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ACTION ITEM! Birettas for Seminarians Project RENEWED!

YOU, dear readers, have supplied over 100 birettas to seminarians.  Kudos.  Some thank you notes from seminarians with spiffy new birettas HERE and HERE. Last night after the Pontifical Mass I was chatting with seminarians and learned to my horror that a … Continue reading

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Reader Feedback, Biretta Project Update, A Note to Cops, Challenge Coins

Some reader feedback. First, I received a great note from a seminarian who benefit from the generosity of one of you readers out there. For more on the BIRETTA PROJECT go HERE Next, a snail mail card from a fellow … Continue reading

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Reader Feedback and Your Voicemail and Biretta Project Request (Octogenarian)

I think my Guardian Angel prompted some good feedback over the last few hours.  I really needed it. First, from a reader: Based on your recommendation, my wife and I watched The Nightingale last night – US HERE – UK HERE … Continue reading

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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

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ACTION ITEM! Birettas for Seminarians Project: UPDATED

UPDATE 5 Nov: John Hastreiter at Leaflet Missal in St. Paul forwarded this to me.  It is from a grateful seminarian. Thank you for the beautiful (and Italian) Biretta which arrived in the mail yesterday at Mundelein Seminary. This brought … Continue reading

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BIRETTA PROJECT FOLLOWUP: You can still participate!

I received this from John at Leaflet Missal in St. Paul: Hello Fr. Z, I have tremendous news! The goal of 20 birettas for the Diocese of Madison has been reached and I express my gratitude to all who have … Continue reading

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SUCCESS! ACTION ITEM! Correct a GREAT INJUSTICE! (Hint: Birettas… seminarians…)

UPDATE 13 AUG: We have hit our initial goal! I distributed a few of the birettas to the guys yesterday and they were pretty chuffed. I should have some thank you notes pretty soon. “But Father! But Father!”, you liberals … Continue reading

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Fun and inspiring at the same time. And a request for prayers for a seminarian with cancer

I have in the past posted a request for prayers for a seminarian who has inoperable brain cancer, Philip Gerard Johnson.  I renew my request that you pray for a real miracle. That said, Mr. Johnson posted on his blog … Continue reading

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