[quote="OrdinaryMelkite, post:15, topic:160129"]
Is this really surprising?
TBN is ultimately a thoroughly Protestant network. Of course it has a vested interest in promoting "watered-down," or "in name only" Catholic teaching by a "protestan-leaning Catholic" (ofr better yet, just plain, "heretical priest who is not in good standing with the Vatican and has admitted breaking his vows of celibacy."
I just wonder------why doesn't good ole Father Manning get it over with and just join the Protestant side, instead of being an "in name only Catholic.":confused:
You will NEVER see an Oerthodox Catholic in line with the magisterium of the Church and its beliefs on TBN. Never. Like I said, it's not in its vested interests. :thumbsup:
Be careful there, rhetoric is not knowledge.
Your putting the cart before the horse.
Fr Manning started on EWTN before he was ever on TBN.
Fr Manning purchases time there at TBN. You could put on your own Catholic flavor of show there too, if you had stable funding. TBN in what it doesnt produce in their Costa Mesa, CA studio, just sells time slots. They are interested in the money and not very ideological.
TBN and the Crouchs are very open minded towards Catholicism and the whole variety under the Christian banner as a 'Christian Network'. Just study the programming, its not obvious if you dont actually look at the guide and then view some of the programs. You'll find history programs slanted towards Protestantism, then you'll find ones obviously produced by Catholics being shown. You will find a fair bit of Catholic produced material there usually in the night hours. They even play movies about Catholic Saints and have shown Catholic produced documentaries on the Shroud of Turin.
"You will NEVER see an Oerthodox Catholic in line with the magisterium of the Church and its beliefs on TBN. Never. Like I said, it's not in its vested interests."
They even show old Bishop Sheen programs. Mother Angelica got started on PTL which then was a joint venture with the Bakers and the Crouchs.
The Crouchs are fair minded but they lack discernment in action, but I guess the bills have to be paid....so thats why Hinn, Creflo Dollar and all the health & wealth $$ preachers are on there, they can pay. There are plenty of Protestants who abhor TBN because of these false preachers and Catholic programming and refuse to watch it at all.
In adddition the Crouchs have been generous to Catholics and have some on staff.
How do I know?, the TBN studio/bookstore is located in Costa Mesa,CA , 1 block away from my catholic church St. John the Baptist. I know of what I talk about,although in a very limited sense, because of the proximity and the interplay between people who actually know the Crouchs.