Category Archives: ACTION ITEM!

Fr. Z’s Voice Mail: A wish for a dying seminarian – ACTION ITEM! #wookies4wes

It has been a while since I have posted about my voice mail.  I enjoy your voice mail messages! FIRST, about the seminarian who is dying from cancer. [UPDATE: Okay, now she doesn’t want her voice mail here.  Go figure.] What an … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM: Pontifical Vestments Fund Raising – PROGRESS UPDATES

UPDATE 29 Nov: Don’t forget about this project!   The Tridentine Mass Society of Madison needs vestments.. lots of vestments.  This is only the beginning. Get out that crowbar and pry loose some money… for a tax deductible donation. UPDATE … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM UPDATE: Christmas Cards and gloves

We are on the very threshold of Advent. This afternoon I switch volumes of the Roman Breviary… already. I have also located and and ready to sling up my tactical stocking. Yesterday I received the first Christmas cards from you … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM: Christmas Cards 2015 and ADVENT MUSIC CDs

The time for sending Christmas cards is rolling around soon.  This coming Saturday afternoon will bring the 1st Vespers of Advent! Last year I posted about Christmas cards on 22 December, which was late, especially for some readers in some … Continue reading

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Fr. Z asks help: finding fabrics

Is there anyone out there I could put onto a project? I need to find some fabric – gold silk – that matches a set of vestments I had made in Rome last year.  During my last trip I went … Continue reading

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HELP! The dire state of US Military Chaplains

The US Bishops are meeting in their annual plenary session.  Yesterday, Most Rev. Timothy Broglio, Archbishop for the Military Services, delivered a presentation on the dire state of the number of chaplains serving the military and their families. His presentation is … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Order your Ordo for 2016 – Fraternity of St. Peter

Every Latin Church sacristy should have an Ordo for both the Ordinary and the Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite.  Every sacristy… even if the older form of Mass isn’t celebrated at the church. A while back I posted about the … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM: A priest needs a 1962 Missale Romanum

Some years ago, a reader sent me a newly printed full-sized 1962 Missale Romanum. I remember him and his initiative each time I use it. I received this email from a priest in my native place: The time has come … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Birettas for Seminarians Project: UPDATED

UPDATE 5 Nov: John Hastreiter at Leaflet Missal in St. Paul forwarded this to me.  It is from a grateful seminarian. Thank you for the beautiful (and Italian) Biretta which arrived in the mail yesterday at Mundelein Seminary. This brought … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Support Our Lady of Hope Clinic!

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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