Bishop Bernard Fellay, superior of SSPX and one of the other Bishops who was ex-ex-communicated, silences Holocaust denier Williamson:

The affirmations of Bishop Williamson do not reflect in any sense the position of our Fraternity. For this reason I have prohibited him, pending any new orders, from taking any public positions on political or historical questions.

But the resistance to the Second Vatican Council is inextricable from the Jewish question. It was the Council's clear and vital renunciation of my Church's ancient and shameful invention of anti-Semitism - a toxin invention eventually worked its way through history from first century Christians to the unique evil of the Shoah - that was central to the SSPX dissent. Their anti-Semitism is so deep they do not even see it. And it is another moment of pain to see Benedict reach out to these creeps even as he cannot countenance discussion of issues and questions that tear at the mind and soul of modern Catholics. Not surprising. But soooo depressing.

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