IIRC sedevacantist =”Vacant seat”, the idea being that there isn’t a proper Pope.
I can’t help feeling sorry for Mel, and I hope he gets sorted out. He may not be a Catholic, but the Left has hated him like a nova since “The Passion”.
He is being sifted, we should pray for him.
Listening to the tapes, it is clear that Mel is in trouble. He needs our prayers (like you stated) and not our scorn and gossip.
God knows what’s in Mel Gibson’s heart; we don’t. None of us even know him personally, so how much less can we assess the degree of his faith, which is something only God can know? He may be in grave error about certain things, but there have been times in his life when he was sincerely and urgently seeking the Lord. I believe he has been attacked by Satan, particularly since the Passion of the Christ, which was such a stunning work of evangelism for Christians of all types. He needs help, both from a psychiatrist and a priest; let’s all just agree in prayer that he gets such help.
Should you ever doubt the depravity of the “Hollywood” mentality, compare the pride with which these people defended CONVICTED child rapist Roman Polanski to the castigation of ALLEGED girlfriend slapper Mel Gibson.
Mel Gibson is not a threat to my country, my finances, nor to my life...
Ergo, what he does, thinks, says is irrelevant, and a convenient distraction for those that ARE all of the above.
And if the Left hates him, well, the “enemy of my enemy is my friend...”
Pretty much sums it up.