Category Archives: ACTION ITEM!

ACTION ITEM! WORTHY Traditional Liturgy Project needs YOUR HELP – UPDATE

UPDATE 11 August: They are making progress but they still need your help!   Originally Published on: Jun 25, 2017 I bring to your attention a wonderful and WORTHY project. I hope you will all click and explore the site as well. … Continue reading

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Thanks from seminarian: The BIRETTA PROJECT!

The other day, HERE, I mentioned that new seminarians of the diocese, gathered for their annual week with the Extraordinary Ordinary, have been measured for their birettas as part of the ongoing BIRETTAS FOR SEMINARIANS PROJECT. So far, this project has … Continue reading

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Of seminarians, books, birettas, new vestments, and wherein Fr. Z is very pleased

Every summer the Extraordinary Ordinary of the Diocese of Madison, His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, gathers all the seminarians for about a week of fraternity and conferences.  We are in full swing. Today, I celebrated Holy Mass for … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Birettas for Seminarians Project ONGOING!

¡Hagan lío! I had a nice note from a reader who met a seminarian recipient of one of your birettas. Here at Fr. Z’s Samizdat, for now I’ll anonymize this “In The Wild” pic.  It is just better that way, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Corruption, sodomy, drugs, infidelity… How can we trust anything from Rome? Wherein Fr. Z rants.

UPDATE: Feedback from a reader… In a recent post, you respond to a question about the distress that is caused by the latest homosexual scandal in the Vatican. You pointed out that the enemy will attack, “in particular,” those who have influence over … Continue reading

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Homosexual sex obsessed Jesuit v. Bp. Paprocki of Springfield, IL – ACTION ITEM!

ACTION ITEM at the end! A little while ago, His Excellency Most Reverend Thomas John Paprocki, Bishop of Springfield in Illinois, issued a Decree “Regarding Same-Sex ‘Marriage’ and Related Pastoral Issues.” This Decree reaffirmed Catholic teaching that a marriage is only possible “between one … Continue reading

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Benedictines of Norcia: Concussi surgunt! Super nifty BEER news!

News from Norcia! I warmly urge you to visit their site, check out their donation page, and consider joining their beer club. Speaking of beer, be sure to look at what they have going … below. Dear friends, In moments … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Am I obliged to do the strange penance Father gave during confession?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: When I went to confession the priest asked me to watch a certain movie for my penance. I have done a search for it but what I found (trailers) seems contrary to the faith, very progressive/liberal … Continue reading

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Glaswegians! ACTION ITEM!

Some time ago I asked the readership if anyone had ever seen a stained glass window of Moses at the cleft in the rock from Exodus 33. Someone came through and I am deeply grateful! From a reader… I remember … Continue reading

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Disaster. Vocations. Identity. Liturgy. Prayer. ACTION ITEM and Fr. Z rants.

A while back I wrote that people get the priests that they deserve.  Collectively, at least.  Priests don’t just spring full grown from the heads of… cabbage. Recently, a writer at hyper-liberal Commonweal suggested that vocations are down because his grand vision of … Continue reading

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Are you anxious, upset, confused about the Church today? Wherein Fr. Z rants.

In this time of confusion over doctrine and praxis, many people ask me in email what they can do either to maintain equilibrium, or else to “be the maquis”, as it were, and join the resistance against the liberal undermining of … Continue reading

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Happy 1st Anniversary ‘Amoris laetitia’ and a terrific new book alert – ACTION ITEM!

It has been 1 year already since the unleashing of the text of the Post-Apostolic Exhortation Amoris laetitia. It seems longer, in some ways. Since it’s release, sharp divisions have developed in the Church over objectively ambiguous, now infamous elements of Chapter 8. … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! “Church Madness” Championship 2017 – FINAL!

Your attention is urgently needed. Last year, St. John Cantius in Chicago ascended the brackets to be Numero Uno in the Church Madness tourney. This year we see that the last surviving churches are the Institute of Christ the King’s … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Vocation to priesthood, but I want only the Traditional Mass

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I have been reading it for 4 years and it has greatly helped me as a Catholic and in discerning my vocation. I am 18 and strongly feel called to the priesthood. My question is, are … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Woven Palm Crosses

Thinking ahead to Palm Sunday, which is upon us, I would like a contact who could execute and deliver in time, three substantial decoratively woven palm crosses for the procession on Palm Sunday. Anyone?  Contact me.  HERE  Put PALM CROSSES … Continue reading

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