13 November 2012

THIS VORIS IS LIKE A MACHINE...

Pay attention to what he has to say about certain Catholic bloggers...



Good stuff.

Don't fall into the trap of wanting to be a celebrity blogger, of desiring to hobnob with the right people. Otherwise, there is the danger of ending up like those bloggers to whom Voris makes reference. Lenin had a term for them.

Some day I am going to compile a list of my rules/principles for Catholic blogging. One of them would be: beware of smiley face self-promoters and salesman apologists, regardless of how "conservative" or "orthodox" they may appear.

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7 comments:

Mary said...

Voris is completely on target, God love him. I especially appreciate his pointing out worthless nature of these conferences.  To my knowledge, nothing that the bishops publish is binding on the Faithful, and they end up backpedaling a few years after issuance when damage is already done ("Always Our Children" ,"Sing to the Lord","Built of Living Stones").  They should stop wasting their time and our money.  

And regarding the blogger conferences, I have a lovely expression to describe the interactions, but it isn't suitable to print in this forum.

Looking forward to the TH2 Rules for Catholic Blogging.

TH2 said...

Correct, Bishops' Conferences have absolutely no authority. We are bound only to the local Ordinary.

Cardinal Ratzinger: The decisive new emphasis on the role of the bishops is in reality restrained or actually risks being smothered by the insertion of bishops into episcopal conferences that are ever more organized, often with burdensome bureaucratic structures. We must not forget that the episcopal conferences have no theological basis, they do not belong to the structure of the Church, as willed by Christ, that cannot be eliminated.

Roberto said...

The situtation is heartbreaking. Episcopal conference documents reflecting the spirit of the age (rather than the Gospel and Church’s teaching) supported with theological language and biblical references. The result - bad science, poor historiography and questionable social analysis dressed up in theological language.  Hopefully well-meaning, but not really achieving their full potential to instruct the flock according to the Gospel and Church teaching. They can be found on our provincial and national conference websites. Much of what they produce is good, but some of it is less than helpful for leading in a clear, unambiguous moral direction. Voris mentions Luciferianism, and I'd concur. This is essentially the animating force behind Marxism, whose errors Our Lady said would spread throughout the world if the message of Fatima was not heeded. Well, those errors are here!!!  Its doctrines have insidiously crept into much theology, especially feminism, which, I believe, is responsible for the disastrous NRSV lectionary translation we hear each Sunday in Canada. I believe it was Bishop Lahey that brought that translation to Rome to present to Pope JPII.  How did this happen??? A final word to Our Lady - I credit her and the daily Rosary for keeping me from getting swept off the orthodox rails during my theological studies and subsequent years. (Mary, our heavenly Mother whose singular and supreme intercessory role with Christ is tragically belittled by theologians reveling in the spirit of the age, and too rarely recommended by our religious leaders).  Who better to help lead this dazed and confused Catholic flock posoned by Marxist error back to Christ?  As Voris loosely quotes from the psalm, "It is better to trust in the Lord than to trust in princes." Who better than Mary to ensure that we remain close to her Son?  Thanks for the video TH.

TH2 said...

Good catch on your "bad science" observation. Most Catholics have no idea that it was Catholicism that gave birth to science. Books and articles by Fr. Stanley Jaki bear this out throughly, detailedly. Fr. Jaki's writings, in my opinion, should be essential reading for all seminarians.

Dorothy said...

Stirring stuff. But now I am dying to know which bloggers were there. 

TH2 said...

http://www.patheos.com/blogs/godandthemachine/2012/11/in-baltimore-with-bishops-and-bloggers/

godfreycliff said...

Hope the readers have checked the minutes of the meeting. Action Item#11 clearly mentions that the Bishops will not be focussing on the economy etc.
ACTION ITEM #11
Do the members approve the proposed Special Message on Work, Poverty and a Broken Economy?VOTE: Two-thirds of the Conference Membership Present and VotingRESULT:  Failed (Yes: 134, No: 85, Abstain: 9)

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