Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Corpus Christi Bishop Michael Mulvey Reacted within hours of Same Sex Marriage Ruling

His Excellency..................................



Today, the Supreme Court of the United States of America sadly disregarded the natural moral law and the nature of marriage. By enshrining in our nation's laws a redefinition of marriage to include so-called same-sex "marriage", our Supreme Court has ignored the reality that marriage is a union of one man and one woman in a permanent loving relationship. The profound wonder of this natural structure is most especially seen in the sexual complementarity of husband and wife that, in its nature, brings forth new human life.
This redefinition affects us all since marriage is the bedrock of the family and the family, in turn, is the foundation of society. While marriage is indeed an intimate union between a man and a woman, it is a relationship that has profound public importance as well. From families come the future members of society. As St. John Paul II profoundly reminded us, "As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live."
Our concern about this decision by the Supreme Court is not based on prejudice or discrimination. In fact, we believe and hold that every human person has an innate dignity that must be respected. Motivated by a love for all and for our society, we affirm the truth that marriage is based on nature and cannot be redefined by politicians, the legislature, or even the courts under pressure from changing societal attitudes or popular opinion polls.
The role of legitimate authority, instead, is to recognize, strengthen, and most importantly protect the reality about marriage.
It will be necessary for us to pray more intensely for our country and its citizens. We in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Corpus Christi are committed to strengthening our pastoral care of marriage and family life, while respecting the dignity of those with same-sex attraction. By uniting and not dividing, we can better assist each other on the road to salvation with truth, compassion and love............




Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Hank Williams tells it like it is!!!




There's something about the American South that makes it a natural ally to Catholicism.  This is even though it is overwhelmingly Protestant.  I think Pius IX sensed this when he wrote  Jefferson Davis after the South had resoundingly lost the  Civil War.  Why is this?

I think the South holds dear and maintains a handful of virtues to which more secular, sophisticated east/west coast and 'northern' people have long since turned up their noses.  Things like patriotism and personal honor.  It's hero's, men like Tom Landry and Robert E. Lee, have been above all devout Christians who knew how to keep their lives centered on one thing







Saturday, May 9, 2015

Pope Francis goes all in for Malthus and Zero Population Growth



Pontifical Academy statement

(Quotes in italics)


Unsustainable consumption coupled with a record human population and the uses of inappropriate technologies are causally linked with the destruction of the world’s sustainability and resilience.......To save as much of the sustainable fabric of the world as possible, we need to take many steps, among them reaching a level and sustainable population; .......

[[the Pope's document even goes onto claim]].............BLUE WHALE POPULATION NINETY NINE PERCENT DECREASE...... [[[ this seems to be contradicted here..]]]..california blue whales at 97 percent of historic levels

Regardless of the current number of blue whales, the Pope's chart seeks to link human population and  carbon emissions with their demise.  That is total horse manure!  Whales have been recovering and multiplying since the 1960's after restrictions were imposed on their hunting.  It is indisputable that whale population has greatly increased along with our carbon emissions and our own human population explosion since the 1960's!!








Thursday, April 2, 2015

Photos from Chilean Abuser-Priest Karadima's Church


With all the talk about Pope Francis' refusal to listen to Father Karadima's sexual abuse victims...
ABC news article about Francis' Karadima/Barros/Errazuriz problem...

 AND with the hinting around that Karadima was/ is some kind of traditionalist.  I thought it might be enlightening to look at the Church which was his center of operations for so many decades.

Perhaps you all can correct me if I am in error here, but I believe these are a couple of photos from the Church 'De El Bosque' in Santiago. Yes, at least there are vaulted ceilings.......but

1. Where is the Tabernacle?  AND

2. (most importantly for the purpose of this blog) Where is the ALTAR RAILING?

It seems to me that such a sanctuary layout --typical of post conciliar, versus-populum, priest-centered worship--is designed to eradicate kneeling during Holy Communion.










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