Dissident Rag Calls Church Militant ‘Not Authentically Catholic’News: Commentary
National Catholic Reporter has been asked twice to drop the word "Catholic" from its name
Sean Michael Winters, a blogger and columnist with notorious liberal outlet National Catholic Reporter (NCR), published a scathing follow-up on The Atlantic documentary piece published on this apostolate on May 9.
Lionel: He did not say that Church Militant TV(CMTV) like the National Catholic Reporter interprets Vatican Council II with irrational and heretical Cushingism instead of traditional and rational Feeneyism.Both of them are using the New Theology which is the basis for liberalism and modernism in the Church.
In the piece, Winters spouts a barrage of ad hominem attacks about Michael Voris, including that Voris is "viciously extreme and extremely vicious" and that Voris is shown "spouting gibberish."
Lionel:Even though Michael generally uses the New Theology of Rahner and Ratzinger to interpret magisterial documents as a rupture with Tradition he affirms the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus.
This is a common contradiction among CMTV, SSPX etc and so they are called extremists by the Left. They are told to read Vatican Council II interpreted with Cushingite philosophy, which really is not Catholic.
Instead of affirming Vatican Council II in harmony with the dogma EENS Michael and the SSPX choose to be called extremists when it is they who can call the Left extremists and heretics, for denying Vatican Council II( F) and do not do so.
He goes on to refer to gay-friendly clerics like Fr. James Martin, S.J., as "truthful, balanced and evangelical." He's referring to the same Fr. Martin whom this apostolate has highlighted for his public support of homosexual priests and who recently made headlines for his latest troubling remark online, where he said that there may be "gay saints in Heaven."
Examples of blogs for the NCR from Winters include the one in which he blasted the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops for condemning the Supreme Court Obergefell v. Hodges decision legalizing so-called same-sex marriage, as well as a more recent blog where he asks if the pro-abortion D.C. Women's March "will become a movement," and laments the fact that organizers of the march didn't want pro-life groups participating.
Lionel: The National Catholic Reporter is a modernist, heretic media which denies the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus ( Feeneyite) and Vatican Council II( Feeneyite). They support the same magisterial heresy spouted by the Vatican under political pressure.
He argues that the coalition will succeed only if it is more inclusive — omitting the more fundamental and important truth that to support abortion is evil in the first place.
Church Militant has previously reported on one of the many antics of the NCR in which it named two active homosexuals as its "persons of the year," whom they said provided a "faithful public witness as gay Catholics."
The first time NCR was publicly charged with error was in 1968, when Bp. Charles Helmsing, the fifth bishop of the diocese, said the following in his letter outlining the erroneous teachings coming out of NCR:
I have tried as their pastor, responsible for their eternal welfare and of those whom they influence, to guide them on a responsible course in harmony with Catholic teachings. When private conferences were of no avail, as is well known, I had to issue a public reprimand for their policy of crusading against the Church's teachings on the transmission of human life and against the Gospel values of sacred virginity and dedicated celibacy as taught by the Church.
Bishop Helmsing even made a point to clear up confusion among Catholics reading the letter, to provide an important distinction between erroneous understandings of editorial freedom versus the authentic Catholic understanding as taught by Vatican II.
At all times it was presumed that the policy of editorial freedom was none other than that legitimate liberty declared and defended by the Vatican Council II in its Declaration on Religious Liberty, further defined in the conciliar Decree on Social Communications, and, likewise, defended in the Constitution on the Church in the Modern World. It could not imply that pseudo-freedom from man's obligations to his Creator, Redeemer and Sanctifier in vogue under the standard of the 19th-century liberalism. It could not imply, as a conciliar declaration on religious liberty clearly states, freedom in the moral order.
The second time NCR came under fire from its local bishop was in 2013. Bishop William Finn, the immediate predecessor of the current bishop, James Johnston, Jr, wrote in a column the following about the NCR's continued disregard of Church teaching:
In a different way, I am sorry to say, my attention has been drawn once again to the National Catholic Reporter, a newspaper with headquarters in this diocese. I have received letters and other complaints about NCR from the beginning of my time here. In the last months, I have been deluged with emails and other correspondence from Catholics concerned about the editorial stances of the NCR: officially condemning Church teaching on the ordination of women, insistently undermining of Church teaching on artificial contraception and sexual morality in general, lionizing dissident theologies while rejecting established magisterial teaching and a litany of other issues.
Lionel: However like these bishops the National Catholic Register denies the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus since they interpret Vatican Council II and the Catechism of the Catholic Church with Csushingism instead of Feeneyism and remain magisterial with heresy.These liberals have same doctrinal position as Church Militant TV. For me, a Catholic lay man who interprets Vatican Council II with Feeneyism, Michael Voris is doctrinally as heretical as the National Catholic Register and Pope Benedict XVI.There is a rational and traditional choice before them but they all remain leftist on this issue, for whatever reason.__________________________
If adherence to magisterial teaching is a meaningful definition of "authentically Catholic," an outfit like NCR, which has been told twice, by two separate bishops, 40 years removed from one another, to remove the word "Catholic" from its name, scarcely has two pennies to rub together, to borrow a phrase from Winters' piece.
Lionel: But what do you do when the magisterium has made a theological mistake, when they violate the Principle of Non Contradiction when they also are at odds with the magisterium of the past ? Do you just support the heresy and apostasy ? This is being done by CMTV and NCR.
For a piece that states in its headline that Church Militant is "not authentically Catholic," the article contains no reference to a magisterial document nor does Winters show specifically how Church Militant has denied magisterial teaching. The article contains zero references to the Catechism.
Lionel: Magisterial documents can be interpreted with Feeneyism or Cushingism.Cushingism is definitely 'not authentically Catholic'.CMTV is Cushingite.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church can be interpreted with Feeneyism or Cushingism and the conclusion would be different. Since the premise used in the interpretation would be different.
Winters elsewhere in his article accuses this apostolate of undermining the authority of the Holy Father. We regularly receive emails and criticism for refusing to do exactly that.
The article contains no reference to a magisterial document nor does Winters show specifically how Church Militant has denied magisterial teaching.Tweet
Lionel: Winters is not in a position to show how Church Militant has denied magisterial teaching since he too like CMTV denies magisterial documents interpreted with Feeneyism instead of Cushingism. For example, the Syllabus of Errors is Feeneyite. It is contradicted by CMTV and the NCR.They both assume that there is salvation outside the Church.Since invisible- for- us baptism of desire, for example, would be an exception to the dogma extra ecclesiam nulla salus.So with this new theology there is the foundation set for a new ecumenism etc.
What Winters does offer in his piece is a description of his understanding of the nature and mission of the Catholic Church, which is at best vague and at worst a collection of poetic and hip-sounding platitudes aimed at his readers' emotions:
And the bishops need to consider how they can ensure that no one mistakes Church Militant for the authentic Church, which, day in and day out, cares for the poor, wrestles with the truth in humility, celebrates the sacraments and tries to build up the unity that arises from those sacraments and applies the medicine of mercy to a hurting world.
Lionel: Both the NCR and CMTV's concept of Mission is based on the New Theology, Cushingite theology.It is a break with Tradition, especially the dogma outside the Church there is no salvation( Feeneyite) and Vatican Council II ( Feeneyite).It is a rupture with the old ecclesiology of the Church which has been eliminated with Pope Benedict's new theology which he made magisterial.He never corrected the error and CMTV and NCR have not informed him about it.
So when Pope Benedict in March 2016 said extra ecclesiam nulla salus is no more like it was for the missionaries of the 16th century neither CMTV or NCR corrected the objective heresy.Neither of them asked the emeritus pope to interpret the dogma outside the Church there is no salvation and Vatican Council II with Feeneyite theology. Then there would be no rupture with extra ecclesiam nulla salus was it was known to the missionaries in the 16th century.____________________________
In contrast, the Catechism of the Catholic Church (CCC), referencing the Vatican II document Lumen Gentium (LG), describes the mission of the Church:
From this source, the Church, equipped with the gifts of its Founder and faithfully guarding His precepts of charity, humility and self-sacrifice, receives the mission to proclaim and to spread among all peoples the Kingdom of Christ and of God and to be, on earth, the initial budding forth of that Kingdom."
The CCC in section 767 also references the words of Our Lord in the Gospel of St. Matthew in its discussion of the Catholic Church's mission: "[T]he Church in her very nature is missionary, sent by Christ to all the nations to make disciples of them."
Lionel: Missionary according to Cushingite of Feeneyite theology? Cushingite theology is modernism.It is a heresy as widespread in the Church as during the Arian heresy.CMTV and NCR are Cushingites.
When the SSPX does not accept his Cushingite interpretation of Vatican Council II then CMTV wrongly says the SSPX is in schism.Instead they should ask the SSPX to accept Vatican Council II ( Feeneyite) and do the same.
The Lepanto Institute has published a more complete list of the antics of the poorly named National Catholic Reporter, and Church Militant has likewise published a petition to the USCCB regarding the dissident newspaper.
Lionel: Presently the Lepanto Institute, CMTV and NCR interpret the Nicene Creed with Cushingism and this is first class heresy.It is also the first class heresy of the Vatican cardinals and popes and there is no correction from anybody.-Lionel Andrades