Category Archives: ACTION ITEM!

NYC – 28 March – Requiem for a Priest

I received notice that a 1 year anniversary Requiem Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, 28 March in New York City at the Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel for the late Fr. John E. Halborg. I met Fr. Halborg only … Continue reading

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UPDATE: White Pontifical Vestments Project

UPDATE 22 March: Progress I had a note from Gammarelli that the embroidered coat-of-arms should arrive this week.  That means that they will then cut the fabric and get to work. UPDATE 14 Feb: The next phrase I just finished, … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM – URGENT PRAYER REQUEST – Fr. Philip Johnson

From time to time over the years I have requested that you pray for now Father Philip Johnson, who suffers from a brain tumor.  Fr. Johnson was recently ordained. However, today I received this: Begin forwarded message: From: “Msgr. David … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Declaration on Sacred Music – Cantate Domino – 50th anniversary of Instruction ‘Musicam Sacram’

My friend Prof. Peter Kwasniewski has been part of a project to create a Declaration on Sacred Music – Cantate Domino – on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Instruction Musicam Sacram, promulgated exactly 50 years ago … Continue reading

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Loony-tune “witches” to hex Pres. Trump. Wherein Fr. Z has an idea!

The New York Daily News informs us that … [Fake] Witches of the world will cast a mass spell on President Trump on Friday night The next four years could spell double, double, toil and trouble for President Trump. [Fraudulent] … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Birettas for Seminarians Project! UPDATES

Sometimes the small things really help. Today I received a note from a seminarian.  He is the recipient of a biretta, bequeathed through our BIRETTAS FOR SEMINARIANS PROJECT: I am a seminarian who recently received a biretta from your recent Birettas … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z apologizes and explains a response to a reader’s question

I need to explain something and to apologize if I caused wonder or confusion. On 27 January I posted an response to a person’s question: QUAERITUR: Given the rate things are going for this current pontificate, would it be sinful to … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Pontifical Vestments Fund Raising UPDATED!

UPDATE: The fabric has been delivered, thanks to a clerical intermediary, to Gammarelli in Rome.  On Monday I will send in the order, directions of what to do, and get back the estimate of costs. So… you need to step up now! … Continue reading

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UPDATED Send snail-mail Christmas Cards to Fr. Z – 2016

UPDATE 13 Jan 2017: I’ll now let this scroll off, but before it goes into history, a few cards are still trickling in: Sri Lanka Poland Lawrenceburg, TN (clearly a 2nd Amendment family’s photo of 8 kids, 3-20 in age, all … Continue reading

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FEEDBACK and REQUEST from seminarian

From a seminarian: Thank you kindly for the biretta program you set up. Because of this program, another seminarian and I (both attending the same seminary) received our birettas. Please pass on my thanks to our beloved benefactors and our … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Support Our Lady of Hope Clinic – MATCHING GRANT

I have an ACTION ITEM for you good readers. You have been generous to causes I have mentioned in the past.  Sometimes people have a hard time finding causes to support.  This is one of them that I admire. RIGHT NOW… … Continue reading

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Help from readers: Find the banding!

Okay folks… who can find this banding (the red embroidered part) for us?

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ACTION ITEM! NEW PROJECT – SATURNOS FOR CLERICS!

By now most of you know about the Biretta for Seminarians Project. You – seminarians and lay people – contact John Hastreiter in church goods at Leaflet Missal in St. Paul – 651-209-1951 Ext-331.  Seminarians: give name, address, HAT SIZE and John will put you … Continue reading

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Pope Francis pummels traditional priests, seminarians, laity … again. What can we learn from that?

UPDATE 14 Dec 2016: Jan Bentz of LifeSite has a follow up piece. ___  Originally Published on: Dec 12, 2016 ___ Over the last few years, Our Holy Father Pope Francis has said some pretty awful things about priests.  He doesn’t … Continue reading

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Leadership in the Church, Reading, and You (Fathers)

Donald Trump has made a stupendous decision to nominate Gen. James Mattis, USMC Ret., as Secretary of Defense. Here is a video of Gen. Mattis answering questions, especially about leadership. Fathers: watch this.  We could use this spirit. ♫ Gimme that … Continue reading

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