January 17, 2013 - St. Anthony, Abbot
Is Bishop Williamson Set to Consecrate Three New Independent Traditional Catholic Bishops?
Some Reports Indicate that He Will Establish Bishops in the U.S., Mexico, and France
From: Pietro, the TRADITIO Network's Canadian Correspondent
Fr. Joseph Pfeiffer, Elected Leader of the SSPX of the Strict Observance
Fr. Pfeiffer Is a Candidate for Consecration as an Independent Traditional Catholic Bishop
Reports Indicate that His Consecration by the Neo-SSPX's Former Senior Bishop Williamson
May Be a Matter of only Weeks Away
Williamson Is Said to Be Contemplating Candidates from Mexico and France as Well
Sources at St. Athanasius Church in Vienna, Virginia, site of the founding of the Society of St. Pius X of the Strict Observance, have hinted that Richard Williamson, the SSPX's former senior bishop, consecrated by Archbishop Lefebvre, will soon, perhaps within a matter of weeks, be consecrating new traditional Catholic bishops independent of Bernie Fellay's Neo-SSPX. The sources indicate that in addition to the United States, Bishop Williamson may shortly be consecrating bishops in Mexico and France. France has the largest population of Fellayites, but recently many of these have split from Fellay because of his desire to incorporate the Archbishop's once-traditional SSPX into Benedict-Ratzinger's New Order sect.
The Society of St. Pius X of the Strict Observance was founded on August 10, 2012, by Frs. Joseph Pfeiffer, Ronald Ringrose, Richard Voigt, David Hewko, and Francois Chazal, former SSPX priests or SSPX associates, who have rejected Bernie Fellay's Neo-SSPX, which wants to sell out to Benedict-Ratzinger's unCatholic New Order sect. They denounced the Neo-SSPX's Superior-Dictator Bernie Fellay as a traitor to the memory and mission of the SSPX founder, Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre.
As the TRADITIO Network previously announced, Bishop Williamson during January 2013 is making an episcopal visitation of North America. Bishop Williamson is well known here, having been for many years the Rector of the SSPX's seminary at Winona, Minnesota, and publisher of its monthly Bulletin, in which he taught the principles of traditional Catholicism. It has not, however, been confirmed that Bishop Williamson will attend any meeting of the SSPX-SO at co-founder Fr. Ringrose's aptly-name St. Athanasius Church in Vienna, Virginia, at the end of January 2013, or that Bishop Williamson will perform the consecration of the SSPX-SO's elected leader, Fr. Joseph Pfeiffer.
This should put Fellay in an interesting position. If Benedict-Ratzinger and heresiarch Walter Muller, Ratzinger's personal appointee in 2012 as head of the Doctrine of the [Novus Ordo] Faith, re-excommunicate Bishop Williamson, what will happen to Fellay when he consecrates successors to perpetuate his Neo-SSPX clergy? Under the defective 1983 Novus Ordo Code of Canon Law, an automatic excommunication from the New Order sect for one would logically mean an automatic excommunication from the New Order sect for the other one in the same case, no?
It would seem logical for Bishop Williamson to name more than one successor bishop, just as Archbishop Lefebvre did. These three bishops would be independent, not members of one organization -- at least not yet. I would guess that Bishop Willilamson is providing for a host of independent groups, at least until the inevitable major split opens up in Fellay's Neo-SSPX. Should Fellay try to make a deal with Ratzinger and his New Order sect, I suspect that NSSPX Bishops Tissier de Mallerais and Alfonso Galarreta will decamp to join Bishop Williamson. I would not want to be in Fellay's dilemma right now. Fellay will now be put under pressure to make a deal with the German spider -- or perhaps Fellay will be given the excuse he needs to make a sellout deal, leaving the Neo-SSPX completely Novus Ordo.The TRADITIO Fathers Reply.
Bernie Fellay must really be wringing his hands now about whether he has cut off his nose to spite his face. He has no further control over the SSPX's former senior bishop, Richard Williamson, consecrated by Archbishop Lefebvre, whom Fellay expelled from his Novus Ordo-leaning Neo-SSPX on October 4, 2012. The consecration of new independent traditional Catholic bishops would be a good move for Williamson. His consecrations could hardly be disputed as they would be coming through Archbishop Lefebvre. The new consecrations would also make clear to the world that Bishop Williamson is once and for all independent of Fellay's corrupt Novus Ordo-leaning knock-off of Archbishop Lefebvre's traditional Catholic organization.http://www.traditio.com/comment/com1301.htm