Real Catholic Theology vs. Resistance Wonderland
Bishop Sanborn Responds to Bishop Williamson
Bishop Richard Williamson, formerly with the Society of St. Pius X but expelled in 2012 for being as obedient to Bp. Fellay as Fellay was obedient to John Paul II, still stubbornly clings to the Lefebvrist “recognize-and-resist” position and so continues to reject Sedevacantism. A convert from Anglicanism in 1971, Bp. Williamson has demonstrated again and again that although he always has plenty to say, he has no real grasp of genuine Catholic theology.
Recently, Bp. Williamson published a two-part series against Sedevacantism in his weekly Eleison Comments. They can be accessed here:
You will notice that in these two articles, Bp. Williamson refers to a “BpS” without naming him further. This is a reference to Bishop Donald Sanborn, rector of the sedevacantist Most Holy Trinity Seminary in Brooksville, Florida.
Bp. Sanborn has now responded to Bp. Williamson’s arguments against Sedevacantism, focusing mostly on the ordinary Magisterium, infallibility, and indefectibility. Instead of writing another article, however, Bp. Sanborn simply responded in a video interview conducted by Fr. Nicolas Desposito. The video can be watched here:
This is not the first time that Bp. Williamson has had his argument against Sedevacantism picked apart. The last time Bp. Williamson had tried to refute the sede vacante position was in 2014 and 2015, and both times it didn’t end well for him:
- Response to Bp. Williamson on Sedevacantism
- Bp. Sanborn refutes Bp. Williamson on Sedevacantism
- Is Sedevacantism Pope-Sifting? Bp. Sanborn responds to an Objection
- Against Mente-Vacantism: Are the Novus Ordo Popes “incapable” of being Heretics?
Bp. Williamson has a history of dangerous, poor, and non-Catholic theology. For example, in the summer of 2015 he shocked a number of people when he declared that it was fine to assist at the “New Mass” as long as it “nourishes your faith”. If you need a refresher, here are the relevant links:
- Bishop Williamson: OK to go to the Novus Ordo “Mass” if it “Nourishes your Faith”
- Christ or Belial? Bp. Sanborn refutes Bp. Williamson on the New Mass
- Williamson Watch: More Commentary on the “New Mass” Fiasco
Finally, let’s also not forget that Bp. Williamson has been promoting the horrific Poem of the Man-God by Maria Valtorta, a work that is full of disturbing blasphemies, heresies, and other errors against the Faith, as demonstrated here:
Valtorta’s Poem of the Man-God was even condemned by name by the Holy Office in 1959, as shown in the link above.
In short: Stay away from Bp. Richard Williamson. He is a danger to souls under the guise of “traditional Catholicism”.