Your Good News

Do you have some good news for the readers?

Today is the last day of the pilgrimage I have been with.  Everyone seems to have benefited and we are, to my knowledge, all the better for it.  Now I pray everyone will make it home or to their next destination safely.

Tomorrow I head back to Rome for a few days.  I will probably sleep for the first 24 hours.

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  1. AMTFisher says:

    Had breakfast with my parochial vicar this morning, was only a few minutes late to my English class, went to Mass at the Cathedral and was happily surprised when I saw the celebrant was our Bishop.

    (And I suppose in the past week, I’ve made progress in discerning what I am called to be [got the guts to write to the girl I like, and talked with her about what I’ve been struggling with {called to be a priest, called to be married}, talking with a woman at the Student Parish’s RCIA about some of the questions she had with the faith. Life is good!])

    Deo Gratias!

  2. AMTFisher says:

    Oh yeah, and, Happy St. Hedwig, St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, and St. Gerard Day!

  3. Muv says:

    Just back from a solo pilgrimage to Rome. Morning Mass at S. Andrea delle Fratte on Friday, Saturday and Monday; Mass in St. Peter’s Square on Sunday; Seven Sorrows Devotions in St Peter’s Square on Friday evening; several visits to exhibition about Padre Pio in San Lorenzo de Lucina. Did everything on foot, weather fabulous, treated myself to an amaretto ice cream on Sunday afternoon and it was totally sublime.

    Also happy anniversary of John Paul II’s election to the Papacy and St Jadwiga’s day (Hedwig is much prettier in Polish).

  4. majuscule says:

    I’m in the process of scheduling a weekday Latin Mass at my church. Not a regular one, but hopefully not a one time occasion.

    I just had to ask!

  5. Well, let’s see, today’s my birthday, I’m in good health and most importantly, there’s cake.

  6. Nan says:

    This morning at Mass I found the Judicial Vicar who had helped us for a few months a year and a half ago, when we lost our Parochial Vicar to his own parish. Father is a rare treat.

  7. adeacon says:

    Today my son informed my wife and I that we can expect grandchild number two this coming May.

    Thank you God for all your wonderful gifts.

  8. mattjd215 says:

    Holy and Blessed 40-Hours Devotion at St Peters that last 3 days. 17 priests and the Bishop at the Mass of Thanksgiving with all the alter servers in Eucharistic Procession. It was a sight to behold!

  9. StWinefride says:

    Looking forward to the Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage in Rome next week. Deo Gratias!

    Muv, glad you had a nice time and we shall try to see the Padre Pio exhibition – thanks for mentioning that!

  10. Muv says:

    Hello St. Winefride,

    All the best for your trip, and I would be delighted if you manage to get to the Padre Pio exhibition. The two churches, S. Lorenzo in Lucina and S. Andrea delle Fratte, are only five minutes’ walk from each other. It would be a shame to visit one and not the other. S. Lorenzo is open all day, S. Andrea closes from about 1 pm to 4 pm.

  11. StWinefride says:

    Hello Muv, Thank you! I know S. Andrea delle Fratte because of Our Lady of the Miracle and the conversion of Ratisbonne, but will be very happy to discover S. Lorenzo in Lucina.

  12. Kathleen10 says:

    I have some happy news about a global endeavor that is very exciting!

    Pastor Scott Lively (website Scott Lively Ministries) is right now in Moscow, helping the Orthodox church prepare for a global summit, next year I believe, in Moscow, to bolster and sustain the growing movement in Russia to defend the traditional family and to oppose the homosexuality propaganda machine. This is a project too big in scope and too important for me to provide many details, but I encourage anyone who is concerned about the situation in the US or elsewhere regarding the tyrannical movement of homosexuality upon our global culture to investigate and see what real inroads are being made in Russia today. It is very exciting! Russia, of all places, has become “ground zero” in the fight against homosexual tyranny, and they are including a program to “Take Back the Rainbow” because the gay activists are planning, imagine this, to make the rainbow THEIR exclusive symbol, and this is going to become more clear as the next Olympic games approach.
    Please everyone, take a moment and see Scott Lively Ministries (the website) and you will gain good information about a movement (primarily Pastor Scott Lively) who has taken this issue head on, and successfully. He mentions on his blog the gentleman I also do admire, Brian Camenker, the head of MassResistance, the group in Massachusetts who has been absolutely amazing in their defense of traditional marriage in Massachusetts. (which would be like defending traditional marriage in Sodom) You can only imagine. Mr. Camenker recently “infiltrated” a media event in Boston where he discovered the movement to take over the rainbow as a homosexual symbol to represent only homosexuality. These fascist tyrants must be stopped, and it is only we who can stop this, by prayer and action.

    This endeavor calls on all christians of all stripes to join together and take this on. This is probably the ultimate representation of our temporal battle between the forces of good and the forces of evil. We can’t all do “everything”, but we can all do “something”. This is the ultimate ecumenical effort, and real. We have a common enemy, Satan, and in my humble opinion, no where is Satan better represented than in the homosexual tyranny that has infected our planet. It may give you encouragement to see what great work is being done in this area!

  13. Heather F says:

    If you recall my pleas for prayers for Edmonton priest Fr. Mike “Catfish” Mireau, he is doing amazingly well! Since his surgery to remove a 20 lb, football-sized tumor in his abdomen on Sept. 23, he is now home from the hospital, resting well and even able to resume some of his priestly duties.

    Of course it is too early to tell if this will be curative or how long an extension on life this has given him, but it is wonderful news regardless of the long term outcome.

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