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Conspiracy or apathy?

February 18th, 2011, Promulgated by Mike

Michael Voris’ latest Vortex deals with what many see as the ongoing collapse of the Church in much of the Western world.  He’s not sure if this is the result of an overt conspiracy to take down the Church or merely the result of dissidence allowed to fester far too long by either apathetic or, sometimes, sympathetic bishops.  Ultimately, however, the cause is irrelevant as the results are the same.


Voris contention that “what we have is a situation where dissidents who have stayed inside the Church – promoting the near collapse – are now ready … to seize control,” reminded me of a comment posted a year ago by one of our readers.

With regard to the late ’90s Corpus Christi – Spititus Christi schism Rob wrote,

We’re still feeling the aftershocks of Corpus Christi’s schism in many parishes across the diocese. 1/3 of the people decided to fight for change from outside the institution, 1/3 were Protestant and went elsewhere, and 1/3 stayed to fight for change from within. The situations at St. Mary and Assumption are examples of the 1/3 who stayed to fight from within.

Corpus Christi had long been the precious favored child of Bishop Clark, who nurtured and protected them when several people tried to expose their misbehavior and bring the parish back in line with the rest of the Church. He was heartbroken to see his efforts go up in smoke when the Vatican finally took action in 1998. Ever since then, he has been protecting the Corpus people who decided to remain in the Church, appointing them to high jobs in the diocese and many of our parishes. The bishop 100% agrees with the Corpus vision pertaining to homosexuality, the role of women, and Church governance. I don’t think there is anything out there that will disprove this assertion.

The Corpus Christi corruption of our parishes is not going to end until Bishop Clark is removed as bishop. The former Corpus parishioners will continue to infiltrate our parishes, one by one, and force their vision for the Church upon all of us. It will start with a homily here and a homily there from a lay person, but it will become so much worse as they assist to mold the parish to be the “inclusive” kind like Corpus Christi.

Thus, Voris could easily be talking about the Diocese of Rochester when he says,

[these people] have allies in the chanceries who stifle any attempt to fight back against their view of the Church. This is why they demonize faithful Catholics who want a return to piety and reverence and an emphasis on the sacraments and fidelity to the Holy Father.


3 Responses to “Conspiracy or apathy?”

  1. Ultimately, however, the cause is irrelevant as the results are the same.

    The cause isn’t irrelevant because it determines the duration of the “take-down.” If the destruction was caused, i.e., the result of a “conspiracy” or deliberate action, by a bishop, then it will continue so long as the bishop remains as the ordinary.

  2. Mike says:

    Good point, Rich. I was just looking at it from a how-we-got-here angle, but the how-do-we-fix-it part is just as important, if not more so.

  3. Ben Anderson says:

    I’ve previously criticized Voris’ method of delivery and some of his content, but many times he really nails it. This is one of those times.

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