Happy New Years everyone, and more importantly, I hope you have a blessed Solemnity of Mary the Mother of God!
I have only recently started looking at some of Michael Voris’ “Vortex” clips on youtube. A lot of people seem to disagree with his ‘tone’, but agree with what he is specifically saying. From what I have seen and read, he seems to be in line with the mind of the Church and with the mind of the pope. I also think he seems to be reasonably charitable in his dealing with people. Although, people question his tone, probably because it is sarcastic a lot of the time.
One piece that I read in regard to the Archdiocese of Detroit trying to prevent him using the word Catholic to describe his activities pointed out that if he, who is in line with the Catholic Church has to stop using that label, what about the thousands of hospitals, groups, parishes, schools etc. that have catholic in their name, but completley go against the teachings of the church?
I can see this kind of thing happening in NZ. Smaller examples have been happening for a long time.
Hearts Aflame CATHOLIC Summer school has been operating in NZ for a long time, 20 years in fact. A shining example of authentic Catholicism. Does anyone know if HA received ecclesiastical permission to used the word Catholic in their name? They aren’t hugely popular with some of the ecclesiastical authorities in NZ, will the day come when they are asked to remove the word Catholic?
Conversely, a dissenting group “Catholics knowing their place” in Christchurch seem to get on with it with the word Catholic in their name. Do the bishops have any problems with that I wonder?
Or is this all too American to worry about?
No offence to any Americans out there, I think we can learn a lot from them!