Showing posts with label Micheal Voris. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Micheal Voris. Show all posts

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Apologetics Cruisers

Edit: is there a rule against taking some form of recreation even during Lent?  In a time when most Catholics don't  fast during Lent, much less avoid meat, this newfound Jansenism on the part of some borders on the hypocritical.   For what could be worse? Supporting abortion, sodomy, the distribution of condoms and Marxist schemes using the Catholic name, or going on a cruise during Lent with Father Z?

Surely, some of these effete newly austere navel gazers have the purest motives when they attack Michael Voris and FatherZ for holding a Lenten Retreat aboard a ship bound for the Caribean islands.

Critics of this retreat would do well to take a close look at what they're objecting to.  A retreat can be a  a beautiful place, even a kind of hothouse, with good food and companions, where a man can withdraw, retreat, from the rigors of his life to take stock, still his heart and listen for God's voice.

Most retreat facilities fall nothing short of luxurious and might be accused of providing a vision of heaven and are comparable to an above average to luxurious hotel.  After all, what is a cruise ship but a hotel on the water?  Even the more austere retreat houses are far from uncomfortable, but not all of us are Carthusians, or meant to be.

Certainly, the J.R.R. Tolkien's imaginative creation of the last refuge of the Noldor in Middle Earth at Rivendell has been compared to a retreat, a place to rest and refresh the soul.  It is nothing short of glorious and luxurious.

Indeed, there are few things more peaceful than sailing along the water, watching a magnificent sunset and hearing the sound of the waves and the birds after having heard a moving and thoughtful Conference by the skillful retreat director.

Any way, the Catholic Church's own puritanical Jacobins are up in arms all over the place and the usual suspects are making themselves heard.  Some of the most vocal critics have been on "apologetics" cruises themselves, which were quite expensive and frankly decadent, upwards of 10,000 dollars.  

The cost of going on a Father Z and Michael Voris cruise is $1,000-$2,000,  which is rather Spartan in comparison.

Karl Keating himself has been kind and wise enough to see how this current blogger frenzy might bleed over into his own Catholic cruise interests, which one of the most vocal critics of Voris forgets he benefits from.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Fearless Voris Says: "Gays are the Problem"

Friday, August 19, 2011

Catholic News Agency had "no idea" It Isn't a Legitimate Non-Profit

Bad Mime !

Clarification: Shea says that we were "reactionary" [That's a Marxist term to describe conservatives, btw.] in suggesting this and attempted to tut-tut us, but the records actually show that EWTNs CNA failed four times successively to file their tax status for the government and there were occasions where they went weeks and months without a legal tax status. We even got it from his website. Oh well, what do you expect from a channel that advertises Billy Graham ads and is a Network Gone Wrong.

Voris overlooked this minor technicality for two years. Catholic Snooze Agency did this over four years.

Catholic News Agency had "no idea" about its own administrative shortcomings when it attempted to pillory Micheal Voris for not filing the non-profit status of RCTV for two years with the State of Michigan.

Stephen Fry says comments sections are the rat's cellar, but Mark Shea's com box had this gem by JC Kapla:

Hmmm…. I’m no Voris defender, but this is nothing but cheapshot journalism, so let’s see:

Catholic News Agency claims to be a 501(c)3 based in Englewood, CO, yet there is no record of them under that name or ACI Prensa in Colorado. In addition, there is no record of either one on any charity watchdog site, such as GuideStar or Charity Navigator.

A search for their address on Google turns up two other Catholic organizations apparently located in the same building: Christ in the City Missionaries and Association for Catholic Info.

No business records exist for Christ in the City Missionaries either, but they do exist for Association for Catholic Info.

A man by the name of Jorge Luna incorporated AfCI and his name appears on several AfCI documents. His name also appears several times on the Catholic News Agency website, so they appear to be connected.

And what do you know!!! Lo and behold…

AfCI failed FOUR YEARS IN A ROW to file its annual report with the state of Colorado. It’s all right there on the State of Colorado’s website:

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