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BOOK : A guide for forming Catholic gentlemen and future priests – and a mini rant.

A prelude. I treasure a copy of a French book of etiquette from long lost decades, Le Livre D’Or Du Savoir-Vivre. Dictionnaire Illustre De La Politesse.  It’s an informative hoot, since much of what it contains is seemingly outdated and, … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Help a traditional deacon get to priesthood. Watch marvelous Fulton Sheen video of 1950 Roman Holy Year

Back in April, I wrote about a seminarian in a traditional group, the Institute of Christ the King, who had posted a video about wartime Vatican City, 1941, narrated by Fulton Sheen.  This seminarian, now ordained to the diaconate, was … Continue reading

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NOVENA FOR SEMINARIANS – from Corpus Christi to Sacred Heart, with a Marian Consecration

From a priest: Dear Father, we have met several times, most recently last year at the Canon Law conference in La Crosse. I wrote a novena for seminarians to be prayed from Corpus Christi to the Sacred Heart, with a … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes – UPDATE: Photos of seminarians Solemn Mass

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard at the Mass you frequented in fulfillment of your Sunday obligation? Let us know what it was! For my part, I am not scheduled today!  However, each year the … 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 … Continue reading

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Birettas For Seminarians Project – UPDATE

If you don’t know what this IMPORTANT project is all about, go HERE. Meanwhile, I have received a thank you note from a seminarian recipient of one of your birettas. I just thought you would like to know.

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ACTION ITEM! 100 Cassocks for 100 Seminarians

You know about the BIRETTAS FOR SEMINARIANS PROJECT.  I reminded you of it the other day. I had a note from a seminarian in these USA: First, I wanted to thank you on behalf of my seminarian brothers and myself for … Continue reading

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Of seminarians, books, birettas, new vestments, and wherein Fr. Z is very pleased

Every summer the Extraordinary Ordinary of the Diocese of Madison, His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, gathers all the seminarians for about a week of fraternity and conferences.  We are in full swing. Today, I celebrated Holy Mass for … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Birettas for Seminarians Project ONGOING!

¡Hagan lío! I had a nice note from a reader who met a seminarian recipient of one of your birettas. Here at Fr. Z’s Samizdat, for now I’ll anonymize this “In The Wild” pic.  It is just better that way, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How to support a seminarian assigned to our parish?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Our parish has received a terrific seminarian this summer. He comes from a great background and his older brother is a priest so he seems to have a strong support at home. My question is how … Continue reading

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Meanwhile… SSPX news

We are watching closely the development of a possible – indeed increasingly likely – Personal Prelature for the SSPX. Meanwhile, in a communication from the SSPX today we read that for Candlemas new seminarians received were tonsured and received their … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Seminarian gives homily at Mass

From a reader… QUAERITUR: It has happened at least two times now where our pastor has preached 30 second homily and then says, ” and now our resident seminarian will offer some words on today’s gospel. ” The seminarian then … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Birettas for Seminarians Project! UPDATES

UPDATE: From my email… I just received a biretta from John! [Hastreiter of Leaflet Missal] I am very happy with the biretta, and even more grateful for the work you and Mr. Hastreiter have put into this project. If you happen … 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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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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