Category Archives: ACTION ITEM!

A note of thanks. Mass for Benefactors.

Today I received a very much needed item from my wish list. There was no slip in it to indicate who sent it!  Therefore, I will send out a public note of thanks. Also, because tomorrow I don’t have a … Continue reading

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Remember #UniteTheClans ? Wherein Fr. Z rants.

UPDATE: From a friend: My German friend who attended today told me that De Mattei wanted it kept quiet as he was afraid Marx would step in and shut it down. Apparently the state and Marx work closely together. It … Continue reading

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2020 March for Life Friday 24 January & West Coast Walk for Life Saturday 25 January

UPDATE: TLM’s in the area for the March For Life – at St Mary Mother of God in DC (Old St. Mary): Thursday January 23: Mass 5pm – Msgr. Smith, Archd. Washington Adoration and Prayer Vigil – 6pm – Legionaries … Continue reading

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Card. Sarah: “Catholics can no longer remain silent.”

The Church and her Lord cannot be separated.   The Church and the Catholic Christian cannot separated.   The Lord endured His Passion and Cross.  So too must the Church and individual Catholics endure a passions and crosses.   The Church is, I … Continue reading

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ATTENTION: Blog SHUT DOWN and a REPEAT APPEAL

Nota Bene: We are moving the blog to a dedicated server. There will be a short “content freeze” (meaning, you can’t add new posts, comments, people won’t be able to discuss) for about 15 minutes starting 11 January, Saturday 2300 … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! End of year giving suggestions from @FatherZ

At the end of the year most people consider their annual charitable giving. In this time of great confusion for the institutional Church, here are a couple suggestions for your donation dollars. First, year in and year out I have … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM: Rapid response to help a priest

Dear readers, without going into details, I suggest a rapid response of charity for a priest whom I believe to have been falsely accused of something and poorly treated thereafter… for a long time in a kind of hellish diocesan … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! #GivingTuesday suggestions from @FatherZ

Americans are generous.  Catholics are generous.  We are hard-wired to help.  We are especially interested in concrete ways to help, not vaporous.  We are also a little concerned about how the money we contribute is used.   I am. Here are suggestions … Continue reading

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Advent is here again. ACTION ITEM!

GO TO CONFESSION! Advent is more about the Second Coming of the Lord than the first.  Do penance to celebrate well the First Coming of the Lord at Bethlehem.  That will include also a thorough examination of conscience.   Then… GO … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Helmet for one of the Swiss Guards – UPDATES

We’ve all had the experience at some time of spending time in poorly fitting clothing, perhaps with little opportunity to move about for relief.  We just have to bear it. Now imagine that the ill-fitting clothing is completely unyielding, because … Continue reading

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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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6 December: Exorcists call for Fasting, Prayer, Reparation

MARK YOUR CALENDARS At National Catholic Register see the article about a call from exorcists to pray and fast in reparation for the demonic idol worship in the Vatican and during the Synod (“walking together”) on the Amazon. Four Exorcists … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Seminarians are waiting for BIRETTAS! Priests are waiting for SATURNOS!

I had a note from John in Church Goods at Leaflet Missal in St. Paul.  John is at the action center of the Birettas for Seminarians Project and the Saturnos for Priests Project. John reports: Update: Priests waiting for Saturnos – … 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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