Pope Francis wanted some “lío”. “¡Hagan lío!”, right? I’ve got some “lío” right here.
Some time ago I started the BIRETTAS FOR SEMINARIANS PROJECT.
- 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 probati, is to get involved with this project.
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!