Friends, Catholics, Educated Laymen and Clergy,
It is a rarely spoken about subject. What I will be sharing today, as far as I know, has not been spoken about for some time, in any popular discourse. It pertains to the validity of many priests in today's, "Traditionalist movement," or perhaps their necessary sub-conditione ordinations and consecrations.
The Holy Oils,
There are some difficulties with Archibishop Thuc and his episcopal consecrations that were reported many years ago in the German publication, Einsicht. This is the same publication that announced the confusions surrounding Bishop. Roux's reportedly false testimony concerning his own consecration by Archbishop Thuc. It was reported as follows. When Fr. Des Lauries approached Bishop Thuc for consecration, there were difficult circumstances. At that time, Bishop Thuc was assisting in a Diocese in France, and of course, this was after the promulgation of the new order and the new rites and new liturgy. It was reported that Bishop Thuc was not personally prepared for consecrating Bishops. In fact, his apartment looked quite unprepared for much of anything. In several of the photographs of the consecration of Msgr. Gerard De Lauries, there are telephones quite near the Alltar, and several cats roaming quite freely around the very small apartment Bishop Thuc was living in at the time.
It was reported in that Einsicht publication, that Bishop Thuc went to the Diocesan Cathedral and received the Holy Oils from the Ambry at that Cathedral, came back to his apartment, and used these Holy Oils to consecrate Fr. Des Lauries. These Holy Oils would have been consecrated on Holy Thursday according to the new rites of the Novus Ordo, a different liturgy.
According to the theologians of our Church, if the Holy Oils were not used in an ordination, they must be supplied.