By Charlie Johnston
I was delighted to get this YouTube Video of our friend, Bishop Rene Gracida, giving a homily that was originally for the Fullness of Truth Conference in Corpus Christi, Texas. At the last minute, reigning Bishop Michael Mulvey agreed to celebrate the Mass. Bishop Gracida gave the homily anyway at a private chapel. One has to love his erudition and his straightforward, unapologetic orthodoxy. And who could believe he is 92 years old? Thanks be to God this wonderful apostle continues to boldly proclaim the Gospel with such clarity and fruitful abundance. When I travel to Texas, I can’t wait to meet him. Though we have talked extensively, primarily through email, we have never met face to face. I look forward to it. But if he challenges me to a game of tennis, I may have to decline: I’m getting too old for that.
If you haven’t been following Michael Brown on Spirit Daily lately, you really should. The stuff he has been writing personally has been profoundly insightful. I think he is struggling with some of the events of the day, and so he is digging deep – and we are all beneficiaries of it. I am speaking now of what he writes himself, though if you watch his site, you will not miss much of what is going on in the world of faith.
I will have an article up later today about my Atlanta visit. It is wonderful to see so many people simply doing what is right in front of them, what they can. These will be the true signs of hope as the Storm revs up to hurricane force.