Thursday, April 7, 2011

Scranton Diocese Bans Micheal Voris for Being Too Catholic: Banned in Scranton

Editor: And some people are faulting Father Corapi for questioning Corpus Christi Diocese's treatment of him? Sounds rather like a certain other someone who was "Banned in Boston" a half-century ago.


Regarding Michael Voris

Posted on: 04-7-2011 Posted in: News
The Diocese of Scranton has determined that Mr. Voris will not be allowed to speak in a Diocesan or parish facility. After these engagements were scheduled, the Diocese became aware of concerns about this individual’s views regarding other religious groups. In videos posted on the Internet, Mr. Voris makes comments that certainly can be interpreted as being insensitive to people of other faiths. The Catholic Church teaches us to respect all people, regardless of their faith tradition.

Although the Diocese shares Mr. Voris’ support of efforts to protect human life, his extreme positions on other faiths are not appropriate and therefore the Diocese cannot host him.

But if you want non-Catholic schools and blasphemous plays, Scranton Diocese is more than happy to disrespect the Catholic Faith Tradition.


Unknown said...

Scranton's Bishop Joseph F. Martino, 2004-2009, resigned at the age of 63 due to "poor health" no doubt caused by criticism and abuse heaped on him for some of his positions on closing schools and parishes.

I don't think the last chapter has been written on this yet.

Tancred said...

Bishop Martino needs to come back out of retirement.

Anonymous said...

In Scranton, the faithful Catholics would give anything to have Bishop Martino back. And don't believe the press, we have much reason to believe that the Pope begged him to stay, but he was just too ill to keep on keepin' on.

The Rockin Traddy said...

If the Pope begged him to stay on, why did he replace him with such a namby-pamby ecumenical disaster as Bambera? No, Martino was forced out, and then Rigali settled on this one, a nice liberal everyone likes, to heal the Martino wounds.

Anonymous said...

I have a contact in Rome who works closely with the Vatican. I asked him to check re: Bishop Martino and a Cardinal told him that Pope Benedict reluctantly allowed Bishop Martino to retire. Bishop Martino's health started to fail not only because of the attacks of the people in the pews but because of the non-support of some of the Priests in the Diocese. We, the faithful Catholics, supported him with our prayers. On the other hand, the liberal local newspaper wrote scathing articles about him almost every day.

Bishop Martino was a "Hero" to me and my friends and I ask him to pray for us and the Diocese of Scranton.

Tancred said...

I believe that. Would you be willing to give us any details?

Anonymous said...

Bishop Martino was a complete and utter disaster in Scranton. He had no pastoral skills, was self-absorbed, held his flock in disdain, would not speak to his priests directly, and was afraid that someone was trying to kill him. He is still being "paid" by the Diocese of Scranton after his retirement, and is teaching and assumedly receiving a salary from seminaries in Denver. Bishop Bambera is no namby-pamby. He is having success in rebuilding the trust of the faithful, which was destroyed by Bishop Martino. He has been every bit as effective in pro-life matters without having to try to garner headlines while doing it. Bishop Martino may be a holy priest, but he belongs in a monastery with other holy priests who have little or no skills in dealing with human beings.