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About abyssum

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

YOU HAVE NOT SEEN ANYTHING YET COMPARED TO WHAT IS COMING IN THE OCTOBER SYNOD OF BISHOPS ON YOUTH. GOD PROTECT THE YOUTH OF THE WORLD FROM WHAT IS COMING IN THE APOSTOLIC LETTER TO BE PUBLISHED FOLLOWING THAT SYNOD.

The article below is very important.  Homosexual acts (not the orientation as such) have been, and will forever be, understood as so very serious because these depraved acts are sins that the The Church classifies among those evil acts taken … Continue reading

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Liberalism comprises two core beliefs about human nature: first, that we are beings characterized by an “anthropological individualism” coupled with a “voluntarist conception of choice,” and second, we are separate from and opposed to nature. Deneen describes liberalism as an “anticulture,” promoting what one of its prophets referred to as the heart of liberty: “the right to define one’s own concept of existence, of meaning, of the universe, and of the mystery of human life.” Anything that threatens or undermines that right threatens liberty itself, and thus must be vanquished.

    PUBLIC DISCOURSE Prisoners in the American Cave by Micah Watson within Book Reviews, Philosophy, Politics May 13, 2018 08:03 pm http://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2018/05/21315/ Patrick Deneen’s Why Liberalism Failed is a provocative attempt to explain what’s wrong with our culture, how this came to … Continue reading

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“RECONSIDERING” IN JESUIT SPEAK MEANS REPLACING IT

“Reconsidering” Humanae Vitae Randall Smith notes that a meeting in Rome will “reconsider” Paul VI’s Humanae Vitae. Well, St. John Paul II did just that consistently in his pontificate. A friend tells stories of an elderly Catholic priest with whom he … Continue reading

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TEMPUS FUGIT !!! DO WE HAVE MUCH LEFT? DON’T JUST STAND (SIT) THERE, BE PROACTIVE. IT TAKES COURAGE (WHICH SEEMS TO BE IN VERY SHORT SUPPLY) TO RESPOND TO THE QUESTION: WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?

Settimo Cielodi Sandro Magister 11 mag 18 Church Alarm At Full Blast. But Francis Is Letting It Sound In Vain   Attention. The conflict that has exploded in Germany for and against communion for Protestant spouses should have exceeded the … Continue reading

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Want to know which way the cultural wind is blowing at any time and place? Look to the innovative, pragmatic, malleable evangelicals.

Heart Religion, Tradition, and the Evangelical Chameleon by  Chris R. Armstrong within Religion May 10th, 2018  121  49  181 What can keep today’s young evangelical searchers in the fold? Only the recognition that their own questing puts them squarely in … Continue reading

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I KNOW THAT SOME OF MY READERS ARE SHOCKED AT MY FAR-OUT SENSE OF HUMOR, BUT, WITH FATHER RUTLER I OFFER NO APOLOGIES. RISIBILITY IS ONE OF THE PROPERTIES THAT DISTINGUISHES US FROM OUR COUSINS IN THE ANIMAL KINGDOM

Fr. Rutler’s Weekly Column May 13, 2018 I think the heroic nineteenth-century archbishop in Cuba, Anthony Mary Claret, was off the mark when he disapproved of laughter because Jesus is not known to have laughed. I might be a bit … Continue reading

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HERE IS YOUR DAILY DOSE OF SATIRE TO HELP YOU COPE WITH LYING POLITICIANS AND CLERICS

Eccles and Bosco is saved Catholic Church opens new college for lying politicians Posted: 11 May 2018 06:00 AM PDT Following the Government’s decision to renege on its manifesto promise to lift the faith-based admissions cap on free schools, which … Continue reading

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HERE IS YOUR LITTLE DOSE OF SATIRE TO HELP YOU COPE WITH THE JESUIT-SOROS-OBAMA-BERGOLIAN PLAN FOR ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT

Eccles and Bosco is saved Ernst Stavro Blofeld SJ – hero or villain? Posted: 09 May 2018 04:19 PM PDT A Damian Thompson special. Already Austen Ivereigh and Robert Mickens are rushing to Blofeld’s defence, so it must be good.Ernst … Continue reading

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WHERE ARE THE BISHOPS????????

The Pastoral Appeal, the Pope,and the Bishops Fr. Timothy V. Vaverek: Last week’s Pastoral Appealdoes not ask Pope Francis not to act like a pope; it asks bishops to act like bishops. { ABYSSUM } A Pastoral Appeal by priests to the bishops of … Continue reading

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LEST WE FORGET

LEST WE FORGET: THE MISSION LEST WE FORGET: THE MISSION At 94, Maj. Fredric Arnold (Ret.), Sole Surviving Member of his WWII P-38 Class of 42-J Group, Finished Sculpting A Monumental Bronze Sculpture in Memory of the more than 88,000 WWII US Airman … Continue reading

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