Category Archives: ACTION ITEM!

Wherein Fr. Z rants in the wake of the Florida school mass murder

When man-made or natural disasters occur which result in the loss of life, I have often posted here about the importance of being in the state of grace.
In the first LENCAzTs I have done, I’ve used texts from St. Alphonsus … Continue reading

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2 Feb – Rosary To The Interior: For the Purification of the Church

I received an email about an interesting project.
On February 2, 2018, which is the day celebrating the double Feast of the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple and the Purification of the Blessed Virgin Mary, there will occur throughout the … Continue reading

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Who cares what libs think? Boldly recover and use great traditional items and vesture of yore.

At the newish blog LAJ, Shawn Tribe has a good post about boldness in regard to some traditional vesture and other items of yore.
In the 60s Paul VI abolished quite a lot of good things. That was a mistake. However, … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Petition against removal of historic Cross where Fr. Marquette died

I received this request from TFP. It is a good cause.
Liberals and atheists are now trying to bring down another historical cross. This one is particularly important to our American heritage.
The Father Marquette Memorial Cross in Ludington, Michigan, was erected … Continue reading

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More altar rails! We need many many more altar rails!

From the NCRegister:
Altar Rail Puts Communicants on Right Track
Priests and parishioners explain the value of kneeling when receiving Communion.
Joseph Pronechen
In many parishes, a once-standard sanctuary staple is making a comeback: the altar rail.
“Having an altar rail has really brought back … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can modern architecture churches have “ad orientem” worship?

From a reader…
Dear Father, I been trying to find and answer to a question about Ad Orientem worship facing west. Is it licit? Can churches hampered by modern architecture still worship Ad Orientem? Thanks in advance.
From the earliest days, and in keeping … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Snail-mail Christmas Cards to Fr. Z – 2017

UPDATE: Dec. 30
More cards…

Austen, TX* (prayers)
Summit, NJ (thanks, Sisters!)
Rome (thanks, Father!)
Cincinatti, OH (cool stamps)
Bridgewater, MA
Davenport, IA (thanks, Father, and congratulations)
London (I really look forward to a visit there)
Newinton, CT
San Diego, CA (thanks for the Masses)
Southlake, TX
Plano, TX (prayers for Kate)
St … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Fr. Z calls for help for a wrongly imprisoned priest

It is possible that not all of you noticed a special feature in my “Christmas cards received” entry, which I am occasionally updating.
Fr. Gordon MacRae – falsely accused, unjustly imprisoned – sent me a kind Christmas card.

At his blog, These Stone … Continue reading

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PHOTOS – New vestments underway for the TMSM!

As we get close to the end of the year, you may be thinking about tax-deductible donations.
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE remember the Tridentine Mass Society of the Diocese of Madison!  501(c)(3)
I just received some photos from Gammarelli in Rome of vestments … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Please support Our Lady of Hope Clinic – MATCHING GRANT

Sometimes people have a hard time finding causes to support.  I have a few organizations which I trust 100% for my own charitable giving.
This is one of them that I admire.
Our Lady of Hope Clinic.  This is a CATHOLIC clinic, … Continue reading

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A seminary in Cincinnati with positive numbers. ACTION ITEM! @CatholicCincy

Concerning the number of vocations to the priesthood.
From Cincinnati.com comes this.  There is a lot in this article.  Here are a few snips.
More men want to be Catholic priests. Millennials are leading the way.
The Rev. Benedict O’Cinnsealaigh looks out his … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Help the Benedictines of Mary! Urgent before Christmas.

Some news from the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles.  I often feature music from their great discs in my podcasts.
They have a lot of their income from their music discs.
The sisters need urgent help.
This news came:
Dear Friends in Christ,
As … Continue reading

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BALTIMORE: New life for a parish with the TLM, FSSP: Sat 16 Dec – RORATE MASS

There is a good piece in the Baltimore Sun about the newly established FSSP parish at the St. Alphonus, a fine old church.  It is the National Shrine of St. Alphonsus Liguori.  Parish site HERE.   NB: They have a RORATE … Continue reading

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UPDATED – FRAMED: Daniel Mitsui’s new altar cards for the TLM – HOLY COW!

UPDATE:
I took my spiffy Mitsui altar cards to be framed.  Now I have them, completed.
Ready for a first look.

The central card.

Here is the frame I chose.

The guy at the store and I had a discussion about whether a narrow frame … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: What Happens to Professed Religious in Orders that Don’t Make It?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
As one currently discerning a religious vocation, I was wondering: if someone takes vows in a religious order before it is officially approved by the Holy See (such as an “ad experimentum” order), what happens to them if … Continue reading

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VIDEO @Michael_Voris makes an appeal. ACTION ITEM!

In the last couple of years I’ve written more than once about the Church’s attribute of indefectibility.  In a nutshell, the Church’s members may err or fail, but the Church cannot.
Which leads me to advance a video that Michael Voris made.
He makes a … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Help a true contributor to TLM causes after horrible vandalism

This HORRIBLE news just arrived.
SPORCH needs you now. HERE
Keep in mind that this nice lady, Mary, whom I’ve met, has through her efforts made it possible for many priests to have beautiful materials for Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form.
In … Continue reading

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Birettas For Seminarians Project – UPDATE

If you don’t know what this IMPORTANT project is all about, go HERE.
Meanwhile, I have received a thank you note from a seminarian recipient of one of your birettas.

I just thought you would like to know.

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INDIANAPOLIS 17 NOV – YOUNG PEOPLE! Traditional Solemn Mass for the National Catholic Youth Conference

There will be a SOLEMN Mass in the traditional, Extraordinary Form at the NCYC (National Catholic Youth Conference)
Solemn High EF Mass
Friday, November 17th 2017
11:30 AM
Indiana Convention Center
Mass will be located in the adoration chapel in the convention center
(500 Ballroom)
At NLM … Continue reading

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CHICAGO 18 Nov: 1st Traditional Latin Mass at great North Side church in almost 60 years

The north side of Chicago has massive and venerable Polish churches.  Some have languished and were in danger of closure, such as St. John Cantius and St. Mary of the Angels.
What revived them?  Traditional Catholic liturgy and teaching.
I had a … Continue reading

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