Faith Briefs for Nov. 24

Olive wood carvings available this weekend at Holy Redeemer

The Shepherd Field group will be selling olive wood carvings and crafts that are handmade by Christians in Bethlehem after Mass Saturday and Sunday at Holy Redeemer Church in Marshall. This is their main source of income. Mass times are 5 p.m. Saturday and 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. Sunday.

Founder of far-right Catholic site resigns over breach of its morality clause, group says

(AP) — The founder of a far-right, unofficial Catholic media group has resigned for an unspecified violation of the organization’s morality clause, the group said in a statement Tuesday.

Michael Voris stepped down as president of St. Michael’s Media and Church Militant, a Michigan-based enterprise established to address what Voris’ official biography calls “the serious erosion of the Catholic faith in the last 50 years.”

“Michael Voris has been asked to resign for breaching the Church Militant morality clause,” the organization said in its statement. “The board has accepted his resignation.” More details were not provided, and the board said it “has chosen not to disclose Michael’s private matters to the public” but asked for prayers for him as he is “focusing on his personal health.”

Voris declined to specify what happened in a repetitive, nearly 14-minute video statement on X, formerly Twitter.

“There are things I have to go away and address and work on, horrible, ugly things,” he said. “Not going to share them, nobody else’s business but mine. The consequences of me not dealing with those obviously are some people’s business.”

“I need to conquer these demons,” he said, adding that they are “like spiritual terror” to him. He asked people to continue supporting the organization he founded.

The Church Militant site and its sleek newscasts have drawn a loyal following with a mix of fiercely right-wing politics and radically conservative Catholicism in which many of America’s bishops are viewed with suspicion and disgust.


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