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Friday, April 8, 2011

Mike Voris: The Stoning of a Prophet

Mike Voris of Real Catholic TV is a prophet. Like John the Baptist he doesn't mince words about the crisis in the Church in America. And, like John, the powers that be are not too happy. Sooooo, what do pharisees do to prophets? They (take your pick) throw them in the well (try to get them out of sight and mind), stone them (with calumny and detraction), and kill them (eliminate their ministry). The Diocese of Scranton recently banned Voris from speaking although homosexual activists speaking at a local Catholic college are no problemo. Voris, on the other hand, is offensive to them. Where have we heard that before?

But according to an article by Matt Abbott at Renew America, the real Voris assassins are in the Diocese of Detroit where Real Catholic TV originates. Now I've been to Detroit and attended a Mass where the padre skipped the creed and took umbrage with me for saying something after Mass. (I was respectful and cheerful and began with a compliment.) In fact, according to my husband who witnessed it, the priest gave me the single digit salute as I walked away. (See article here.) A friend who attended another parish nearby for Mass the same day left when the priest changed the words of the Consecration. So let's just say, Detroit has a few problems.

The diocese over the years gave the Church a number of the worst heterodox bishops (Gumbleton and Untener among them) and was (is?) a hotbed of homosexuality. Call to Action had its origin in Detroit as well. But the Lord has a habit of raising up prophets in the very places they are most needed. So Real Catholic TV's presence there is no surprise. And neither is the attack on Voris' prophetic voice.

The new Archbishop (Vigneron) has a reputation for quietly working behind the scenes to restore the faith. I'm not sure the quiet approach can work very effectively in the Augean Stables. I think the archbishop may need to find a river to redirect through his filthy chancery. Let's hope he can turn things around before the faith disappears entirely in Detroit.

So pray for Michael Voris and all the pharisees in the U.S. Church who widen their phylactories and parade their pro-life credentials once a year when they attend the March for Life and then return home and fund every anti-life, pro-homosexual, democrat-supporting community organizing group they can find. There is, indeed, a schism in the U.S. Church, but that is not necessarily a bad thing. It is better for evil to be out in the open. It's easier to fight when you can see the enemy.

God bless Mike Voris and all those in the Church today who are courageous enough to speak the truth. May they reap a prophet's reward.

6 comments:

lizaanne said...

APPLAUSE APPLAUSE APPLAUSE!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Great take on the Michael Voris situation. Here is Scranton, things move slowly. That is unless you like "liturfical dances," and "Catholic univerisites who are driven to delighted frenzy over panthiesm and Budah. Michael Voris, however: he is "insensitive" and thereby a threat to our Catholicism?? Yikes!

Anonymous said...

May St. Michael the Archangel look after Michael Voris.

Anonymous said...

Some "Catholic" churches are not worth attending. In such cases the non-church going Protestants are right. It is better to stay home, read one's Bible or other good Catholic literature and have some peace in one's life, or go out in nature and read them besides a brook and enjoy the beauty of what God created. It is not worth wasting one's money at "Catholic" churches that are disloyal to the Magesterium when the priest only tells you that sin is okay and virtue is not, especially if one's children hear it.

Mary Ann Kreitzer said...

There are very few places in the United States where you can't find a decent Mass to attend, even if it means going to an "alternative" chapel or traveling some distance. Fr. John Hardon said, if it was a question of endangering the faith, one could attend the SSPX as long as you did not reject the authority of the Holy Father. But there are also faithful monasteries and Tridentine Masses offered in many places. I don't think staying home or going out into nature is the way to respond. Our communal worship is essential and, personally, my faith could not survive without the "daily bread" of the Holy Eucharist.

Anonymous said...

In Scranton, On Saturday, Michael Voris was able to show Bishop Bambera how real Catholicism works. While we waited in vain for our Bishop to appear, Michael spoke through the thunder and lightening (Satan, also, was not happy that he appeared in Scranton). He called to the angels while lights flashed and the storm intensified to include a portable wall falling within inches of a group of small children. Pray for Michael Voris, for yourselves and for the diocese of Scranton. We need Michael Voris now more than ever; where the long arms of "the Church" can not make him disapear ala Fr. Corapi.
St. Michael defend us in battle.............