Below is the official statement by the Diocese of Scranton, PA on why it will refuse to let Michael Voris speak anywhere within the diocese.
"The Diocese of Scranton has determined that Mr. Voris will not be allowed to speak in a Diocesan or parish facility. After these engagements were scheduled, the Diocese became aware of concerns about this individual’s views regarding other religious groups. In videos posted on the Internet, Mr. Voris makes comments that certainly can be interpreted as being insensitive to people of other faiths. The Catholic Church teaches us to respect all people, regardless of their faith tradition.
I cannot believe that Bishop Bambera is going to pull something like this. Why doesn't the bishop explain what he means by insensitive? Please, give us examples, so that we can all learn how not to act towards other religions. Is it OK to say they are in error, or tell them that the Catholic faith is the only true faith? Or is that insensitive? This is the reason why few convert to the Church these days. We have to be sensitive to everyone's feelings. If the bishop is going to stop him, then he should stop all laymen and women from speaking. But before he does that, he may want to make sure that at least some of his priests are capable of teaching the true Catholic faith effectively. Personally, I could care less whether any lay men or women are able to speak in churches. But what I fail to see are the priests stepping up to the plate to actually teach the Catholic faith, and even fewer bishops. Until that happens, there will be a demand for lay speakers.What I do find even more perplexing, is that Voris was already scheduled to speak at Marywood University in Scranton, PA. So he was not even going to speak in a parish, just at a university. I find this very odd.Although the Diocese shares Mr. Voris’ support of efforts to protect human life, his extreme positions on other faiths are not appropriate and therefore the Diocese cannot host him."
Note: It does seem however that the diocese does approve of the gentle yoga classes being offered at the university for staff and faculty, just not Michael Voris.
Here is a choppy video of the bishop's last ecumenical prayer service that he had at his cathedral. "Women priests" and heretics of all kinds pranced into the Cathedral for ecumenical prayer. Even the Episcopal "women priest"or whatever she is, leads the Cathedral in prayer.