Michael Voris has posted a video and text which responds to the Catholic News Agency report about his company and one of his employees.
He explains what happened — and also addresses the controversy over the World Youth Day statement, which noted that he lacked official approval to appear at WYD in Madrid.
Toward the end of the video, he states:
If the goal is to intimidate or malign us .. then thank you for finally showing your fangs. At least now .. many others can see what we have seen for some time now.
We sincerely wish all these people .. and we are NOT talking about the Catholic News Agency .. who consider themselves our enemies .. who constantly blather on about charity and tolerance and dialog would follow their own advice.
If they have a problem with us .. and again .. we’re aren’t talking about the CNA .. they should confront us like a man .. not some sniveling school girls who resort to tattle tales and smear campaigns.
UPDATE: CNA has posted its account of the Voris response, and included its own explanation for one allegation that Voris raises – that CNA itself has not accurately reported its non-profit status:
The host of “The Vortex” noted that he did not count CNA among his purported “enemies.” He did, however, call attention to “various blogs which make the claim that Catholic News Agency or its affiliate is 4 years behind on its own filings,” one of which he cited in the video’s official transcript.
That claim, however, rests upon a misreading of state documents showing that CNA’s nonprofit group, in some cases, received notification that its annual reports were overdue. The same documents show that each year’s reports were later filed with the state in a matter of weeks or months.