Patrick Henry Omlor

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Patrick Henry Omlor (June 13, 1931 – May 2, 2013) was an American Traditionalist Catholic author. He was most notable for his rejection of the Second Vatican Council, the Mass of Paul VI and for his contribution to the development of Sedevacantism. He was born in the United States of America[1] and later relocated to Western Australia.[2]

He was best known for his 1967 book Questioning The Validity of the Masses using the New, All English Canon[3] and for a series of newsletters under the name Interdum (meaning, "Intermittent"). Omlor's works have been collected into a book called The Robber Church. Omlor questioned the validity of the form of consecration in the Mass of Paul VI. His argument centred on the replacement of the Latin "Pro multis" ("for many") with the English "for all" in the rite of consecration, arguing that a deviation from the earlier wording resulted in the new Mass not constituting a proper sacrifice.[citation needed]

Omlor disputed the claim of German biblical scholar Joachim Jeremias that Aramaic did not have a word for "all" and so Jesus Christ used the word "many" with the meaning "all". His rejection of the Second Vatican Council and the Mass of Paul VI, led Omlor to reject the legitimacy of all popes elected since 1958, starting with John XXIII, making him a pioneer of Sedevacantism.


  1. ^ Omlor profile, The Daily Catholic (Australia)
  2. ^ "Patrick Henry OMLOR Obituary: View Patrick OMLOR's Obituary by The West Australian". Retrieved 2014-06-29.
  3. ^ Questioning The Validity of the Masses using the New, All English Canon