It's official. The Catholic Knight is retired.  I'm hanging up the helmet and passing the torch. There will be no more articles, no more commentaries, no more calls to action. THIS BLOG IS CLOSED. I've spent a very long time thinking about this, I believe the time has come, and is a bit overdue.  I want to thank my readers for everything, but most especially for your encouragement and your willingness to go out there and fight the good fight. So, that being the case, I've spend the last several weeks looking for bloggers who are fairly active, and best represent something akin to the way I think and what I believe.  I recommend the following blogs for my readers to bookmark and check on regularly. Pick one as your favourite, or pick them all. They are all great..... In His Majesty's Service, THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT

Friday, January 30, 2009

Apology Of Holocaust Denying SSPX Bishop

THE CATHOLIC KNIGHT: As I pointed out in a previous post, the circumstances surrounding this whole scandal are very suspect. The shadow it casts on the historic and joyous event of the Church's reconciliation and healing can only have a Satanic source. That being said, Bishop Williamson, who's views do not represent those of the SSPX, has apologized to the Vatican for his remarks. The text of the apology is below. Noticeably absent is the retraction of his remarks denying various aspects of the Holocaust. It would seem Bishop Williamson regrets having made the remarks, but what he believes remains a mystery. I imagine Williamson has a lot of soul searching ahead of him. One positive thing about the removal of the excommunications is that it puts Williamson, and all SSPX priests under him, back under the supervision of the Vatican, which means they must now answer for their rhetoric. The removal of these excommunications will do more to silence this outrageous behavior than schism ever could...
To His Eminence Cardinal Castrillón Hoyos

Your Eminence

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

+Richard Williamson