February 15, 2013 - Ferial Day
Bishop Williamson Faces a Fourth Trial in Germany for "Holocaust Denial"
He Refuses to Pay the Fine, but Instead Appeals Again
Traditional Catholic Bishop Richard Williamson Pauses in Meditation under a Crucifix
As the German Government Continues to Persecute Him for Exercising His Free SpeechThe Hypocritical Benedict-Ratzinger, Who Defends Others' "Rights of the Human Person"Has Not Said One Word in Defense of Williamson's Free SpeechYet Williamson's Persistence Seems to Be Winning OutAnd Embarrassing the Liberalist Government of Angela Merkel
The right of free speech that Benedict-Ratzinger proclaims as a Vatican II "right of the human person" is once again being assailed as traditional Catholic bishop Richard Williamson faces yet a fourth trial in Ratzinger's Germany on charges of "holocaust denial." And Ratzinger, the great Modernist, has raised not one word in defense of Williamson's human rights. Ratzinger wouldn't even go as far as the atheist philosopher Voltaire, who proclaimed: "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it."
In his Bulletin of February 9, 2013, Williamson explained that he was first tried in 2010. It was a kangaroo trial, as the Regensburg judge rendered her verdict within a few minutes in a multipage document that could hardly have been written in that time. It was at the time reported in the German press that the German Chancelloress, Angela Merkel, had personally orchestrated the guilty verdict. Williamson hadn't even denied the World War II "holocaust," but simply questioned a point of detail on the controverted issue as a very small part of an interview for Swedish Public Television.
In a second trial, a higher court in Nuremberg overturned the verdict on appeal and required the state to pay all of Williamson's legal expenses. But in a third trial, the local Regensburg judge, the district where Benedict-Ratzinger has his home, again convicted Williamson on January 16, 2013. Friends of Bishop Williamson have offered to pay his fine, now reduced to 2,400 U.S. dollars, but Williamson would not capitulate to the corrupt verdict because "much more than just money is at stake." He has appealed again for a fourth trial, quoting Our Lord's powerful words: "For this was I born, and for this came I into the world; that I should give testimony to the truth" (John 18:37/DRV).
What else could a true Catholic bishop do?