- (reinstated ex-excommunicated) Bishop Richard Williamson
This is the fellow that Pope Benedict XVI reinstated as bishop. Needless to say, the Pope got a lot of flack, specially from his own country, Germany.
This is the type of bishop that believes there are no gay priests and that stories of priests fathering children out of wedlock is just propaganda. right.
on the other hand, the bishop issued an apology to the pope from his blog for causing so much "unnecessary distress and problems".
except that he never took back his statement.
To read the complete transcript of his blog entry, click on read.more.
Eleison Comments LXXXIII
Following in the steps of Our Lord (Jn. XVIII, 23) and St. Paul (Acts, XXIII, 5), Archbishop Lefebvre gave his Society the example of never so cleaving to God's Truth as to abandon respect for the men holding God's Authority. In the midst of last week's media uproar, surely aimed rather at the Holy Father than at a relatively insignificant bishop, here is a letter written to Cardinal Castrillón Hoyos on January 28 by that bishop:
To His Eminence Cardinal Castrillón Hoyos
Amidst this tremendous media storm stirred up by imprudent remarks of mine on Swedish television, I beg of you to accept, only as is properly respectful, my sincere regrets for having caused to yourself and to the Holy Father so much unnecessary distress and problems.
For me, all that matters is the Truth Incarnate, and the interests of His one true Church, through which alone we can save our souls and give eternal glory, in our little way, to Almighty God. So I have only one comment, from the prophet Jonas, I, 12:
"Take me up and throw me into the sea; then the sea will quiet down for you; for I know it is because of me that this great tempest has come upon you."
Please also accept, and convey to the Holy Father, my sincere personal thanks for the document signed last Wednesday and made public on Saturday. Most humbly I will offer a Mass for both of you.
Sincerely yours in Christ