Why is Michael Voris happy to criticize every Bishop – except the Bishop of Rome?

mvorisLove ya Mike, but to produce a video claiming criticizing Church leaders is divisive to unity and a scandal is as mad as a hatter given your own vocation!

Look around us. “Criticism” about the antics of kooky priests and bishops have done catastrophic damage to unity. Yet raising concerns about the undisciplined kooky statements, actions and inactions is your role for Christ’s Church.

It’s precisely what you’ve been doing.

You can’t have it both ways.

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Michael Voris’ refusal to criticize the Pope – for any reason – is based on unsound biblical interpretation.

VorisAccording to Michael Voris and Church Militant.TV:

A very poignant example of how we should treat the Holy Father is found in Genesis 9:18-27, particularly 21-23:

18 And the sons of Noe (Noah) who came out of the ark, were Sem, Cham, and Japheth: and Cham is the father of Chanaan.
19 These three are the sons of Noe (Noah): and from these was all mankind spread over the whole earth.
20 And Noe, a husbandman, began to till the ground, and planted a vineyard,
21 And drinking of the vine was made drunk, and was uncovered in his tent.
22 Which when Cham the father of Chanaan had seen, to wit, that his father’s nakedness was uncovered, he told it to his two brethren without.
23 But Sem and Japheth put a cloak upon their shoulders, and going backward covered the nakedness of their father: and their faces were turned away, and they saw not their father’s nakedness.
24 And Noe (Noah)  awakening from the wine, when he had learned what his younger son had done to him,
25 He said: Cursed be Chanaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.
26 And he said: Blessed be the Lord God of Sem; be Chanaan his servant.
27 May God enlarge Japheth, and may he dwell in the tents of Sem; and Chanaan be his servant.

A strong case can be made that “ecclesiastical porn” sites and publications, and those who write for them, are walking in the footsteps of Cham by telling others of their father’s nakedness. Scripture gives us the example of Sem and Japheth who “covered the nakedness of their father, “their faces were turned away,” and “they saw not their father’s nakedness.” The sons of Noe knew that their father was naked, but they chose to “cover” it. – END

Here’s the important part:

The “father’s nakedness” spoken of in the above passage was actually Noah’s wifenot Noah, himself.

Keep my laws and my judgments: which if a man do, he shall live in them, I am the Lord. No man shall approach to her that is near of kin to him, to uncover her nakedness. I am the Lord. Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father, or the nakedness of thy mother: she is thy mother, thou shalt not uncover her nakedness. Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father’s wife: for it is the nakedness of thy father(Leviticus 18:5-8)

I will leave out the rest of the details, as they have little bearing on this discussion.

The point is: Michael Voris is basing his policy on an incorrect and uninformed interpretation of scripture and he’s holding others up to unjust criticism, based on his mistake.

Michael needs to apologize for his mistake, reformulate his policy, based on the truth, and get on with his otherwise good work.

Here’s the pertinent link to Michael Voris’ February 25, 2014 article

I’m Doug Lawrence, the author if this post. I’m a frequent critic of the Pope’s “nakedness” – and I’m also a Michael Voris “fan”.

Cynical cleric says: If the truths of the faith were to be preached .. the medicine might kill the dog.

Priests with integrity and authentic love for souls – simply will not sit back and preach like this – thy will be true fathers and deal out the tough love when it is needed. They don’t care about being popular or well liked – other than by Our Blessed Lord – who is the only one that counts.

They say what needs to be said and when they open their mouths about contraception or same-sex marriage or whatever – then someone in the pews calls down to the bishop’s office. The bishop calls in the priest and promptly chastises the PRIEST for preaching the truth and upsetting the little offended laity.

The priest is branded a radical or some such nonsense among his fellow diocesan priests who have learned to play the political game and keep their mouths shut when it comes to the truth – if they actually believe it or not themselves is another question.

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Real Catholic TV soon to become ChurchMilitant-dot-TV!

Lots of changes at Real Catholic TV … and it looks as though all is for the better! Read about it, or watch the video.

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Editor’s note: The name change and move appears to be a positive response to the demands from the Archdiocese of Detroit that Real Catholic TV stop using the name “Catholic”.

The term “Church Militant” was summarily stripped from the latest Catechism of the Catholic Church and eschewed by liberal Catholics everywhere. That was the equivalent of total disarmament and baring one’s neck to the enemy … so it’s no wonder the Catholic Church has been brutally set upon by Barack Obama and his minions … not to mention the bloody persecution and martyrdom that’s presently taking place in the middle east and elsewhere.

A thorough study of the Book of Revelation will show that Christians in the middle and far east are today experiencing many of the end time tribulations described therein. Only God knows what will come next!

The good people at Real Catholic TV/Church Militant TV are doing what should have been done by the post-Vatican II institutional church, for lo these many years … boldly teaching the Catholic faith … the whole faith … and nothing but the faith!

Pray for Church Militant TV. Send them some money to help defray the expenses of their move. Share their work with friends and family. They’re doing what Jesus expects of his disciples, they’re doing it regularly, and they’re doing it well … in spite of fierce opposition from factions in the Church, itself.