Category Archives: My View

“Perdonamose!” Midsummer Snails, John’s Birthday Feast and You.

UPDATE:
Thanks for “snail money” as JP called it, and to: GG
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Your planet once again is whirling its way towards your solstices, Summer in the North and Winter in the South.  Since the emphasis in Western Civilization has been northern, I’ll … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: The South

It has been awhile since I’ve cooked something interesting for myself. After my trip a few months ago which included Sicily, I’ve had a hankering for Pasta alla Norma. Today I saw that my DVR had picked up the Met’s … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: “take” Communion instead of “receive”? Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
In light of your recent question about “First Eucharist ” I was wondering about something else heard frequently. When referring to reception of the Blessed Sacrament some people say they are going to “take” Communion. When I first … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ Corpus Christi Eucharistic procession. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Here is a really sad tweet about this year’s Corpus Christi procession moved from Rome to Ostia. (Not a great idea, but, hey, they didn’t ask me.) There is a link to a video of the whole thing. Click ahead … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s 27th Anniversary of Ordination

Well… this is it.  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 … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Urban Devastation Edition

I’m heading home after a truly enjoyable stay at the great Assumption Grotto parish.
Still, every time we left the parish, what I saw was alarming. Block after block of houses, abandoned, boarded up, burned, falling to ruin, businesses and large … Continue reading

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Some cool stuff, old and new, in Rome and Detroit

First, I am glad to report that Gammarelli is ready to ship our new processional canopy, and we will have it in time for Corpus Christi.  It will match our white Pontifical Mass set.  Here are some shots of the … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Creston Edition

I’m on my way to Assumption Grotto in Detroit for Pentecost Sunday Mass.

May I just add that I am reaching my saturation point with airports? The TSA fellow investigated my collar as if it were … I can’t even imagine … Continue reading

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Darío Card. Castrillón Hoyos, former Pres. of the Pont. Comm. “Ecclesia Dei” – RIP

A couple days ago, I received word that His Eminence Darío Card. Castrillón Hoyos was entering into his final earthly hours.  Card. Castrillón had been Prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy and then President of the Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei” from 2000-2009.  … Continue reading

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INTERNET PRAYER UPDATE: MALAYALAM

UPDATE:
I am delighted to report that my correspondent sent an audio recording of the Internet Prayer in his native tongue Mayalalam, which is spoken in Kerala state in India.
ORIGINALLY Published on: Dec 21, 2017
There are a few things which really … Continue reading

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¡Hagan lío! Wherein Fr. Z is pretty angry and wants to fight back

I’ve been pondering the Met “Gay-La” in light of some experiences here in Rome.
As a preamble, I still stand by everything I have written and said in the past concerning my  convictions about Summorum Pontificum.  It was a tremendous gift to … Continue reading

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Some Views From The Journey: Rome again – UPDATED

FYI:  On Sunday (Sunday after Ascension – not Ascension Thursday Sunday) I will celebrate a Mass for the intentions of my benefactors, all of you who donate and send items, etc.   I take seriously my duty to pray for benefactors … Continue reading

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YOUR URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS

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Registered here or not, will you in your charity please take a moment look at the requests and to pray for the people about whom you read?
Continued from THESE.
I get many requests by email asking … Continue reading

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Some Views From The Journey: Castra moventur

Castra moventur.

That shot just about sums up preparation for the transfer to a new statio.
And here’s a statio on the way to the statio.  A nice outdoor lunch.

With hedges of blooming jasmine.

Some lavender.

And even artichokes.

Homemade pasta and eggplant and caccioricotta.

Some … Continue reading

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Some views from the journey: blue water and water buffalo

Blue water near Naples. Not so shabby.

And then….

We went to visit an organic mozzarella producer.  The buffaloes get massages from gizmos that look like they belong in car washes and they listen to classical music.
The results are extraordinary.  It is … Continue reading

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