Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Has Michael Voris finally "crossed the line"?

So claims Louis Verrecchio, the Al Pacino of la cosa nostra tradizione cattolica, in "The Gore-Tex" (Harvesting the Fruit of Vatican II, March 1, 2014), though perhaps in a direction most would not have expected: C'mon Michael, I'll make you an offer you can't refuse ...

CMTV Manifestogate from Louie Verrecchio on Vimeo.

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Anonymous said...

My opinion runs along the same lines.


Sheldon said...

This is a tough issue. Filial piety demands that we speak respectfully of our Papa, but Papa seems to be suffering something like a mid-life crisis, only late in life, and focused on humility and poverty rather than shiny new red sports cars. Whether it's the public attention that's gone to his head, it's hard to say. He seems to blurt out the first thing that pops into his head, and it often looks irresponsibly un-Catholic.

If we go on pretending to admire the "Emperor's new clothes," we risk scandalizing and alienating the faithful. If we start "piling on" the Holy Father, we risk the filial impiety of dishonoring Papa and spreading disrespect for the Vicar of Christ.

What is a good Catholic to do?

Here are two bits of advice worth considering:



Ralph Roister-Doister said...

Everyone knows how much persecution Voris has already suffered at the hands of the flunkeys of the supposedly "conservative" Bp Vigneron. That is par for the course for trads who speak the truth publicly and under their own name. Ours is a church of saints, of knaves who call themselves saints, and of typical schlubs who have the humility and the sense not to call themselves anything but sinners. That is the church in which we abide, and from which we find it ever more difficult to draw sustenance. I feel sorry for Voris, but I cannot say I am surprised.

Pace PP, but as I'm sure you realize, godfather musclehead enforcers are not sent to humble establishments like Voris's little shop by guys like Verrecchio. I would look for them in the cubbyholes of the diocesan chancery, and in the ranks of the pew warts of the most well-heeled parishes of the diocese. And of course, the least effectual and screechiest of them would come from Grub Street.

And I will say one more thing: our allegiance is not to any pope. None of them. Some of them have been utter scoundrels (and probably not just the ones we know about). In any case, our duty is not to them, but to the doctrines, teachings and traditions of the Church. Any pope is surely worth the benefit of the initial doubt. Some have proven themselves worthy of our veneration. But when a pattern takes shape, and it becomes clear that a pope is contributing to the falsification, corruption or usurpation of these doctrines, teachings and traditions, then his actions must be questioned, not accepted with "yes, daddy" passivity. Ultramontane extremism has had a lot to do with the advancement of spurious teachings, and even of apostasy, within the Church.

In a different venue, such extreme, jabbering allegiance was called "Beatlemania." Mature adults deprecated it.

That's it. I apologize for breaking the holy silence PP has tried to promote during the lenten season. See you in 40 days, more or less.

PP, enjoy your lenten reading.

Robert Allen said...

The bombastic RRD needs to learn circumspection. His Excellency, Ab. Vigneron loves and follows Holy Tradition- end of story. But let's suppose he didn't. Wouldn't it be imprudent to throw that fact in his face, risking a crackdown on impertinent Trads? Ditto the current occupant of the Chair of St. Peter, who, if not a rubrics adherent himself, has at least voiced understanding of our need for precision. It's time to lay low Ralph.