Category Archives: ACTION ITEM!

ACTION ITEM! US CLERGY! Sign letter urging Synod to uphold Catholic teaching on marriage and family!

You will recall that hundreds of priests in England signed a letter, published in the Catholic Herald, urging the upcoming Synod to uphold Catholic doctrine and discipline concerning marriage and the family.  HERE
That letter created a stir.
I now see that there … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Newly widowed mother of EIGHT! Please help.

I received this note today.
I am writing to you this morning to request your help. Mike and Nikki Rogan of Wausau, WI were on their way to the hospital early yesterday morning with their seven children in anticipation of welcoming … Continue reading

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I call on all the readers here to pray and offer fasting and alms for the spiritual defense of Archbishop Cordileone of San Francisco.
Will San Francisco be the Alamo of the Church in these USA?
Today, in the ultra-liberal San Francisco … Continue reading

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PETITION TO POPE FRANCIS: Declare St. John Paul II “Doctor of the Church”!

I, Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, do hereby petition our Holy Father, Pope Francis, to declare St. John Paul II
Doctor of the Church.
I ask that St. John Paul II, who instituted the Feast of Divine Mercy, be declared Doctor of the Church … 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.
I have written … Continue reading

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STATIONS OF THE CROSS (audio from Fr. Z)

Many parishes and chapels will have the Via Crucis or Stations of the Cross during Lent.
What version does your parish use?  
Let’s get some titles/versions/authors and we might have a poll later on.
I have audio projects with the Way of the Cross.
Here … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM COMPLETED: Custom breastplate for Swiss Guard being made!

Hurray!  You did it.  I am removing the donation button.  But if you are still eager to donate something… there’s always my button on the sidebar!
Apparently the last donation was pretty large and it put them well over the goal. … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Membership in a parish, borders, registration

From a reader…
I am a parishoner at an ethnic church in the Archdiocese of X with national boundaries where there are Masses, sacraments, services, etc in my preferred language.
However, I live 20 minutes away in the Diocese of Y. Who is “my bishop”? … Continue reading

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The usual conditions of confession, Communion and detachment from even venial sin apply, but here is a great opportunity to gain a Plenary Indulgence for those who go to Mass on Fridays of Lent!
The Handbook of Indulgences has this:
22. Look … Continue reading

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Get a free music CD of spectacular music of Lent from St. John Cantius

I had a great offer from the Canons at St. John Cantius which they want to extend to you, through my blog.
Biretta Books has a special Lenten offer for Fr. Z’s Blog readers.
Visit anytime … Continue reading

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