Issue: May 2000
Bishop Salvador Lazo, who was introduced to the SSPX after he had retired from active duty in a Philippine diocese and became a stalwart friend of Tradition in his last days, has gone to his reward. R.I.P.
Bishop Bernard Fellay takes the occasion of his periodic Letter to Friends and Benefactors to eulogize Bishop Salvador Lazo, retired bishop of San Fernando de la Union in the Philippines, who joined in the fight for Tradition in 1995.
Bishop Salvador Lazo (1916-2000) composed for posterity the story of his life and of his public return to Tradition. Part 1: Bishop Lazo's career until 1965, the end of the Second Vatican Council.
Part 2 of the Bishop's Autobiography recounting his episcopal career followed by his retirement at Manila, where some of the Society's catechists introduce themselves to their new neighbor and provide him with some good reading...
Part 3 of Bishop Lazo's autobiography, in which he explains why he wanted to go back to the Tridentine Mass and stop saying the new Mass, and the considerations which strengthened him in his resolve—a doctrinal apologia. Includes his bibliography.
In 1996, Rome reacts to news of Bishop Lazo and has Bishop Talamayan write him about his association with the SSPX. Two years later, another brother bishop, Bishop Gordoncillo of Capiz, writes to Bishop Lazo expressing concern over his continued involvement with the works of Tradition.
Explanation of the symbolism of Bishop Lazo's coat of arms, which bears the motto "Servire."
Bishop Salvador's irrevocable attachment to Catholic Tradition: "This is my testament"...
Fr. Paul Morgan reports on the last days of Bishop Lazo and the funeral at Our Lady of Victories Church in Quezon City, Philippines.