Category Archives: ACTION ITEM!

VIDEO: The new church of Gower Abbey (and the Extraordinary Ordinary)

As we come to the end of the year, many of you are considering your end of year charitable giving for tax deductions, etc.   Hence, I will probably drone on about the TMSM.
However, I want to bring to your … Continue reading

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End of year 2018 charitable giving and YOU. A suggestion.

We are coming to the end of the calendar year.  Start thinking about doing your taxes.
Sometimes people want to make deductible donations, but they don’t know to whom.  Is the organization doing something good?  The end of the year is … Continue reading

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Latin Mass Society of England & Wales @latinmassuk – Re-upping!

I just re-upped my membership in the venerable LMS, the Latin Mass Society of England and Wales.
>>HERE<<
They have been fighting the good fight for decades and they deserve lots of support, even from those of us who do not live … Continue reading

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The Exequies for @BishopMorlino in @MadisonDiocese

Last night I attended a Vespers service held to pray for the soul of Bp. Morlino. A former Vicar General of Madison, now Bp. of Sioux Falls, Most Rev. Paul J. Swain presided and preached. There were many people whom … Continue reading

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@Bishop Morlino and his hope for a @MadisonDiocese Cathedral

The funeral for Bp. Morlino will be on 4 December.  He will be buried immediately after the funeral in Madison’s Resurrection cemetery.
It was Bp. Morlino’s desire to provide the city and diocese with a new Cathedral church once again, which … Continue reading

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Thoughts, deeds for @BishopMorlino. Your feedback, homework!

I am deeply moved by all the emails I have received after the too early passing of Bp. Robert Morlino of Madison, the Extraordinary Ordinary (the ExO).
People have written from all over the world.  They sense that this is an … Continue reading

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Reliable Catholic and Pro-Life Causes

Here are some efforts worth your attention. We are getting down to the end of the year. Some of you are starting to think about your end of year TAX DEDUCTIBLE giving.
Tridentine Mass Society of the Diocese of Madison
First, in … Continue reading

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US Bishop begin 2018 November meeting: PRAY & FAST!

It think it may be up to us – up to you and me.
The US Bishops begin their annual November meeting today in Baltimore.
There will be protesters around the meeting, as there should be.   Some, seemingly within the USCCB … Continue reading

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100th Armistice Day, Veterans Day, Remembrance Day ACTION ITEM!

Today is Armistice Day 2018, which makes it the 100th anniversary of cessation of fire on the Western Front, effectively leading to the formal end of the hideous WWI.
11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, St. Martin’s … Continue reading

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GERMANY: Catastrophic! USA next? @USCCB bishops meeting and YOU. ACTION ITEM!

An image to consider.
Two rays extending from the same point get farther and father apart the longer they extend.   If the one ray is the trajectory of Christ’s true Church, then the other ray, that departs from it, get’s … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How to gain the 1-8 November plenary indulgence

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Thanks to you and your blog, I am intending to receive a plenary indulgence or three (aim high!) for the souls in purgatory over Nov 1 – Nov 8. Reading through the Manual of Indulgences, from the fourth edition (1999) of … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Parish records and confidentiality

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Is there any church law which prevents sacramental records from being made public? I have seen church records used for online family trees that show living family members illegitimacy.
Interesting question.
The law says that parishes must keep sacramental records, … Continue reading

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October, The Rosary, St. Joseph and YOU – ACTION ITEM!

Tomorrow, 1 October, begins a month which traditionally calls for daily recitation of the Most Holy Rosary.
Dear readers… please consider, if you don’t already, daily recitation of the Rosary during October.  How wonderful it would be if you took this … Continue reading

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OCTOBER – ROME – Annual #SumPont2018 Pilgrimage

At the end of October, 26-28 October to be precise, is the annual Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage to Rome.  People from all over travel to Rome to participate in traditional liturgy, processions and talks… and to make contacts and greet old … Continue reading

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THIS IS WAR! Wherein Fr. Z calls on bishops and priests to FIGHT BACK as priests and bishops!

Preliminary note:  For the last two nights, I have had nightmares.  Last night was as bad as anything I have ever had and it was incredibly real.  As I wrote this post, I had the dreaded BSOD.   Hasn’t happened for … Continue reading

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