Category Archives: MINISTERIAL PRIESTHOOD

THE IRISH: HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL, BUT WILL WE HAVE TO WAIT FOR AN ETERNITY FOR THE IRISH TO BE CATHOLIC AGAIN

!!!!  CALVARY: THE MOVIE BY MAUREEN MULLARKY http://www.firstthings.com/ The movie Calvary is a stunning meditation on the Christian story. If you have not already seen it, you might want to save this until later. Every review is a spoiler to … Continue reading

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

!!!! Jesus Healing the Man Born Blind by El Greco, 1570   It is time to wind down this autobiography.  There is so much more that I could have written, but in medio stat virtus according to Aristotle and Saint … Continue reading

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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 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

Posted in EVANGELIZATION, FAITH, FREEDOM OF RELIGION, INTOLERANCE, MINISTERIAL PRIESTHOOD, RACIAL DISCRIMINATION, RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION, THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, THE CATHOLIC PRIEST, WITNESS TO THE TRUTH

AN ORDINARY’S NOT SO ORDINARY LIFE, CHAPTER SEVENTEEN

!!!! Draw a line from East to West starting just above Fort Lauderdale and ending just above Naples, and everything south of that line would be the territory of the Archdiocese of Miami.  Since most of that area consists of … Continue reading

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AN ORDINARY’S NOT SO ORDINARY LIFE, CHAPTER SIXTEEN

!!!! Ordination of Bishop Rice by Archbishop Carlson in Saint Louis Cathedral In 1971 Bishop John J. Fitzpatrick, who had served for three years as the first and only Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Miami was transferred by Pope … Continue reading

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AN ORDINARY’S NOT SO ORDINARY LIFE, CHAPTER FIFTEEN

!!!! Pope Pius VI with Cardinal Ottaviani on his right. Dan Herr, the former Editor of Crisis Magazine once wrote in one of his editorials, that if the Church had the same custom as the Chinese and named each year … 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

Posted in BISHOPS, CHURCH ARCHITECTURE, FAITH, LITURGY, MINISTERIAL PRIESTHOOD, PRAYER, SACRED LITURGY, THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, THE CATHOLIC PRIEST, THE EUCHARIST, THE SACRAMENTS, THE SECOND VATICAN COUNCIL, UNITED STATES CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS, VOCATIONS TO THE PRIESTHOOD, WITNESS TO THE TRUTH

AN ORDINARY’S NOT SO ORDINARY LIFE, CHAPTER THIRTEEN

!!!! The Church of the Nativity, Hollywood, Florida Interior of the church as it appears today; it underwent a remodeling in 2000   About the time that I was appointed Pastor of Saint Ann Parish in 1966 the Pastor of … Continue reading

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AN ORDINARY’S NOT SO ORDINARY LIFE, CHAPTER TWELVE

!!!! The beach at Naples, Florida     My appointment as Parochial Vicar at Holy Family Church was very short.  Within a year I was transferred by Archbishop Carroll to be the Parochial Vicar at Saint Coleman Church in Pompano … Continue reading

Posted in EVANGELIZATION, MINISTERIAL PRIESTHOOD, PREACHING THE GOSPEL, SACRED LITURGY, THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, THE CATHOLIC PRIEST, VOCATIONS TO THE PRIESTHOOD, WITNESS TO THE TRUTH