AN OPEN LETTER TO THE CARDINALS OF THE HOLY ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH AND OTHER CATHOLIC CHRISTIAN FAITHFUL IN COMMUNION WITH THE APOSTOLIC SEE

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I am a retired Roman Catholic Bishop, Bishop Emeritus of Corpus Christi, Texas
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2 Responses to AN OPEN LETTER TO THE CARDINALS OF THE HOLY ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH AND OTHER CATHOLIC CHRISTIAN FAITHFUL IN COMMUNION WITH THE APOSTOLIC SEE

  1. hellenback7 says:

    Dear Florida reader, please try to take consolation in this small group We may not be face to face but we’re real people who are united in The Holy Spirit (and Bishop Gracida is a great pastor).
    Although I now live quite an isolated life, I believe there are more Faithful than we may know of.

    But even if only a handful remain, Christ has promised us His Eternal Love and protection. I take comfort in knowing some of the greatest saints lived solitary lives.

    Peace

  2. Maureen Arago says:

    Dear Bishop Gracida, I remember you from pro-life gatherings in Florida in the early 1980’s. I have a memory of sitting behind you at a conference where you took meticulous and readable notes; it made an impression as I do not have that talent. Some of us involved in pro-life work at that time remember the National conference in Kansas City where Cardinal Bernadine met with leaders to defend and support his seamless garment approach. Was that one you attended? My opinion of the meeting was that he was condescending, arrogant, and disinterested in the negative impact on the protection of the unborn expressed by pro-life leaders at the meeting. From that moment on, a few of us in the pro-life movement knew that people at high levels in the church did not really support life. Recently, some of us were commenting that many of the laity are just learning what we have known for 35 years. I think it’s a good thing people know the truth.

    Ironically, we left the meeting organized by the USCCB to attend the National Right to life meeting, where we had to walk out of the banquet because the speaker was relentlessly criticizing the Church, mainly because of Bernadine. A faithful priest from Florida and another member of the USCCB staff joined us in prayer for the rest of the banquet.

    It’s a very lonely feeling to not have a large group to stand with – not in and not outside the church – but that small group will always be an important memory for me. Thank you for your faithfulness and courage.

    Sincerely, a Florida reader

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