Since the Society has three hale and hearty Bishops, it is unlikely that there will be any need for further episcopal consecrations any time soon, probably not for another 15 years at least (Bishop Fellay, for example, is only 57, while Bishop Williamson is around 75 by comparison), and the situation in the Church may well have improved by that time. Besides, one essential requirement laid down as such by the General Chapter is the perpetual guarantee of at least one bishop. So, in the case of any new canonical structure offered by Rome and accepted by the Society, a Personal Prelacy or more preferably, an Apostolic Administration, the guarantee of bishops to head the society will be part of the constitutions of the new structure. Also, bishops who have ordinary power can do things auxiliary bishops cannot, for example, convene marriage tribunals to pass juridical declarations on annulments and other such things. That was one of the reasons for the desirable condition, “ecclesiastical tribunals in the first instance” beside "“exemption of the houses of the Society of Saint Pius X in relation to the diocesan bishops”. It is divine law that no bishop becomes an Ordinary save through appointment or confirmation by the Pope. All in all, there remains no reason in principle why such an offer should be refused, in the unlikely event that Rome at some future time becomes ready and willing to make and honor them according to the six conditions. Contrary to Fr. Pfeiffer's claim, the SSPX has not stated it will not consecrate new bishops. Archbishop Lefebvre's position - in 1973, in 1988, and beyond - was that it is preferable to have canonical approval and do everything within that structure, and only if that is unjustly denied to us, we disregard the unlawful command and carry on anyway, and that's what the Society's approach still is.