Jan 21 Bp Williamson column
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It's unfortunate that rather than address the questions, you condemn. That's just what Bp. Williamson does.
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It did not seem like Bishop Williamson did not answer the question, but more he answered the question with a different question.  Bishop Williamson did bring up an interesting point about abuse of authority:  is it possible for the Church to abuse her authority?  This is a good discussion to have with modernists, because the democratic mindset they adopt will be prompting them to answer in the affirmative, but they will also know the result of answering that way.   The SSPX has never stopped asking for reconciliation, and in this regard, is completely different from any other break-away group.  The SSPX understand, I think correctly, that nothing like the present situation in the CHurch has occurred in living memory, or indeed, in any period within the past five or six centuries at least.  It is not even similar to the Reformation.  Christ never told the Church that things would not occur outside of our experience. 

Perhaps an analogy to the present state of affairs would be the Civil Rights era of the 1950s and 60s.  Rev. King and the other cicil rights leaders realized that lawful authority was immorally suppressing the rights of a minority, but not to the extent that armed rebellion would be justified.  The question they confronted was how to effect a change in the understanding of authority regarding its obligations.  That is similar to what SSPX has been doing for 45 years.  It does not deny that authority resides in Rome, but neither does the Society consent in admitting that traditionalists are, in effect, either non persons or second class Catholics.  The civil rights leaders never asked for a separate negro homeland, like some modern minorities in other countries.  The entire movement was premised on the African American desire to partake fully in the political life of the nation.  The SSPX movement, also, makes no sense other than in this context.  The talks, the prayers, the vigils, the writing, all are aimed at achieving a rapprochment with the Vatican. 

 

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Jan 21 Bp Williamson column - by a83192 - 01-21-2012, 10:38 AM
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