Recent stupid comments by an illicitly consecrated bishop that helps to oversee a canonically irregular group of priests that have placed themselves outside the jurisdiction of the local ordinaries or direct obedience to the Holy See has created quite a dust-up… Made all the worse by the fact that it comes in tandem with a lifting of the excommunication incurred by this man and other bishops with whom he was illicitly consecrated. When the Only Tool You Have is a Hammer, … The writer is dead on: We don’t excommunicate people for being idiots. If we did, many are the times I would be worried for myself. That being said, if Bp. Williamson of the Society of Saint Pius X wanted to go become a hermit, I would help him find a cave, so long as he promises to never leave it.