Unlike many bloggers, I've so far refrained from posting anything about the controversy over Pope Benedict XVI lifting the excommunications of the four bishops of the Society of St. Pius X. While the matter is hardly uninteresting to me, having attended (though without converting) an SSPX chapel for over two years, during which time I even met the now-infamous Bishop Richard Williamson, at this blog I prefer to focus on monarchy. Most readers are probably familiar enough with the SSPX topic that even now I will not be providing a plethora of links or writing as much as I perhaps could, my feelings on the subject being deeply mixed and complicated.
However, while I disagree with almost everything that Catholic neocon George Weigel stands for, this irritating article (via Roman Christendom) indicates that unlike many commentators he at least understands that the SSPX situation is about much more than the Latin mass or the revisionist historical views of Bishop Williamson, though Weigel--being an Americanist with no love for "Altar & Throne"--is on the other side. And his opening paragraph makes it clear that this subject, as dealt with by him, is not really "off-topic" for monarchists.