Category Archives: ACTION ITEM!

ACTION ITEM: Prayers after Earthquake near Norcia, Italy

UPDATE: Dom Cassian Folsom has some reflections on the earthquakes which shook the monastery at Norcia. HERE UPDATE: For the time being, the monks of Norcia have moved down to Rome and are at the Benedictine community on the Aventine … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Birettas for Seminarians Project!

UPDATE: First off… I am informed that, through this project, YOU, dear readers, have supplied about 100 birettas to seminarians.  Kudos. Next, I have had a few thank you notes from seminarians, who are receiving their new covers.  Here is … Continue reading

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The Act of Reparation taught by the Angel of Fatima

In the late September or early October of 1916, 100 years ago as I write just shy a couple months, an angel appeared to the three children of Fatima to whom Our Blessed Mother would later appear during 1917.  The angel taught … Continue reading

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Assumption – The 4th Glorious Mystery

As today, the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we are to begin the 54 Day Novena it is appropriate to share again something I put together back in 2006 for my “Patristic Rosary Project”.  I drill into … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Wherein Fr. Z makes suggestions to priests about “ad orientem” worship.

In an email exchange I had, and a conversation with a priest friend, a couple ideas came up. Context: Robert Card. Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, made a plea to priests to begin offering Holy Mass ad orientem versus. … Continue reading

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The blog, donations and you.

Many people come each day to use the blog, and I am happy to see everyone. If so, if you come everyday, please consider subscribing to send a monthly donation. That way I have steady income I can plan on, … Continue reading

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Aspirants to Religious Life, Priesthood, DEBT, and You – ACTION ITEM!

I occasionally get email from people who want to enter convents, monasteries, seminaries, but they are held up on account of debt, mostly from education loans.  They usually have some crowd-funding page by which they are trying to raise money … Continue reading

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Rosary Crusade before 100th anniversary of apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima

From the SSPX website: Bishop Bernard Fellay, Superior General of the Society of St. Pius X announced another Rosary Crusade as a spiritual preparation for the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima.  [This is a serious anniversary.] … Continue reading

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Card. Sarah: Priests should start saying Mass ‘ad orientem’ at Advent

If as a Church we want to effect something good and lasting, it has to be rooted in our sacred liturgical worship of God.  That’s our source.  That’s our summit.   This is where our identity is most deeply shaped.  We … Continue reading

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

UPDATE:  Originally posted 14 April. 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 … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Coordinated prayer for Pope Francis against diabolical attack

My friend Fr. Byers wrote to ask for help with something. HERE He suggests that people all over the world pray at the say time each day (early morning Rome time) to ask God to protect Pope Francis from diabolical … Continue reading

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Death can strike at any moment of any day. Wherein Fr. Z begs bishops and priests to preach unvarnished truths.

Just the other day I was catching up on episodes of the series Blue Bloods (Catholic family, cops in NYC, etc.).  In one episode a rep from the police force in London pressed the NYC police commissioner about what he … Continue reading

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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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