Do you have some good news for the readership? We could all use some.
For my part, I was able the other day to provide the last rites for a fellow who desired every single word in Latin in the traditional form. There aren’t many around who can do that, so I felt privileged to be in the right place and time to provide for him. Let us all pray to God that He save us from a sudden and unprovided death, as we did in the Litany… back when we still sang the litanies.
Also, I have had a few nice boots of encouragement from readers who have helped with my “Rome” campaign. THANK YOU. And “Thanks!” also to those of you who, yesterday sent me some beer money for International Buy A Priest a Beer Day.
I was able to give some Norcia beer – wonderful stuff – to the Bishop here in Madison, Most Rev. Donald J. Hying, who is turning out to be a terrific successor to the Extraordinary Ordinary. We’ve had good and productive meetings. He is getting to know the place and us and we him. He is “good news” for this diocese, I can tell you!
So, packs of blessings lie upon our backs and, as Friar Lawrence would say, therefore are we happy!
God wins all the time. We have to pause to see the victories.