I came across this video wherein Michael Voris expresses his opinion about Cardinal Dolan giving Holy Communion to US Vice President Joe Biden on Palm Sunday, 2013. This is the same Vice President who has publicly supported abortion, contraception and gay marriage. Voris does not pull any punches.
I can just imagine how those who were furiously punting Cardinal Dolan as the next Pope may be reacting to this extremely blunt and unflattering opinion piece about Cardinal Dolan. The "Dolanites", as Voris describes them, must be fuming.
My humble opinion. I think Voris is way out of line attacking Cardinal Dolan publicly in this way. Whether Voris is right about his reasons for being upset and critical is not the point. I would have made the video and sent it to Cardinal Dolan, not published it on YouTube.
But maybe I am wrong. Maybe we do need to take our bishops to task when they fail to adhere to, teach and defend the teaching of Holy Mother Church. After all, our children are watching them and we are watching them.
The bishops have been ordained as the successors of the Apostles and must defend and pass on the Deposit of Faith, which the Apostles received directly from Christ, unchanged and UNDILUTED.
Personally I have far greater respect for a bishop who is not afraid to be unpopular. For example, I like a bishop who, in the example of our Lord Jesus Christ, is willing to show compassion for everyone, even as Christ did for the 'good' thief on the cross. A bishop who is willing to and does express compassion for the abused and for the abused abuser, irrespective of whether this is politically correct or not.
It is just sad that we didn't have a Michael Voris in South Africa when our South African bishop was attacked for his expression of compassion. Voris may have been a good response to those Catholics who, even though they stand up week after week and preach how we should love our neighbour and show compassion for all, attacked the bishop for expressing compassion. It seems that what these Catholics mean by showing compassion is that it should only be shown when it is politically correct to do so.
Anyway I have digressed. Put on your seatbelt and watch this video.