Category Archives: ACTION ITEM!

ACTION ITEM: Feedback Project

During the last few weeks, we had to move the blog from one provider to another. It was a little harrowing. However, the necessity provided the opportunity to assess how well the blog was functioning. If that pertains to the … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z maps weird things, connects dots, rants a lot, and offers an ACTION ITEM!

Yesterday evening I wrote about “creeping incrementalism” which can manifest in different ways, namely, the slow removal of things, until something is changed, and the slow addition.  Think of removing grains from a heap of sand until there is now … Continue reading

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URGENT ACTION ITEM: Special warfare for the Church on 1 Nov, 2 Nov, 3 Nov – VIDEO

Friends and I have kicked around a project which you can all participate. Get this video out to at least FIVE other people. Ask each one of them to share it with another FIVE… etc. What’s this about? The Church … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! COMPETED! Baptismal Font for Rome’s Traditional Parish

UPDATE 17 Oct: WE DID IT. “For Luigi!” Last night an American woman dropped in at the sacristy, knowing I would be there, with an envelope full of Euro. The pastor was there too, so she put it directly into … Continue reading

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1st FRIDAY – Pre-Synod Stations of the Cross

There are many devotions we can use before the Synod.   However, since it is a 1st Friday, perhaps you might use the Way of the Cross. Here also are a few of my audio projects of the Way of the Cross. On … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Reader Request – Program for 1st Mass (TLM)

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Do you have an example of a program for a priest’s first Mass? Specifically, one that could catechize non-practicing Catholics or non-Catholics who might attend by explaining what goes on during the Liturgy? Thank you and … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM: Priests in Rome, world to use Prayer of Exorcism (long St Michael Prayer) against diabolical influence in Vatican

UPDATE: I read the prayer this morning.  It is a powerful prayer, to be sure.  I hope other priests today will do the same, even if they are late to this post. Originally Published on: Sep 28, 2019 @ 01:06 I received … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! SATURNOS FOR CLERICS!

By now most of you know about the Biretta for Seminarians Project. You – seminarians and lay people – contact John Hastreiter in church goods at Leaflet Missal in St. Paul – 651-209-1951 Ext-331. Seminarians: give name, address, HAT SIZE and John will put you … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! 9 Sept is International Buy A Priest A Beer Day! #IBAPABD

NB: Scroll down for the Latin and English texts for the Blessing of Beer. You don’t want to miss this.  It’s too important.  And this has been a really tough year for priests, all things considered. Show a little love.  … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! East Coast BISHOPS, PRIESTS: Pray the Litany against Hurricane #DORIAN

Please retweet and share around. Hurricane Dorian is out there.   My mother lives along the eastern coast of Florida. Hence, I’m paying attention to the track.  It’s hard to say where it’ll go, but it isn’t going to be fun … Continue reading

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UPDATE! Navy Chaplain’s replacement vestments – DELIVERED!

Do you remember the project to replace the travel vestments of the Navy Chaplain whose plane crashed into the river on landing?  He lost everything.  HERE and HERE I started a campaign to have new vestments made and YOU AMAZING readers … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM: Spiritual Bouquet for Bp. Hying

May I suggest to the readership your participation in a Spiritual Bouquet for the new Bishop of Madison, Most Rev. Donald Hying? Bishop Hying took up his crozier in Madison at the end of June. A Spiritual Bouquet is a … Continue reading

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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 … 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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UK readers, especially priests, HELP!

I was sent this.   I very much would like to see the rest of it. Anyone?  It seems to me that the best bet would be old Missals in the UK. [I’m convinced it’s a send up, folks, as I … Continue reading

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