Frankenherring: Francis as Red Herring. Neo-Cons and Neo-Trads , Practicing Gallican Revivalism, Act as if There is Only One Cuckoo in the Cuckoo's Nest.
Dr. Chojnowski: At the above link, we find Dr. Josef Seifert endorsing and adding his name to the admonition to Francis I about his heresies. In Dr. Maike Hickson's article, it is mentioned that Dr. Seifert is mentioned as a close friend of "Pope Saint John Paul II." Dr. Seifert is known for being a "realist" phenomenologist --- having a von Hildebrandian version of the "realist" phenomenology practiced by Karol Wojtyla (John Paul II) himself. Seifert was also head of the International Academy of Philosophy in Liechtenstein, which for decades was sponsored by John Paul II to propagate this version of philosophy put forward by Edmund Husserl to deal with the problem of knowledge stumbled into by Descartes and Kant which breaks the self-evident connection between our minds and the really existing material and non-material things in the world around us. Seifert's "realist" phenomenology ---- as in all forms of phenomenology --- "brackets" the question of WHETHER THE THINGS BEING KNOWN ACTUALLY EXIST --- and focuses on the "essential" structure of things AS THEY APPEAR TO THE MIND. Bad start for any investigation into reality, whether natural or supernatural.
Now, while remaining silent on the endless heresies of Francis's post-Vatican predecessors, Seifert and, by implication, those at LifeSite News, are urging the "bishops of the Catholic Church" ---- all having been appointed by John Paul II, Benedict XVI or Francis himself (because they agreed with these men) to DO SOMETHING about Francis and his heresies. Here --- to use a little logic --- we find Seifert and the other signatories of this Gallican declaration, to be using Francis as a Red Herring that is used to distract us from the fact that the "official" doctrinal apostasy has been going on for 60 years now. John Paul II --- see the doctrinal work on this question done by Fr. Johannes Dormann ---- was the primary purveyor of the apostate doctrine of Universal Salvation. The notion that Christ unites himself in grace to all men IN SO FAR AS THEY ARE HUMAN. Good-bye need for the Catholic Church, the Sacraments, 10 Commandments --- pretty much everything.
The idea of a "red herring" stems from the practice of fox hunters which involved training dogs to get the scent of the fox and not that WHICH SMELLED WORSE --- by putting herrings in a bag and dragging the back of smelly herrings down a fork in the road and then releasing a fox down another fork in the road. If the dogs smelled the stinky herrings and ran after them instead of smelling the slight scent of the fox, they were not much of a hunting dog.
Let us, indeed, go after the heretical Modernists who have corrupted the faith of millions. But let us not get distracted by the obvious stench of Frankenherring. Granted, there is nothing worse than pickled fish!