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111 Responses to Have any positive news?

  1. Angela C. says:

    My husband will start a new job with a large corporation Monday; this will enable us to eventually live on our own once again. Plus he attended Mass with me last Sunday, which is a VERY big deal because he was raised strict Southern Baptist and now considers himself non-denominational. My family and I have been praying for his conversion for over eight years, this is the first glimmer that he might be interested in the faith. Thanks be to God!

  2. Ms Jackie says:

    My older sister has started to attend mass again after more than a decade.

  3. The lilacs are in bloom!

  4. Melchior Cano says:

    My fourth child was born this morning. Deo Gratias!

  5. Lauren says:

    All of my seminarians are doing well on their finals!

  6. Rob Cartusciello says:

    I’m getting married in six weeks to a great woman.

    We did a weekend Pre Cana retreat and were quite moved by the experience. The couples & priest running the retreat did a great job. It was the best thing we possibly could have done to help us prepare for marriage.

  7. Sam Orsot says:

    I have decided I want to become a priest.

  8. Jenny Z says:

    After a year of trying, we’re pregnant!

  9. Peggy says:

    The Belleville IL diocese is very excited to be ordaining four young men as transitional deacons, plus one permanent deacon, this month. It’s a lot for this small diocese. We continue to pray for God to bless us with more laborers in the field.

  10. Andrew, medievalist says:

    Christ is risen from the dead, by death trampling death, and to those in the tombs granting life!

    And it’s been sunny in Yorkshire, relatively speaking, for nearly a whole week. Clearly a miracle!

  11. a catechist says:

    This evening the whole kids’ catechism program at the parish where I teach will have a May Crowning procession, with incense, rosary and traditional hymns! The pastor won’t be there, but the young & orthodox DRE has planned the whole thing.

    Then we’re having a big end-of-the-year ice cream party!

    Traditional devotion after a long hiatus AND ice cream–it’s good news! Let’s pray the pastor will come next year.

  12. Michael Fudge says:

    On Monday I was officially accepted by the Canons Regular of St Augustine to join the novitiate.

  13. RJM says:

    Here in St. Louis we are looking forward to two upcoming liturgical events: 1) Bishop Carlson’s Installation Mass on June 10, and 2) Archbishop Burke’s celebration of the Mass in the EF for the Carmelite Sisters of the Divine Heart of Jesus on September 19.

  14. John G. says:

    Wednesday is almost over! Only two more early wake-ups to go!

  15. cuaguy says:

    I only have 2 finals left!

  16. Phil Onochie says:

    I just saw this news story on fox news about the “hand of hope”. It made my day.

    http://contratorrentem.wordpress.com

  17. Anders says:

    I’m getting married in 10 days to the best woman in the world! AND on top of that, our Nuptial Mass is going to be the most baller NO Mass (at least) in Florida!

  18. jennywren says:

    My cousin just had their 5th child today and they’re not even Catholic – praying on it though!

    I just booked my trip to Rome/Italy for the fall!

    I love these posts!

  19. Paul Q says:

    H.E. Archbishop Chaput was recently in Edmonton, AB to speak to a packed cathedral! Good things are happening north of Montana!

    Paul, Edmonton

  20. Sal says:

    I’ve just started reading Josef Pieper’s Tradition.

  21. Kaneohe says:

    My six confirmation students were “sealed with the gifts of the Holy Spirit” by Bishop Clarence Silva (Diocese of Honolulu) last Wednesday – I’m still on cloud 9! I’ll have at least seven new students starting classes in the Fall.

  22. Ann says:

    My ultrasound on Monday showed that the baby is growing well. So even though we lost one of the twins, the other is doing fine and if we get to 24 weeks we should be home free! AND I think I did fine on my final exam on Tuesday, and am ready for tomorrow’s final then I am done until after the baby comes!

  23. I’m attending the workshop for priest on the EF Missal in just a little over a week with the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius. Can’t wait!

  24. Brian in Wisconsin says:

    My daughter made her First Communion this past Sunday. I could swear I saw a halo around her head. It was amazing, she was so radiant, so pure, so joyful. What an angel!

  25. Cathguy says:

    We are at a wonderful parish, we have just discovered we are expecting our fourth child (our oldest is almost six), and my employment looks secure for next year which is VERY good because my wife stays home and we homeschool. Homeschooling is going well (we love Kolbe Academy). The priest at our parish is supportive of the Catholic faith and homeschooling. And it is SPRING!!!

  26. Mark says:

    My wife and I just found out yesterday that our third child is going to be a boy! That makes 3 boys!

  27. Baron Korf says:

    My friend is going to the doctor today to find out if her unborn baby (her first) is a boy or girl. She thinks its a girl.

  28. Fr Tim says:

    We are moving the Tabernacle from a scruffy little side chapel where it was moved in the 70s back into the centre of the Sanctuary

  29. Kevin says:

    I’m almost done with finals and my first year in the seminary. Deo Gratias!

  30. Andraea says:

    I can’t stop laughing after reading the article on Fr. Reese. What a joke (LOL).

  31. Emily says:

    I got accepted to Franciscan University’s Theology MA program!

  32. Clement says:

    Doctrinal discussions have begun betwixt the Holy See and the Fraternal Society of Pope St Pius X.
    We pray that faculties for over 600 priests are around the corner as well.

  33. Father Bartoloma says:

    In a little bit more than a month I’ll be finished with my exams and home for the summer.

  34. trespinos says:

    The Diocese of San Jose (CA) will see seven deacons ordained to the priesthood in a few short weeks, the highest number in its short history.

  35. RJSciurus says:

    I have one son getting married to a wonderful young lady next month and my other son just submitted his application to the diocese for the seminary.

    And the Royals are in 1st place ;-)

  36. Mathew says:

    Here in Rochester, New York, we are as pleased as punch. The Diocese’s interfaith, ecumenical work abounds.
    That is why I am so encouraged by events such as this anniversary celebration. Having attended many of these programs, I am always struck by the marvelous scene before me: that people of two faiths, which sadly have been no strangers to long-ago historic tensions and ongoing issues, can so openly and honestly discuss in peace, friendship and mutual respect the similarities and differences between them and look constructively for ways they can make our community a better place. Catholics and Muslims in our community are saying yes to peace and tolerance and yes to opening the lines of communication.

    That is why I am so encouraged by events such as this anniversary celebration. Having attended many of these programs, I am always struck by the marvelous scene before us: that people of two faiths, which sadly have been no strangers to long-ago historic tensions and ongoing issues, can so openly and honestly discuss in peace, friendship and mutual respect the similarities and differences between them and look constructively for ways they can make our community a better place. Catholics and Muslims in our community are saying yes to peace and tolerance and yes to opening the lines of communication.

    Read more at CatholicCourier.com

  37. Amy says:

    What wonderful news around here! My good news: our new pastor wants to have a Corpus Christi procession. He asked my to find a baldachin (canopy), and after finding nothing, someone found me a great site with a great deal!!! (Thank you, CDUguy!)

  38. Matthew says:

    I’m going to Japan on Sunday! Does anyone know of any beautiful churches to visit around Tokyo?

  39. geneva says:

    My fiance and I will be joined in the Sacrament of holy Matrimony with a Traditional Latin Mass this June 13th, 2009! We are thrilled! Prayers are requested and appreciated.

  40. Bill Haley says:

    Last Saturday we had many adults return to the confessional after decades of being away. Deo gratias!

  41. Mattk says:

    My family has been attending the TLM since the beginning of the year(thank you FFotI).
    Our small diocese is ordaining 5 men to the priesthood this month.

  42. Precentrix says:

    I didn’t have to teach the quatrième (14/15yos) yesterday… :)

    A seminarian friend sent me soil from the Holy Land – soooo nice to have something in the post that isn’t a bank statement or bill!

    The first-years I help with their prep now have notes above 50%.

  43. Former Altar Boy says:

    My Jewish wife has become a Christian.

  44. Dr. Eric says:

    My son made his First Holy Communion two Sundays ago, he begs me to take him to Confession each week. I think he has made 5 Confessions so far! We are going to start a Bible reading each night for the children. I am hoping that all 4 of my children will have a religious vocation… 2 Popes and 2 Abbesses, a father can dream, can’t he?

  45. Gary says:

    My pastor asked me to serve Mass for the Bishop this weekend (even though I’m old!) and in two weeks for Confirmation. I was touched!

  46. Jill of the Amazing Wolverine Tribe says:

    Msgr. William Shipley of San Diego celebrated the 55th Anniversary of his ordination to the priesthood yesterday on May 5th.

  47. Timbot says:

    Seems Apb. Nichols will be celebrating his mass of installation ad orientem at the original high altar of Westminster (Hat Tip: NLM)

  48. KyleB says:

    The candidates for confirmation at our parish had a great retreat this past weekend. I think God was really able to reach them through us in a way that hadn’t been done so far. At the least, there was some very high praise from one of the teens who exclaimed, “Wow, this wasn’t boring at all.” On a more personal note, my wife and I are expecting our first (a girl!) to be born in the coming weeks, and just in time for that I got a job in the airline industry and start training next week.

  49. Ray from MN says:

    Over 400 people showed up for a Rosary Procession last Sunday in Minneapolis, of all places! (More than double that, as was to be expected, in St. Paul).

  50. LiturgyLover says:

    MC’ed for the Bishop at Confirmation this past Sunday: first time with a Bishop. Read the entire Caeremoniale prior, and everything went off perfect. I feel proud at that fact that I’m only a teenager. And our diocese is having Ordination to Transitional Diaconate and Priesthood in the coming weeks!

  51. Sid says:

    No more handshaking at the beginning of Mass

    Last Sunday I attended an OF Mass at Our Lady of the Fields in the Archdiocese of Baltimore, which I believe is in Millersville, Maryland. At the beginning of the Mass the priest told the congregation that the opening gesture of greeting your neighbor at the start of the Mass on cue would henceforth cease and desist. “The Bishop said ‘no’”, he told the congregation.

    May Almighty God bless this bishop! Brick by brick.

  52. Baronius says:

    Tommy Reese & Ricky McBrien both spontaneously combusted today when they were advised by their superiors that they would both henceforth be required to distribute communion only on the tongue.
    Several well-prepared individuals who co-incidentally happened to be present were treated to an impromptu marshmallow roast. Champagne was strangely available to wash down the marshmallows….

  53. Christi D. says:

    Bishop Conley (Denver) led a May crowning of Our Blessed Mother at Holy Family High School. The talk he gave the kids was tremendous! Holy Family HS has not had a May crowning in 10 years!

  54. Marty says:

    I had a double surgical extraction!!

  55. My youngest Daughter is receiving her First Holy Communion on Pentecost Sunday in the Traditional Roman Rite.

    I received an inquiry in my job search (not an interview, but a request for more information)…a step in the right direction.

    My brother and his bride-to-be will be married in June; the anniversary month of 8 happy years together with my wife and our beautiful children.

    Deo Gratis

  56. As it turns out, writing 40 pages in four days might not actually kill me. For now I think that qualifies as good news :)

  57. Christopher says:

    I passed thermodynamics!

  58. SamanthaP says:

    Laughing so hard @ “Matthew”‘s comments, I just can’t stop. Is your last name Clark by any chance??? ROFL! Thank you for that!

  59. KBW says:

    After a year and a half of classes and paperwork we are licensed by the county to foster/adopt. Going to an adoption meet and greet tonight.

    Matthew — for church in Tokyo you can try: http://chiralcapers.wordpress.com/

  60. Okie says:

    1) Our university Catholic center is moving the tabernacle from the side to the middle. That part of construction begins tomorrow!

    2) My sister and her husband are pregnant with their second child.

    3) I graduate with an undergraduate degree on Saturday.

  61. Garret G. says:

    It’s currently raining cats and dogs here in the south.

  62. Karl says:

    When he was alive, Professor Robert Vasoli, retired then from the Sociology Dept at Notre Dame, would tell me during our phone conversations that things were “going well” whenever Fr. McBrien was moaning about something.

    So you gave us some “up news” yourself, Father Z. I am sure that Bob Vasoli put in a good word for you, in heaven, as a result of your blog.

    I became a grandfather for the fifth time a few weeks ago.

    I read your blog, regularly.

    My son studied Latin with Fr. Reggie, who gave him a personal tour of the Vatican. I always pass links to your updates in his regard on to my son, who prays for him and remembers him kindly. If you have any contact with him, let him know that even his youngest former students are grateful for his efforts.
    It was just a few years ago that my son studied in Rome with him, in about 2005.

    See, lots of good news.

  63. Woody Jones says:

    I have just been informed by Her Honor that today Judge Martin Feldman (judge of the federal dictrict court in New Orleans) is being received into the Church today with Hon. Antonin Scalia and Hon. Edith Clement as his sponsors. Please pray for him and all other new members of the Church.

  64. Christina says:

    Daughter #4 will be confirmed in the extraordinary rite this Saturday! And daughter #5 will receive her First Holy Communion in 2 1/2 weeks in the extraordinary rite.

  65. Sara says:

    Although Utah is not Capistrano we have swallows building their nests somewhere on my street…and dive-bombing any living creatures that comes within 50 meters of them…including innocent evening-strollers..

  66. Christina says:

    I will hold my baby in my arms (and not my abdomen) any day now…any day.

  67. Nick says:

    I finally got a job! Deo Gratias!

  68. BLC says:

    I’ve moved out of my parents’ place and this means that I will be able to start the ‘official’ process of converting to Catholicism! I can’t wait!

    Also, my new place has an FSSP parish a ten minute bus ride away! I had to travel two hours to get there before.

  69. Jim says:

    1. My son is graduating from college on Sunday! He is a good Catholic.
    2. The Lord has forgiven my many sins.
    3. Christ is risen from the dead, alleluia.

  70. pinoycatholic says:

    1. will join the St. Isidore the Farmer Festival of Lucban, Quezon next week. http://www.pahiyasfestival.com/home/

    2. will award full scholarships to 8 deserving agriculture students, sponsored by our company and the program is under my watch. the first for the company!

    3. my baby daughter’s first day at school (summer class)!

    4. my wife’s doing well at nursing school

    5. my boy is doing well in math class!

    WDTPRS and ZCAM and ZCHAT and……PENJING CAM!

    DEO GRATIAS!!!

  71. Racjax says:

    Our house hasn’t burned yet in Santa Barbara. The firefighters have surrounded the Old Mission.

  72. little gal says:

    My good news which in all honesty dovetails with the post concerning Fr. Reese’s comments is that the bishops are pulling no punches with confronting President Obama re: his positions on life issues. I am amazed and so pleased re: Cardinal George’s blunt comments to Obama in their 30 minute meeting in March: From Catholic News Service (4/24):

    Cardinal George offered a candid assessment of his 30-minute meeting with the president at the White House March 18.

    “I think on the life issue he’s on the wrong side of history,” the cardinal (Georege) said. “I think he has his political debts to pay, and so he’s paying them.”

    Cardinal George said his conversation with the president was polite but substantive.

    “It’s hard to disagree with him because he’ll always tell you he agrees with you,” he said. “Maybe that’s political. I think he sincerely wants to agree with you. You have to say, again and again, ‘No, Mr. President, we don’t agree (on abortion).’

    Cardinal George said he told the president he was concerned about his decision to rescind the Mexico City policy, which resulted in providing taxpayer money to fund abortion overseas.

    “He said we weren’t exporting abortion,” the cardinal said. “I said, ‘Yes we are.’ He would say, ‘I know I have to do certain things here. … But be patient and you’ll see the pattern will change.’ I said, ‘Mr. President, you’ve given us nothing but the wrong signals on this issue.’ So, we’ll see, but I’m not as hopeful now as I was when he was first elected.”

    So, I am grateful for what Cardinal George is doing and how he is shepherding the USCCB. You know, the Cardinal was known as Francis the Corrector when he first came to Chicago and I sense that he was in this role when he met with Obama….oh to have been a fly on the wall…

  73. Brian Thompson says:

    The Diocese of Spokane Wa just opened its new Seminary facility

  74. The great apostasy, currently active, ends in a reign of peace. We know the end of the story.

  75. Joanne says:

    “going to Japan on Sunday! Does anyone know of any beautiful churches to visit around Tokyo”

    I’m jealous – may I ask why are you going to tokyo? I lived in chiba and saitama (2 yrs in Japan total). The first year I didn’t really go to Mass, sorry to say, because I didn’t know of any Catholic churches around me. And I was lax about looking (*hanging head in shame*) I just assumed there wouldn’t be any, and I worked on Sundays anyways. The second year I often went to a very small Catholic church in my little town. tatami mats on the floor and everyone took their shoes off at the entrance. And I don’t really like the sign of peace any longer, but in Japan, people bow to each other during that part of the Mass instead of shaking hands. :)

  76. Luke D. says:

    Father,

    I started my discernment process yesterday. Perhaps this time next year or so I’ll be getting ready for seminary (by the grace of God).

    -Luke

  77. kelley says:

    I’m making reservations to go home and visit my hubby for two weeks../woohoo

  78. Mark says:

    I cheated and went to the end of the book.
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    The good guys won.

  79. Mark says:

    Speaking of bishops, we’re up to 66 who are doing the right thing in re Notre Shame

  80. Sandra in Severn says:

    Both of our mothers are in good health (both are in their 70s too), the children (no longer children, but young adults) are doing well in their lives. My husband and I are healthy, the dogs are all healthy, and I earned an “A” in my Statistics course and will graduate from college next weekend (the weekend after Mothers’ Day)

    The drought in Maryland appears to be over and the watersheds and water tables are being replenished. Friends sent into countries and into harms’ way are returned, safe healthy and whole.

    There is much to be thankful and to rejoice to God.

  81. Frank H. says:

    One of my sons has been accepted to the seminary, and will begin his pre-theology studies at the Pontifical College Josephinum in Columbus, Ohio this fall!

  82. Art says:

    I just got my mom, a cafeteria catholic, hooked onto Don Camillo and will be introducing her to your podcasts soon.

  83. Chris says:

    My niece, born prematurely at 28 weeks, lived 13 days in the NICU and was received into our Lord’s open arms on Sunday night (the family is not Catholic but they do believe in regenerative baptism, I am hopeful they baptized her, and maybe it’s the former protestant in me, but I really have no doubt about where she is).

    Now, you ask me, what kind of sick freak are you, posting that in a good news combox? Here’s why. I have a cousin who works for an organization with eugenic roots (don’t think too hard on that one) and we hope and pray that the life and death of this tiny baby will impact her way of thinking about things; the catalytic potential of this to change her mind is great.

  84. Alice says:

    My husband and I celebrated our second wedding anniversary last week on the memorial of St. Louis de Montfort.

  85. RJSciurus says:

    I just returned from Spiritual Direction and Father didn’t kick me out!

  86. Lee says:

    Driving Miss Audrey

    Semi-retired, every day now I drive a first grade foster child back to her old neighborhood to attend school, the state’s way of maintaining some continuity in her life. Also I am trying to learn Italian. So…last week I had the bright idea of asking this bambina if she would mind reading my vocabulary words out loud in English while we were driving, and I would say the meaning in Italian. She was agreeable, but in a few minutes she handed my notebook back to me with the lament, “I can’t read these words!”

    “That’s fine,” I said. “Thanks anyway.”

    A few minutes later the little voice piped up from the back seat, “Guess what! Why don’t I just say stuff and you can say it in your language!”

    “Okay!”

    “Fish!”

    “Pesce!”

    “The man went into the store to buy a fish….”

    “There is a man on the sidewalk eating an orange….”

    It was a complete riot, often challenging, and we both had a lot of fun.

    “Arrivaderci, signorina Audrey,” I said as I opened the door for her when we arrived at school. She looked very pleased with herself, I must say, deservedly so.

    She suggested that we make Thursday “Study Italian Day,” so I am looking forward to tomorrow, which promises to be un’altra bella giornata.

  87. Noel says:

    Our first child, in April, 18 years ago, 3 months premature, lived only three hours: a most marvellous three hours of our life!

  88. Margaret says:

    Baby #9 is due at Christmastime!

  89. Judy says:

    I’m going to Japan on Sunday! Does anyone know of any beautiful churches to visit around Tokyo?

    Matthew, St. Mary’s Cathedral is not beautiful, it is very modern and made of concrete (my husband and I mentally paint frescoes on the walls every time we go to Mass there), but it is still worth a visit for the reproduction of the Pieta and the interesting bust of St. Francis Xavier. Also, there is a lovely Lourdes grotto outside. Here’s the English version of the Archdiocesan website: http://www.tokyo.catholic.jp/eng_frame.html (sorry, I don’t know how to make the link live). If you click on Churches under the Information section, you will see church names and locations. You can also Google the church names and sometimes find directions in English. Hope this helps. Enjoy your visit to Japan.

  90. leo says:

    ive reordered my college chapel to ad oreintem , bought a gong and a set of bells and we are having a procession and benediction on the feast of the sacred heart june 19th

  91. dandan says:

    Today is my last day of a great school year, filled with lots of memories, good grades, good health and many blessings. Praise be God for all things!

  92. Michael says:

    A priest to whom I owe my comittment to the Catholic Faith, has just celebrated the 60th aniversary of his First Holy Mass. He lived in times when the Church was persecuted. Pray for him.

  93. isabella says:

    Spring is here in Alaska. My forsythia has blooms on it, the lilacs are budding, the robins are back, and my tulips are emerging from the mulch. And I passed all my finals, so no more school until fall.

  94. Miseno says:

    I was just called to Orders to the transitional diaconate. Deo Gratias.

  95. josephus muris saliensis says:

    Liturgical normality to return (brick by brick) to Westminster Cathedral:

    http://www.newliturgicalmovement.org/2009/05/installation-of-vincent-nichols-to.html

  96. Alina ofs says:

    In less then three weeks I’ll be going on a 3day pilgrimage from Paris (France) to Chartres (100 km southwest of Paris). TLM every day! And even more good news: I’ve found a spiritual director to descern what God wants from me…

  97. Christina says:

    I think there are at least three “Christinas” posting here. I am not the one having a baby soon, but I am the one with the daughters receiving the sacraments soon. I think henceforth I shall post as “Christina W”

  98. This Sunday is Mothers Day (and also my mom’s birthday)–I’ve been blessed with such a wonderful mom!

    My dad is holding up well with radiation and chemo and has some of the best doctors in the nation working to keep him healthy and on top of cancer.

    I’m so grateful for my parents!

    Also, I make my temporary profession as a Lay Dominican on 17 May! I’m grateful for my wonderful Dominican family too!

    OH, and just this minute, I got a letter from the dean saying I got my promotion to Librarian II! And an extra $1000 per year, on top of my regular raise! Whew, I sure can use that!

    Thank you Lord!!! :D

  99. Lonnie says:

    I went to confession this afternoon, heard mass and received holy communion

  100. irishgirl says:

    I know it’s ‘late’-this happened on April 30-but I was at the North American Martyrs Shrine in Auriesville, NY, and a pilgrimage group from Rouen, France visited. It was probably the first time in over 100 years that a group from the Martyrs’ home country had been to Auriesville. There were about 25 or 30 people in the group-all ages- led by a young priest in his thirties. He wore his CLERICALS, which is pretty surprising in French priests not in ‘trad’ groups.

    I have a devotion to St. Joan of Arc, and so I was really excited to meet people from France, especially since it was from Rouen, the city of her trial and death at the stake. I always wear a medal of St. Joan, and brought along an icon of her that I have. I showed it to some of the pilgrims, and two in particular: a man from Paris who was originally from Lebanon [a writer and musician-he played the organ at their Mass later that day, and he made it sound like Notre Dame de Paris!], and a woman from Orleans who teaches French.

    Well, after I talked with the writer about presentations I’ve done on St. Joan, he suggested I do an article on how she is perceived by Americans! Another thing I found out is that he lives in a house in Paris once owned by Renee Falconetti, who played the title role in the classic silent movie ‘THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC’! He met her daughter in the process of buying the house.

    But the biggest surprise came from the teacher! When she saw my medal and was examining it, she told me she was…are you ready for this…a descendant of St. Joan’s family! I was so stunned!

    I got the writer’s email and snail mail addresses and phone number, and the teacher’s email address and phone number-but no snail mail address.

    I went home that day on cloud nine…I kept repeating, ‘I can’t believe I met someone related to St. Joan’!

    That’s my good news!

  101. Joe says:

    Seems Apb. Nichols will be celebrating his mass of installation ad orientem at the original high altar of Westminster (Hat Tip: NLM)

    Comment by Timbot

    Timbot – the Mass will be versus populum (I believe the website has been updated).

  102. Patricia says:

    My son got a job! With health benefits and vacation and retirement package! My prayers have been answered. Now he can start paying for his own gas..:)

  103. Melina says:

    My two oldest brothers and their wives are both expecting their second babies this fall. My second brother’s wife just sent round the news (by way of an ultrasound photo) a moment ago. Yay!!!

  104. Lady Kathryn says:

    St. Therese “answered” my novena prayer.

  105. John Murray says:

    I started my first class at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit this week. What a great place–scholarly and orthodox. Our teacher’s first words, before discussing some Platonic dialogues: “Let’s begin with a prayer.” Indeed!

  106. Fr. Thomas Berg of the LC will be joining the Archdiocese of New York.

  107. MargaretC says:

    I have been studying Latin since September, and have reached the point where I can follow (mostly) the prayers at our montly “mostly Latin” mass. (Yes, it’s Novus Ordo, but it’s much better in Latin.)

  108. Mary says:

    I went on pilgramage today with my school to Our Lady of La Sallete in Twin Lakes WI and it was a beautiful day!

  109. gsk says:

    Our parish just unveiled a most beautiful statue of Our Lady of Mercy in time for First Holy Communions and Mothers’ Day. The surrounding altar, pedestal and marble accents are nicely done. Finally an image worthy of the parish in her name!