This is what the original posting was about. Just to be correct, Michael Voris wasn’t talking about spending millions of years in purgatory. He was using a financial analogy in conjunction with Matthew 5:26, where Jesus tells them “you will not get out until the last penny is paid”. The analogy Voris said was that much of humanity has amassed debt (sin) in the millions of dollars. He wasn’t saying you spend one day in purgatory for every dollar of (sin) that you owe. As to what Bookworm77 found harsh, I’m not sure. The video did, at least in my opinion give a rather correct description of purgatory and why the Church is correct in its support of it.
pnewton, my “straw man” argument wasn’t given as such. I was merely drawing a distinction between those who dislike him for the way he comes across and those who think that because he’s arrogant and brash, that he’s incorrect and doesn’t have “authority” to speak on church teachings. I was generalizing those who take this second view and not directly applying it to one specific person or persons on this thread.
As for Authority, you summed up what I assumed some people were talking about. If Voris is to be considered wrong on his views about the Church’s teachings because he doesn’t have Apostolic Authority, then that same standard would apply to nearly every apologist here at Catholic Answers. Most of the well known catholic apologists, Karl Keating, Tim Staples, Jimmy Akin, Patrick Madrid, Scott Hahn, Trent Horn and many others, don’t have “authority”, in the sense you described it, to speak authoritatively on church teachings. However, I don’t believe that any of the above mentioned men are wrong in their explanations of the faith. They may share different views or approaches on how to explain or defend the faith, but that doesn’t mean they are discredited because they have no official “authority”.
So that brings us back to what my whole point was. People don’t like Voris for the way he comes across and I get that. He’s unapologetically Catholic and he’s critical of “liberal” practices within the Church. He doesn’t care for communion in the hand, the over use of Eucharistic ministers, the holding of hands during the our father, the turning away from the traditional music and embracing the more evangelical Christian contemporary sound. Views that many do not share, but then again many do.