It’s Official…….

It’s Official….
By Hark the Harold

Communiqué of the General House of the Society of Saint Pius X (October 24, 2012)

Filed under From Tradition, News

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? “(Ecône, June 29, 1987)

Menzingen, October 24th, 2012

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16 comments on “It’s Official…….

  1. No haste involved. Took long enough. Pride cometh before a fall.

  2. Great!!!!!!!!!!! Now let us move on.

  3. Williamson is a brilliant man, which was his downfall. No matter what, he needs to obey his lawfully constituted authority, as we all learned in the Baltimore Catechism.

  4. Williamson’s actions made no sense to me on any level. I have not the slightest notion why he did not leave SSPX voluntarily long ago.

    • Not really an answer to your plight, Stephen, but it reminded me of an old story from Abe Lincoln….

      “Small town with one lawyer, the lawyer starves. Small town with TWO lawyers, and, in no time, they’re both raking it in.”

      And no, I’m NOT implying I think +W was working to build up a stash of $$$. I hope he has enough to live decently and can go about his affairs in reasonable comfort.

  5. I just read Bishop Williamson’s “open letter” to Bishop Fellay.

    The google translator is ‘ok’ but it reads better in the original french.

    My conclusion is that it was a ‘parting shot’ and I get the sense that it basically says “it wasn’t my fault – you made me do it”.

  6. Charlotte NC Bill on said:

    Fellay calls the Jews our “elder brothers ” now just as the Novus Ordo…Though they add ” in the Faith” immediately and every time…He says the religious liberty spoken of in the council is a ” very narrow one”…He’s hired a Mossad-connected lawyer-Krah-who arranges his press conferences and handles our investments now….He’s been vindictive and dictatorial towards the priests that preached against any sellout and abusive and disrepectful towards Bp Williamson…Now, after his expulsion, SSPX spokesman Andreas Steiner says this will ” facilitate talks” …Which is also the real reason behind expelling so many good priests…The Archbp at one time said that Card Ratzinger “is not Catholic”….And this is the man Bp Fellay is so eager to make a deal with…Exactly how is he not a departure fm the ArchBp?
    Now you can intone “authority” and “obedience” all you want…But you can’t use those words to abuse people ( the last 40 yrs of history of the Novus Ordo have taught us that-if anything ) or endanger the mission of the SSPX..Understand; Bp Fellay wasn’t always like this…but leadership brings out one’s true self..

    • Bravo, and well quoted, NeelyAnn.

      It might also be pointed out that Bishop Williamson was directly involved in the expelling of the famous “Nine.” Regardless of their doctrinal or liturgical views, the fundamental reason for their expulsion was their refusal to obey the direction of their superiors, Fr. Schmidtburger and Archbishop Lefebvre. This situation is very similar.

  7. Charlotte NC Bill on said:

    I urge you to check out I’m not sure I can keep going there..I certainly don’t want to….St Anne’s has a Latin Mass on Wed nights..obviously I’m not thrilled to go there either..This is tragic.

    • The SOS site is full of nothing but lies so I would advise everyone to stay away from that site. My husband was a witness to one of the accounts given that was a lie and I have spoken to others from the parish who have confirmed that this man is not to be trusted.

  8. I can’t believe, after all this time and all hiscompletely whacky, extreme comments Mr. Williamson still has so many sycophants who, cognitive dissonance being what is it, cannot accept what he was. I knew him from many contacts with him. I’ve been warning here for years that he would doom the Society. This is probably too little too late, but at last this cancer on the Society is gone. Hope he takes all the others who support his arrogance and errors with him. Now, let’s see who the lemmings are with comments that follow this post..

  9. Although I am not a particular cheerleader for Bishop Williamson-I believe he dropped the “Mr” upon ordination- I have taken a moment to quietly thank Our Lord for having sent us your useful post, Husam. I mean how else would I be able to draw my own conclusions in the absence of your charitable and obviously well-informed insider perspective?

    Sycophant lemmings, my Aunt Fanny (she lives in Port St Lucie, Fl, by the way). I’d prefer straight forward discourse to a clashing gong any day of the week.

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