Category Archives: VOCATIONS TO THE PRIESTHOOD

AN INTERESTING AND IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM INDIA BY E. MICHAEL JONES

!!!! SHRINE OF SAINT FRANCIS XAVIER IN GOA, INDIA Dear Friend of Culture Wars, I’m in Goa now waiting for a Visa to travel to Iran. Going to Iran from India was not part of my original plan when I … 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

Posted in BISHOPS, FAITH, JESUS CHRIST, MINISTERIAL PRIESTHOOD, MIRACLE OF GRACE, SANCTITY, VOCATIONS TO THE PRIESTHOOD, WITNESS TO THE TRUTH | 5 Comments

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

Posted in BISHOPS, EUGENICS, EUTHANASIA, FAITH, HEALTH CARE, JESUS CHRIST, LIFE ISSUES, LITURGY, MEDICAL-MORAL PROBLEMS, MINISTERIAL PRIESTHOOD, MORAL RELATIVISM, NUTRITION AND HYDRATION, POPE, PREACHING THE GOSPEL, SUICIDE, THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, THE CATHOLIC PRIEST, THE RIGHT TO LIFE, THE SACRAMENTS, UNITED STATES CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS, VOCATIONS TO THE PRIESTHOOD, WITNESS TO THE TRUTH

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

!!!! John Cardinal O’Connor, Archbishop of New York My becoming  persona non grata with my brother bishops in Texas was to get even worse, it that were possible.  The Board of Directors of the John G. and Marie Stella Memorial … Continue reading

Posted in BISHOPS, CANON LAW, INTOLERANCE, JUSTICE, THE BOSTON ARCHDIOCESE, THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, UNITED STATES CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS, VOCATIONS TO THE PRIESTHOOD, WITNESS TO THE TRUTH | 1 Comment

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

!!!! Telecommunications Director Marty Wind at the control panel of Station KLUX     Lawsuits were a daily preoccupation for me as Bishop of Corpus Christi.  Some of the big ones were connected with the Kenedy Foundation but the majority … Continue reading

Posted in BISHOPS, EVANGELIZATION, MEDIA BIGOTRY, PREACHING THE GOSPEL, THE RIGHT TO LIFE, THE SACRAMENTS, UNITED STATES CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS, VOCATIONS TO THE PRIESTHOOD, WITNESS TO THE TRUTH | 1 Comment

AN ORDINARY’S NOT SO ORDINARY LIFE, CHAPTER TWENTY

!!!! Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski and Cardinal Karol Wojtyla My work as Chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee on Migration involved many different groups of people.  One group was the large number of priests from Poland who were entering the United … Continue reading

Posted in BISHOPS, CANON LAW, POPE, POPE FRANCIS, SAINT POPE JOHN PAUL II, SANCTITY, THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY, THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, UNITED STATES CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC BISHOPS, VOCATIONS TO THE PRIESTHOOD, WITNESS TO THE TRUTH | 1 Comment

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

Posted in BISHOPS, LITURGY, MINISTERIAL PRIESTHOOD, POPE, SACRED LITURGY, THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, THE CATHOLIC PRIEST, THE EUCHARIST, VATICAN'S SECRETARY OF STATE, VOCATIONS TO THE PRIESTHOOD, WITNESS TO THE TRUTH

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

Posted in BISHOPS, LIBERALISM, LITURGY, MAN, MINISTERIAL PRIESTHOOD, MORAL RELATIVISM, PLANNED PARENTHOOD, PRIESTLY CELIBACY, SACRED LITURGY, SEXUALITY, THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, THE CATHOLIC PRIEST, THE EUCHARIST, THE SACRAMENTS, UNCHASTITY, VOCATIONS TO THE PRIESTHOOD, WITNESS TO THE TRUTH | 1 Comment

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 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