After concerns regarding Mr. Voris were brought to the Bishop’s attention, we at the Diocese were asked to look into the situation. It was expressed to us by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) that there have been a number of controversies which have occurred as a result of Mr. Voris’ presentations.
What were the specifics? If you are going to give public scandal you better back it up with exactly what the issues are, Father. This is a cowardly response and bad methodology. The USCCB has for years been taking money from faithful Catholics and giving it to pro-abortion causes through the CCHD, and let's not forget that RealCatholicTV helped to bring the USCCB and their support of this grave evil into the spotlight. So I'm guessing the USCCB would not consider themselves supporters of Mr. Voris or his work.
We next contacted Mr. Voris’ home diocese, the Archdiocese of Detroit, for their opinion. We were given a statement referring to St. Michael ’s Media and Real CatholicTV, both focusing on the opinions of Mr. Voris. Neither enterprise has been granted approval by the Archdiocese which referred to a lack of cooperation and issues of non-compliance with basic archdiocesan protocols as well as those of the USCCB.Seriously? You contacted the Archdiocese of Detroit? The Archdiocese of Detroit has, since the beginning of St. Michael's Media been quietly, and in some cases loudly been working to discredit Mr. Voris and RealCatholicTV. If you want to read about the soap opera that is the Archdiocese of Detroit, go here. But be warned, it is a scandalous tale of heresy, homosexuality, and one of the worse cases of poor judgement by a Pope in history.
Since Mr. Voris’ own bishop has not given approval or endorsement to his opinions, allowing him to speak at a diocesan facility would imply that Bishop Bambera is endorsing his views.These are not opinions, but Catholic teaching. If any one of you chancery guys spent 5 minutes to watch one of his episodes before you trashed his reputation you would know that. Bad form.
And my other question about this is did you chancery guys check with the USCCB about Sarah Bendoraitis? Did you check with her home diocese to find out if her work was supported by them? Are you saying then, that the Bishop supports the views of pro-abortion lesbian Sarah Bendoraitis to whom he did give permission to speak at the University of Scranton? It sounds that way to me.
...the Bishop has an obligation to safeguard Catholic teaching...Well then he'd better get serious about it and really work to safeguard Catholic teaching, but personally I don't think he's up for the job. Or maybe he just needs a better staff making his decisions for him. Maybe if he'd watch an episode or two of RealCatholic TV he'd have a better idea of what that teaching actually is, that way he knows what he's safeguarding.
Plus there's no mention if Bishop Bambera has accepted the invitation of the organizers to come and hear Mr. Voris speak this Saturday. Maybe he can send Father Pilarz from the U, who served as the watchguard for the faith during the Sarah Bendoraitis talk, who just sat there and did nothing as she pushed her heretical views on Catholics at a Catholic University.
Maybe he'll go, since he did such a bang up job last time.