Category Archives: My View

Fr. Blake on “Manliness”. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

My friend Fr. Ray Blake, PP in Brighton, made excellent comments about “manliness” on his blog.  HERE I have been at a major church three times recently for some pretty important occasions, and each time only women read, and every time … Continue reading

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SUCCESS! ACTION ITEM! Correct a GREAT INJUSTICE! (Hint: Birettas… seminarians…)

UPDATE 13 AUG: We have hit our initial goal! I distributed a few of the birettas to the guys yesterday and they were pretty chuffed. I should have some thank you notes pretty soon. “But Father! But Father!”, you liberals … Continue reading

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Implore “pardon for the sins committed against the world”? Wherein Fr. Z rants.

The Church will observe a “World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation” on 1 September, as has been the custom in the Orthodox Church for some time. Pope Francis, in his letter about this event to Card. Turkson (President … Continue reading

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Sunday Supper: Fun With Rosemary Edition

It has been a while since I offered a “Sunday Supper” post. I am committed to urging you all to think about good, slow, and sometimes important meals, with people, on Sundays. Alas, though I cast out a few lines … Continue reading

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Prayers for a Catholic blogger!

This just came to my attention. Have a care in your prayers for Katrina Fernandez who writes the blog The Crescat (a twist of grammar I don’t understand but… hey!). She – 40 and a single mother – had heart … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Mazzucchelli Edition

A priest friend and I are headed to SW Wisconsin to visit churches built by the Dominican missionary Ven Samuel Mazzucchelli. We will aim at Dubuque to see the Cathedral.  The founder, Bp Loras was a friend of St John … Continue reading

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Day 2: Canon Law Conference – VIDEO greetings to you readers from Card. Burke

This video might be hard to view using Chrome. The conference is named also Speculum Iustitiae … “Mirror of Justice”, which is a title given to Our Lady in the Litany. We continue today with a presentation on the … Continue reading

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Day 1: Canon Law Conference (and a video message)

See the video message, for you readers, below! ___ I’ve journeyed to LaCrosse and the magnificent Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe for the annual Speculum Iustitiae conference. Card. Burke organized the conference six years ago.  It is always intellectually … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile & NYC – Day 4: Hot and Sticky Edition

When I headed out for parts north today it was about 95° and really humid.  Add to that black clothing (aka solar panels) It was just about then that a priest friend sent me a photo of himself in his … Continue reading

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NYC – Day 3: 9/11 Memorial

Down the island I went to meet friends for lunch at a favorite place: Veselka. My view for awhile.   I was rewarded with cold borscht.  That’s chopped dill. Ruben. The staff wear shirt with festive beets! Then it’s Uber … Continue reading

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