“CHURCH MILITANT” DOUBLES DOWN
AS PURVEYOR OF CALUMNY, VITRIOL, AND HATE
“Church Militant’s” (CM) recent slander circus against the SSPX is an ongoing vendetta. From CM’s calumnies against this religious order, it is abundantly clear that CM specifically targeted the order not for any real or perceived cover-up of aberrosexuals, which would be indefensible, but for refusing to remain silent in the face of the massive apostasy within the Church; for refusing to go along with Modernist subversion, a stand which has brought the priests, brothers, and sisters of the SSPX horrendous vilification, brutal marginalization, and vicious persecution.
CM has never given the SSPX even a chance to present “the rest of the story” to balance out what CM has assumed largely from village gossip or from several isolated cases of priests that were criminally tried and expelled from the order, several with the official authorization of the Vatican’s Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
WHY DOES CM CENTER ITS ATTACKS ON THE ORDER’S GOOD NAME, NOT ON ITS BAD APPLES?
All these actions can be viewed as malicious when you consider the inevitable damage to the reputations of a religious institute which has come to enjoy the recognition of the Pope and the Church, and of an esteemed missionary priest, papal diplomat, archbishop, and former superior general of the largest male religious order in the Church; a man regarded as a real modern-day saint by millions of Catholics throughout the world.
The Church, indeed the public, rightly expects –and journalistic ethics demand– unbiased, objective, fair, and factual reporting from Church Militant (CM); reporting that meets that standards of basic journalistic integrity. But what has CM dished out in its recent barrage against the SSPX? Loads and loads of disrespectful name calling, cheap theatrics and special effects, and toxic vitriol.
It’s here that CM forgets all pretense of objectivity and loses all credibility. CM’s “reporting,” if it can even be called that at all, takes aim not just at what the SSPX leadership may have done wrong in the handling of but a few abuse cases in its half a century of service to the Church, but at the courageous stand of ALL SSPX brothers, priests, and sisters against the destruction that Modernism has inflicted on Christ’s Church, destruction which CM has been applauded by all of us in the past for courageously exposing!
WHY DOES CM VILIFY ALL CATHOLICS FAITHFUL TO TRADITION WHO DISAGREE WITH IT?
Yet, instead of objective and factual reporting, CM has gone out of its way to heap insult after insult against the SSPX and every Catholic faithful to Tradition that supports the religious order, unmasking CM’s contemptible anti-SSPX animus, invective, and hate. This is what all fair-minded people object to and condemn Church Militant for doing. This is what destroys all respect for CM among well-informed, fair-minded Catholics.
From the very start, CM vilified the SSPX instead of calling the religious order to greater fidelity to its mission and to its founder’s charism. Meanwhile, CM itself has morphed into a CULT that acts as if it is above the moral law and the rules of ethics, summarily banishing anyone who dares to exercise the right to question literally anything CM’s talking heads utter.
WHY DOES CM ENGAGE IN COVER-UP AND CENSORSHIP?
Is it any wonder that CM arbitrarily bans from its websites anyone who so much as questions anything that CM says? Where is CM’s transparency? Why does CM cover-up any and all open and civil discussion of its sensationalized gossip and theatrics? What does it have to fear? What is CM hiding? Why does CM specifically target only one religious order from among numerous ones that back a return to Tradition? Why? Why this unethical and sordid vendetta?