“Participants in the World Youth Day 2011 Cultural Program must be recognized and endorsed by the bishops and episcopal conferences of their respective countries,” read a July 25 statement from the event’s organizers."
There had been “some confusion” about Voris’ affiliation with World Youth Day, organizers said, further noting that “Real Catholic TV” and Michael Voris’ catechetical session “No Bull in Madrid” have not received endorsements from the group’s local bishop—Archbishop Allen Vigneron of Detroit—or the U.S. bishops’ conference.
Aaaah. Now I get it.Every World Youth Day, there is some group of promiscuous people who pass out condoms. That must be part of approve World Youth Day programming.
I guess too, we can assume everything written in the National Catholic Reporter has received their endorsements?
Who do they think they're kidding?
This isn't about catechesis.
This is what Bishops do to people who expose their misfeasance, malfeasance and abuse.
They are “not in any way recognized or approved” by the official event. The Pontifical Council for the Laity selects and invites only bishops from around the world to conduct catechesis sessions at World Youth Day, the statement explained.
That's right. Bishops like Cardinal O'Malley who signed an abortion contract who was so ignorant of Catholic teaching, he had to call in Catholic bioethics experts to advise him as to whether he can hire people to kill other people and give them rides to their executions - that is who conducts Catechesis.
A bishop who thinks a priest leading a ministry known for hooking up sex partners, filled with older promiscuous men reaching out to emotionally disturbed at risk children estranged from their families who are sexually confused, is a wonderful priest who has his support, THAT is what world youth day is looking for to lead catechesis.
Given the state of catechesis in Boston, one only has to imagine who is on the credentials committee.