The situation is worse than we’d thought, about Bishop Richard Williamson. He might already sound like a Holocaust-denying kook, but as this New York Times Lede blog entry reports, his views are even loonier than that (WebCite cached article). Among them:

1. Women should be barred from universities, because “true universities are for ideas, ideas are not for true girls, so true universities are not for true girls”

2. The September 11, 2001 terror attacks were staged (I guess this makes him a 9/11 truther?)

3. God allowed the Muslims to conquer Spain in the 8th century to punish “slack Catholics” there

4. Jews have used the Vatican II reforms to achieve world domination

Read the Lede blog entry for details on all of these, and also to see Williamson denying the Holocaust on Swedish television.

I’m not sure what’s worse, that he’s as insane as he sounds, or that there is actually an organization that ever made this guy a bishop (as schismatic Archishop Lefebvre and the Society of St Pius X did).

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