|It's not like everybody has to become|
Why did Fr. Morris deserve to be the subject of a Vortex? Because, you see, he remarked that "It's not like everybody has to become Catholic."
Michael Voris goes on to make a series of excellent points. Well, he asks, what should they become? He notes that the "New Evangelization" is "dead in the water" with an attitude like that. It is just Indifferentism.
Michael was right to Vortex this in the first place. What a shame when a Catholic figure who commands a huge audience goes weak in the knees about the faith and bringing other people to it. Of course, Michael could not ignore the whiff of Indifferentism. People should strive to secure their salvation inside the Church, using the sacraments and all the other help God gives faithful Catholics. So, Fr. Morris got Vortexed, and rightfully so.
|Indifferentism rubs my fur|
the wrong way.
But wait! Isn't there another Catholic figure who acts like it is not that big of a deal whether someone is inside the Church or not? Who advised a Protestant friend not to convert to Catholicism because he needed "bridge builders" outside the Church who agreed with him? Who has spoken on multiple occasions about the evils of proselytizing? A figure with a far larger audience and much greater moral authority than Fr. Morris?
That's right! Father Mario (the late Tony Palmer's name for him), a.k.a. Pope Francis! The most ecumenical Pope in history!
We know Michael Voris does not criticize the Pope, nor does he approve of those who do. But why re-run an old Fr. Morris comment now, out of all the Vortexes that have been produced? True, they are doing "best of" reruns during their Church Militant TV retreat, but why pick this one?
Michael calls Fr. Morris' comments many things, to which the Bear adds prophetic. Enjoy the Vortex. The criticism of Indifferentism is valid for Fr. Morris, and it's valid for anyone else who advocates it.