will take place during the three days of darkness. He who outlives the darkness and the fear of these three days will think that he is alone on earth because the whole world will be covered with carcasses." (Prophecy of St. Gaspar Del Bufalo, d. 1837)
Mortal Sin: "communion" from Papal Mandate Law Violators
Tough to Find True Sacraments? Don't be Anxious
The Unbroken Series of Successors of St. Peter
"What Catholic Faith Is" By Fr. Michael Müller, C.SS.R