Good Fridays: New Catholics and New Saints

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We’re coming to the end of the Lenten season and there are so many good things to be thankful for.

New Catholics – we’ve got something like 150,000 new or returning Catholics fully joining the Catholic Church in 2009 in the United States alone!  And that doesn’t include infant baptisms.  Pretty awesome!

Miracles – Yet another miracle being attributed by some to John Paul II.

Favorite Five Friday – Catholics Tech Tips has a great post every Friday called Favorite Five Friday.  If you like techie kinds of stuff and other good Catholic updates, it’s well worth checking out each week.

The Great – Yesterday marked 4 years since Pope John Paul II passed on.  Here’s a cool little video remembering this great man.

Have a great weekend and a blessed Palm Sunday!

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Cade_One April 3, 2009 at 12:40 pm

Wow, it’s been 4 years since John Paul II’s passing. It doesn’t seem like it’s been that long. He is missed.

Terry Fenwick April 3, 2009 at 9:02 pm

I loved it! Ministered to my Soul!

I buried my husband’s ashes today – He left 3 years ago and it was time – but it was the right time. This tribute was lovely for me to come home to see – Tom and I are converts and Papa was our first Pope. We loved him. We did get to go see him at an audience in 2004 a few weeks after we were brought into full Communion in the One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church – we were 71 and 77

Cindy April 8, 2009 at 1:45 pm

150,000 new or returning Catholics? That is something to celebrate! Invite an unchurched friend to Easter Mass this year. That’s what those mega-church people do and why they grow and grow. It’s intimidating for nonmembers to turn up at a strange church. They are worried they have to commit or something. All we have to do is get them there and the Holy Spirit will do the rest.
God Bless.

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