Friday, January 30, 2009

Bishop Williamson Apologizes

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


Christian said...

Potential Protesters in the Diocese of Scranton should bear his humility in mind come Sunday Afternoon.

The Rockin' Traddy said...

Excellent point!

When someone who for the last thirty years has not been known for his humble spirit can write such a heartfelt and sincere apology, we should all take notice.

This is a teaching moment.

Let's make use of it.