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  1. tgarcia2 says:

    My girlfriend has decided to return, and receive the sacraments other than baptism, and have her daughter baptized and receive all sacraments

  2. JoAnna says:

    My husband is on the last class of his bachelor’s degree. He’s been going off and on since 2003, and full-time (while juggling full-time work and full-time parenthood of 4 kids) since 2010. He graduates on 9/10/12. Deo gratias!

  3. DetJohn says:

    Went to an Anglican Use Mass at Bl. John Henry Newman Mission, a community of the U.S. Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter. Fr. Andrew Bartus welcomed me and was pleased that a non-ordinariate member came to visit. Fr. Bartus said that he hoped that more visitors would come.
    The congregation is small, 30 or so were at mass.

    The mass is very similar in its presentation to the TLM. Many prayers are diffrent along with some Byzantine type elements. Bl. John Henry Newman meets at St. Joseph’s, Minter and Civic Center, Santa Ana, California at 3:00pm. I would hope that many faithful in Orange County, especially the Una Voce folks would take time to expierence the Anglican Use Mass.

    Being new (a month or so) to the Catholic Church the good folks need to be welcomed by the rest of us.

    I love the Catholic Church and my Home Parish is a Maronite Rite one.

  4. Navarricano says:

    I just got home yesterday evening from a wonderful 5-day cycling pilgrimage with two friends from Pamplona to Lourdes. We cycled about 250 kilometers (156 miles) over 5 mountain passes in the Pyrenees (uufff!) and through some of the most gorgeous countryside in the south of France on the way to the sanctuary. We arrived safely on Saturday afternoon after four days cycling, attended Mass and the the rosary procession and headed back home (by car!) yesterday. Deo gratias!

  5. Mary Jane says:

    Baby #2 born last week, on his daddy’s birthday! Baptism and Churching ceremony was Saturday. Deo Gratias!

  6. AdamRules247 says:

    I have some very good news. I got to meet the amazing Fr Tim Finigan the other day and attend Low Mass with him for 4 days straight!

  7. Scarltherr says:

    Sober for 4 weeks today. Thank you Lord Jesus. Without You I am nothing.

  8. Banjo pickin girl says:

    Went to my first “old Mass” Saturday, a missa cantata in the Dominican rite. Very nice. I had wondered whether this could be done with our building. The top step at the altar is extremely narrow. I guess the priest must be extremely careful to remember not to take a step back.

    The place was pretty full. Lots of religious came from all over, including the Franciscans.

    I loved the poetry of the sequence.

  9. monmir says:

    Retreat with my brothers and sisters of the lay Fraternities of St Dominic this weekend. Particularly appreciated the profound silence time.

  10. Horatius says:

    A week to the day of my, as the monastery refers to it, novitiate as an oblate, and I am keeping up well with the Officium, Rule, and Lectio divina. What a blessing. Either one year or two to go.

    Attended the Solemn Mass in Turner’s Falls, MA, thanks to Fr. Z’s post last week: FSSP was in full force, the parish, too, and what a blessing: A. M. D. G.!!!! Began at 10: 30 a. m., ended at 1: 00 p. m. Glorious Mysteries in Latin and Asperges before. I did not feel the time pass at all. Thanks, Fr. Z, for that post.

  11. Genevieve says:

    My sweet baby boy was baptized yesterday. I know all women love the smell of newborn babies, but I can surely say it is trumped by the smell of freshly baptized babies. That chrism on my child’s head is the sweetest smell in the whole world.

  12. sophiamarie3 says:

    Genevieve, thank you so much for your post, how beautiful! May your child grow strong in health and holiness!

    My good news is that my quest to pay off my student loans so that I can enter the Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, on August 28, 2012 is nearing success with three weeks until entrance! From $83,000 8 months ago to only $3,000 left to raise, God is so good! Maybe you know someone that might be able to help? God bless!

  13. KM21 says:

    This weekend we celebrated the 75th anniversary of the Diocese of Lansing. Our bishop, Most Rev. Earl Boyea had declared a Year of Prayer for our diocese from Aug 4 2012 to Dec 9 2013. His hope is that, through this emphasis on prayer, all in the diocese will develop a greater personal relationship with Jesus and that we will better understand our dependence on God. We are to remember to ask for His help in all things, particularly the task of evangelization. There is more information here:

    In order to prepare us for and help us with the New Evangelization, the bishop is asking us to pray for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit by having each parish pray the Come Holy Spirit prayer at every Sunday mass. I am glad Bishop Boyea is emphasizing the importance of prayer (which helps de-emphasize our own strength, and reorients us to dependence on God). I hope it will lead all people to a greater conversion to Christ and that the Holy Spirit will sanctify us and make us fruitful in our witness and teaching.

  14. Andy Milam says:

    Fr. Moriarity celebrated his first Missa Cantata (TLM) yesterday at St. Agnes. It was impeccable. He has also decided to return the Mass schedule to it’s prior state with Holy Mass at 5:15 Mon-Sat, as well as the ususal 8:00am. It has finally come to pass that one of “the Farm” is now pastor at St. Agnes. He’s getting it right!

    God is good!


  15. Ben Yanke says:

    Bishop Morlino is celebrating his public Mass on the 15th in the EF!

  16. benedetta says:

    My son is due home this week after a summer at a wonderful camp in the Adirondacks, after plenty of canoeing, kayaking, and high peak climbing. Everyone here has missed him terribly and it will be great to see him.

  17. Was lucky enough to get a job on campus for the coming semester! Every bit of money I earn for the next year is going towards (ideally) two weeks of European travel and a semester in Rome!

  18. tmitchell says:

    Managed to get to a (much needed) confession today!
    Also, a friend was ordained to the priesthood yesterday!
    Fr. John Luong of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary.

  19. rmshiffler says:

    Genevieve: My son was baptized yesterday as well, and you’re right, nothing smells better than a newly-chrismated baby!

    Also, my husband and I are celebrating our first anniversary today.

  20. Ed Mechmann says:

    Attended the Sisters of Life profession today — one perpetual vow, five first vows. Spectacular music, beautiful liturgy, many people filled with joy in celebrating these women’s dedication to the Bridegroom. A great day!

  21. Louis says:

    I am with Scarltherr

    30 days sober!

    Phil. 4:13

  22. Gregg the Obscure says:

    Saturday I had two failed attempts at going to confession. Why is this good news? Because at each of the two parishes I arrived right about at the start of confessions and it was immediately obvious there were already too many people in line for me to get to the box by the end of the hour. Here in Denver people are taking more and more advantage of this sacrament. I’ll take a day off work this week and get shriven elsewhere.

    Also my better half is making great progress in her recovery from shoulder surgery.

  23. a catechist says:

    I spent the weekend at a Benedictine retreat center. The retreat master was a diocesan priest of Omaha NE—he was fired up with love for the Eucharist, the Church, and the Scriptures. He was in his early 40s and obviously LOVES being a priest.

    Also, the retreat center’s library had a copy of Dom Vagaggini’s “Theological Dimensions of the Liturgy”, which was edifying.

  24. cdruiz says:

    We were privileged to chant the Mass on the 18th Sunday of Ordinary Time. We offered Missa IX (Gregorian melodies set to the New English Translation) and the Simple English Propers.

    Then on Aug. 15, we will have the privilege of chanting the Mass yet again. This time the propers will be Gregorian (in English and Latin).

    Ordinary Form but with continuity!

  25. Indulgentiam says:

    i am so very grateful for the little things that i use to take for granted, like; inhaling and exhaling, once again, without a struggle. And for more time to work out my salvation. Deo Gratias!!!

  26. mamajen says:

    Realtor put the sale pending sign on our house today. When I think about all the fix-up work we will need to do on the next house, I wonder if this is really good news or not! I had been praying and hoping that our house would sell, though, and I think this is meant to be.

  27. Bea says:

    One son visiting
    One daughter , husband and 5 children visiting next week.
    Another son and his 2 boys (they live 3 states away from us to the north) served at a friend’s wedding Saturday. The visiting priest who celebrated the Mass was from our home town and his mother lives in our neighborhood. What a small world. When my daughter had a summer job in high school she worked with this priest’s mother.
    There is an FSSP priest visiting his family and we will be attending the TLM low Mass for a while.
    Hip, Hip Hooray.

  28. Hans says:

    Last week (a week ago) I finished the last requirements for my second year of candidacy for the permanent diaconate. One more year to go.

  29. aviva meriam says:

    My son’s second surgery went well…. best possible outcome. DEO GRATIAS!

  30. spock says:

    I got some good news. I found a nice traditional girl over a Catholic dating website. Plan to meet for the first time on my birthday. They are difficult to find and more precious than gold.

    This Pon-Farr stuff is rough ! :)


  31. Xmenno says:

    We spent most of the weekend at the Midwest Catholic Family Conference in Wichita Kansas, where about 5000 Catholics enjoyed speakers and beautiful liturgies. Every year, I enjoy this weekend as a little slice of heaven. People in non-pretentious, modest clothing. LARGE families, with many children. A fair number of down syndrome children who were fortunate enough to be allowed to be born. And reverent masses with beautiful music. Our Bishop, a number of priests, deacons, habited religious, and joyful laity make a wonderful picture of the Church.

  32. trleith says:

    Here is some Good News.

    On 26-August Hilaire Belloc will be speaking in St. Louis on The Great Heresies. What the LCWR represent is the Great Heresy Belloc calls The Modern Phase and Saint Pope Pius X called Modernism. We at Credo didn’t know when we scheduled Mr. Belloc to appear that the LCWR would be here in our fair city, called at one time The Rome of the West, immediately before his lecture on The Great Heresies, but it seems to us that Old Thunder is just the right corrective.

    How is this possible, you ask? Belloc in St. Louis? Through incarnational drama, of course. Kevin O’Brien, a regular on EWTN in series like The Apostle of Common Sense and Quest for Shakespeare will give us An Evening with Hilaire Belloc. Check the Credo Website for more information.

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