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Saturday, 31 August 2013
Open Letter to Father Dwight Longenecker
Dear Father Longenecker,
You have publicly written an article entitled, "Do we need Michael Voris." As someone who knows Mr. Voris personally, I am saddened that you, as a Catholic priest, would even begin to write something against a just man and to actually title it, as you did.
The point of this letter to you is not to defend Michael Voris, that is not necessary. His faith, reputation, the people he has aided by his work and the comments in the Vortex segment you referred to speak volumes. This letter is about your action and words and those of Mr. Shea, Mr. Coffin and others who, for the last few months, continue to spew forth epithets of insult and defame the character of Catholics at every opportunity.
This is distasteful. It is uncharitable. It is not doing the work of Christ.
You as a priest have made a public defamation of Mr. Voris, by your unreasonable letter and title. I, as a Catholic layman, have every right and duty to publicly correct you.
With all respect Father, you owe Mr. Voris and others an apology for your imprudence.
As for Catholic Answers, they will see not one red cent from me to help them through their current financial dilemma brought about in part because of their radio program and use of derogatory terms. Good luck to them.
Yours in Christ,
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