All this week, we've been happy to introduce you to Bp. Rene Gracida, the 92-year-old retired bishop of Corpus Christi, Texas. We can tell you in all sincerity, this is perhaps the most important interview we have ever produced here at Church Militant.
He sat down with our Church Militant crew last December for a nearly three-hour, extremely wide-ranging interview covering topics like how the inside of the National Bishops' Conference functions, the infamous 1976 Call to Action Conference called by Detroit's Cdl. John Dearden, what he calls the virus that followed in the wake of Vatican II, the malformation of many bishops that exists today, the abysmal state of the liturgy, the crack-up of the Church in the 1960s and '70s, the demographic collapse in the Church, the denial of the crisis on the part of so many leaders, the attitude that we have a reasonable hope that all men are saved, the agenda of homosexulity present in the Church and the reluctance on the part of leaders to confront it, the ducking of leadership responsibilities, the failure of Catholic education, the damage done to the Faith of millions by Fr. Theodore Hesburgh at Notre Dame, the scandalous Religious Education Congress sponsored by the L.A. archdiocese every year, the similarities between our own times and the Arian crisis, the failure of many Catholic media to do a good job, even his thoughts on Church Militant (he's a Premium subscriber).
His Excellency was consecrated bishop in 1971 and has been an eyewitness to the storms that have slammed into the Church for the past 50 years. He was personally present to much of this, saw it up close and personal.
Today, one last segment — but we strongly suggest you watch the entire interview , which can be seen by signing up for a subscription to become a Premium member.
Rare is the opportunity to hear directly from a witness to the entire sequence of events. This kind of interview is almost never available. Get together with your friends and family and make an event of this. It really is that big of a deal.