Did Voris just become our mascot for the Year of Mercy?

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I was very moved to see Michael Voris confess to his gay past a few days ago. I’m sure this must have been a very difficult thing for him to do, but I have to say – I think it is probably the best thing that has ever come out of Church Militant TV.

It explains a lot. The ruthless style journalism, the depth of revulsion – verging on hatred, of all things flimsy and unorthodox within the church, the hair… 😉

I think that when someone has lived in the depths of sin for so many years, the freedom that comes with confession and conversion is so life transforming that it is a pretty natural reaction to want to reject all sin with such dramatic force.

Mr Voris has often come across as rather cold and judgmental. But in the light of his recent revelations it is possible to see now that his motivations were not “holier than thou” but much more likely an impassioned revulsion at his own sinful past.

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The reason Mr Voris has brought his past to light was because he claims that New York diocese was “…collecting and preparing to quietly filter out details of my past life with the aim of publicly discrediting me, this apostolate and the work here.” 

A spokesman for the Archdiocese of New York told the Catholic Herald: “It is absolutely, 100 per cent untrue that the archdiocese was collecting and preparing to release anything concerning him personally or his website.”

Hmmm… difficult to say what really happened. I don’t think Mr. Voris would have revealed his past unless he really did think New York diocese was going to try to use it to discredit him. But if he was really smart, he would have allowed them to go ahead and do it – and basically give themselves enough rope to hang themselves with. As it stands now it is very difficult to prove that was the diocese intention.

In recent years New York diocese and Cardinal Dolan have been sued by Catholic parishioners accusing them of covering up for a homosexual priest Fr. Peter Miqueli, who stole millions from parishes to finance a sadomasochistic sex life with his gay-for-pay prostitute.

There was also the decision of Cardinal Dolan to head the 2015 St Patrick’s day parade despite the inclusion of a gay activist group, and the exclusion of a pro-life group. Mr Voris actually questioned Cardinal Dolan on this issue, at the parade itself. It feels very different now to watch this in the light of Mr. Voris’ past. I really think he is extremely brave as this is obviously an issue that is very close to his heart.

Cardinal Dolan recently wrote: “And…the Pontiff who has proclaimed a Year of Mercy, urging us, like a prophet of the Old Testament, like Jesus, like the apostles, like the saints, to ask Jesus for His mercy in our prayer, in the sacrament, and then to show this mercy to others.”

How ironic that those who claim to offer Christ’s mercy, seem to be perfectly alright with a gay activist group being part of their parade, but allegedly try to use the homosexual sins of a man’s past to try to discredit his reputation. While on the other hand we have a man who is renowned for being ruthless and apparently judgmental, now standing as a perfect example of what Christ’s mercy really looks like.

What better Christian witness is there than being a forgiven sinner? 🙂

What the diocese of New York has perhaps overlooked is that fact that there is nothing shameful about turning away from a sinful past.

Personally I think that this is the best thing that Mr. Voris has ever published. And I am excited to see how he will now continue with his ministry, because now he has revealed his need for confession, compassion and understanding, we will never see Church Militant in the same light again.

God’s love and mercy is made perfect in our vulnerability and weakness.

7 thoughts on “Did Voris just become our mascot for the Year of Mercy?

  1. Well, I have always had this suspicion that he was having that lifestyle before, but I myself did not care about it at all. He already cleansed himself in the confessional, and the mortal sin is already gone. There is no actual need to bring this up, although I must commend that he really acted like a man in public confession, before the New York Archdiocese damages his career and reputation.

  2. It wasn’t a total surprise when Voris came out with his past. I suspected he might have been a homosexual or had lots of affairs because it’s written all over his character. That being said, I didn’t care about it because he’d cleaned up his life and dedicated it back to God, something I can somewhat relate to because my husband is a revert to the Faith after thirty years as rivet-chewing, bullet-spewing, fire-breathing atheist and the lifestyle that goes with it. I’ve had my beefs with CM over the years, and Michael Voris’ admission of his past life didn’t change that but I do respect him more for being honest about his history. It’s never easy to address a sinful past so publically

  3. In the last 2 weeks I have heard the word “ruthless” used in inappropriate ways a few times. I do not think Mr Voris is “ruthless”. Here is the definition of ruthless and some synonyms: having or showing no pity or compassion for others: merciless, pitiless, cruel, heartless, hard-hearted, cold-hearted, cold-blooded, harsh, callous, unmerciful, unforgiving, uncaring, unsympathetic, uncharitable. One might say that Mr Voris is “relentless” in digging for the truth for a good cause but I do not believe he is “ruthless.”

  4. In the fist pages of his Confessions, St Patrick himself describes how he was expected to partake in gay sex play. He was a runaway slave at the time. His gentle response was full of God’s grace and truth.

    There you have the reason that the St Patrick’s Day Parades are being attacked worldwide by the evil one. He hates St Patrick and all Irish people.

  5. I always suspect anyone virulently antigay to be gay himself or herself. I’ve notices Mr. Voris’s tone to be moderating a bit since his revelations. Maybe he’s on the road to self-acceptance.

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