We Do Indeed Need to Show Joy as Catholics

We do indeed need to show joy as Catholics.   My motto — “Be happily and uncomplicatedly Catholic.”

Michael J. Sheehan Archbishop of Santa Fe


My favorite priest, layperson, breathing saint or organization 

I admire the Protestant organization, Missions-Connect, Inc., that is doing an effective work in helping the poor in Cambodia with their shortage of rice. They guarantee that 100% of contributions will be used to buy, ship and distribute rice to the village people, both Christian and nonbelievers.

As Saint John of Brebeuf said back in the 17thCentury, “Far be it for me to chill the ardor of the generous resolutions of those noble souls who aspire to become missionaries.”

Mission-Connect are located at 21 Lake Frances Drive, West Palm Beach, FL 33411 (Tel: (561) 512-0590

(Now, tell me about your favorite Catholic priest, layperson or organization that is making a difference aljagoe@comcast.net)

 Interesting sayings

Some souls, drawing themselves inward, place their joy in themselves, picking and choosing what pleases themselves. They do not abandon themselves to God. They are very dear to themselves.

 But there are other souls, who have given up to God in a stage of most interior detachment, receiving everything for God with equal indifference whether it be bitter or sweet.  They are the true joyful interior spirits.

Father John Tauler, O.P. (died 1361)

The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it’s still on my list.

A nameless penitent


I have total confidence in God’s ways of working with each person, even with those who never address God personally, and yet offer genuine homage by their love for the good, the just and the beautiful.

Elizabeth Leseur (died 1914)


Forgiveness is the fragrance that a violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.

Mark Twain 

Chuckle Time

Headlines that should have been edited:

          Something went wrong in the jet crash

          Miners refuse to work after death

          Juvenile Court to try shooting defendant

          It strike isn’t settled quickly, it might last a while

          Slain; police suspect homicide

          Red tape holds up new bridge

          Study of obesity looks for larger test

          Local high school dropouts cut in half.

          Typhoon rips through cemetery; hundreds dead.

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 aljagoe@comcast.net. 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, Linwood “Skip” Williams, 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, Bob Earll, Camilus Musselman,   Ed Cole, Bishop Thomas Olmsted, Jay Parker, William Stephenson, Roger Stoven, Bob Abbott, Denny Kline

 As you note, because of miraculous healings, several names have been deleted and added to our Deo Gratias list.


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