Fr. John Rizzo in the news

Many Oratory members will remember Father John Rizzo, FSSP from his several year assignment in Maple Hill, Kansas and at the Blessed Sacrament Latin Mass Community on the Kansas side. Many will remember him as a very good priest and as confessor who cut a penitent no slack. He was also greatly appreciated for his vigorous homilies.

Father Rizzo was a priest of the SSPX for few difficult years until he ultimately split with the Society and joined the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP). He is now serving as a priest of the Fraternity in New Zealand.

He is currently in the news having been interviewed for a story in the Boston Globe about his recollections of Bishop Williamson of the SSPX whom he knew well during his seminary years. He does not recall Williamson fondly. Here's the full story from the Globe. Those of us who knew Father Rizzo when he served in our area greatly admired his hard work and fortitude during the many difficult years for traditional Catholics. We wish him well in his work.

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