Voris Doesn’t Disrespect the Pope, Either


I recently posted a statement that if you want to disrespect the Pope, you need to go to another blog. 

That post garnered quite a few complaints from would-be Pope dis-respecters, including attempts to get around it by use of innuendo and leading questions. It’s interesting how committed these people are to disrespecting the Holy Father.

Michael Voris of The Church Militant recently put up a YouTube video in which he addresses the same issue. It turns out that he doesn’t disrespect the Pope, either. I don’t agree with everything Mr Voris says, but he’s right-on about this.

Have a look.

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  • James E-Chip Stone

    I’m with you, Rebecca. Keep up the good work!

    • hamiltonr

      Thanks James.

  • FW Ken

    I’m glad Mr. Voris respects the pope. We all should. We should all respect our bishops, as well. In certain circles, however, it’s considered okay to not just criticize bishops, but to viciously attack them, especially if they seem insufficiently supportive of the Traditional Latin Mass. My own bishop had been the object of these folk’s righteous wrath in the past month, so I’m a tad raw.

    Many of the saints were opposed and even oppressed by bishops, even the bishop of Rome. St. Faustina comes to mind. From St. Paul to St. Catherine of Sienna, pope’s have received well-deserved scolding. But to disobey the bishop giving a lawful order is not the path to sanctity.

  • peggy-o

    Nice video. I just had a coworker ask me why folks were criticizing the pope. She said “I really love him and for the first time am interested in religion and the catholic faith”. It’s been so much easier and engaging sharing the faith since God chose him. I don’t fully understand everything but I trust Christ when He said, “You are Peter and upon this rock I will build my Church and the gates of hell shall not prevail”.

  • http://outsidetheautisticasylum.blogspot.com/ Theodore Seeber

    I don’t disrespect the Pope. I’m not sure I respect the Media-generated SuperPope.

    Which is weird because I grew up under a media generated super pope, who will become a Saint on Divine Mercy Sunday.

  • http://ashesfromburntroses.blogspot.com/ Manny

    Ken below mentions St. Catherine of Siena, my personal patron saint, who was not shy about telling the Pope where he was wrong. Where does the line cross between disagreement with the Pope and disrespect? I certainly don’t consider myself disrespectful. The only issue I can think of where I’ve disagreed with Pope Francis is on economics where i know the Pope’s understanding of economics is just flat out ignorant. Other than that I’ve pretty much agreed with him, though sometimes I’m left baffled as to his needing to correct himself repeatedly. Is that disrespectful?

    • hamiltonr

      No. (But you are wrong about the economics. :-) )

    • Mike Blackadder

      I agree with you Manny about the economics. Rebecca is right though to advise and uphold speaking respectfully about Francis. It’s difficult but it calls for faith that the Holy Spirit is working through the Pope. I like to think that there is a message for me even in what he says about trickle down theories, etc and not worry too much about what other people take from it.

  • Steve31

    Sorry about that Rebecca

    • hamiltonr

      no problem.