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  1. RAve says:

    My daughter is getting married to a faithful and serious Catholic. They both are graduating a semester early and have secured good jobs working for a good diocese. My wife is a saintly woman and devotes herself to serving God and her family. So many other blessings despite all the obstacles and failings. God is so good.

  2. Sonshine135 says:

    – My son continues his seminary studies and seems to fall in love with Holy Mother Church more and more with each passing semester. God continues to bless our Diocese with good and faithful Priests who love both forms of the Mass in spite of what is happening to church around the world.
    – We were able to share Thanksgiving with a young man who is a delightful friend of my daughters, but who comes from a broken home. He really enjoyed being with us. We sent him home with lots of leftovers.
    – My job is safe and stable for another year.
    – There is hot coffee in carafe for the morning and cold beer in the fridge for the evening.

  3. My good news is that your registration system finally accepted the new password you sent. In other words, people, yes… heeeeee’s baaaaaack!

    [Took you long enough!]

    Fr. Z's Gold Star Award

  4. benedetta says:

    My son, who as a middle schooler suffered from a significant health issue, will be singing a solo in a concert with the local symphony next weekend. I’m so grateful to God that He saw us through to this point.

  5. un-ionized says:

    Our job functions have become increasingly obsolete so a bunch of us are retiring. Yippee!

  6. Hans says:

    Another of my nephews will have his Eagle Scout Court of honor Saturday next; that makes at least 8.

    And my password worked first try.

    (Is there no more preview for comments, or is that a fault on my end?)

  7. Semper Gumby says:

    1. A relative has switched careers, is now a schoolteacher, and is much happier.

    2. Dr. Peters is back from electronic purgatory.

    3. Here comes Advent.

  8. bobbird says:

    The power of the Rosary was quickly manifested in our community recently, salvaging one of our parishes from loss of the Tabernacle to an obscure place.

  9. TonyO says:

    The healthy birth of my first grandchild last week, to my daughter and son-in-law, who are devoutly practicing Catholics. And so the family of God increases…

  10. Ylonila del Mar says:

    Our parish which had been enduring the hysteria of our career cleric and sodomite seminarian-infested Archdiocese (often modernist-leaning too) finally got its appeal mailed to Rome for the retention of our parish priest against the arbitrary pastoral re-shuffling of all parishes this year! We’re just waiting for the Vatican to start its case. Please keep the parish and the Archdiocese in your prayer intentions, Father!

  11. yatzer says:

    It’s my birthday. I’ve made it more or less successfully through another year. Praise God.

  12. Discerning Altar Boy says:

    Last night, our Catholic Center at the University of Rhode Island celebrated a Mass for our beloved dead, as part of our final weekly gathering during this Month of the Holy Souls. The Mass was offered ad orientem, using black vestments, and unbleached candles. Mass was incredibly well received, and my fellow students have expressed interest in more ad orientem Masses. We are restoring the sacred brick by brick, as the saying goes. After a few rough years, our chaplain has finally found himself with a flock receptive and faithful to the teachings of Holy Mother Church. None of us are afraid to boldly live out our faith on campus, and bring the Gospel to everyone.

  13. Charivari Rob says:


    Thanksgiving with friends last week.
    Friend home from training with new service dog – very positive indications so far.
    A cousin’s military deployment due to wrap up soon.
    Continued employment is always good.
    Most recent – a friend’s prayer request for doctor’s steady hands in major surgery this week was clearly granted.

  14. majuscule says:

    My daughter’s second cataract removal seems to have been a success,. So after moving from town to this rather remote area (no public transport) she will be able to drive again. She is helping me care for her elderly father.

    The house my brother and I inherited when my mom died two years ago sold without even being listed. No buried St. Joseph statues needed! (I was blessed to arrange a Requiem Mass for her when she died…but as I mentioned, that was two years ago. Still good news!)

  15. ajf1984 says:

    Two strong, hard-identity homilies at my SJ-college chapel over the last 2 days: yesterday’s on the reality of the afflictions that will come with the End Times but that, we who persevere in Christ’s service to the end need not fear these afflictions. Today’s, for St. Andrew’s Feast, was on the way in which Christ calls us to follow Him (“come after Me”) and the parallels drawn between Christ and God’s Presence as a pillar of fire/column of cloud in Exodus. That, like Peter and Andrew, we are called to follow Christ, do the things He did, but always on a different level: we are dependent upon Him. That following Christ isn’t about making Our Lord “our buddy,” but rather our strong Captain, the vanguard of our spiritual life. Great stuff!

  16. Cath says:

    After much prayer and work, our parish will soon complete construction of Our Lady Queen of the Holy Angels Perpetual Adoration Chapel. I am beyond excited!

  17. Oh, LOTS of good news!

    – My sister, who is suffering from complications from lymphoma, has gone home after a perilous few days in ICU.
    – I have been busy in the confessional the last few times.
    – My church was quite full on Thanksgiving. In all my assignments, I’ve never had such great turnout for Thanksgiving. (Same for Holy Thursday; SRO.)
    – My health is great, far better than I deserve!
    – My parishioners are having babies left and right. I baptized three boys just last Sunday.
    – I, myself, went to confession earlier this week. That always feels good.
    – My parish has the finest altar servers in the diocese. It is not only people in this parish who say so.
    Oh, I could go on and on, but perhaps that’s enough?

  18. I’ve been accepted as a oblate novice in connection with Our Lady of Clear Creek Abbey. I’ll be able to join my private daily praying of the Traditional Latin Divine Office to their public prayers. I couldn’t be more grateful.

  19. Sword40 says:

    On December 16th at 7:00am, we will celebrate a Solemn High Rorate Mass at St. Joseph’s in Tacoma, Washington. Fr. Saguto, FSSP, North American District Superior will celebrate with Fr’s. Michael Stinson and Caleb Insco. After Mass the Men’s club will cook breakfast for all in the church basement/hall. Fr. Saguto will provide us with an Advent Reflection (a talk).

    Last year Fr. Saguto made it out for All Saints day. We are so Blessed.

  20. Marion Ancilla Mariae II says:

    Congratulations and best wishes and a hearty “well done!” to all who have posted good news.

    My good news is that my handsome honey, who has been experiencing hip and back pain for almost a year now, is seeing slow but considerable improvement with PT (physical therapy) I hate to see him felling stiff or sore or “kinked up”; must be awful! So now he’s getting much better, and we’re both so happy.

  21. jaykay says:

    I’ll have completed 40 years working very soon, and just received good news on the pension front, which means I could retire in 3 years’ time without the hassle I’d been fearing. Well, who knows what’ll happen, given the events of just 10 years ago but still… it’s good news, and one can only trust and just carry on.

    “Nunc dimittis servum tuum, Domine, in pace… ?

  22. Fr. Reader says:

    Someone commented recently: “I have been Catholic for a while, and this is the first time I hear that the Eucharist is “really” the Body and Blood of Christ and that is why you [all] show such reverence here.”
    Light and darkness together.

  23. Spinmamma says:

    Not news, exactly, but the Glory of God continues to be manifested around me in such beauty that my heart rises to our Lord many times a day with awe and joy. For example, as I was leaving my barn today I glanced up at the willows and saw their shining leaves, undulating in the breezes, brightly lit by the rising sun against the blue sky. Such a simple thing, but such a beautiful reflection of our Creator who has made our place of exile lovely beyond description. It is truly right and just always and everywhere to give Him thanks–and how easy he has made it. I have feed for my animals, one working vehicle, and food on the table. And plenty of work.

  24. andy1_p says:

    After being unemployed for exactly 1 year to the day, I have finally been given a permanent contract, meaning I can now support my beautiful family. Deo gratias!

  25. Andreas says:

    Last week when we celebrated the feast of Christ the King at the St. Ulrichskirche here in the Tirol, we did so with a lovely St. Cecilia Mass. My women’s choir, the St. Cecilia Madls, sang an a cappella ‘Kyrie’, adapted from the ‘Stabat Mater’ by Tartini, a prayer, ‘Leise, Leise’ by the 18th century composer, von Weber, and an ‘Alleluia’ adapted from a beautiful Marienlied. I am pleased to write that all went well and the Madls sang beautifully.

  26. Hans says:

    Also, one of my oldest, or at least longest, friends — who when we discussed things religion would always reply, “But, Hans, I’m X.” — entered an RCIA program earlier this fall and is taking it very seriously, including the hard questions.

  27. youngcatholicgirl says:

    I made it to Mass today, which is always good news.
    A friend of mine is receiving the habit of the Sister Adorers of the Royal Heart of Jesus Christ, Sovereign Priest, on January 29th.
    My entire immediate family will be together for Christmas.

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