“Be happily and uncomplicatedly Catholic.”
Michael J. Sheehan
Archbishop of Santa Fe
My favorite priest, layperson, breathing saint or organization
In 2003, Catherine Meloy resigned as Senior Vice President of Clear Channel Communications, ending 20 years as a prominent media executive to become the President and CEO of Goodwill of Greater Washington (DC). Although she had little experience in the field of rehabilitation and marketing, she welcomed the challenge.
During the past seven years she has restructured the overall mission of Goodwill, and established national records in training and job placement of handicapped persons. She has completely redesigned end expanded the Goodwill stores to make them attractive and profitable locations.
Cathy’s deep religious faith and zest for life makes her a model for all of us Joyful Catholics.
The lowly will ever find joy in the Lord, and the poor rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.
The way the Israelis are acting, you can understand why Jesus, a Jew, decided to become the first Christian.
The love of man increases in the same proportion as the love of God increases, and it lessens by the same cause and in the same proportion. O you then, Author of this miracle, sacred tie of the visible and invisible, inexhaustible source of our present happiness and our future beatitude, of our perfection begun and our perfection to come!
Lillian Carter, mother of Jimmy Carter
Regarding Carol Keehan, I hope this is not the sister who favours abortion and fellow traveler of Obama.
Kalapurra C. Thomas
(reply: Yes it is, and I am one of her friends and admirers.)
For my weekly visits to a Catholic Retirement Home, I take copies of your Joyful Catholic blog, and the residents love them. Keep it up!
How can I be a Joyful Catholic with all the problems the Church has today?
(reply: Bill, climb to a new height to overlook current Church problems and marvel at the joyful treasures you have because of your Catholicism.)
When Jesus was confronting the men threatening to stone the woman for her sins, he said, “Let the one who is without sin cast the first stone.”
Just then as a stone flew past his head, he turned and said, “Damn-it, Mother!”
Special Intentions List
As you pray with a broad brush, please include these loved ones, who have been submitted by our readers. You, too, are invited to send me names of your special persons who are in need of prayer. My address is firstname.lastname@example.org. They will be on the list for 60 days. At the end of that time, if prayers are still needed, you merely have to renew the name.
Juanita Caldwell, Isola Todd, David Abbey, Amie Ellis,
Linwood “Skip” Williams, Gerry Paradiso, Tom Medved, Eileen Grotsky, Roseanne Somlock, Nicholas Gallagher, Tom Lewis, Donald Whitcomb, Violeta Zepeda, John Aylor, Rev. Joseph Marini, Enrique Portillo,
Sharon McPike, Tom Ryan, Joseph Normile, Jim Quimby, Russell Edwards,
Gertrude Goldstein, Rev. Stephen Huffstetter, Hugh Cannon, Eric Moore, Joan Barrett, 8-year-old Michael Fotta and his parents, Lolita Alvarez, Camilus Musselman, Jack Conner, Ed Block, Isobel Milligan,
Peter Bartkiewiez and his family, Joe Toles, Grace Toomey,
Camilus Musselman, Bob Kehlhofer, Ed Cole
Bishop Thomas Olmsted, Rev. David Granfield, Rev. Patrick Granfield,
As you note, because of miraculous healings, several names have been deleted and added to our Deo Gratias list.