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American bishop joins signers of ‘filial correction’

September 26, 2017

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CWN Editor's Note: Bishop RenĂ© Gracida, the retired Bishop of Corpus Christi, Texas, has asked that his name be added to the list of signers of the “filial correction” to Pope Francis. Bishop Gracida joins Bishop Bernard Fellay, the head of the Society of St. Pius X, as the only bishops endorsing the appeal.

“It is my hope that other bishops will sign on to this lay initiative and thereby reinforce the importance of this lay initiative,” Bishop Gracida wrote on his blog. He recalled that it was “the overwhelming resistance of the laity” that eventually bishops to support St. Athanasius and reject the Arian heresy.

Bishop Gracida, who resigned in 1997, is now 94 years old. For years an outspoken prelate, he maintains an active blog, Abyssus Abyssum Invocat.

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Sep. 27, 2017 3:07 AM ET USA

    Bishop Gracida is one of the Catholic heroes in the U.S. Always orthodox, always on point.