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Wherein Michael Sean Winters responded to Fr. Z’s gift of the Combat Rosary

The other day I posted about sending a Combat Rosary to Fishwrap‘s Michael Sean Winters, who had had a little nutty about “militaristic” imagery.  I wondered whether or not MSW would acknowledge receipt.
Today, I see that he responded!  HERE
Lastly, Fr. John Zuhlsdorf … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z sends Michael Sean Winters a “Combat Rosary”

UPDATE:
Winters responded!  HERE
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ORIGINALLY Published on: Jul 31, 2017:

The other day Michael Sean Winters, the juggernaut writer for the Fishwrap, attacked you readers here. HERE  He did so, because one of you asked me about the Most Holy Rosary as a “weapon”.
He ignored the context … Continue reading

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Discount promo code for the famous “Combat Rosary”

Some of you have mentioned in email and comments here that the famous Combat Rosaries, carried by the Pontifical Swiss Guard, are just expensive enough that it is hard to buy them for groups, etc.
I worked out something with Fr. Heilman, … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Supper For the Promotion of Clericalism and a NOTE to MS. Winters – UPDATED

UPDATE 17 July 2017:
Some of you are writing to me to ask for CCW cards.  I’m not the guy.  However, I passed the word to Fr. Heilman, who responded:
They’ll be available at romancatholicgear.com within the week. They must possess a “Combat Rosary” … Continue reading

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Swiss Guards: Armor and “the most powerful weapon that exists”

Many of you will remember that project we had to make fitted armor for one of the Swiss Guard.  HERE
I was alerted to a great photo at the National Catholic Register of the Guard in his splendid armor…. made by some … Continue reading

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The Battle of Lepanto (1571) and the Feast of the Holy Rosary

The Battle of Lepanto on 7 October 1571 was the largest naval engagement until Jutland in 1916. 40,000 dead in 4 hours.  There are many famous battles, but most of them come no where near the significance of Lepanto for … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 149: Interview with Fr. Richard Heilman – Part 2

In this PODCAzT we hear the the second, shorter, of two parts of an interview I did with Fr. Richard Heilman, pastor of St. Mary’s Church in Pine Bluff, WI a few minutes to the west of Madison.  I’ve written about Fr. … Continue reading

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Prayers and Points about the Terror in Orlando

I was drafting something along these lines, but Fr. John Hunwicke has expressed also many of the points I wanted to get across (with my emphases and comment):
Those who died in the most truly appalling events at Orlando … may … Continue reading

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Of GI bones and Combat Rosaries and a 90 year burial delayed

This is a great email.  For your Just Too Cool file!
RE: the Combat Rosaries, I received mine (ordered several for family members) today and, holding them, recalled how blessed I was in July 2010 to attend the Catholic burial (with … Continue reading

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