A Refutation of “A Catechetical Refutation”

Oct 4, 2016

You may download here a paper I wrote called A Refutation of “A Catechetical Refutation”:  Regarding a Defence Made of Bishop Williamson’s Comments on the Novus Ordo in response to a thesis in Mr. Sean Johnson’s paper called A Catechetical Refutation:  Regarding Certain Objections Made to Bishop Williamson’s Comments on the Novus Ordo in which he defends Bishop Richard Williamson’s advice to a lady during a conference given in Mahopac, NY on June 28, 2015 regarding active attendance at the Novus Ordo Mass.  I argue that Bishop Williamson’s advice to the lady transgressed the Declaration of Fidelity to the Positions of the Society of St. Pius X written by the saintly Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre in 1981 on this essential matter.

 

I beg His Excellency to retract his advice and return to the position of his spiritual father, who consecrated him a bishop to carry forward the promotion and defence of Catholic Tradition.  This must needs include the wholesale rejection of the Novus Ordo Mass and its active attendance.

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  1. Br. Joseph
    October 4th, 2016 at 12:47 pm #

    It is also fascinating to see the reference on page 13 which notes the position that Bishop Williamson used to take:

    “https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f0gV0qyZN50

    In this recording, Bishop Williamson says that the New Mass is “illicit in any case”, that it is “intrinsically offensive to God” and “intrinsically evil”, and that “one may not attend a valid, illicit Mass any more than a Satanic Mass”. It is clear from this audio that Bishop Williamson once held publicly the position that one may never actively attend the Novus Ordo Mass even when valid.”