We talked to an sspx woman friend of ours today, who, along with her husband, appears to believe that +Hounder is a real catch for the Society. He may the greatest thing since sliced bread, as we understand, on balance, her glowing description of this conciliar bishop. Why, he’s going to say the TLM exclusively. He’s going to be pray, meditate, and read his breviary in semi-seclusion.
It amounts to a kind of spectacular conversion of a 77 year old New Church prelate, who’s spent most of his ministry, since 1971, giving Communion (cookies) in the hand to young girls in halter tops and being served by acolytes of the same gender. It is truly a marvelous thing in our eyes. It seems, though, to be the tale being presently peddled to the sspx faithful.
Bp. W expressed himself recently less ebulliently. He writes:
“But he (Huonder) would not be cutting all contact with the Newchurch in Rome. On the contrary, his present diocesan spokesman announced in January that the bishop’s retiring to Wangs in April “is tied to a mission being entrusted to him by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, to maintain contact with the SSPX.” Clearly BpH, reputed to be a personal friend of Pope Francis, was planning to act as a link between Newchurch and Newsociety, in the hope of bringing them closer together. ‘..
In other words, Bp. Huonder is probably, in less polite language, a plant, a spy, an essentially unconverted agent of the post-Conciliar church, now firmly enscounced among the ranks of the sspx hierarchy. I have no doubt that this is what +W means to say, and he's right.
So we now have a bishop, run largely by Masons, Communists, Jews and perverts, not to mention other assorted heretics, dispatched as a Romish emissary to a fallen traditional Catholic apostolate, run largely by “rats” and “nazis.” I’ll sleep better tonight.