In a recent Vortex, Michael Voris uses the term "country-club Catholics" to describe Catholics who do accept the Church's teachings but who refuse to discuss, let alone confront, the evil within the Church - especially when that evil emanates from the clergy and even the Vatican. Instead of "country-club", I prefer the term coined by the Activist Mommy, "cotton candy Catholics". This term more accurately describes the tendency of those milquetoast Catholics to play the three monkeys in terms of dealing with the Church's internal evils.
I have found myself flummoxed by this cotton-candy crowd myself. These are the same folks who refuse to pray in front of abortuaries. I now believe this is why we had such an abysmally poor turnout at the Mount when we protested Shriver's appearance.
The "cotton candy" crowd will simply have to take off the rose-colored glasses and put on their big-boy pants. They will have to join us "deplorables" in getting some dirt under their fingernails and dealing with some guff from non-faithful CINOs. They will have to join us in speaking truth to power - even when that power is one's own bishop. They will have to deal with the fact that they will lose positions of influence in their parishes owing to speaking plain truth. Anything less than that will entail great risk to their own souls, not to mention the furtherance of more evil in the Church.
We are the Church Militant! We are NOT the "church milquetoast"! We are NOT the "church mellow"! We are NOT the "church mealy-mouth"! We are NOT the "church mamby-pamby"! MILITANT! Got that?
Toughen up! Man (or woman) up! Grow up! Now!