Category Archives: My View

Thoughts about the change to CCC 2267 on the death penalty

When the change was made to the Latin text of CCC 2267 – concerning the death penalty (claiming that it is now always “inadmissible”) – I both said in sermons and wrote here that the change was troubling and for … Continue reading

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USCCB meets. They talk about the “nones”. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

How many times have I written it here? Nothing we undertake as a Church, this plan or that project or this resolution to form a committee or action item, will succeed unless it flows from and returns to our sacred … Continue reading

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A “Catholic Signal Corps” – Thinking about a Catholic digital future and this blog

Semper paratus. Here is an idea I have brought up in the past. Since this blog is facing huge changes, of existential ramifications, I have pondered how much easier life could be for me and for others if there were … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z reads, rants and prays

There is an article today at National Review which has a reaction to Pope Francis’ strange words about the Eucharist.  HERE.   Francis said that, since “there is already unity” among Christians, then we shouldn’t have to “wait for theologians to … Continue reading

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UPDATES: Black vestments, Gitmo, challenge coins, and some food

I thought I’d give you updates on a few things. First, regarding the Black Vestments project the mighty TMSM is pushing forward.   I had shown ya’ll a photo of the fabric for the set, though it had gold writing, instead … Continue reading

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Bp. Tobin catches hell for warning about “Pride” events. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

I suspect that before too long we will see violence in the streets and overt attacks on churches over this. Boston Globe story about the vituperative blow-back that Bp. Thomas Tobin of Providence, RI is getting about a tweet he … Continue reading

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DAY 4 – Novena of Prayer to the Holy Spirit – AUDIO

Let us, upon our knees, pray in a special way to God the Holy Spirit during this time between Ascension Thursday and Pentecost. This is one way to pray.  I invite the readership to join in. MANNER OF PRAYING THE … Continue reading

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DAY 3 – Novena of Prayer to the Holy Spirit – AUDIO

Let us, upon our knees, pray in a special way to God the Holy Spirit during this time between Ascension Thursday and Pentecost. This is one way to pray.  I invite the readership to join in. MANNER OF PRAYING THE … Continue reading

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Rome Day 8-9: Cheese, Anniversary, and Black Vestments

Some shots from my anniversary day in Rome and today. First things first. CHEESE! I hadn’t bought cheese from this guy before, but I tried some and it was simply marvelous. And, of course, Holy Mass in the morning.   I … Continue reading

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Rome Day 5-7: Caponata, Carbonara, and Che Guevara

I’m behind on my travelogue.  May I make this a quick one? An advantage to an apartment is that you can make breakfast when you want from leftovers. Out of order.. which drink is mine?   This is NOT breakfast. But … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s 28th Anniversary of Ordination: St. Philip plays a prank.

“Well… I made it this far.” That’s what I say to myself when this date rolls around. Many priests observe the anniversary of their ordination at this time of year. It is a common time for ordinations, probably because Ember … Continue reading

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Rome Day 4: Of crashing ceilings, weeping parents, and the dust and hearts of saints

Lots of walking today.  I purposely guiding my path past Er Belli’s house.   You remember him from yesterday’s post. I went to Gammarelli and picked the lace for Fr. Johnson’s new alb which my Society, through the donations some of … Continue reading

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Rome Day 1-2: Views, fabrics and eats

Yesterday morning brought a smooth landing at Fiumicino – not to be underestimated – but iffy weather. As a matter of fact, it rained hard yesterday morning and again in the evening, with some sunny moments in between. My apartment … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ Ham Radio Saturday: QSL Cards and some firsts

Regarding ZedNet and DMR operation, I refer to you THIS. I created a page for the List of YOUR callsigns.  HERE  Chime in or drop me a note if your call doesn’t appear in the list. Now for some fun stuff. … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ Ham Radio Thursday: ZedNet, my first pile up, and remote from GITMO and… Vatican City?

Just a reminder to any hams out there who might be interested in ZedNet. ZedNet is a worldwide talkgroup – 31429 More HERE.   But quickly… For you who are into this digital stuff, ZedNet still exists on the Yaesu System Fusion (Wires-X) “room” … Continue reading

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