Your Good News

Do you have some good news to share with the readership?

For my part, tonight I’ll be hosting another Supper For The Promotion of Clericalism. I should have 6 guests. It’s work but it’s a pleasure.

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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  1. acardnal says:

    At tonight’s dinner, I’m sure you will ask for the intercession of Saint Pope John Paul II who ordained you and whose birthday we celebrate today!

    Thank you for being a priest and all you do.

  2. Kerry says:

    The first of 36 potatoes, Kennebecs & Irish Cobblers, planted on 5-3 have sprouted!

  3. THREEHEARTS says:

    Mike Hurcum
    I agree wholeheartedly on all that St John Paul promulgated except his attitude towards organ donations, I disagree on heart transplants. Many surgeons are worried because of the resulting behavior in family dynamics. Read the Heart Code or find references to it on the ‘net at the sentient heart by ‘Rene’ someone or other. The Church teaches that heart and soul are strongly linked. We pray with out heart and soul. Here is another reason,
    “In his book, The Heart’s Code, Paul Pearsall reports on the findings of his interviews with seventy-eight heart transplant patients and sixty-seven recipients of other organs. What Dr. Pearsall discovered is that in some patients, those he calls “cardio-sensitives”, the new heart seems to bring with it some “memory” of the heart donor. Often these memories are experienced in the recipient as new taste preferences, such as food or hobby interests, language choices such as use of specific words or phrases, or even memories of incidents in the donor’s life. One, very moving, experience Pearsall relates happened at an international meeting of psychologists and psychiatrists where Pearsall spoke about “cellular memory” as it had been reported to him by his transplant patients. One psychiatrist, clearly moved by the findings came to the microphone and spoke as she struggled through her tears. Sobbing to the point that the audience and I had difficulty understanding her, she said, ‘I have a patient, an eight-year-old little girl who received the heart of a murdered ten-year-old girl. Her mother brought her to me when she started screaming at night about her dreams of the man who had murdered her donor. She said her daughter knew who it was. After several sessions, I just could not deny the reality of what this child was telling me. Her mother and I finally decided to call the police and, using the descriptions from the little girl, they found the murderer. He was easily convicted with evidence my patient provided. The time, the weapon, the place, the clothes he wore, what the little girl he killed had said to him…everything the little heart transplant recipient reported was completely accurate.

  4. THREEHEARTS says:

    mike hurcum
    forgive I left this out. An eighteen year old Boston catholic boy donated his heart to a corresponding Floridan evangelist boy, The Floridan went to visit the Boston catholic family and never returned to Florida. He was more at home. Heart and soul are united in this world the Boston Boys heart sealed in the Holy Spirit was more at home in Boston

  5. L. says:

    I visited the Red Cross today to donate blood (my own) and only two successive phlebotomists were required to open a vein! And, I’ve been told at other donations that my veins are a delight because they’re like sewer pipes. (This had to be explained to me the first time it was mentioned).

    So the good news is that three or more phlebotomists were not needed.

    The very nice volunteer lady in the snack room after my donation was completed told me that she had not been out of the house for months before today and that she was looking forward to going back to Mass. She related her understanding of the “new rules” about what to do at Mass in this diocese, which rules are comical to dwell upon when standing in line at the Wal-Mart or at the liquor store sans mask and with people only intermittently observing the arbitrary “six-foot social distancing” rule.

    I sometimes think I should tell our Bishop that if us being together at Mass is so very hazardous, perhaps ways could be found to shorten the time we’re together at Mass. It’s already been required that singing be limited; omitting it would be better, as would omitting the homily “during this difficult time.” Actually, the times might be rendered a little less difficult without most homilies. The Sign of Peace would also be good to omit, although some Priests think it so important that they still want to do it, but only without touching each other. I would have suggested using only Eucharistic Prayer II, but that’s what we get at Sunday Mass most times anyway.

  6. Irish Timothy says:

    I got to confession today. Drive through confession. Father was in his own car with the window a 1/4 way rolled down. First time in 2 months I was able to go. What a relief. Glory be to God and thank you Jesus for being so merciful. I prayed for this and the prayer was answered. Thank you Blessed Virgin Mary, saints in heaven and souls in purgatory for praying for me! God is always good!!!!

  7. Semper Gumby says:

    God bless you and your dinner guests Fr. Z.

    We are blessed with intelligent and determined laity who tend the vineyards of the Lord, and we are also blessed with Venerable Fulton Sheen.

  8. seeker says:

    I visited the Blue Army Shrine in Washington, NJ on Wednesday, Our Lady of Fatima. What a beautiful shrine! People were nearly all masked and kept respectful distance. There were families picnicking and confessions heard, the Rosary and Mass were broadcast and, scattered around several acres, we all joined in. There is also an outdoor Rosary Garden and Stations of the Cross.

  9. fishonthehill says:

    This past weekend I completed 10 Eucharistic Processions through the canonical boundaries of my Parish. Covering every city block and Blessing hundreds of families who have not been to Church since March 15th. (My Parish is located in Queens NY)

  10. Anneliese says:

    I have officially RSVP’d for a low Mass on Sunday at the local Oratory. It’ll be the first Extraordinary Form Mass I’ve been to in about 5 years. I’ve actually registered as a parishioner there and hope to continue to attend. My main concern is trying to figure out how I’ll receive communion since the rail is low and will be difficult to bend down. I don’t want to draw attention to myself by falling, especially while wearing a dress.

  11. andia says:

    I returned to work today! God is faithful (even when I am not)

  12. Fryer Eric says:

    I planted carolas the same day, and they just sprouted today also!

  13. DJAR says:

    Our parish completely reopened May 3rd. Sunday liturgies are outside due to the influx of Latin Rite Catholics, whose parishes are still closed. Saturdays and weekday liturgies are inside, with “social distancing” observed. Confessions have always been available.

  14. DJAR says:

    Our parish completely reopened May 3rd. Sunday liturgies are outside due to the influx of many local Latin Rite Catholics, whose parishes are still closed. Saturdays and weekday liturgies are inside, with “social distancing” observed. Confessions have always been available.

  15. Kansan says:

    It seems easier to see the good these days. My husband and I have gone to daily Mass, across a state line, uninvited, sitting silently in the back, where no public Masses were being offered. We think that has been a special gift. Imagine our surprise on Friday, to see perhaps 40 people spread out in the church and responding when the Mass began. Communion was given at the rail after Mass and we both fondly remembered our First Communion. We were prepared to wait patiently and hadn’t paid any attention to “Phase 1” going into effect that day. What a gift … a beautiful surprise! Deo gratias!

  16. JabbaPapa says:

    The French State Council has ruled that the continuing closure of public worship is illegal compared to the current reopening of public businesses, and has ordered the Government to reopen public worship within the next 8 days.

  17. BrionyB says:

    To the person who mentioned difficulties with kneeling for Communion – you *can* receive standing at a TLM if you’re not able to kneel (safely). A lady at my regular TLM parish does this, and it’s no problem at all. Maybe mention it to the priest beforehand if you’re worried about any misunderstanding, but it should be fine.

  18. JonPatrick says:

    Everyone in my family is healthy and both of my sons are working, one having been furloughed for a few weeks but just called back.

    Spring has finally arrived here in Eastern Maine and with it the Tree Swallows are building a nest and Bobolinks and Orioles have been sighted. A pair of Bluebirds showed up but turned their noses up at the box we put in the backyard and apparently found something better elsewhere. Their loss is the Tree Swallows’ gain.

    My end fed half wave antenna is now up (more or less) thanks to help from a local roofing guy and I hope to start making contacts on 40 and 20 meters soon.

  19. Charivari Rob says:

    Mostly in the category of “progress” here in New England and middle-Atlantic – numbers consistently trending better (albeit slowly), and prospects for “reopening”.
    Also, extended family mostly still healthy.
    One of mother’s cousins just passed away, which is not good news in and of itself, but much about it is as consoling as possible in circumstances – not unplanned or unprovided for, his son confirmed there will be a public Mass when circumstances permit, and he had an opportunity for a goodbye video chat with his wife (protective quarantine in a nursing facility separate from his hospital).

  20. Chris Garton-Zavesky says:

    First grandchild due any day.

  21. Luminis says:

    My husband is a masonry contractor and he is still working. I am so grateful.

    Our youngest son has a condition called “covid toes” that we discovered 18 days ago. The Dr believes he has been exposed to Covid but was asymptomatic and tested negative. They believe he was previously infected . There are 8 of us in this home and so far we are all healthy and no one has shown any signs of infection. Thank God!

  22. kat says:

    We get Mass in church Thursday, with Communion!! Three Masses instead of two, to spread groups out.

    And today is the 46th anniversary of my First Communion. Wished I could have received today; but we signed up for Communion tomorrow, and now we also get Mass Thursday. Deo Gratias!

  23. Gab says:

    Some very good news resulting from this Wuhan virus.
    The 2020 Plenary Council of Australia is postponed until 2021.

    ”Among the topics of discussion listed on the official website for the Plenary Council are the ordination of women, distributing Holy Communion to non-Catholics and supporting so-called same-sex marriage.”

    May the Holy Ghost ensure it is cancelled forever.

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