The GoreTex!
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(03-01-2014, 11:35 PM)formerbuddhist Wrote: By supporters I didn't mean simply financial, I meant supporters in general. Michael Voris would probably lose the ear of a lot of conservative Catholics who just simply cannot imagine that criticism of a Pope is ever valid should he say condemn or question one of the many things Francis has said or done that others like Louis Verecchio have no problem doing. I have no doubt Mike Voris is a zealous, serious and thick skinned TLM going Catholic, only that he realizes that in his particular apostolate criticism of the Pope would probably turn away a lot of his core audience or those that he is trying to reach.

Let's say, arguendo (!!!), that that is at least one of his concerns -- losing a conservative base. There's nothing wrong with having that concern -- and his NOT losing that base can only help awaken people to the fact that there is a serious, SEVERE crisis in the human element of the Church. Their having their eyes opened to that is a good thing -- and would likely lead to their looking around and coming across places like FishEaters where they can read about the different levels of the papal magisterium, etc. Think of St. Paul's having said to the Corinthians, "I gave you milk to drink, not meat; for you were not able as yet." Or to the Hebrews: "For whereas for the time you ought to be masters, you have need to be taught again what are the first elements of the words of God: and you are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat. For every one that is a partaker of milk, is unskillful in the word of justice: for he is a little child.  But strong meat is for the perfect; for them who by custom have their senses exercised to the discerning of good and evil."

I support the ChurchMIlitant apostolate and think it does a LOT of good in getting folks to open their eyes -- so they can move on from milk to meat down the road.  But again, I think it totally sucks that Mr. Voris went after Verecchio, Matt, etc. I hope he repents of that. If, for some reason he thinks he can't in good conscience outright support them, he should simply say nothing given that (as far as I know anyway) their criticism is respectful and "in-bounds."
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The GoreTex! - by The Catholic Thinker - 03-01-2014, 06:27 PM
Re: The GoreTex! - by The Catholic Thinker - 03-01-2014, 06:59 PM
Re: The GoreTex! - by Dmorgan - 03-01-2014, 08:12 PM
Re: The GoreTex! - by austenbosten - 03-01-2014, 08:19 PM
Re: The GoreTex! - by Dmorgan - 03-01-2014, 09:21 PM
Re: The GoreTex! - by The Catholic Thinker - 03-01-2014, 09:27 PM
Re: The GoreTex! - by austenbosten - 03-01-2014, 09:39 PM
Re: The GoreTex! - by VoxClamantis - 03-01-2014, 09:51 PM
Re: The GoreTex! - by Qoheleth - 03-01-2014, 10:09 PM
Re: The GoreTex! - by austenbosten - 03-01-2014, 10:20 PM
Re: The GoreTex! - by VoxClamantis - 03-01-2014, 10:22 PM
Re: The GoreTex! - by formerbuddhist - 03-01-2014, 10:22 PM
Re: The GoreTex! - by The Catholic Thinker - 03-01-2014, 11:10 PM
Re: The GoreTex! - by VoxClamantis - 03-01-2014, 11:18 PM
Re: The GoreTex! - by formerbuddhist - 03-01-2014, 11:35 PM
Re: The GoreTex! - by The Catholic Thinker - 03-01-2014, 11:48 PM
Re: The GoreTex! - by VoxClamantis - 03-02-2014, 12:23 AM
Re: The GoreTex! - by VoxClamantis - 03-02-2014, 12:33 AM
Re: The GoreTex! - by austenbosten - 03-02-2014, 12:40 AM
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