Thursday, 14 June 2012

Using the word 'Catholic' - Cath News and Michael Voris...

Canon Law regulates the use of the word 'Catholic' by organizations - it requires the permission of the hierarchy.

Acath claimants to the title

That hasn't stopped numerous extremely acatholic organizations indeed claiming the term in part or in whole - think 'Catholica' in Australia, 'Cath' News, and the most blatant, the US National 'Catholic' Reporter, for example.

So thanks to all of those who have protested so far about Cath News' claim to be Catholic -  as of Thursday morning, 139 people have voted so far in the poll (top right of blog page) saying that it needs to be reformed or destroyed (although I'm intrigued that only a third of those who voted are willing to pray for it!).

If you haven't voted yet, please do.  We are sending a message to Church Resources who run it, and the bishops who sponsor it that needs to be heard.

Progressive hypocrisy

Meanwhile, with breathtaking hypocrisy, actual genuine Catholics such as Micahel Voris get told they can't use the word!  There was a curious jurisdictional dispute going on at one point, with the diocese in which 'Real Catholic tv' is located saying it was fine for the organization to use the term Catholic, while the diocese he actually lives in said he couldn't.

Well, now it has been resolved.  Real Catholic TV is now - Church Militant TV!

Do and listen to his explanation of why the change, and his expositions on the importance of recovering the term Church Militant today.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am not a progressive, and frankly, it is irrelevant to me whether Michael Voris calls it Catholic TV or anything else.

What bothers me is Voris's claim to superior Catholicity. You might say that he has never claimed to be a superior Catholic, but over and over again he condemns others, thus raising himself and his own religious practices up.

The greatest written works in the history of our Church have all preached humility as key to understanding the road to salvation:

"...if one wants fully and sensibly to understand the words of Christ, it is necessary to strive to conform all one's life to Christ's. What advantage is there to dispute loftily about the Trinity, if, in the absence of humility, you displease that Trinity?"

--From The Imitation of Christ, Chapter 1

It is a mistake to assume that those of us who are bothered by Voris' work are merely disgruntled liberal Catholics. There is a reason that the organizers of World Youth Day distanced themselves from Voris. And it isn't because they are a bunch of liberals who reject Orthodoxy. I am a faithful member of the Roman Catholic Church who adheres to orthodoxy and am loyal to the teachings of the magisterium, and I, too, wish to have nothing to do with what is rapidly becoming cult worship of Voris, much like occurred with Father Corapi.

People who claim to have greater wisdom than everyone else should always be viewed with skepticism. If you want to know what is truly Holy, stick to the teachings of the Church and the Church Fathers, and leave the judgments to God.

Beth G.

DB said...

"and leave the judgments to God."

Oops. How does this square with the following assessment that is based on presumption:

"What bothers me is Voris's claim to superior Catholicity. You might say that he has never claimed to be a superior Catholic, but over and over again he condemns others, thus raising himself and his own religious practices up."

Moreover, is pointing out error equivalent to condemnation, or is that how you simply judge things?

And what is the definitive evidence of this "cult worship" you have judged to be involved?

Wow! Quite a few judgments for someone who claims that the judgments should be left to God.

Humility? Right.

God Bless!

DB

DB said...

"and leave the judgments to God."

Oops. How does this square with the following assessment that is based on presumption:

"What bothers me is Voris's claim to superior Catholicity. You might say that he has never claimed to be a superior Catholic, but over and over again he condemns others, thus raising himself and his own religious practices up."

Moreover, is pointing out error equivalent to condemnation, or is that how you simply judge things?

And what is the definitive evidence of this "cult worship" you have judged to be involved?

Wow! Quite a few judgments for someone who claims that the judgments should be left to God.

Humility? Right.

God Bless!

DB