I didn't know Michael Voris said something bad about Pope Benedict.
I guess he suggested Benedict called in sick and stayed home from the papacy. He suggested it was a sham and that it might even be sinful. Someone mentioned it in a post about someone mentioning it in their post. Is that gossip?
Dante did that. He put Celestine in hell because he too resigned his office, as Fr. Z noted: Dante calls him “the shade of him who in his cowardice made the great refusal”. Just think. Voris is a Renaissance man. He may be the new Dante. Or the new Michelangelo. Michelangelo is said to have painted some well known prelates among the damned in the Sistine Chapel Last Judgement. Voris is going after Dolan again - in a big way. I'm betting he won't get press credentials for any NY Archdiocesan function again.
The Vortex may be losing credibility, in addition to creating and feeding controversy.
A former employee for Church Militant explains why it was all too much to contend with in his premiere blog post, Why I Left CM. Acts of the Apostasy introduced the new blog by the former CM employee. It is a good read, and a great reminder to be careful of such vigilante fringe-news sources who flame those in the hierarchy and politicians with sensational news stories, highlighting their shortcomings and failures, accusing them of crimes and misconduct, cover up and conspiracies.
It happened in the Renaissance and throughout the history of the Church, and was noted by many famous and infamous personages ... who took their chances with their own salvation. Detraction ... calumny ... sarcasm ... defamation of character ... vengeance in retaliation for censure and insult - that kind of stuff.