Daily Archives: 1 December 2006

Fending off death by starvation in Rome

It has been a hard week. But at the end of the week… it’s time to relax. It is not exactly Miller time, … we have other ways of doing things. Tonight I opted out of supper in the house. … Continue reading

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Wow, Tannenbaum!

Who better than the Germans to notice the height of this year’s papal Christmas Tree? Professional jealousy maybe? This just in from today’s Kathpress Online-Tagesdienst We get a 32 meter high tree this year, from a southern Italian village in … Continue reading

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D’ya s’pose these doves are unionized?

If, after this, the Holy Father gets so much as the sniffles, I am going to blame some people.   The combination of doves and Popes now makes me nervous.  The late Holy Father’s swift and final decline began with … Continue reading

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Homily of the Ecumenical Patriarch before Benedict

During the Divine Liturgy for the Feast of St. Andrew the Ecumenical Patriarch gave a homily that got my attention. Remember how important the Divine Liturgy is for the identity of the Orthodox. Frankly, I think liturgy is a serious … Continue reading

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AFQB: Should lay people give blessings at Communion?

Here is a liturgical question that wound up in the ASK FATHER Question Box, which I moderate. AFQB – The ASK FATHER Question Box: Liturgy, Music & The Seven Sacraments: Should they give blessings? By hermitmcdermit on Sunday, November 19, … Continue reading

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To wash ’em down, try a cold Orvieto

I said I would fill you in occasionally with details and photos of my daily routine. Today started early and, as most days, it was rather long. I was at it by 0630. After Mass, office, scanning news, catching up … Continue reading

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