I've received a couple of emails and a few people have left comments about recent postings containing episodes of The Vortex by Michael Voris from ChurchMilitant.TV.
I decided not to allow comments relating to Mr. Voris' person or, as one commentator put it, his "legitimacy for a Traditional Catholic weblog." The fact that I did not allow the comments is by no means a negative reflection on those who left them. Thank you for visiting this blog and taking the time to express your opinion. Your opinions are valued. That being said, I didn't think it appropriate to discuss the character of Mr. Voris; rather, I would prefer there to be discussion regarding the content of his programs.
Regarding Mr. Voris' character or "legitimacy", a few things should be pointed out by way of justification. There were a couple of episodes of The Vortex that I found questionable on a theological and philosophical level, but, I admit, nothing Mr. Voris said in these episodes contradicted Church teaching. Furthermore, it is apparent that Mr. Voris has made significant progress in the recent past concerning the issues that I found troublesome. It is now common knowledge that Mr. Voris attends a Traditional Latin Mass on a regular basis, and while he may not be "traditional enough" for some readers, it is clear that his presentations are orthodox, supportive of the Traditional Latin Mass and traditional Catholicism, and they are rightfully critical of liberalism in the modern Church. There's no reason for me to presume he is not a devout and virtuous Catholic who loves Our Blessed Lord, the Virgin Mary and the Holy Catholic Church.
In short, Michael Voris is an ally of Tradition. That's how I see it, and I will continue to promote The Vortex from ChurchMilitant.TV just as I promote a variety of other traditional Catholic voices, such as Fr. Michael Rodriguez, and priests from the various traditional priestly societies, etc... Of course, if anyone wishes to provide criticism of the content of The Vortex here at Ars Orandi, I'm more than happy to post those comments.
Thanks again, and I do appreciate your understanding. God bless!