Friday, June 7, 2019
"ECONE IS CHANGING" - Fr. EPINEY TAKES A PUBLIC POSITION AGAINST THE LIBERAL DERIVA OF THE FSSPXParish of Riddes, Switzerland
]Father Epiney is a Swiss diocesan priest who, being Parish Priest of Riddes (located less than 2 km from the seminary of Ecône) resisted, together with Bishop Lefebvre, the conciliar attack. A great friend and confidant of the Archbishop, he was one of those who worked to obtain the building of the Ecône seminary.
The "priest of Riddes" was well known and appreciated by generations of seminarians, given the proximity of his parish. Even Bishop Fellay, in his childhood, was his altar boy.
Friend of the Fraternity since always, he avoided, until his sermon on May 26, talk about the liberal drift of the SSPX; that is why this public taking of position is a very important milestone in the history of the collapse of the Fraternity.
Comment of the French Forum of the Resistance ( here and here ):
We hope that many priests of the Fraternity have the courage to oppose the arrival of Bishop Huonder to Wangs.
Excerpts from Father Epiney's sermon:
"What to think of all this? [The arrival of Bishop Huonder] First of all, one is amazed: ... it is accepted in a fraternity school, in Wangs, a conciliar bishop, disciple of Benedict XVI and friend of Francisco and, on the other hand, Bishop Williamson, who was consecrated by Archbishop Lefebvre in 1988, is excluded from the Fraternity. "
"My dear brothers, times are bad, Ecône is changing."
"We can not be silent when it comes to the truth, otherwise we are dumb dogs, we must react because it is our faith, our salvation, the salvation of our souls! We have to wake up and not be asleep!"
"There has been a change: before 2012 it was the conciliar church that persecuted and excluded the most faithful, whereas today it is Ménzingen that, after excluding one of its bishops, has excluded many priests who wanted to remain faithful to the Archbishop Lefebvre: It is the world turned upside down, and then, we can not not react to such a procedure, because if we do not react, everything we have done up to now will have been for nothing ... It turns exactly to what happened 40 years ago [... ] "
"[...] we are losing what we have won because of us, because of those who want to be recognized among us, to be absorbed [...]".