Category Archives: ACTION ITEM!

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,
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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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