Category Archives: FAITH

AN ORDINARY’S NOT SO ORDINARY LIFE, CHAPTER TWENTY FOUR

!!!! Braunvieh Bull similar to my bulls, Cornerstone Amigo and Ambassador     Dan Morales’ lawsuit was settled but my troubles were not over.  I had a Coadjutor Bishop, Bishop Roberto Gonzalez, who did not understand that he was no … Continue reading

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AN ORDINARY’S NOT SO ORDINARY LIFE, CHAPTER NINETEEN

AN ORDINARY’S NOT SO ORDINARY LIFE, CHAPTER NINETEEN !!!!   Aerial view of Kansas City International Airport   How does one become convinced that God has a plan for us.  I am not sure when I first became convinced that God … Continue reading

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AN ORDINARY’S NOT SO ORDINARY LIFE, CHAPTER EIGHTEEN

!!!! Sacred Heart Cathedral in Pensacola Saint Thomas More Co-Cathedral in Tallahassee   November 6, 1975 was the day of my installation as Bishop of Pensacola-Tallahassee in the Civic Center in Pensacola (Sacred Heart Cathedral was too small for the … Continue reading

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AN ORDINARY’S NOT SO ORDINARY LIFE, CHAPTER FOURTEEN

!!!!   After I was appointed the Rector of Saint Mary Cathedral and Chancellor of the Diocese, the editor of The Miami Herald sent a reporter to interview me.  The paper wanted to publish a profile of me in the … Continue reading

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AN ORDINARY’S NOT SO ORDINARY LIFE, CHAPTER ELEVEN

!!!! Bishop Coleman Francis Carroll, Bishop of Miami Biography Coleman Carroll was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the second of three children of William and B. Margaret (née Hogan) Carroll.[1] His parents were both born in Ireland, and his father, who … Continue reading

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AN ORDINARY’S NOT SO ORDINARY LIFE, CHAPTER TEN

!!!! The City of Miami, Florida as it appeared in 1960.   ne·far·i·ous adjective \ni-ˈfer-ē-əs\ : evil or immoral Full Definition of NEFARIOUS :  flagrantly wicked or impious :  evil Examples of NEFARIOUS a nefarious scheme to cheat people out … Continue reading

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AN ORDINARY’S NOT SO ORDINARY LIFE, CHAPTER 7

!!!!                     View of Saint Vincent Archabbey and College as it appeared when I arrived there in 1951.   I arrived by train at Latrobe and was met by a monk … Continue reading

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AN ORDINARY’S NOT SO ORDINARY LIFE, CHAPTER 6

!!!! The Archabbey Basilica  It seems to me that in order for the reader to understand why, among all the monasteries in the United States and the world, I chose Saint Vincent Archabbey in Latrobe, Pennsylvania I need to tell … Continue reading

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AN ORDINARY’S NOT SO ORDINARY LIFE, CHAPTER NO.5

!!!! THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON The Ezekiel W. Cullen Building …………………………………………….. During my months at Amarillo AFB I had given a lot of thought as to what I would do after I was discharged from the Army Air Corps.  I … Continue reading

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AN ORDINARY’S NOT SO ORDINARY LIFE, CHAPTER NO.4

!!!! A RAILWAY CABOOSE A caboose is a manned North American rail transport vehicle coupled at the end of a freight train. Cabooses provided shelter for crew at the end of a train, who were required for switching and shunting, … Continue reading

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