Excommunication Lifted from SSPX Bishops?

As reported by Rorate Coeli, several informed sources — including the redoubtable Andrea Tornelli — report that the four SSPX bishops consecrated by Archbishop Lefebvre will be absolved of the censure of a declared latae sententiae excommunication.

Such a move on the part of Pope Benedict XVI would raise the ire of many powerful men in the Church. Let us pray that, during this Chair of Unity Octave, all appearance of schism be removed. This will make a more powerful witness for tradition.

Meanwhile, the ever outspoken Bishop Williamson appears to be stirring the pot…