Bishop Richard Williamson, formerly of the SSPX, has announced that he will be consecrating Fr. Geraldo Zendejas on May 11, 2017. The consecration will take place in the United States. Williamson is a strong opponent of any reconciliation with Rome which the Society is actively exploring. The main reason's for Williamson's opposition are the destruction of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate, including the silencing of Fr. Stefano Manelli, as well as the straitjacketing of the FSSP, especially with regards to religious liberty.
This will be the third bishop to be consecrated by Williamson since his departure from the SSPX.
It may well be opportune to remind readers of the words of Bishop Bernard Fellay regarding the emasculation of the FSSP:
All this leads to the conclusion that Tradition remains an exception in the Church, and that the general and universal law that shall remain the norm is that of the new Mass and the post-conciliar reforms. Tradition thus occupies a very precarious status. The present state of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) is one of the best illustrations of the fruits of the Ecclesia Dei Commission given under Cardinal Castrillón Hoyos. They were beheaded by the dismissal of Father Bisig, who tried to keep his society’s exclusive commitment to the old Mass. The FSSP is now led by a minority ready to engage in almost any liturgical compromise, and is losing more credibility every day. As the FSSP has articulated no clear stance regarding the current crisis in the Church, and seems not to possess the possibility of having one, there is an enormous potential for a split amongst the members themselves.