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

IT IS TRAGIC WHEN A PHYSICIAN COMMITS SUICIDE, IT IS ALSO TRAGIC WHEN A PRIEST COMMITS SUICIDE. PRAY FOR YOUR DOCTOR, PRAY FOR YOUR PRIEST

Wholly Healthy: Sometimes the Healer Needs Healing By Edwin Leap Leap is an emergency-room physician and writer who lives with his wife and four children in Walhalla. Published on October 4, 2017 This column departs a little from the normal … Continue reading

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THE FASCISTS OF THE LEFT WANT YOU TO PAY FOR BIRTH CONTROL AND ABORTION WHILE THE BIRTH RATE OF THE NATION SINKS BELOW POPULATION REPLACEMENT AND IMMIGRANTS COME IN TO FILL THE GAP: INSANITY !!!

Jeff Jacoby If you can pay for aspirin, you can pay for birth control by Jeff Jacoby The Boston Globe October 11, 2017 http://www.jeffjacoby.com/20409/if-you-can-pay-for-aspirin-you-can-pay-for-birth           IT HAS BEEN 52 years since the Supreme Court ruled, in … Continue reading

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COMEDIANS USED TO ASK “IS THE POPE CATHOLIC?” NOW THEY ASK “IS THE POPE COMMUNIST?”

Settimo Cielodi Sandro Magister 11 ott 17 The Communists the Pope Likes. And Vice-versa [ Emphasis and {commentary} in red type by Abyssum ]   In recent days a couple of surprising things have happened in Rome. And they are … Continue reading

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JACQUES MARITAIN FAMOUSLY SAID “RECEIVE HOLY COMMUNION FOR WHAT AILS YOU” AND I ADD “RECEIVE IT IN A CELEBRATION OF THE TRADITIONAL LATIN MASS”

OCTOBER 10, 2017 The Traditional Mass: A Remedy for Modern Man’s Spiritual Ills L. JOSEPH HEBERT   CRISIS MAGAZINE King Henri IV, after a long and bitter fight for the French Calvinist cause, finally sought to quell the fires of … Continue reading

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THE RELATIVISM OF THE FOF IS CONDEMNED BY THE CDF’S DOCTRINAL COMMENTARY ON THE CONCLUDING FORMULA OF THE PROFESSIO FIDEI

  CDF Doctrinal Commentary – Professio fidei DOCTRINAL COMMENTARY ON THE CONCLUDING FORMULA OF THE PROFESSIO FIDEI Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith [ Emphasis in red type by Abyssum ] [This commentary was issued coincident with the promulgation … Continue reading

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WHEN ALL THINGS ARE RELATIVE YOU ARE FREE TO BELIEVE WHATEVER YOU WANT TO BELIEVE. IS THAT THE CATHOLIC FAITH ???

  Did the Pope Just Indirectly Answer Both Prof. Seifert and One of the Dubia? Maike Hickson One/Peter/Five October 9, 2017 As we all likely know by now, Pope Francis is a little shy in more directly answering candid questions … Continue reading

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PRAY THE ROSARY FIRST OF ALL IN PRAISE OF GOD THE FATHER, THE HOLY SPIRIT, JESUS CHRIST AND HIS BLESSED MOTHER AND THEN PRAY IT AGAINST SOME OR ALL EVIL

People take part in a mass rosary prayer along the Polish border (Getty Images) Praying the rosary is not ‘controversial’. It’s our best weapon against evil by Fr Alexander Lucie-Smith posted Monday, 9 Oct 2017 THE CATHOLIC HERALD, UK Given … Continue reading

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THE TRADITIONAL LATIN REQUIEM MASS IS UNREMITTINGLY BRACING, CALLING US TO CONTEMPLATE THE REALITY OF DEATH

An Old Rite Requiem Mass in memory of King Louis XVI is celebrated in the crypt of Strasbourg Cathedral (Wikimedia) The Old Rite Requiem shows us the awe-inspiring nature of death by Francis Phillips posted Monday, 9 Oct 2017 THE … Continue reading

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ATHANASIUS CONTRA MUNDUM

The poem below was inspired by a letter of St. Athanasius, nicknamed Athanasius Contra Mundum,  when he was one of the few bishops to oppose the Arian heresy. Thank you, St. Athanasius: Letter of Saint Athanasius; 4th Century AD, Bishop … Continue reading

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SOMETIMES DIVINE POSITIVE LAW AND SPECIFIC CANONS INTERSECT, CANON 915 IS SUCH A CANON, BUT WHAT IF THERE IS A GROWING DISLIKE AND DISREGARD OF ALL LAW?

In the Light of the Law A Canon Lawyer’s Blog  { Commentary in red type by Abyssum } Disregarding the divinely-rooted Canon 915 portends serious consequences for the Church and her faithful October 9, 2017 For several years I and others … Continue reading

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