those that oppose Peter are opposing My Church, they are opposing My Law, they are opposing Me, their Lord and God; they are condemning Peter-of-My-lambs, thus condemning My Law; blinded by Vanity himself they do not see clear anymore that by condemning Peter they are not following the Law but instead become judges of My Law! O listen to what the Spirit says to the Church! return; come back, beloved one; (1 Archbishop Lefebvre) it is I, the Lord, who have selected Peter, Peter who today bears the name, John Paul II; I am telling you, beloved one, My Sacred Heart has chosen him; come back, reconcile for My sake, beloved; I, the Lord, will forgive your sins and will purify you.... Even though Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, the traditionalist prelate whose defiance of Pope John Paul II caused the first schism in the Roman Catholic Church since 1870 has died.... http://www.nytimes.com/1991/03/26/o...5-dies-traditionalist-defied-the-vatican.html The Archbishop leaves behind about 300 priests ordained by his order, the Fraternity of St. Pius X (SSPX), and a following that was estimated by Vatican officials at the time of the schism at 50,000 and 100,000. Church officials say the number has decreased since then as many Catholics have decided to stand behind the Pope rather than follow an excommunicated leader.... As a result of his defiance, Pope Paul VI suspended him from his priestly work in 1976. This meant he could no longer celebrate Mass or administer the sacraments.... In 1978, John Paul II tried to establish a truce with the Archbishop, allowing him to resume his priestly functions. In 1988, the Pope sought to head off the schism by offering to name a traditionalist bishop whom Archbishop Lefebvre would nominate. Eventually, the Archbishop rejected the compromise, which would not have obliterated the changes that he so disdained. This led to his consecration of the four bishops, a move that according to Catholic doctrine can be done only with the Pope's approval.