Bishop Fellay kept Bishop Williamson away from the recent SSPX General Chapter because of unproven allegations made by him against the latter. It is more than likely that he feared he would come out second best in a verbal duel with Bishop Williamson at the General Chapter. Bishop Williamson has been an outspoken defender of Tradition even prior to his being consecrated a bishop by Archbishop Lefebvre.
The members participating in this General Chapter are said to have been sworn to secrecy. Yet, it was broadcast over the internet that two thirds of the assembly voted to uphold Fellay’s decision to keep Bishop Williamson away (29 -9 in favor). This means nothing as since when is it morally upright to exclude a member from a General Chapter solely on the whim of the Superior General? If it does mean anything at all, then it shows that two thirds of the members of the recent General Chapter had no sense of fair-play. Given the recent behavior of certain district superiors should we be surprised?
Bishop Fellay circumvented the decisions of the 2006 General Chapter concerning the negotiations with “rome”. He was supposed to keep the General Chapter abreast of the developments , including the possibility of an agreement, but in fact wanted to present them with a “fait accompli” of a signed deal when, to his bad luck, his scheme was thwarted by none other than his “traditionalist pope” on June 13th, Feastday of St Anthony.
Why wasn’t he impeached and removed for this behavior?. Is it because most of the Chapter members are opportunistic toadies appointed by himself, who have cushy numbers as district superiors, and who maybe,not infrequently, are able to park themselves on club-class seats of airlines, and lounges of luxury hotels? Yes, why wasn’t he impeached? There he was, fully prepared along with Frs Nely and Pfluger, to throw away the work of Archbishop Lefevbre without any consultation with either the General Chapter or the whole body of SSPX priests.
It is said that this trio has a strangle hold on the Society, they being the only signatories to the property holdings of the organization, and, with a certain layman, to the finances. If this is true then suppose by some chance these three defect, or something happens whereby they are no longer with the Society, will all the other members be on the street? Who would then control the assets of the Society? Did the General Chapter address this crucial point?
Some participants in this General Chapter are now bringing in the Blessed Virgin Mary to the scene. Whether or not she was there, or allowed to be there given Fellay’s imposition of secrecy, no one will be able to say for certain. But let all those who attended this General Chapter honor her by henceforth behaving in an upright manner concerning the negotiations with “rome”, their attitude towards the laity, and to treating Bishop Williamson with the fairness and respect that he deserves.