The May 19, 2012 "Kyrie Eleison" comments by Bishop Richard Williamson show a distinct hardening of his position. With Rome now taking the position that each SSPX bishop will be dealt with "individually", Williamson is demonstrating through his public statements his individual position: Rome is "diseased", "unhealthy"... The Pope is, if we are to believe Williamson a type of theological schizophrenic, now Catholic, now Modernist ... As head of the Church, the Pope is reduced by Williamson to being for and against himself...
These latest series of postings by Williamson demonstrate a hardening schismatic attitude, with - if the SSPX reconcile with Rome - his expulsion and possible excommunication. The situation really is tragic. Please pray for this man that he return in humility to obedience to the Chair of Peter. With reference to the Rome-SSPX negotiations, Williamson writes:
Unless readers demand textual quotes of Joseph Ratzinger to prove that these are not being twisted or taken out of context, the last EC in this series will conclude with an application of its lessons to the situation of Archbishop Lefebvre’s Society of St Pius X. On the one hand the SSPX is part of the true Catholic whole, “one, holy, Catholic and apostolic”. On the other hand it had better avoid making itself part of the diseased Conciliar whole. As a healthy branch grafted onto the unhealthy Conciliar plant, it would necessarily catch the Conciliar disease. No way can a mere branch heal that disease.
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