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Good News, Good Possibilities

By Dr. Jeff Mirus ( bio - articles - email ) | Jul 19, 2013

I woke up this morning and suddenly realized how much good news we reported during the two weeks in which my role here at was dominated by the virus. During this time, it fell to Phil Lawler (as usual) to make sure we kept our news service running no matter what. Consider this list of recent Catholic World News stories, praise God, and smile!

July 8

July 9

July 11

July 12

July 13

July 16

July 19

Bad news naturally and necessarily dominates all reporting. What has gone wrong is more jarring, and therefore more newsworthy, than all the things that go right. But good news often reveals important possibilities. Hopeful new strategies can arise from good news. We forget about it at our peril.

Jeffrey Mirus holds a Ph.D. in intellectual history from Princeton University. A co-founder of Christendom College, he also pioneered Catholic Internet services. He is the founder of Trinity Communications and See full bio.

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  • Posted by: Retired01 - Jan. 19, 2018 2:27 PM ET USA

    Maybe the reason many bishops do not say anything is that they are waiting to see which way is the wind finally going to blow. If this is true, it says something very disturbing about these bishops.

  • Posted by: rjbennett1294 - Jan. 16, 2018 6:34 PM ET USA

    Phil Lawler asks, "If many of the world’s bishops are troubled by the confusion, why don’t they join in the effort to restore clarity?" Why? Because they've seen what happens to anyone who joins in such an effort. In other words, they've seen the punishment such a person incurs.

  • Posted by: james-w-anderson8230 - Jan. 16, 2018 5:49 PM ET USA

    The despicable silence of most of our bishops and cardinals ranks right up there with the "silence" of the German people who just sang louder when the trains headed to the death camps went past their churches.

  • Posted by: feedback - Jan. 16, 2018 9:04 AM ET USA

    I'm noticing that the Bishops' stance on Amoris (or the related 'Kasper Proposal') appears to propel or hinder their careers on the hierarchical ladder under Pope Francis. It doesn't look good when those who rise to prominence while praising Amoris for its "clarity," do not bother to explain, or even discuss, any particulars of that "clarity." The Holy Spirit needs to intervene.

  • Posted by: wsw33410 - Jul. 19, 2013 1:11 PM ET USA

    Thank you Dr Mirus for bringing the list of Good News to our attention; in daily struggle with The Culture of Death we MUST FOCUS on positive events around us. God Bless!