ACTION ITEM! The “Birettas for Seminarians Project” needs URGENT ATTENTION!

action-item-buttonPope Francis wanted some “lío”.  “¡Hagan lío!”, right?  I’ve got some “lío” right here.


  • Seminarians contact the great John Hastreiter at Leaflet Missal Co. with their hat size.
  • YOU readers get in touch with the same John.
  • You buy a biretta.
  • John then sends the biretta out to the seminarian.
  • You remain anonymous to each other.

Thus, the Biretta For Seminarians Project.

I just received a note from John today:

Update…..we have over forty men in limbo on the waiting list for birettas.

Rarely have I read such distressing words.

I think that the best way to celebrate the release of the new Post-Synodal Exhortation, which brought the hammer down on deaconettes and viri probatiis to get involved with this project.

YOU, dear readers, have to date supplied some 200 birettas to seminarians.  Kudos.  Some old thank you notes from seminarians with spiffy new birettas HERE and HERE.

Very often I met seminarians who received your birettas.  They always tell me with big smiles about receiving them.

Seminarians and potential donors…

Contact John in “church goods” at Leaflet Missal in St. Paul – 651-209-1951.  EXT. 331

If John is away, leave a voicemail with your phone number and he will call you back ASAP.

DO NOT WRITE TO ME TO ASK FOR A BIRETTA!  (If you, a seminarian, can’t get that straight then… how are your grades?!?  Should you really be in seminary?)

There is also a SATURNO FOR CLERICS Project.  Ask John about that, too!

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Fr. Z is the guy who runs this blog. o{]:¬)
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