Pope Francis to Give Women Voting Power in “Synod of Bishops”
In the October meeting of Catholic bishops from around the world, women will have votes for the first time. Five religious sisters will join five priests as voting representatives. Pope Francis has also decided to appoint 70 non-bishop voting members to the “Synod of Bishops” and has asked that half of them be women. Here’s more from The Guardian.
Mindful Music Therapy Helps Man Walk and Speak
71-year-old Ian Palmer was unable to walk or speak properly due to Guillain-Barré syndrome, a rare condition in which a person’s immune system attacks their motor nerves. Mindful music therapy (including listening to The Carpenters) helped retrained his brain to engage muscles and help him walk and speak again. The Good News Network has more about this fascinating process.
Single Mother of Five Adopts Teen Mom of Triplets
NICU nurse Katrina Mullen, a single mother of five, adopted Shariya Small, a 14-year-old mother of triplets to keep the young family together. Read their story from the Good News Network which includes a video.
Seventh Grader Steers Bus to Safety
Dillon Reeves, a 13-year-old in Michigan, noticed his school bus driver was having trouble. When he realized she was becoming unconscious, he put his foot on the brake, steered the bus to a safe stop and told someone to call 911.
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May 2, 2023 at 8:29 am
Lots of hope for the world in these stories ❤️
May 2, 2023 at 9:56 pm
Hope is the goal! I’m so glad you get it! Thank, you, Alethea. ❤
May 2, 2023 at 10:14 pm
May 2, 2023 at 9:59 am
A very good bunch. I have to pick the adoption story
May 2, 2023 at 10:10 pm
Thanks, Derrick. The adoption story was amazing. I find myself imagining life in that busy and loving home.
May 2, 2023 at 12:58 pm
All great stories, JoAnna. The adoption story brought tears to my eyes ❤ It gives me so much hope that we the people truly have what it takes to face the challenges ahead.
May 3, 2023 at 8:51 pm
I’m thankful that story gave your so much hope. I think about the loving family Katrina Mullen has created and imagine how everyone pitches in and helps out. It gives me hope for us, too. ❤
May 2, 2023 at 3:23 pm
These stories give me hope.
May 3, 2023 at 9:12 pm
I’m so glad they give you hope, Dan. Me, too. There are plenty of good people doing good work in the world.
May 2, 2023 at 6:06 pm
Sending many blessings to the “Single Mother of Five Adopts Teen Mom of Triplets”. So much Love and so much work. ❤️
May 3, 2023 at 9:19 pm
Thank you for your insight and the good idea, Rose. I’m sending her blessings, too! ❤
May 2, 2023 at 10:52 pm
Wow, it’s a really good week for Good News, JoAnna! It is heartening to see a middle school student save everyone on a school bus. it is also great to see the nurse adopting a 14-year-old mother of triplets to keep the family together. <3!
May 3, 2023 at 9:48 pm
I’m glad you liked these stories, Cheryl. It seems there’s plenty of good news if you know where to look. I have a couple of online subscriptions and go to sites. My task is to pick out which ones to share. Thanks for enjoying the good news with me!
May 3, 2023 at 3:22 am
I enjoyed all the stories today. Great stuff about the Pope, the kid who steered the bus, and the music. Music to me is the thing that really puts me in the “get it done” mood. I always have something playing in the background when I get my stuff done each day. Happy Wednesday!
May 3, 2023 at 10:00 pm
I’m glad you enjoyed the good news stories, Dave. Music is powerful for me, too.
May 4, 2023 at 10:13 am
I love all of these adopted stories. Other people in our neighborhood are adopted children from Asia.
May 4, 2023 at 9:58 pm
I’m glad you loved the stories, Anita. These people are wonderful.