Category Archives: ACTION ITEM!

UPDATE on ACTION ITEM! Pray for important pro-life SCOTUS case! Arguments on 20 March.

UPDATE 20 March:
Link to the transcript of the oral arguments for the good guys.  HERE
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Originally Published on: Mar 19, 2018
Can the government force Christian pro-life centers to advertise taxpayer-funded abortions?  California says they can.
That’s the essential question the US Supreme Court will … Continue reading

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UK: 29 April 2018 – Rosary on the Coast – London Oratory Trip to Ramsgate

From the Catholic Herald:
Catholics plan mass-rosary prayer around the British coast
The ‘Rosary on the Coast’ will mark 50 years since the Abortion Act came into effect
After similar events in Poland and Ireland, Catholics plan to pray the rosary around the … Continue reading

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UPDATED @NCRonline #Fishwrap croons for ordination of women as bishops. Pray daily for their conversion or downfall.

UPDATE BELOW
Originally Published on: Mar 5, 2018
The next time the Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) criticizes anyone for having a faithful, conservative understanding of the Church’s discipline or doctrine, point them to this article.  The next time writers for the Fishwrap such as Michael Sean Winters or … Continue reading

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20 Years Later: #WhoKilledFatherKunz

Last Saturday, 3 March, we had a Requiem Mass for in the intention of the late Fr. Alfred Kunz. It was the 20th anniversary of his murder.  His body was found on 4 March 1998, though he was probably killed … Continue reading

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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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