Bishop Fellay, superior general of the SSPX (see "Critical Mass: "The 'Buzz-of-the-Week' Club"), gave a homily in Flavigny recently, on February 2. The following is from notes taken during that time, translated from French into English:
The Cardinal [Hoyos] then said : "What you have just said to me does not put you outside the Church – you are thus in the Church." The Cardinal continued : "I would like you to write to the Pope to ask him to remove the excommunication."Among the top prelates of the SSPX, Fellay is not considered the hardliner; that distinction goes to Bishop Williamson.
And since then, we have done nothing, because evidently we do not ask for something which we have never recognized. We don’t ask to remove something which doesn’t exist. We have always refused to recognize the validity of these excommunications, and thus we will not ask to take away something which doesn’t exist.
And so, the plot thickens...