Tuesday, January 3, 2012

January 20 Update

Update by Dr. Ed Peters responding to “help defuse some of the more distracting chatter floating around out there. He addresses two further issues:
1) The Archdiocese of Detroit, some claim, does not have jurisdiction over Voris/RCTV;
2)
Why not shut down a lot of others using the word “Catholic” out there?

Read the latest here.

Further clarifications HERE

Another update HERE

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The Archdiocese of Detroit has ruled that Michael Voris of RealCatholicTV is not allowed to describe his ministry using the word “Catholic.” You can read the article in LifeSiteNews.

My friend and canon lawyer Dr. Ed Peters weighs in on the decision of the Archdiocese of Detroit and the resulting hubbub.

Dr. Peters begins: “The first thing to understand about the dispute between the Archdiocese of Detroit and Michael Voris and/or RealCatholicTV is that the dispute turns essentially on canon law. As a canonical dispute, it will not be decided by seeing who musters more or louder supporters in the blogosphere; it will be decided by recognizing what Church law says about such matters and then abiding by that finding.

“With this being firmly understood, however, we may still use the dispute to set out some aspects of Church discipline for those wishing to understand such things better. I comment here not as an advisor to the AOD, but as an established observer on public canonical issues, and I reiterate what is noted to the right of every ILOTL post, namely, that this blog represents my opinions only…

For the rest, click here.

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Abort the Baby or Be a Devoted, Blessed Father?

by Steve Ray on January 3, 2012

This was an very moving and motivational video. It shows the difference a Pro-life philosophy can make in many peoples’ lives. A boy with no eyes and disfunctional limbs that in most cases would be aborted. But watch …

 

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