[quote="LegoGE1947, post:6, topic:287823"]
I don't see what the Archdiocese of Detroit's beef is about. Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz of Lincoln Nebraska thinks the Vortex is great work and what I've seen of the Vortex and other St Michael presentations I have learned a great deal about our faith. I like their new name after all the Church on Earth is called the Church Militant because we are still fighting the battles and are not part of the Church Victorious or the Church Suffering as yet. (We are not as yet in heaven or in purgatory)
Having just gone through the process of obtaining canonical recognition of an apostolate in my own diocese, and getting permission to use the word "Catholic" in its title, I can tell you that most local Ordinaries are very careful about who gets to hold themselves out as "Catholic" and who doesn't. I think the "beef" is (and this is speculation on my part, but I think rational speculation) that there is a "process" in each diocese to obtain this canonical recognition and Mr. Vorhis either 1. didn't follow the process, or 2. followed the process and was denied permission by the local Ordinary. I suspect more likely is #1. However, under either scenario, his continued use of the word "Catholic" after being instructed by the local Ordinary that his entity did not have the necessary formal permission to do so would have been considered a fairly sever breach of protocol. If indeed scenario #1 was at work, he had two options: apply for the necessary canonical recognition, or stop using the word Catholic. Either would have been acceptable. It appears he took the second option.
I think it may be a mistake to assume that the diocese of Detroit has any problem with the work of Mr. Vorhis' apostolate. It may merely be that, as I said above, he failed to obtain the necessary permissions. We shouldn't assume he was denied permission. He may simply have not asked through the necessary formal process.