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I am a retired Roman Catholic Bishop, Bishop Emeritus of Corpus Christi, Texas

Civilization alone permits humans to pursue sophisticated scientific research, the arts, and the finer aspects of culture.

By: Victor Davis Hanson American Greatness September 29, 2022 Civilization is fragile. It hinges on ensuring the stuff of life. To be able to eat, to move about, to have shelter, to be free from state or tribal coercion, to … Continue reading

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Later writers inverted St. Thomas’ principles. For them perfection does not consist primarily in choosing God as the supreme good but in obeying Him as the supreme authority. Perfecting obedience was then elevated above perfecting prayer. The natural but absurd conclusion is the belief that to pray less deeply but under perfect obedience pleases God more than to pray perfectly while being minimally obedient.

Crisis Magazine A Voice for the Faithful Catholic Laity SEPTEMBER 30, 2022 When Bishops Put Obedience Above Charity JAMES BARESEL Fifteen years ago, Bishop Michael Burbidge, then heading the Diocese of Raleigh, instituted one of the best plans for implementing Summorum … Continue reading

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Chinese campaign donor Johnny Chung famously stated that the Clinton White House was “like a subway. You have to put in coins to open the gates.”

THE CATHOLIC MONITOR SEARCH The China Syndrome: “Beyond parody even by Bergoglian standards, the Archbishop’s canonisation of the demonic ChiComs betrays the same signs of mental illness” September 30, 2022 Chinese campaign donor Johnny Chung famously stated that the Clinton … Continue reading

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In America and the Catholic Church, we are losing the Nones, the young and the confused who are unaffiliated. I think that things are even worse: these  Nones seem to define the post-Christian world in which we live and that becomes very much like a post-post-Christian world. Because we are in a world that has lost an appreciation for the true, the beautiful and the good. This is really two steps back from Catholicism.

Let’s meet the Nones and go together to the altar of God Dr. Jean-Francois Orsini, OP, Ph.D. In America and the Catholic Church, we are losing the Nones, the young and the confused who are unaffiliated. I think that things are … Continue reading

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DO TRANSGENDERISM AND TREASON ALWAYS GO TOGETHER LIKE A HORSE AND BUGGY?

First Openly Transgender Officer in Army Charged with Giving Info to Russia The very first openly transgender officer in the Army was indicted this week on charges that they tried to give American service members medical information for the Russian … Continue reading

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The contempt that California Gov. Gavin Newsom has for America’s sovereignty is on a par with his contempt for state’s rights and parental rights. All this from a man who helped kill his own mother in 2002, at a time when assisted suicide was a felony in California!

Newsom’s Latest Sanctuary State ScamSeptember 30, 2022Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s latest sanctuary state scam:Illegal aliens who crash our borders can find sanctuary in California. Women who want to abort their child, but live in … Continue reading

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THE LAST THINGS, THE END, THE VICTORY OF JESUS CHRIST

Rene Henry Gracida <rhg1923@gmail.com> A Very Special Essay Tony M <tonym74@protonmail.com> Thu, Sep 29, 2022 at 8:21 PM To: “tonym74@protonmail.com” <tonym74@protonmail.com> Hi everyone.On the Wednesday, 21st September “From The Grapevine” post I included the following article from Lifesite News:  The Final Confrontation: Examining … Continue reading

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THE FBI UNDER JOE BIDEN/MERRICK GARLAND HAS TRULY BECOME THE OFFSPRING OF HITLER’S GESTAPO! BIDEN’S RECENT SPEECH IN PHILADELPHIA ATTACKING DONALD TRUMP IN A RED LIGHT SETTING IS NOW SHOWN UP FOR ITS HIPOCRACY

Joe Biden has set his sights on a single pro-life activist and one Senator is jumping to his defense Joe Biden is on a warpath with anyone who opposes him ideologically. He’s been raging in the public square and prosecuting … Continue reading

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THE FBI SWATTING AND ARREST OF A CATHOLIC PRO-LIFE LEADER SENT A CLEAR MESSAGE TO THE PRO-LIFE COMMUNITY: THE GOVERNMENT WANTS US TO BE SILENT. HOW WILL WE RESPOND?

The FBI swatting and arrest of a Catholic pro-life leader sent a clear message to the pro-life community: the government wants us to be silent. How will we respond? Watch on YouTube:https://www.youtube.com/embed/AXQDllh-LcM https://www.facebook.com/v2.10/plugins/like.php?action=like&app_id=485814248461205&channel=https%3A%2F%2Fstaticxx.facebook.com%2Fx%2Fconnect%2Fxd_arbiter%2F%3Fversion%3D46%23cb%3Df6d3c51ca57dac%26domain%3Dwww.crisismagazine.com%26is_canvas%3Dfalse%26origin%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fwww.crisismagazine.com%252Ff37fbebca2125a4%26relation%3Dparent.parent&container_width=660&href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.crisismagazine.com%2F2022%2Fwhen-the-fbi-comes-knocking&layout=button_count&locale=en_US&sdk=joey&share=false&show_faces=false

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SEEING THE HOLY MASS WITH BENEDICTINE EYES

ONE PETER FIVE Seeing Holy Mass with Benedictine Eyes  Peter Kwasniewski, PhD September 28, 2022 0 Comments Our Lord in His generosity has given the Church many wonderful “schools of spirituality” nurtured within the great religious orders. While ultimately all of these … Continue reading

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