I note that a group has fractured away from the SSPX and has set up a "Resistance Mass Centre" in Wandsworth, and that Bishop Williamson has set up an "Initiative", soliciting funds, and proposing the following:
"It seems that, today, God wants a loose network of independent pockets of Catholic Resistance, gathered around the Mass, freely contacting one another, but with no structure of false obedience, which served to sink the mainstream Church in the 1960’s and is now sinking the Society of St. Pius X. If you agree, make contributions to the St. Marcel Initiative; they will certainly come in useful. For myself, once my situation stabilizes, I am ready to put my bishop’s powers at the disposal of whoever can make wise use of them."
Is this happening everywhere, or only in the English-speaking world?
This matters to the rest of us because it will become a new stick with which to beat Benedict XVI and the EF or the Roman Rite, just at a point when those opposed to what the Pope Emeritus did feel that they are in a strong position. It matters because, as happened when Bishop Williamson made his remarks about the Holocaust, the secular world thinks that these people are like Catholics, just a bit more so.