I have to say that I was deeply concerned at what I saw there. I was troubled.
I can’t figure out how all the people involved with Church Militant are so… what’s the word…. happy, zealous and faithful when my investigative visit to the studio uncovered such shocking problems.
Let’s start with the clocks. Notice that they show the times different cities… but someone forgot to wind them. Do they really know what time it is in the studios there? Perhaps they think it is still the 50’s.
Let’s move up to the next shocker.
Do not be distracted by that really cool and super Catholic Spanish flag on the wall. Look at the big bronze statue of St. Michael the Archangel.
See the problem? See it?
The point is covered up!
They gave me some cock-and-bull story about being concerned about someone running into the point “accidently”, …. as if any “real Catholic” would do that. HA!
I am lead to ask: Do they really believe in angels?
See those bricks in the background?
They are not really bricks! They’re FAKE! For a brick by brick fellow, such as I am, I found this to be truly scandalous.
NEXT… Here is a little bit of misdirection. I was just about to wave, much in the same way in which I waved when I stood in front of the HQ of the National Schismatic Reporter in Kansas City (HERE). I’m smiling on the outside, but crying on the inside.
And then there is the chapel.
I could do nothing but tisk during my visit there. Look where that missal is sitting. Just LOOK! Clearly they hate Summorum Pontificum. That missal is positioned as if for the Novus Ordo. What is the world coming too?
And then my investigative reporting took me into the heart of darkness itself: Michael Voris’ office.
What did I find?
I found a big Bible, Douay Rheims version. But that was just misdirection for the unwary. Right next to the Bible was the Jerome Biblical Commentary, a massive tome of modernistic historical-critical research!
Are they secret modernists?
But there’s more!
On the bookshelf, near his desk, is … and I can hardly bring myself to write this…
Richard McBrien’s Catholicism. “catholicism” more like!
To their credit, they have a really spiffy popcorn machine in the common area.
But then there is the huge rear-projection screen.
I asked a couple times if Michael forces the employees to sit and watch old episodes of The Vortex one after another…. they did not deny it!
The common area is painted red… red… get it?
What leaves you really wondering after a visit like this is how to bring them back to the fold?
Perhaps one way would be to show support by participating in their Ven. Bishop Fulton Sheen GALA today, FRIDAY 5 April. There is a way to participate ONLINE.
In the meantime, here is a cartoon that appeared in the print edition of the UK’s Catholic Herald.
Here is the backstory, also in paper:
CEO of Toni & Guy is given papal knighthood
the co-founder and CEO of a hairdressing chain and his wife have been given a top papal award in recognition of their charitable work.
Toni Mascolo, who came to Britain from Pompeii as a child in the 1950s, founded the chain Toni & Guy with his brother Guy in Clapham, south London, in 1963. Other family members joined the company, and it grew from just one salon to a chain of 280 in Britain, plus many more abroad.
In 2006 Toni Mascolo was appointed a Cavaliere Ufficial, or Knight of the Italian State. He was awarded an honorary OBE in 2008 for services to industry. The following year he met Pope Benedict XVI.
Toni (originally Giuseppe) Mascolo and his wife, Pauline, were appointed Knight and Dame Commanders of the Pontifical Order of St Gregory the Great. The honour, bestowed personally by Pope Benedict before his resignation, was presented last month by Archbishop Peter Smith at Southwark Cathedral.
Mr Mascolo said: “My wife and I are devoted Catholics and believe in what
Catholicism stands for very deeply. I met the Pope when he was in London after he had seen David Cameron back in 2010. He came to see us in another room and it was
probably the most wonderful, exciting and unforgettable moment of my life and one that I will always remember. So of course when I received the award of Knight Commander of St Gregory it was truly, truly an amazing moment and I was so proud to have received such an honour, more than any other award I have ever received in my life. It was a magic moment.”
The cartoonist is Christian Adams – Cartoonist of the Year in Britain.