20 February 2016

Bishop Richard Williamson ...

... gives an account this morning of the thinking of the trio of bishops in the SSPX, as background to his own decision to bring his own episcopate up to a trio by consecrating a Dominican next month.

When all is said and done, his decision seems to me to be solipsistic, in a way that Archbishop Lefebvre's actions were not. It reminds me rather of the episode when a Patriarch of Jerusalem charged uncanonically around the Ukraine consecrating schismatic bishops after the Union of Brest, doing his best to devastate the Byzantine Catholic dioceses and, as the Cuba Document puts it, to detach Ukrainian Byzantine Catholics from their ancient Church.


StMichael said...

We could be more specific there: a *pretended* Dominican will be consecrated.

Paul said...

Actually, he is not a Dominican, but a Benedictine abbot. Dom Thomas Aquinas formerly came from Le Barroux, then left and founded Mosterio de Santa Cruz in Brazil, under Archbishop Lefevbre. Say what you will, but I cannot tolerate that Dom Aquinas can be called a "pretended" Benedictine!

Fr John Hunwicke said...

Sorry, and thank you for the correction. You will see why I made that erroneous assumption.

Clearly Dom Thomas is a genuine Benedictine, because a community which follows the Regula is Benedictine, while a parallel assertion cannot be made of Orders which have Generals, like the Franciscans and Dominicans.

It would have helped if His Excellency had referred to the consecrand as 'Dom', or shoved an 'OSB' in.

Paul said...

Actually, I was referring to the first post. But no matter. Bishop Williamson is clearly bent on doing his own thing. It really is a shame!

Woody said...

Having just spent a very enjoyable evening with one of the Bishop's very good friends, as house guests while Edith and I were in the Washington area to pay our respects to Maureen Scalia, and Fr. Paul Scalia, too, I would just call attention to some very interesting twists in the Bishop's recent writings, wherein he allows that faith can be found in the Novus Ordo church, in places, and in spite of everything. As we were told, it seems that BP Williamson is now the target of arrows from the puritanical traditionalist side as well as from the more modern side. I suggest prayers for him and his adherents as they work their way through issues that may well be just below the surface.

Fr John Hunwicke said...

Well, Woody, I do regularly "just call attention to" this myself. Didn't you read my post of as recently as February 11? I do hope you read ALL my posts carefully RIGHT THROUGH TO THE END! See also my post of 30 November.

Unknown said...

LISTEN to Bishop Williamsons Homilies, he is far from a raving madman!He preaches Truth.He sympathises with Our Lady - unlike most unorthodox Clergy, he gets crucified defending all that is Sacred in the Church.

Do you truly feel the "Miracle of the Sun" at Fatima on Oct 13th 1917 was just a spectacular astronomical event? It is far more. It's forewarning of a chastisement clarified to Sr Agnes at Akita on its anniversary - Oct 13th 1973

"OCT 13, 1973

"My dear daughter..As I told you, if men do not repent and better themselves, the Father will inflict a terrible punishment on all humanity. It will be a punishment greater than the deluge, such as one will never seen before. Fire will fall from the sky and will wipe out a great part of humanity, the good as well as the bad, sparing neither priests nor faithful. The survivors will find themselves so desolate that they will envy the dead. ...The work of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church in such a way that one will see cardinals opposing cardinals, bishops against bishops. The priests who venerate me will be scorned and opposed by their confreres...churches and altars sacked; the Church will be full of those who accept compromises and the demon will press many priests and consecrated souls to leave the service of the Lord.

"The demon will be especially implacable against souls consecrated to God. The thought of the loss of so many souls is the cause of my sadness. If sins increase in number and gravity, there will be no longer pardon for them"

Read the actual Message of Melanie of Lasalette - imp. Bishop Leece
Then, read the prophecies for the C20th given by Our Lady at Quito Ecuador,400 years ago to Mother Mariana (Bodily Incorrupt)

"About the Sacrament of Matrimony...Masonry, which will then be in power, will enact iniquitous laws with the objective of doing away with this Sacrament, making it easy for everyone to live in sin. The Christian spirit will rapidly decay, extinguishing the precious light of Faith until it reaches the point that there will be an almost total and general corruption of customs. In these unhappy times, there will be unbridled luxury that would conquer innumerable frivolous souls who will be lost. Innocence will almost no longer be found in children, nor modesty in women. In this supreme moment of need of the Church, those who should speak will fall silent.”

Who denies that all this has happened? Yet,these people have not even been beatified!

Pius XII visited a woman deemed the greatest Saint of Modern Times,yet her prophecies are silenced.She bore the Stigmata, and she lived (like Blsd Anne Emmerich)for many years on just a consecrated Host.

Nov 27,1902

“I give you a WARNING. The disciples who are not of My Gospel are now working hard to remake according to their ideas and under the influence of the enemy of Souls a MASS that contains words that are ODIOUS in my sight. When the fatal hour arrives when the faith of my priests is put to the test, it will be (these texts) that will be celebrated in this second period.

The First period is the one of my priesthood which exists since Me. The second is the one of the persecution when the enemies of the Faith and of Holy Religion will impose their formulas in the book of the second celebration. These infamous spirits are those who crucified Me and are awaiting the kingdom of the NEW MESSIAH!”

May 10 1904

“They will not stop at this hateful and sacrilegious road. They will go further to compromise all at once and in one go, the Holy Church, the clergy and the Faith of my children.” She announces the, “Dispersion of the pastors by the Church itself; real pastors who will be replaced by others formed by hell, initiated in all vices, all iniquities, perfidious, who will cover souls with filth. New preachers of new sacraments, new temples, new baptisms, new confraternities.”

Please see that Bishop Richard Williamson is far more obedient to Christ, than many of those who, as prophecised, are helping the Devil to destroy the Church