Lest We Forget…
The Wisdom of His Excellency, Bishop Richard N. Williamson, SSPX
While we swirl in the flux of the confusion of our times, most especially during this time of crucial negotiations between the Vatican and the Society of St. Pius X, it is prudent that we maintain a touchstone with a spiritual and temporal reality. I recently came across a YouTube serious entitled, A Tribute to Bishop Richard Williamson. It is a series of ten short videos, (each ten minutes or less on average), which reminds us of why the good Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, of happy memory, formed the SSPX. His purpose was to preserve the priesthood, and thereby maintain a spark of the Catholic Faith in an ever increasing secularist mentality within the Catholic Church.
This brief series of sermons and conferences dates back to 1988, when a newly ordain, and less careworn, Bishop Richard Williamson, dares to preach the Truth, in season and out of season. Certainly, he has not lost any of that initial fire and this in itself is a sure sign that the Holy Ghost and Divine Providence inspire and watch over him.
Note, that my intention here is not to incite any breach in the monolithic traditional Catholic Faith, nor within the SSPX, but just to remind the readership of Catholic Rural Solutions of where the traditional movement sprouted, where we have been, and where, potentially, we might go. In short, it is to provide grounding in Faith through the good and faithful Bishop Williamson’s words, just why the traditional movement formed and also illustrate its inspiration …lest we forget.
I urge all readers, to take an hour out of your busy schedule, perhaps on a Saturday night as you prepare for Sunday Mass, and watch this series of videos. Gather the family and listen to the wise words of His Excellency; explain to your children, where necessary, what he is saying and why he is saying it. It will not only strengthen them in the Catholic Faith, but give them insight into the struggle you and other traditionally minded folks have been drawn and continue to fight.
Here is the web citation:
Richard of Danbury, D.S.G.