Mikey Voris’ July 8, 2016 Vortex: ROME BE DAMNED: Wake up — the problem ain’t the Pope [it’s the bishops]
The lead item on ChurchMilitant: Abp. Cupich appointed to Congregation for Bishops [that manages the selection of new bishops]
In an announcement Thursday [July 7, 2016], Pope Francis selected the archbishop of Chicago to fill a vacancy within the congregation created by the departure of Cdl. William Levada, who resigned from the position only weeks ago. The appointment being effective immediately, Cupich will join Cdl. Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C., also selected by the Pope [Francis], as one of two American representatives to the curial office.
Mikey echoes some of the Neo-Catholic Register John Paul Shimek’s “Should Good Catholics Read Far-Right Catholic Blogs?”
There is a lot of bellyaching going on among Catholics about a continual string of ill advised comments from Pope Francis. The comments are confusing to say the least and often times contradict previous comments he has made about the very same topic.
No doubt about – a blind man can see it.
But the industry that is developing around this thought is dangerous on a number of levels. The industry of “blast the pope for his confusing, conflicting statements” is dangerous.
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The danger of always pointing to Rome, always saying the pope is a heretic, the pope is confusing, the pope is this, the pope is that – is that THE POPE isn’t the problem, just an easy target.
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It’s easy to sit across the Atlantic and point out errors, confusing statements etc, because the Pope isn’t listening to them and won’t lean on them.
Likewise, for the so-called traditional blogs out there that fancy themselves the saviors of the Church – get real. All your incessant bile creates .. is worse conditions for any future cleaning of the Church because you have now created and inculcated a culture of suspicion surrounding whoever the next pope will be.
The Register eventually pulled that piece, because it “was posted without authorization …, bypassed any editorial review [and] did not reflect the Register’s editorial views.”
Mikey won’t do the same thing for his screed or for the same reasons, because he sets the editorial standards and policy for his own ranting and raving.