Detroit, Mich., Jun 17, 2012 / 16:03 pm
The online network known as Real Catholic TV will omit the term "Catholic" in its new name, after a dispute with the Archdiocese of Detroit about its right to use the term under canon law.
Michael Voris, host of the network's feature "The Vortex," said in a June 12 video that Real Catholic TV was changing its name to "ChurchMilitant.TV." Inspiration for the name came from a recent address by Pope Benedict XVI, reflecting on the value of the ancient term for the Church on earth.
During that May 22 address, the Pope said that the Latin phrase "ecclesia militans," referring to the faithful who are striving toward salvation, "bears truth in itself" and reflects the need "to enter into battle with evil."
Voris said the name was chosen to signify the organization's opposition to the "indifference and lukewarmness" that he sees "both outside, and inside some quarters – many quarters – within the Church."