The policy of covering for the SSPX on sexual abuse appears to be a policy of the leadership of LifeSiteNews. Personal relationships may account for part of this policy. There is also the consideration that the SSPX exploits its leverage with Catholics who feel that its existence is indispensable as a tool to protect the Traditional Latin Mass in the rest of the Church, or who want them to be available as a shelter of last resort.
Really? Is there any proof for any of this? SSPX has a “policy” (read “evil conspiracy” with a maniacal laugh)? Nope, no evidence. SSPX “exploits its leverage with Catholics?” Nope, no evidence. This is CM’s game for trying to discredit the SSPX and now LifeSiteNews.
Note the words used: “appears to be…may account for.” It's pure speculation. Let's replace the words I highlighted with these. "The policy of covering for Opus Dei and their secret activities appears to be the policy of the the leadership of Church Militant. Personal relationships with Opus Dei members like Marc Brammer and Terry Carroll among others may account for part of this policy. There is also the consideration that Opus Dei exploits its leverage with Catholics who feel that its existence is indispensable as a tool to save the Church and lead to putting an Opus Dei pope on the chair of Peter.
The next speculation refers to SSPX "control" over their followers and "financial considerations" that may play a role in the villainous behavior of the SSPX:
It would not be surprising if financial considerations play a role as well. The control over its followers that enables the SSPX to get them to keep silent about sexual abuse, and to attack the victims when they make their abuse public, also enables it to extract large sums of money from these followers without giving an account of where all the money goes. This enables it to exert influence over conservative and traditional Catholic organizations, whose financial basis is often precarious.
Wow! Lots to unpack here. Again, it’s pure speculation to manipulate the reader into seeing the SSPX as a "cult" (a word CM frequently uses in describing the SSPX) that exploits their followers hiding their finances and using them to "exert influence."
What's humorous about this, if one can find any humor in CM's malicious behavior, is that one of the most secret societies in the Church is Opus Dei. My daughter attended an Opus Dei school for several years. When we left, I commented to a friend that "they want all your time and all your money." And if you want to find a group that deals in secrecy and pressure exerted on their followers, Opus Dei is definitely your group. But don’t expect CM to uncover their abuse. Read their recent article on the exploitation of workers by OD and note how CM bends over backwards to let OD spokesmen explain and excuse their exploitation. No big guns aimed at OD. But hey! They can claim that they “investigated” OD. Clever, if dishonest, strategy! Dishonesty seems to be the “policy” at CM among their leadership.
So let's look at the beginning of CM as St. Michael's Media and Real Catholic TV.The saga begins in 2006 when Michael Voris formed his company, St. Michael's Media. In 2008 Real Catholic TV premiered in Ferndale, MI, a city known for its homosexual presence.