Category Archives: My View

NYC – 28 March – Requiem for a Priest

I received notice that a 1 year anniversary Requiem Mass will be celebrated on Tuesday, 28 March in New York City at the Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel for the late Fr. John E. Halborg. I met Fr. Halborg only … Continue reading

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PHOTOS: Pontifical Mass for St. Joseph

Last night the Extraordinary Ordinary of Madison, His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, celebrated a Pontifical Mass at the Throne for the glorious Feast of St. Joseph, this year transferred because of the Sunday of Lent. The Mass was … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Lovely Nightmare Edition

It’s a beautiful day, nicest in a while.  Of course that means that after a great Chinese meal with friends… … I’m going somewhere else! Going into the airport, a tour bus got stuck under a bridge and the delay … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM – URGENT PRAYER REQUEST – Fr. Philip Johnson

From time to time over the years I have requested that you pray for now Father Philip Johnson, who suffers from a brain tumor.  Fr. Johnson was recently ordained. However, today I received this: Begin forwarded message: From: “Msgr. David … Continue reading

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15 March – Wherein Fr Z rants about the #IdesOfMarch

We call today the Ides of March, made especially famous in the English speaking world by Shakespeare in his play Julius Caesar. Caesar: Who is it in the press that calls on me? I hear a tongue shriller than all the … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Intersect Edition

Other than the fact that in order to enjoy a really early morning you first have to get up really early, it’s a really nice morning.   Nasty weather comes later in the week.  It is, of course, March. It … Continue reading

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IN THE WILD! Clement XIV (Ganganelli) Mug Shots

Updates to be added, below!  (Hint: fun!) Originally Published on: Mar 2, 2017 The other day I shared a photo of my newly arrived Pope Clement XIV mugs. Clement XIV’s family name was Ganganelli. At that time I also said … Continue reading

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Important Prayer Request

UPDATE 4 March: May I ask you all to redouble your prayers?   K is still in hospital now.  They are trying to get the spinal fluid to stop leaking.  This is becoming pesky. __________________ Originally Published on: Feb 27, 2017 … Continue reading

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ARRIVED! Clement XIV GANGANELLI mugs

In a fit of reverence, I created some drinkware in honor of Pope Clement XIV (Ganganelli), of happy memory.  Don’t worry, I am not hoarding it.  On the contrary!  It is available to all comers.  Today I received my own concrete … Continue reading

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“Christ with me, Christ before me, Christ behind me,…” The Lorica of St Patrick

During these dark days, we can benefit from the use of this prayer, called the Breastplate, or Loríca of St. Patrick, “The Cry of the Deer” (Latin Lorica is pronounced lo-REE-ka).  It is said that St. Patrick (+461) sang this when an … Continue reading

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LENTCAzTs 2017 – Choices to make

I am thinking about doing LENTCAzTs again this year.  I am also thinking about not doing  LENTCAzTs again this year. As I think about it, I am looking through materials for possible podcasts.  That’s always the challenge.  A few of you have … Continue reading

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Michael Novak – R.I.P.

I learned this from Acton Institute’s PowerBlog: Theologian, public intellectual, and close friend of the Acton Institute, Michael J. Novak Jr., passed away last night on February 16, 2017. Acton Institute President Rev. Robert A. Sirico reflects on the passing … Continue reading

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Commandments are NOT mere “ideals” from which some people are excused because they’re hard! Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Look. I’m the first one to admit that I am a sinner.  I sin and I go to confession with a firm purpose of amendment.  When I fall, I get back up, again with a firm purpose of amendment.  I … Continue reading

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13 Feb 2016: Justice Antonin Scalia – RIP – 1 year later

Today marks a year since we heard of the death of Justice Antonin Scalia at age 79. Catholics traditionally pray in a special way on one month and one year mark after someone goes to God. Pray for the Scalia family, remembering … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile – Creepy Airport – The Sequel

I’m still trying to get home from Denver. We zipped quickly past the creepy killer demon-eyed death horse. Apparently it is some sort of spirit horse. Blech. Worst check in process anywhere. It was not good on Sunday either. Today, … Continue reading

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