We do indeed need to show joy as Catholics.

My motto …“Be happily and uncomplicatedly Catholic.”

Michael J. Sheehan Archbishop of Santa Fe


An Intercepted Martian Communiqué

To: Commander Ezui4mic



From: Investigator Suz8iz, Jr.

Space above planet Earth

Man date: December 30

My study of Planet Earth during this season has proved interesting because at this period of the year, the earthlings celebrate the time, over 2000 years ago, when they claim their Supreme Deity became man in the form of a baby. Further astonishment – the mother of this new-born was a virgin – very interesting.

Even though this event happened way back, the earthlings make it a time of great loveness. As we do during our Zup8kin Celebration for when Mars became a separate space entity, there was an abundance of lightings and colors and decorations. There were flickers of goodness that emulated each day from morning to evening. Gift-giving was in abundance. I heard much happy music, singing, church bells ringing and laughtering and people acted as if they liked people with no reserve.

With honesty inclusive of no doubt, I would have been tempted to apply for dual citizenship with Earth, but I found that this joy-plus time lives but a short time. It appears that most earthlings pack away loveness with the holiday decorations, only to display it again at time of next celebration.

An exception is a human group called Joyful Catholics, who attempt to keep the spirit of Christmas going all year.

In closing, please signal if you desire more observations of Planet Earth. If my service ends temporarily, I will return to base in time for my youngest son’s 205th birthday.


 Recommended Readings

“The Coming Latino Catholic Majority” in December The Catholic World


“Who Can Be Called ‘The Greatest’” in December New Oxford Review.

–  “A woman at the altar” in January USCatholic, Org.

“Prayer as a Way of Life in John of the Cross” in winter Spiritual Life                                             

– In the December National Geographic there is an excellent chart of the  history of the 19 Bibles from 500 BC to 1603.

Roster of Joyful Catholic Priests

The media loves to publicize bad priests, and we should give recognition to our Joyful Catholic Priests. Send me your recommendation for ones you think merit membership in this splendid group. aljagoe@comcast.net

Fr. Robert Aufieri (New York, NY)
Fr. Paul Duchschere (Fargo, ND)  NEW!
Fr. Edward Gorman, O.P. (Providence, RI)
Fr. Andrew Gries (Washington, DC)
Msgr. Edward Filardi (Bethesda, MD)
Fr. Raymond Kemp (Washington, DC)
Bishop Joseph N. Latino (Jackson, MS)
Archbishop Jerome Listecki (Milwaukee, MN)
Bishop Dennis Madden (Baltimore, MD)
Fr. Joseph Marini (San Mateo, CA)
Msgr. Joseph Mayo (Salt Lake City, UT)
Fr. John Mericantante (Pahokee, FL)
Msgr. Thomas Modugno (New York, NY)
Fr. Kevin Nelson, (Lantana, FL )
Fr. John O’Donoghue (San Antonio,TX)
Fr. Antony Pulikal (Lntana, FL)
Fr. James R. Purfield (Denver,CO)
Msg. David Robichcaux, V.F. (New Orleans, LA) NEW!
Archbishop Thomas J.Rodi (Mobile, AL)
Msg. Paul L. Rohling (Birmingham, AL)
Fr. David Ross (Lima. OH)
Fr. Matthew Ruhl, S.J. (Kansas City, KS)
Fr. Michael Scanlon (Steubenville, OH)
Fr. Walter J. Szezesny (Buffalo, NY)
Fr. Richard Trout (Sanford, FL)
Fr. Hayden Vaverek (New York, NY)
Fr. Malcolm Sylvester Willoughby, O.P. (Washington, DC)
Canon Stuart Wilson (London, UK)

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