ACTION ITEM! I’m Fr. Z and I endorse this ad. UPDATES

I’m Fr. Z and I endorse this ad.

From the Archdiocese for Military Services.

For 34 years, the AMS has been serving those who serve. Currently, the AMS has 182 active-duty chaplains serving in the military. Whether on an installation or a ship, our chaplains are attentive to sacramental needs, available to offer counsel, an asset to the religious education program, and ever ready to respond to those key moments in our lives –birth, sickness, sacraments, and death.

Please join us in prayer and almsgiving with a gift in honor of the 182 chaplains serving.

Visit www.milarch.org/dayofgiving to make a gift and a prayer today!

Let’s make a dent!

Tell them Fr. Z sent you!

BTW… I should soon have an update for the replacement travel vestments for Fr. Johnson.

UPDATE 22 July:

Since I posted last night…

UPDATE 23 July:

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10 Responses to ACTION ITEM! I’m Fr. Z and I endorse this ad. UPDATES

  1. rally1042 says:

    Thank you Father. Would not have known otherwise. Done!

  2. Sandy says:

    Being military through and through, this is one of my very favorite charities. Just recently sent a check. A few years back, I went to the neighboring Marine base for daily Mass, having missed morning Mass at my parish. I was devastated to hear that there was no regular Catholic chaplain for the base. They had to “borrow” priests for Sunday Mass for the Marines on the base. Remember what these people in all the services give for us!

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  4. acardnal says:

    I am reading a biography of the late Lewis “Chesty” Puller, Lt Gen, USMC. The most highly decorated Marine ever! He was awarded five Navy Crosses and one Distinguished Service Cross. In this bio he had high praise for the Catholic chaplaincy. (Puller was NOT a Catholic.) These two passages spoke to me.

    First passage:

    QUOTE:
    A regimental chaplain came to Puller’s tent one night in December.
    [CHAPLAIN] ‘Colonel, I want you to get out an order for me.”

    ‘[PULLER]I can’t get you an order. See Colonel Frisbie, he’s your man.’

    [CHAPLAIN‘I’m afraid of him.’

    [PULLER]‘His bark’s worse than his bite. If you have a reasonable request, he’ll help you. What’s on your mind? Maybe I can give a hand.’

    [CHAPLAIN‘Well, I want you to prohibit all these good Protestant boys from joining the Catholic Church.’

    [PULLER]‘Holy smoke, man, we can’t do that! If they’re deserting you, there must be a reason. If you fellows would get down to work like the Catholic chaplains, you’d have no trouble.’

    The disgruntled minister went away.
    UNQUOTE

    N.B. What he meant by “get down to work” was get on the front lines of combat!

    The second noteworthy passage:

    QUOTE:
    As Puller jumped from the truck he was confronted by an outstretched hand – it was his acquaintance the Protestant chaplain who complained of Catholic inroads on New Guinea. Puller was in no mood to befriend him.
    [PULLER] “Where’ve you been all this time?”

    [CHAPLAIN] “Why I’ve been here doing my best to help out.”

    [PULLER]“You weren’t up where the fighting was. I think I’ll prefer charges against you for being absent from your regiment.”

    [CHAPLAIN] “Colonel, I was with the medical battalion, aiding the wounded. We worked around the clock.”

    [PULLER]“They’ve got a chaplain of their own. Your place was with the fighting men – your own battalion. You remember our little talk about Protestant boys joining the Catholics? Well, conduct like yours is one reason for it. They see those priests doing their duty and see you evading it. I can’t work up much sympathy for you.”

    Later, Puller said to his officers, “In all our fighting, I’ve known only a few Protestant chaplains worth their rations.”

    And later in a conversation with his Episcopal bishop in Virginia regarding military chaplains he said, “The Catholics pick the very best, young, virile, active and patriotic. The troops look up to them.”
    UNQUOTE

    N.B. High praise for Catholic chaplains! And I think priestly celibacy has something to do with it!
    Source for these passages: “Marine!The life of Chesty Puller” by Burke Davis

  5. Take it on the left foot,
    Mighty, mighty left foot.
    Take it!
    [NEW] I’ve got it!
    Gimme that ol’time Catholic Chaplain…
    Gimme that ol’time Catholic Chaplain…
    Gimme that ol’time Catholic Chaplain…
    They’re good enough for me…
    Chaps were good for Dan Daly
    Chaps were good for Smedley Butler
    Chaps were good for Chesty Puller
    And they’re good enough for me!
    Oorah!
    Oh yeah!
    […]

    UPDATE: Wanna hear what this sounds like in the running platoon? HERE

  6. Semper Gumby says:

    Great cause and comments.

    acardnal: Thanks for the Chesty Puller and Protestant chaplain excerpt.

    Fr. Z: “Up in the morning with the Risen Son…”

    “I wanna be a military chaplain, I wanna shave off most of my hair, I wanna lead the lads in prayer…”

    “What are we gonna do when we get back, Gonna take a shower and hit the rack, No way, Gotta pray, Non Nobis, Te Deum, Gimme some, Latin Prayer”…

  7. Gimme some
    Latin prayer
    Every day
    Every way
    At the dawn
    Right at noon
    In the evening
    With the moon.
    Oorah
    Oh yeah…
    Gimme some.
    Good for you.
    Good for me.
    Take it…
    [NEW] I GOT it…

    [To – “Bicycle, Tricycle…” sapienti pauca… G-RATED HERE]

    Vince Cappodanno said before the fight
    There’s eight things in Latin that I wanna recite
    Mat-ins, Lauds, Prime, Terce and Sext,
    Nones, Vespers, Compline and then I’ll rest.
    Matins, Lauds and Prime,
    Terce and Sext,
    Nones, Vespers, Compline
    And then I’ll get to rest.

    Before we die let’s do it well
    Let’s keep our charges out of Hell
    Preachin’ and prayin’ and absolvin’ all day
    Cause we know no other way

    Chantin’ lo Rite-a lay-a
    Your Latin Rite a lay-o
    Lo’ Rite lay-o
    We know no other way

    Take it….

  8. Semper Gumby says:

    [For those who don’t know HERE]

    …Chantin’ lo Rite-a lay-a
    Your Latin Rite a lay-o
    Lo’ Rite lay-o
    We know no other way

    I got it

    PT PT Good for you
    PT PT Good for me
    Everyday
    Oorah

    I can run to Norcia like this
    All the way to Norcia like this
    When I get to Norcia the monks are gonna say
    How’d you get to Norcia in just one day

    And I’ll reply in Gregorian chant
    astra inclinant, sed non obligant

    Motivated
    Dedicated
    Consecrated

    I can run to Notre Dame like this
    All the way to Notre Dame like this
    When I get to Notre Dame the Bishop is gonna say
    How’d you get to Notre Dame in just one day

    And I’ll reply in Gregorian chant
    astra inclinant, sed non obligant

    Motivated
    Dedicated
    Consecrated

    I can run to Fatima like this
    All the way to Fatima like this
    When I get to Fatima the pilgrims are gonna say
    How’d you get to Fatima in just one day

    And I’ll reply in Gregorian chant
    astra inclinant, sed non obligant

    here we go
    on the road
    sounds good
    feels good
    on the road…

  9. […]

    here we go
    on the road
    sounds good
    feels good
    on the road…

    TAKE IT

    [NEW] GOT IT

    CLERICAL
    PT
    CLERICAL
    PT
    Good for you
    Good for me
    Morning run
    Just for fun
    ONE nocturn
    No sweat
    TWO nocturns
    Warmin’ up
    THREE nocturns
    Make ya’ pray
    Matins done
    Make ya’ pray
    Every day
    YEAH
    Looking good
    YEAH
    Soundin’ good

    [And for this part – pretty much G-Rated []” rel=”noopener” target=”_blank”>HERE]

    Everywhere we go-o
    People wanna know
    Who we are
    So we tell them
    Were the guys in MADISON who say the Mass in LATIN
    Get your ass outta that chair go make your CONFESSION
    OORAH
    Oh yeah…

    When I say PRIESTHOOD
    You say ADSUM!
    PRIESTHOOD
    ADSUM!
    PRIESTHOOD
    ADSUM!

    Motivated
    Dedicated
    Consecrated
    OORAH

    TAKE IT…

  10. Semper Gumby says:

    acardnal: Here ya’ go. (The Bard here is an unknown Leatherneck.)

    I was talking to Chesty Puller on his dying bed,
    With a smile on his face this is what he said:

    When I came out of my mother’s womb
    I found myself in the delivery room.
    Bloody and wrinkled I rappelled to the floor
    Cut the umbilical and crawled to the door.
    Cruised the ward and I’m looking good
    Baby little Marine, like I should.
    Camouflage diaper and black baby shoes
    Butter-knife sword and baby dress blues.
    Humvee stroller, tricycle tank
    Three diaper pins on my collar for rank.
    Down the hall I heard some crying like heck
    I crawled right in and called “Attention on deck!”
    “Now listen up wimps I’m in command
    All your cryin’ and snivelin’ I will not stand.”
    They said “Aye Aye, Sir” and I had it made
    I was Commanding Officer of the Baby Brigade.