It's just that this is the same audience that calls in to talk to mediums and ET contactees and all sorts of nonsense.
Sensible choices of categories of show-topics not to bother with. Be sure to add crop-circles, numerology, NDE, and OBE
I just don't want the Truth comingled amongst the drivel for entertainment/ratings purposes[.]
Altho' host George Noory and his fellow hosts are in the entertainment business, and choose guests accordingly, he handles his guests respectfully. In interviews (of himself), he's insisted that it's his duty as host to let his guests speak, rather than cross-examine or argue with aspects of their presentations that he might consider literally incredible (a word he does
use way too loosely) or even ridiculous.
Noory is also a cradle Catholic
, albeit of the Maronite Church: an Eastern rite (which they claim to be) in communion with the Pope. He's plainly become a New-Ager, but I've never heard him disparage the Catholic Church as an institution, except perhaps as warranted by the on-going sex & financial scandals. Alas, I missed the October 9, 2008 "Fatima Secrets" show, but that having been in the final month before the presidential election, staying awake past 5 a.m. ET before a work-day wouldn't've been an option.Fr. Malachi Martin
would be an outstanding choice, had it not been for his suspicious death (July 27, 1999
). But even if he were still alive, he'd be 91 now.
So whom would you have Noory invite in his place? I'd be happy to hear Bp. Williamson
, but perhaps a radio broadcast to C-to-C's huge audience would seem to be a wee bit too brazen a provocation to Menzingen at this time? Maybe Bp. Pivarunas
of CMRI? Would the TRADITIO Fathers
be willing to abandon their anonymity? U.S. Papal Nuncio Abp. Carlo Vigano
, formerly, in effect, Novus Ordo
mayor of Vatican City, exiled to the U.S.A. by Pope Benedict, could make for a very newsworthy show.
From the dark side
, guests might've included Bp. Fellay
, or Novus Ordo
stars like Card.
, or the expatriate Overseer of the See of Baghdad-by-the-Bay: Card. Levada
, or his fellow expatriate Abp. Raymond Burke
, formerly of St. Louis. Now that Timothy "What a card!
of N.Y. has been deposed (i.e.: given out-of-court testimony under oath to lawyers) 2 weeks ago, about his tenure as Abp. Weakland's successor in Milwaukee, I suspect he's been directed by his own
lawyers to stifle himself.
We may never know who declined C-to-C. invitations. But being a frequent listener, my experience suggests that the greater risk to Catholics is enduring Protestants getting on the air for a chance to do breathless run-on readings of Bible quotations at
the captive audience, trying to advance antiCatholic arguments like those the evangelical-Baptist theologian Cris Putnam did in the antiCatholic book Petrus Romanus: The FINAL Pope is Here
(coäuthored with Thomas Horn, 2012).
It worries me.
I disagree that it ought to. Perhaps as passive listeners to a radio broadcast, instead of as active adversaries of traditional Catholics, some Novus Ordo
"Catholics" will relax enough to actually listen
, and be able to consider setting out on the path to Catholic tradition
Note #: Which does not
stand for the O
rder of the B
mpire, any more than NDE stands for something like N