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To: Gillibrand1
I don't like those laws becaues they allow scum to claim the mantle of martyrdom.
I do find it sad the Williamson will become a Catholic Bishop.
5 posted on 02/02/2009 9:02:56 PM PST by rmlew (The loyal opposition to a regime dedicated to overthrowing the Constitution are accomplices.)
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To: rmlew

He is a Bishop, and has been since the ordination which caused him to incur excommunication, and would remain a Bishop whether excommunicated or not. While excommunication has certain effects, it does not cause one to cease to be Catholic, so if one wanted to, one could call him a Catholic Bishop at any time since 1988. There is no “becoming” involved.

Whether he will become a fully functioning Catholic Bishop remains to be seen. The man is still suspended. Indeed, it is not even clear that he will remain a fully functioning Bishop within the context of the SSPX—
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6 posted on 02/03/2009 12:54:07 AM PST by Hieronymus
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