In today's Vortex, Michael Voris takes to task those Church leaders who speak of moral issues only in light of contemporaneous circumstances without broaching the truths of God's laws. Some might think Voris is being rather harsh towards weak clerics. I on the other hand think that if Voris errs, he errs on the side of ascribing to many clerics too much nobility. For instance, instead of speaking on moral issues at all, many clerics don't utter a peep regarding them. They say not one word on the evils of contraception, but they'll rattle on and on about "social justice", "evil guns (not the gun owners, but the inanimate guns)", etc, etc. Then there are those who "wine and dine" perpetrators of heinous evils simply because those perpetrators have worldly influence, money or power.
Some clerics, most notably bishops, not only maintain utter silence in the face of monstrous evils and lick the boots of powerful evil-mongers. They'll punish other clergy who are Godly men and who do honor their sacerdotal offices by serving God and truth. Witness the abysmal treatment meted out to Father Marcel Guarnizo by the Archdiocese of Washington last Lent when Father upheld the truth of morality and Church teaching. I wrote extensively on that last spring; read here.
Important "aside": I know some of you are sick and tired of having Father Marcel's situation called to mind. However, until the archdiocese sees the error of its way and issues an apology to Father and to all faithful Catholics insulted by their actions, I will continue to shine the light upon this disgraceful episode. Get used to it. I will not let this "go away"! There will be no "healing" until justice is done here. How can real authentic healing occur when the disease of cowardice and political correctness continues to run amok in the DC chancery?
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