Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The irony of this is rich

SSPX expelled Williamson.
Bishop Richard Williamson, having distanced himself from the management and the government of the SSPX for several years, and refusing to show due respect and obedience to his lawful superiors, was declared excluded from the SSPX by decision of the Superior General and its Council, on October 4th, 2012. A final deadline had been granted to him to declare his submission, after which he announced the publication of an “open letter” asking the Superior General to resign. 
This painful decision has become necessary by concern for the common good of the Society of Saint Pius X and its good government, according to what Archbishop Lefebvre denounced: “This is the destruction of authority. How authority can be exercised if it needs to ask all members to participate in the exercise of authority?
Oh come on. Is this a joke?


Steve "scotju" Dalton said...

Williamson should have been expelled years ago. He regarded his ideas about historical revisionism as important as the dogmas and doctrines of the faith. As a Catholic priest and bishop, he is only supposed to teach and preach what the church teaches. Historical revisionism research is always in a state of flux. So it is loony as all get out for someone like Williamson, who isn't a trained historian in the first place, to dogmatize about such matters. Now that this loose cannon has been thrown off the deck, hopefully the Pope and Felley can make some progress in reuniting the SSPX with Rome.

TTC said...

I'm praying for progress with you...