Friday, April 8, 2011

What's Next?

I received a comment to this post about the Bambera Doctrine. This comment was from two of the organizers of the Michael Voris talks that were to be held this weekend, but that the Diocese decided they had to cancel.

Response to Diocese of Scranton's Banning of Michael Voris:

As faithful Catholics who respect and value Church authority and the virtue of obedience, we are both shocked and saddened that such a short-sighted mindset has afflicted our local Church leadership. In a day when diversity is prized above all, we stand in stunned amazement that our leaders cannot read the signs of the times and would not extend a pastoral welcome of tolerance, inclusiveness and justice to Mr. Voris.

Michael Voris is an accomplished Catholic layman, a multiple Emmy Award winning journalist who is confident and comfortable in communicating the truths of our Catholic Faith. He has spoken in dozens and dozens of Church locations all around the world, where he has been warmly received by both bishops and laity alike.

Our events were open to all as we simply wanted to celebrate our Catholic Faith. Now, because of a refusal on the part of Catholic College Marywood to subscribe to the tenets of academic freedom, and a glaring amount of intolerance and prejudice on the part of diocesan leaders, we are being forced to abandon our Catholic "home" properties, not to mention the injustice done to Michael Voris’ character. We ask Bishop Bambera to enter into dialogue with us regarding this matter.

Because Michael Voris is an orthodox Catholic, faithful to the Magesterium and all the teachings of the Holy Catholic Church, it would be a shame for us to re-schedule our events at a secular site. However, thanks to the publicity being generated by the actions of those who operate out of fear and rash judgments, we would look forward to an even more successful event with larger crowds than originally planned.

The re-scheduled events will be posted as soon as they are finalized. For more information and questions you may contact Paul and Kristen Ciaccia at 570-814-1863 or

Bravo for the organizers!


Anonymous said...

This is a GREAT response. Hope the dialogue can happen....Experience has show otherwise though. They only want to engage with those of lavendar hues.
But maybe your blog will be a safe place for faithful priests to express themselves. It would be good to hear from them about this!

The Rockin' Traddy said...

There will be no dialogue unless the Ciacca's are LARGE donors to the Appeal!

Anonymous said...

Great response and thank you for your tenaciousness over the last few days. You have no idea how much your personal attention was appreciated by those of us who, for whatever reason, are not deemed qualified for "sensitivity" by our own Church or clergy. We can't wait for the even larger crowd. Michael, please leave some space to "pencil us in."

Justin Vacula said...

New CV story

Chad said...

Too bad I live in the Harrisburg Diocese I am very tempted to send Bishop Bambera an email telling him what I think of this.

The Rockin' Traddy said...

Do it anyway Chad. Let him know his bad decision making is far reaching and people outside the Diocese know what kind of Bishop he is.