Category Archives: ACTION ITEM!

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

Posted in ACTION ITEM! | Tagged , | Leave a comment

UPDATE: White Pontifical Vestments Project

UPDATE 14 Feb: The next phrase. I just finished, with the help of the Vocations Director and his assistant, the unfurling, cutting, and folding of the last bolt of fabric that remained here in The Cupboard Under The Stairs.  As … Continue reading

Posted in ¡Hagan lío!, "How To..." - Practical Notes, ACTION ITEM!, Hard-Identity Catholicism | Tagged , , | 7 Comments

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

Posted in ACTION ITEM! | 1 Comment

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

Posted in ¡Hagan lío!, ACTION ITEM!, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, The Campus Telephone Pole | Tagged , | 28 Comments

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

Posted in ACTION ITEM! | Comments Off on UPDATED Send snail-mail Christmas Cards to Fr. Z – 2016

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

Posted in ACTION ITEM!, PRAYER REQUEST, Seminarians and Seminaries | 18 Comments

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

Posted in ACTION ITEM!, Our Catholic Identity, The Campus Telephone Pole | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment

Help from readers: Find the banding!

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

Posted in ACTION ITEM! | 7 Comments

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

Posted in ¡Hagan lío!, ACTION ITEM!, Lighter fare, Mail from priests, New Evangelization, Priests and Priesthood, Seminarians and Seminaries | Tagged , , , , | 13 Comments

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

Posted in ¡Hagan lío!, ACTION ITEM!, Hard-Identity Catholicism, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Mail from priests, Our Catholic Identity, Priests and Priesthood, Seminarians and Seminaries | Tagged , , , | 69 Comments

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

Posted in ¡Hagan lío!, ACTION ITEM!, Be The Maquis, Hard-Identity Catholicism, Mail from priests, Priests and Priesthood, Seminarians and Seminaries | Tagged | 16 Comments

ACTION ITEM! Petition in support of the Four Cardinals and Five Dubia

LifeSite has a petition in support of the Four Cardinals and their Five Dubia. HERE Please consider signing.  I, for one, want clarity about the questions submitted by the Four Cardinals.  The questions were necessary to maintain the integrity the … Continue reading

Posted in ACTION ITEM!, One Man & One Woman, Our Catholic Identity, The Drill | Tagged , , , , | 15 Comments

AD ORIENTEM WATCH! – ACTION ITEM!

I hope you readers out there will post about the changes effected in parishes concerning ad orientem worship for Holy Mass. Did you see priests “turning towards the Lord”? I’ve been hearing about some places in email. ¡Hagan lío! Report! For my … Continue reading

Posted in ¡Hagan lío!, ACTION ITEM!, Hard-Identity Catholicism, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Turn Towards The Lord | Tagged | 37 Comments

BRICK BY BRICK! Parishes are “Turning Towards The Lord”, going “ad orientem”

During a conference in London last summer, Robert Card. Sarah famously made a prayerful and earnest personal suggestion that priests begin to say Holy Mass ad orientem beginning with Advent.  Advent begins on Sunday. Of course the Cardinal was speaking as … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ACTION ITEM!, Brick by Brick, Hard-Identity Catholicism, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Our Catholic Identity | Tagged , , | 17 Comments

Act of Consecration of the Human Race to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Since the time of Pius XI’s Quas primas in 1925, the following was to be recited on the Feast of Christ the King, which in the traditional calendar falls on the last Sunday of October.   In the new-fangled calendar it is … Continue reading

Posted in ¡Hagan lío!, ACTION ITEM!, Hard-Identity Catholicism | Tagged , , | 7 Comments