Philip, I pray that God will grant you delivery from the threat of a brain tumor, and that you will realize your goal of entering the seminary to begin your studies and formation for ordination to the priesthood of Our Lord, Jesus Christ. Blessings!
+Rene Henry Gracida
Bishop Emeritus of Corpus Christi
Bishop Gracida has long been a champion of the pro-life movement. Many may remember his radio message before the 2008 election: "This is Bishop Rene H. Gracida, reminding all Catholics that they must vote in this election with an informed conscience. A Catholic cannot be said to have voted in this election with a good conscience if they have voted for a pro-abortion candidate. Barack Hussein Obama is a pro-abortion candidate."
Please keep His Excellency in your prayers!