Category Archives: My View

About Manchester and other terrorist attacks – a couple of rants and ACTION ITEM!

My heart goes out to the people harmed in the recent terror attack in Manchester, England. As the usual reportage goes on, I’ve been getting messages on my phone from a friend which underscore something important not being well addressed … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary Papa Ganganelli!

Everyone, make plans to party.  Today is the anniversary of the elevation of His Holiness Pope Clement XIV to the See of Peter in 1769.  His family name is Ganganelli. One good way to celebrate the glorious event of his election … Continue reading

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IN THE WILD: on a muscle car

I enjoy getting “In The Wild” pics with Z-Swag. Here’s a great one… from a reader… via Twitter… I have car magnets to support our priests and bishops. >>HERE<< Check them out! Example:

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My View For Awhile: Fatima Edition

I’m off again to give a talk at a parish to kick off their series for the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima. A choice parking spot!  When you travel a lot, it’s the small things. … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Heading Home Edition

Now that I’m over my jet lag it’s time to head westward. We are almost finished boarding and two seats are open by me. It’s going to be a long one this time, longer than usual.  There must be fierce … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 6: Guts and Glory!

Wow, what a couple days. Today we went to the amazing, and super amazing Pizzarium, which has the most amazingest of all amazing pizza. Wow. This one has tripe. What’s wrong with this picture in S. Maria della Vittoria? There’s … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 5: Food and Fabric

I really enjoy the simple meals that I assemble from walking through the markets and by the shops. Pizza bianca, tuna, tomato, lettuce.  It is hard to find better. I’ve been going to the same green vendor in the Campo … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 4: Caprese, Carbonara and Consecration

It has been a quiet Sunday in the Eternal City, with perfect weather. This is exactly what you expect of Rome right now. ikeunchtime… which glass is mine? This entire Caprese is mine. Each strand of this is mine, also. … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 3: Beheadings and Swearings

It was a full day yesterday.  After Mass yesterday we broke the fast and then headed off the the Palazzo Braschi for the Artemesia exhibit. Artemesia Gentileschi was the daughter of Orazio Gentileschi and a fine painter in her own right, … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 2: Baccala and brocade

Yesterday I mentioned the set of vestments we are having made for the Pontifical Masses. I received the following few photos before the fabric was cut and sent for sewing. The photos are not great, but they give a sense of … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 1: Jet Lag Edition

We hit the ground running, as one must do in Rome… first: stay awake… eat… get sun… stay awake. This is a good way to do it. Later, I said Mass at Ss. Trinita. They are having a novena to … Continue reading

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Bad priesthood vocations numbers? Not by accident. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

I posted this last year, to the day. Any additional thoughts? ___ Originally Published on: May 3, 2016 ___ And yet, do other parishes and dioceses and religious groups change what they are doing? Not much.  It is if they really … Continue reading

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Please use the sharing buttons! Thanks! Registered 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 … Continue reading

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Are you anxious, upset, confused about the Church today? Wherein Fr. Z rants.

In this time of confusion over doctrine and praxis, many people ask me in email what they can do either to maintain equilibrium, or else to “be the maquis”, as it were, and join the resistance against the liberal undermining of … Continue reading

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NEW Fr. Z Swag Available: Pope BENEDICT XIV Lambertini (1740-1758)

The XIVth Popes are pretty impressive Pontiffs. We know and love Papa Ganganelli – Clement XIV of Happy Memory – in particular for his suppression of the Jesuits. But let us also consider the greatness of Papa Lambertini – Benedict XIV of especially Happy … Continue reading

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