This one is not like the others: Faure

March 26, 2015
Source: District of the USA

Can the March 19th episcopal consecration of Fr. Faure by Bishop Williamson be compared to the 1988 Consecrations of Archbishop Lefebvre?

Image above: Fr. Jean-Michel Faure enthroned after episcopal consecration versus the four enthroned bishops consecrated for the SSPX by Archbishop Lefebvre.


Of recent news is the episcopal consecration of Fr. Jean-Michel Faure by Bishop Richard Williamson that took place on March 19th.

Supporters of Faure's episcopal consecration have been justifying this act by comparing it to the 1988 Episcopal Consecrations of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre. However, a close examination of the two events will show that the one is definitely not like the other—thus why the SSPX denounced the consecration of Fr. Faure.

We have just added to our news/events section an excellent commentary by Fr. Francois Laisney, Episcopal Consecration, which compares the context and spirit of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre's "Operation Survival" versus the consecration of Fr. Faure.

In addition to Fr. Laisney's clarifications, we are also offering for the benefit of our readers these webpages on our site:

Both of these pages include additional links providing related articles, words of Archbishop Lefebvre, and documents that provide important context.