Category Archives: ACTION ITEM!

Goals for Faithful Catholics in this time of confusion

A theologian friend feeds me stuff which I occasionally share here with some editing and editorializing. Perpend: Cardinal Raymond Burke gave a talk in Rome on May 7. I couldn’t attend, but the great organization, Voice of the Family, who … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Survey on Deaconettes! Please help.

In the wake of Pope Francis mentioning a “study” about deaconettes (which I think was already done – but, as they say, “Quis sum ego ut iudicem.”) one of you alert readers alerted me to a survey that the women’s … Continue reading

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THEY’RE HERE! Action Item Update – Red Pontifical Vestments Project – PHOTOS

UPDATE:   I got them hung up in the sacristy. Then I switched plans and laid out the dalmatics and chasubles of both the red and purple in drawers which I rearranged.  The copes and other pieces such as the … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Birettas for Seminarians Project!

In the past we have had here a project to get birettas for seminarians.  It was a success (for example HERE) but, alas, it has fallen off the radar.  Let’s get back at it.   I am still getting notes from … Continue reading

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Of weasles, egg salad, broken teeth, blessed salt, and YOU

A weasel can chew through a cable and knock out a particle accelerator, but I can’t chew through an egg salad sandwich. I had what might be called a “dental emergency”.  I knocked off the distal cusp of a mandibular molar.  Thus, pulling … Continue reading

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Dem Sen. Barbara Boxer attacks Fr. Sirico of Acton Institute for questioning global warming – VIDEO – POLL

I have long contended that Sen. Barbara Boxer may be the dimmest light in that intellectual constellation called the U.S. Senate.  She has competition, I’ll grant. I saw this at the Daily Caller, which, by the way, has a poll … Continue reading

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SUPER! New book with table of readings for the Novus Ordo and TLM! ACTION ITEM!

I just learned of this and I am eager to get my hands on it.  It should be a helpful tool. I have often longed for an easy to use chart to line up the readings from Scripture in both the … Continue reading

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Intense new image of the Sacred Heart and your Act of Reparation (ACTION ITEM!)

This striking detail from a new print by the Catholic artist Daniel Mitsui. It is inspired in part by the visions of Gertrude. and the 1467 Sanctus Salvator. Even the small details, the little animals that are scattered through the background, have symbolic meanings…. … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: #ConsecratedWidows – ACTION ITEM!

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Easter blessings Father! God has given me the gift of widowhood and I feel He is calling me to offer it back to Him as a dedicated or consecrated widow. Is there and current progress in … Continue reading

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HELP from readers! (Sound) liturgical catechesis bulletin inserts needed!

From a priest: In the [d]iocese of ___ we are expected to do more Catechesis on the Mass. I want to do this using bulletin inserts. …  Any group or website or publishing company that you might recommend for this? My people … Continue reading

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