Category Archives: ACTION ITEM!

UPDATE! Navy Chaplain’s replacement vestments – DELIVERED!

Do you remember the project to replace the travel vestments of the Navy Chaplain whose plane crashed into the river on landing?  He lost everything.  HERE and HERE I started a campaign to have new vestments made and YOU AMAZING readers … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM: Spiritual Bouquet for Bp. Hying

May I suggest to the readership your participation in a Spiritual Bouquet for the new Bishop of Madison, Most Rev. Donald Hying? Bishop Hying took up his crozier in Madison at the end of June. A Spiritual Bouquet is a … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! I’m Fr. Z and I endorse this ad. UPDATES

I’m Fr. Z and I endorse this ad. From the Archdiocese for Military Services. For 34 years, the AMS has been serving those who serve. Currently, the AMS has 182 active-duty chaplains serving in the military. Whether on an installation … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Help a traditional deacon get to priesthood. Watch marvelous Fulton Sheen video of 1950 Roman Holy Year

Back in April, I wrote about a seminarian in a traditional group, the Institute of Christ the King, who had posted a video about wartime Vatican City, 1941, narrated by Fulton Sheen.  This seminarian, now ordained to the diaconate, was … Continue reading

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UK readers, especially priests, HELP!

I was sent this.   I very much would like to see the rest of it. Anyone?  It seems to me that the best bet would be old Missals in the UK. [I’m convinced it’s a send up, folks, as I … Continue reading

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For UK readers about online shopping

Dear UK Readers, sometimes I appeal to you to use my links to enter Amazon for online shopping.  With each purchase, I receive a percentage.  This is important for my budget. Right now and until 20 July the percentage has … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM: How you can help defend the Seal of Confession in California

Every once in a while, some legal case pops up whereby one side tries to undermine the Seal of Confession. These attempts usually go down in defeat. However, each time they are advanced, the needle is bumped ever so slightly … Continue reading

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Online Shopping Reminder and BIRETTA PROJECT

Folks, when you shop using Amazon, please consider entering Amazon through the links on this blog.  That way I get a small percentage of each sale.  The percentage depends on the product.  It’s very helpful. Amazon didn’t like that I … Continue reading

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Tuesday 28 May – Mass for Benefactors

I’ve been saying Masses for benefactors in Rome, with a couple of interruptions for other issues.   However, unless something super big pops up, I’ll say Mass for benefactors – those who regularly contribution donations by subscription or recently ad hoc, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can lay people assist with sprinkling rite and give homily?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I had to use my territorial novus ordo parish for a valid mass instead of the TLM since I work in emergency medicine and sometimes shift work makes it difficult to get to a TLM or … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Navy chaplain’s vestments lost in the airplane crash – UPDATED

UPDATE: Since in 24 hours we completed our objectives and exceeded expectations, it’s time to close this down. However… go to the bottom and read my 7 May update for more. UPDATE: I’ll add updates at the bottom, but this … Continue reading

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Peter’s Pence and You – ACTION ITEM

I switched on early morning news today to see if there was anything really big going on that I should know about.  I usually do that on the verge of a journey.   Today I learned that the massive horde swarming … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM: Help for a traditional Catholic seminarian continues! – UPDATED… for EASTER!

UPDATE 23 April: Check down at the bottom for more recent updates! Also, this seminarian posted a video about wartime Vatican City, 1941, narrated by Fulton Sheen. At this time, there are only 3 views.  That will increase.  And, when you’ve … Continue reading

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So a guy with gas cans walks into @StPatsNYC in Midtown Manhattan…

…. No!  Really! The NYPost reports – and I have verified through a NYPD source that this is for real – a guy with gas cans walked into St. Patrick’s Cathedral in midtown Manhattan today and got his crazy ass … Continue reading

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Fundraising idea for #NotreDame

I’ve been chatting with a friend.  Here’s an idea. Those who are responsible for Notre Dame Cathedral might sell cubes of charred wood and vault from the burned roof.   Say, 1 cm (5 cm for a lot more).   This would … Continue reading

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