Hasn't +Williamson done this, (explained the historical decline of the Church) countless times in his Doctrinal conferences and sermons? I can send you one of his schemas which outlines the slide into V2.
Yes, he has. And I referred to this fact in a previous post- which makes me wonder why SJ put up an example of one of the very kind of conference settings to which I had previously alluded.
The fact remains, however, that in the minds of your average trad, I think, particularly your average sspx trad, the church began her free fall at the very moment that John XXIII declared a “new springtime of the church,” of which even Pius XII made mention before his death. Very few trads believe, it seems, other than that the Church lost her way at the Second Vatican Council, and, subsequently, hurtled at mach speed towards total oblivion when Paul VI promulgated the New Mass in 1969.
I contend that the full blown demolition of the church might have started much earlier than that. At the very least, Roncalli’s predecessor should be credited for having contributed mightily to the triggering of the V2 super event and the church’s destruction.
After all, it was Pius XII who was eventually forced to sidestep or modify Pius XI’s Divini Redemptoris
. It was was this pope who gave in to evil clergymen like Spellman (the “American Pope” and the Vatican’s chief funding agent) and Montini, not to mention the pressure put on him by Roosevelt and Stalin, and a number of other sympathetic world leaders and diplomats. It was this man who agreed not “to pronounce a single word, a single indication of approval or encouragement..”
for the invasion of Russia in 1941.
Even more importantly, it was Pacelli who failed utterly to consecrate Russia by name to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. Even direct appeals by Sr. Lucy herself did not move him. Because of Pacelli, Stalin was given carte blanche
in much of Europe during and after the War. Because of the Holy Father’s failure to act, the post-War years saw Communism taking over, not only Eastern Europe, but many other parts of the world, as well
And all this poor Holy Father could do was to write weakly in a 1942 letter to Ambassador Myron Taylor: “May God grant that the free world may not have to regret my silence one day.”
Ah yes, Pius XII preserved the Old Mass alright. But that did not prevent him from giving much of the Catholic world away in the process. And many trads want to make Pius XII a saint. Wow!
If Bp. Williamson has ever really spoken to these things in a conference setting, then I for one have failed to hear them.