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Monday, January 26, 2009

On the Feast of St. Timothy: The Return of the Sedevecantists?

Wherefore I put thee in remembrance that thou stir up the gift of God, which is in thee by the laying on of my hands. II Timothy 2: 16.

As many of you know by now, the Vatican announced over the weekend that the Church will remit the excommunication imposed on the schismatic bishops of The Society of St. Pius X. This remission will allows the schismatic bishops and their flocks to be reconciled corporately to full communion with the Catholic Church.

...In the meantime, the BBC and its affiliates have lost all credibility with me, as I have now heard several of their more garulous and tabloidal reporters insisting that the Vatican's beautiful decision has something to do with endorsing the embarrassing anti Semitic views of one of these schismatic bishops. This is hysterical, in the plain sense of the word. If one of the bishops had murdered his granny, that matter would also be irrelevant for present purposes. The Holy See is simply following the counsel of the early decisions recorded in Acts, and made it easy for those on the outside to come in. This is because those who have been invested with the great gift and responsibility of holy orders owe it to God, to their people, and to themselves to bear full witness to Christ's command that the Church is to be one, as He and His Father are one. May it be so!