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  1. dep says:

    My goodness yes, good news! My dearest friend was diagnosed with a recurrence of terrible and usually fatal cancer on All Saints Day. And now, yesterday, three months, hundreds of Rosaries, many informal prayers, and one Miraculous Medal later, she had new imaging done. There is no sign, either in images or other tests, of the disease at all. It is gone.

    The Father’s will does not always allow for that which we seek, but this time it did. And it changed both of us.

    O Mary, concieved without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.

  2. dep says:

    Even when we misspell “conceived.”

  3. thicke says:

    Just when my wife and I were becoming convinced we would not have any children, God blessed us. The child is due the beging of September.

  4. Peter G says:

    Greetings from Melbourne.
    On Sunday last our TLM parish celebrated it’s tenth anniversary.
    There was pretty much a full house for the 10.30am Missa Solemnis for Sexagesima Sunday.
    Celebrant was Bishop Peter Elliott,one of our auxiliary Bishops.
    His Lordship gave a wonderful homily on the hermeneutic of continuity and the year of faith.
    The TLM has the full support of our Archbishop and is going from strength to strength with a weekly TLM at our Cathedral and a number of parishes in our archdiocese.

    Deo Gratias!

  5. apagano says:

    We are expecting our 4th any time now….

  6. VexillaRegis says:

    Congratulations thicke and apagano!

  7. moosix1974 says:


    same here. My husband and I are expecting number seven in October. Our youngest will be almost six! Congratulations!

  8. lizaanne says:

    My responsibilities at work are changing in a wonderfully challenging and exciting way! I’m hyperventilating a bit, but it’s all good!

    Spending the afternoon with my godson and his family this Sunday, to finally have our Christmas together! It’s always a super good time with awesome food and the best people around.

    Life is good!!

  9. mamajen says:

    A few people here have been praying for my pregnancy. I am high risk, and there were indications that something could be wrong with the baby that was causing my condition. Well, I’m very happy to report that our genetic testing all checked out perfectly fine, and the problems we had seen on ultrasound were all resolved by the next ultrasound. As far as we can tell at this point, the baby is absolutely fine! Although we would, of course, have loved the baby no matter what, it was a huge load off our shoulders.

    Thank you everyone for your prayers! And congratulations to all of you for your good news.

  10. martin.c says:

    I’m entering seminary in three weeks!

  11. msproule says:

    My pastor announced that from now on, he will be using the “extraordinary” form of the prayers for exorcising/blessing the Holy Water in our parish!

  12. JacobWall says:

    @mamajen – very good news! I will say a prayer for your pregnancy as well.

  13. joan ellen says:

    A K-8 Parish School is holding a board meeting this evening. One topic under discussion is for the future of the school. 3 options are to be considered: A One to One Computing Program, OR A Two-way Language Immersion Program, OR A Catholic Learning Center within the School.

    Prayers needed. For the consideration of implementing all 3. Computing – Done. Language – Done. (Thanks be to God for Latin Lingua.). St. Thomas Aquinas Learning Centers (he knows how to think well) coordinate all using an adapted Jr. College model, with part-time tutors.

    The above, generated from a gentleman’s internet writings and Fr. Z and some of his bloggers writings demonstrate clearly and distinctly: Save Latin. Save Thinking.

    Then Save the Liturgy. Save the World. can be implemented as it should be. And when it should be. Why? To save souls. It is the Sacred Language of Latin that prompts our thinking to the highest levels. Especially as in: Wise, Sublime, and Ecstatic thinking so that our relationship to the Eucharistic Lord becomes a relationship par excellance.

    Why? These thinking levels require Transcendence. Latin is the language that does that, not in Biology or Law, but in the context of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass.

  14. joan ellen says:

    Wonderful news thicke and apagano, mamajen, and martin.c.

    Deo Gratias.

  15. joan ellen says:

    Please also pray that Education in the Catholic Tradition becomes such that Home Schools can also be part of the new model or paradigm.

  16. Mark Scott Abeln says:

    I went to confession, and I got a part time gig photographing paintings for an art gallery.

  17. joan ellen says:

    Mark Scott Abeln…Could we say that is 2 good gigs? Not to desacralize the Sacrament. Congratulations.

  18. Charivari Rob says:

    My mom’s recent eye surgery & recovery from same has gone quite well so far.

    A good friend just got a significant promotion at her job – and a supporting part of why her boss believes she can handle the additional responsibility and workload (after the significant point of her ability) is the “good place” she’s been in her family life since she married one of my best friends last year.

    I’m taking an interesting grad course this semester on Church Teaching – taught by an excellent teacher.

    The various powers-that-be have sorted themselves out and moved forward with opening housing at the shuttered Fort Monmouth, NJ to refugees of Sandy. Friends of my mother, whose Jersey Shore home was severely damaged, just moved into a nice unit on the base.

  19. aragonjohn7 says:

    Today is a new day

    God bless you all

  20. John Nolan says:

    More than half of Conservative MPs voted against their leader’s attempt to redefine marriage.

  21. Lady Catcliffe says:

    Juventutem Boston’s candlelight Candlemas Mass at Saint Paul, Harvard Square drew over 100 souls. Saint Paul’s Pastor, Father Drea, gave a supportive welcome and sat in Choi throughout. Watching the young celebrant, Father Albert Marcello of the Diocese of Providence, and the college-age servers, made me grateful for the slowly increasing spread of the EF in the Archdiocese of Boston, as the celebrant and servers were aged between grade school and not yet born when the”indult” Mass came to Boston in 1990. How encouraging that the movement has moved from fighting to defend its existence to something that has been passed on to subsequent generations!

    Prayers are requested for “Lord Catcliffe,” who has an oncology appointment Friday to see how well controlled his lung cancer is . . . and payers for us New Englanders expecting 2 feet (0.6 m) of snow and 60 mph (90 kph) winds Friday to Saturday. I will pray for all of you, especially those expecting.

  22. Joker Phinn says:

    My good news is to thank you, Father, for encouraging me to go to confession, which I did today for the first time since 1970. Deo Gratias!

  23. VexillaRegis says:

    Joker Phinn,

    wonderful news! The angels of Heaven rejoice and so do all of us on her, I’m sure!

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