EWTN’s Raymond Arroyo is Under Attack – even it seems from the Vatican

by Steve Ray on February 26, 2018

A number of good Catholic journalist and newscasters are speaking out about what is going on with the Vatican. Raymond Arroyo is one of them.

Raymond Arroyo is a New York Times bestselling author, journalist and a producer. He is the news director and lead anchor of EWTN News, the news division of the Eternal Word Television Network. He is creator and host of the news magazine The World Over Live seen in more than 350 million households around the globe and heard on 500 AM/FM affiliates throughout the US. Arroyo is also author of the best-selling Will Wilder series (Random House/Crown) for young readers” (Wikipedia).

Robert Royal, editor of The Catholic Thing (which everyone should subscribe to for a free daily news commentary) and president of the Faith & Reason Institute based in Washington, D.C along with Fr. Gerald Murray, canon lawyer and priest in the Archdiocese of New York, join Raymond in speaking out honestly about what many are afraid to discuss. See one of their latest discussions here.

Screen Shot 2018-02-26 at 8.59.50 AMRaymond Arroyo was recently mentioned in a Tweet retweeted by the Secretary of State of the Vatican, Fr. Antonio Spadaro. In fact, it called for the firing of Arroyo and that the Church “interdict EWTN until they get rid of Raymond Arroyo” (see Tweet attached). An “interdict” is pretty much one step short of excommunication. My guess is that Arroyo’s popularity will soar as a result.

Here is what Robert Royal wrote as an introduction to The Catholic Thing Article today:

Note: Heartfelt thanks to all of you who expressed support and offered prayers over the past few days after stories appeared about a retweet by Antonio Spadaro S.J., a close collaborator of the Holy Father’s, calling on EWTN to fire Raymond Arroyo for his criticisms of various recent papal moves (and no doubt for the now five-year run of the Papal Posse). Or be placed under interdict.

This was either a weak attempt at intimidation or a lame attempt at humor – in either case, quite imprudent from someone who knows that what he says is taken, rightly or wrongly, to reflect back on Pope Francis.

Be assured, this portends no serious harm to me. This is why we have independent think-tanks and publications like The Catholic Thing, so that at least some in both Church and society may speak freely. Fr. Murray is most likely fine as well. But it’s not entirely a laughing matter for a prominent media figure like the talented Mr. Arroyo. If you want to express support, take a look at #imwithRaymond.

In any case, it will have no effect on our labors to understand and speak truth as we see it. – RR

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

Angeline Sanchez April 17, 2019 at 5:28 PM

I fully believe Raymond Artoyo & the Papal Posse are
serving God as they respectfully bring to light what
should be of concern to all faithful Catholics!
Things they discuss should be brought into the
light so that the faithful can hear & attend to problems
within the Church and there are many! This is
important info. being presented; not to disparage the
Pope, but alert the faithful that something is very
amiss being promoted from the Vatican. We should
not accept heretical teaching. We need to test the
spirits & without the technology we have access to,
we will only remain ignorant.
Surely, the Vatican is not going to announce those
things contrary to scripture and the Catechism that
have been embraced during this papacy. “Without
knowledge; people perish” EWTN is teaching
Catholic truth and many of us are grateful. Raymond
Arroyo, Robert Royal & Father Murray are true
gentlemen and discuss this civilly for the viewer’s
benefit.
Additionally; for those who dislike Pres. Trump,
please know that God uses who He wills for His
purposes. The Old Testament demonstrates this
when we see how our Lord used King Cyrus, a
pagan, to help Israel during the Babylonian
captivity. Be assured that God is with America
when we have a President who is pro-life,
appointing pro-life judges at every level, including
2 on the supreme court. This is the first time we
have had a president who has done so much for
life issues. He is not perfect; he’s flawed as many of us
are; but he is trying to do good where he can.
Christianity, through faith, sees God’s actions in
unexpected places.

hear honest discussion on
issues that need to be communicated to the
faithful.

AUGUST GLAZER April 18, 2019 at 4:36 PM

Am in total support of EWTN and Mr. ARROYO. We have had too much secrecy in what our senior church officials do, say and support. God bless.

Cathy lewis May 9, 2019 at 9:38 PM

It is one thing for America to allow democrRs yo use scare tactics and cruel behavior for the morally correct

Artoya, like our Ewtn history, told the truth
Sadly ,Vatican has shown over and over it has 1/2 truth

Mary Baer May 17, 2019 at 11:21 PM

I beleive there is a lot of evil in the Vatican. I am catholic and I think our pope is too political and liberal.by his is very sad. I love Raymond and will be praying for him.

Marg Lam May 20, 2019 at 5:00 AM

Thank you Raymond Orroyo. It is ironic that a Cardinal would attack you for bringing the truth of the doctrines of the church, and for him to criticize EWTN, a beacon of light in the baffling comments coming from the bishop of Rome, as the pope prefers. It has held the core of the faith for years. However, there is a deafening silence among cardinals and pastors, and bishops about the infanticide law passed in NY. No excommunications, no real action or outrage about this atrocity. The pope has a record of saying things that are shocking to informed catholics who know it departs from the magisterium. May God grant pope Francis his gift of wisdom and holy tradition of the church.The Cardinal should think about Gov Cuomo signing the infanticide law, and why he didn’t criticize that. It is a shameful thing to let that go without action of excommunication yet criticize catholics standing up for our true teaching. Many have not been taught the faith correctly post vat 2, but a lot of us have. We know that the social gospel and a lot of modernism is taking place. Thanks EWTN, and thank and may God bless you Raymond Orroyo.. Marg Lam

Marg Lam May 20, 2019 at 5:14 AM

It’s ironic that the Cardinal calls out a faithful catholic who has reported some of what the pope has said which is not in line with church teaching, yet he and all the Cardinals. Bishops and pastors say nothing about the infanticide law passed in NY by gov Cuomo. So now we are just a social action church? Turning to modernism? Well perhaps the Cardinal should examine the state of the spiritual growth of the church and correct the abomination of not excommunication for the Gov. And all who follow that path. It’s a disgrace that our clergy are sitting on their hands. The pope should step in to do it himself. Thanks EWTN and to you Raymond Orroyo. Praying for you. Marg L

Marg Lam May 20, 2019 at 5:21 AM

The cardinals should stop criticism of good solid catholic teaching and rebuke by excommunications the Gov Cuomo for signing the infanticide law. They are deafeningly silent about true evil. We are not merely a social action church we are first for Jesus Christ and spiritual can of the soul. I

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