Thursday, October 23, 2014

Michael Voris' Clarification

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Another peculiar development in Christendom.

The substance of Michael's condemnation is so unsettling one hardly knows where to begin.

Was he willing to twist Cardinal Burke's selfless sacrifice to speak the truth knowing he would be persecuted by the enemy forces now in control in the Vatican into a matter for the Confessional out of a knee-jerk reaction to Verecchio or because a donor threaten him?

Whatever the reason, it is stomach turning.

It's funny, when I read Verrechio's post I thought it was cheap and started a blog post I thankfully wasn't able to finish before Michael published his "clarification".

I highly doubt Michael is not in the loop with sources that now confirm Pope Francis' agenda is intentional, sneaky and catastrophically dangerous to the salvation of souls and unity of our 2000 year old Church.

It is one thing to make a decision that he personally is not in the position to sacrifice it all for the truth.  I respect discernment on everyone's  delicate balance of the good they can continue to do going 3/4 of the way or letting go of the money donors use to cover up the corruption on every level of everything.

I've been in this "business" for 20 year.  His logic is so twisted, it has the stink of a donor.

But to take up arms against the people who have the highest level of sacrificial love for a handful of cash is as cheap as it gets.



Michael has been a tremendous help to us here in Boston and I have valued and defended his apostolate over the years.   My initial reaction to this development was this is so far over the line, my own spirituality is calling me to distance myself from throwing Cardinal Burke under the bus with a screed indicating he is doing it out of holiness and respect for Christ's Church is too much for me.

Out of respect for him, I do not want to go into any more details on the reasons why, but much like he  is distancing himself, I need to do the same.

He and all at CMTV have my prayers.


16 comments:

Anonymous said...

The times being what they are are nothing short of heart wrenching. Cardinal Burke is a great source of consolation and is to be held in high esteem and always in our rosaries. Bishop Francis is of deep concern and while I pray for him I have enough Sensus Catholicus to hold him in reserve.....this papacy is a nightmare! Causing much harm to many well intentioned souls......death to self is what we are called to and I for one have not achieved it...but I am certain that Our Lady will help us all during this tumult , hopefully MVoris will sort out his priorities.

Anonymous said...

Couldn't agree more with your comments, either a donor or the threat of "DENIED Access" made him do it.
I don't recall much being said about the Pope over the weekend? The Pope had nothing to say!

Steve Dalton said...

Michael Voris, IMO, has a very bad case of cognitive dissonance. He's sees ideas and actions that conflict with each other, but instead of accepting new information that contradicts what he believes already, he's explaining it away, and attacking those who are trying to tell the real story.

Anonymous said...

I agree with your slant. That was so unneeded, nobody cares what he thinks--and my, what a scrupulous conscience. Pope F would condemn that, no mortal sin committed that I was aware of. Takes 3 things to make a sin mortal.
Anyhow I will stand by Cardinal Burke and toss Voris under the bus any day…
Patt

Michael said...

Mr. Voris lost me as soon as he announced it was open season on bishops but granted immunity to the Bishop of Rome. The absurdity of his lambasting Dolan for following the lead of Bergoglio triggered my gag reflex. Voris' priorities are to keep CMTV in good graces with the powerful in Rome, and well heeled funders. He'll have to live with his decision. However, his attacks on those who are not in thrall to these forces, must be answered vigorously with both barrels blazing.

Anonymous said...

I lost respect for Michael Voris when he defended Corapi,since then I only watch his videos from time to time.

AND Michael from October 23, 2014 at 11:33 AM said :'Mr. Voris lost me as soon as he announced it was open season on bishops but granted immunity to the Bishop of Rome. The absurdity of his lambasting Dolan for following the lead of Bergoglio triggered my gag reflex.'

I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOUR COMMENT.

Anonymous said...

He has already resigned: http://remnantnewspaper.com/web/index.php/a-cnn/item/1189-breaking-michael-voris-quits-cmtv-going-to-work-for-mark-shea

Anonymous said...

There could be so much more to this than we know. Burke might have even instructed him to do it for other reasons...we just don't know.

TTC said...

Cardinal Burke's statements are published all over the world. He is a big boy. If he wanted to clarify or retract, he would do so himself in the public square, not call us up one by one and tell us to take them down.

Whatever his reasons are, they are about him, not Cardinal Burke or Christ's church or salvation.

With all due respect, his proactive screeds to conflate Cardinal Burke and others honorable and courageous acts the way he did was the end of the road.

It is one thing to protect your fiefdom by accepting somebody's hush money and go on to do good work. It's another to take up arms against others who will sacrifice everything to speak the truth. To paint the latter as sin makes me physically sick.

'DIS & 'DAT said...

Agree totally. Michael Voris is losing what is most valuable: his credibility. He needs to separate himself from whoever is controlling him. If God wants his work continued the means will become available. He should not be tied to any organization that comes under the control of Catholic Church, e.g., Opus Dei.

Michael Dowd

Anonymous said...

Ummm, no.....this is satire


He has already resigned: http://remnantnewspaper.com/web/index.php/a-cnn/item/1189-breaking-michael-voris-quits-cmtv-going-to-work-for-mark-shea

Anonymous said...

A life of Anger and disgust - that is the sign of a good Christian.

You sir, are a GREAT Christian.

Jesus was ALWAYS angry and disgusted, especially with apologizers who thought they did wrong to the Church.

TTC said...

Say what?

Don't you remember when Jesus preached the Ten Commandments were obsolete and He ate supper with Herod?

Michael said...

Phil Lawler is the print version of Mike Voris....both furios;y spinning that "the Pope is the not the problem".

'DIS & 'DAT said...

What is the cause of the Catholic Church since Vatican II being silent about sexual moral doctrine and now appears to be in the process of making it conform to the norms of society? The Popes are the problem. What else could it be?

Michael Dowd

JB said...


Bergoglio never talks about the virtue of chastity. ever. it's a huge red flag.