I've just found a very good German Resistance blog run by a layman, Paul Schenker, who's been supporting Tradition by writing and publishing since the 1960's.
He links to the French website Avec l'Immaculee.
He gives an account of the banning by Fr. Schmidberger of two laymen from all the chapels in the German District of the the SSPX and from the church of St. Athanasius in Hattersheim which is affiliated to them. (I don't know how independent it is.):
The laymen have been told by two priests of the XSPX that they will also refuse them Holy Communion outside of Mass, as to give it to them would be to evade "the punishment of Fr. Schmidberger". One of the laymen quotes from a letter from Fr. Schmidberger in which he is told that a reason for the ban is "the collection of signatures for an Open Letter" (supporting the Carmelites of Brilon Wald).
You can see how important losing the Carmel of Brilon Wald has been
because of the vengefulness it evokes in the Menzingen-denizens.
The Church of St. Athanasius, built by Fr. Hans Milch, the only parish priest in Germany to refuse to say the New Mass,
I am very interested in seeing a list of the priests who had the fortitude
to hold out against the Newmass. I have never heard of this one. Now,
I have to wonder, how is his name pronounced? How can I speak it to
people without mispronouncing it?
is run by Actio Spes Unica and its website promotes the memory and writings of Fr. Hans Milch and Fr. Gregorius Hesse,
Now, I knew Canon Hesse, and I treasure the memory of giving him a
great joy that he took to his grave. I reported to him that my godson
was converted to the Faith from protestantism by listening to his lectures,
and he told me that now he can take consolation that all his efforts have
not been in vain. Those were his parting words to me, and the next I
heard of him was that he had died.
Was Fr. Hans Milch an influence on Fr. Gregorius Hesse?
two priests who would certainly be supporting the Resistance now. Their President says he wishes to distance the organisation from Bishop Williamson.
I highly doubt that Fr. Hesse would want to 'distance himself' from +W, and
by association, I figure the same would be true of Fr. Milch.
This is sad news, that the president of Actio Spes Unica would have this
view of things, but it is sadly consistent with the spread of the unclean
spirit of Vat.II manifest in the acts of the Menzingen-denizens like Fr.
This is the kind of thing that +W is up against in his decision to consecrate
bishops. It would be far less complicated if traditional groups who support
and commemorate heroes like Fr. Milch and Fr. Hesse would be more in step
with the program instead of inimical to it. For as it is, consecrations might
be more of a wedge that divides rather than a balm of preservation.
The question he must weigh is, which direction is it going? Are things on
the increase? Is there more support for the Resistance? Or is it fading,
and less support? Would consecrations shatter the fragile vase that holds
the Faith of Catholics or would they guard it from the snares of the devil?
I'm surprised that a ban from entering the buildings is possible under German charity law.
That's a good point. Maybe there is another law that supersedes it, like
the one that says you can't incite racial unrest or whatever.
How would they enforce it? Is there now a system like the police have
of mug shots of criminals, and every ExSPX chapel has a book with photos
of the people (and children?) who are VERBOTEN from entry, and a man
stands guard at every doorway with an iPad carrying the files to view???