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“This blog is like a fusion of the Baroque ‘salon’ with its well-tuned harpsichord around which polite society gathered for entertainment and edification and, on the other hand, a Wild West “saloon” with its out-of-tune piano and swinging doors, where everyone has a gun and something to say. Nevertheless, we try to point our discussions back to what it is to be Catholic in this increasingly difficult age, to love God, and how to get to heaven.” – Fr. Z
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Grant unto thy Church, we beseech Thee, O merciful God, that She, being gathered together by the Holy Ghost, may be in no wise troubled by attack from her foes. O God, who by sin art offended and by penance pacified, mercifully regard the prayers of Thy people making supplication unto Thee,and turn away the scourges of Thine anger which we deserve for our sins. Almighty and Everlasting God, in whose Hand are the power and the government of every realm: look down upon and help the Christian people that the heathen nations who trust in the fierceness of their own might may be crushed by the power of thine Arm. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. R. Amen.
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Category Archives: Blognics
Readers were asking about another NYC-Manhattan Blognic. Here’s the scoop. My only possibility is tonight, this evening, Wednesday evening. Anyone interested could meet at Annie Moore‘s between 5:30-7:00. Since this comes a little late, sorry, you might also take a … Continue reading
The Washington DC blognic will be at The Dubliner 202.737.3773 520 N Capitol Street Northwest Washington, DC 20001-1510 4-7 pm recommended Get Directions (202) 737-3773 One of the participants is going to call to let them know we are descending … Continue reading
I will be in Washington, DC from Friday 23 – 26 Monday April. People are interested in a blognic. Some people may be in town for the Pontifical Mass at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Saturday 24 April. … Continue reading
[uc] The best time for the Philadelphia Blognic II is Sunday, 21 February, in the afternoon from 4:00-6:00 pm. I made a slight change to accommodate those who want to attend Vespers at Mater Ecclesiae in Berlin, NJ. The same … Continue reading
I will be in the area of Philadelphia from 12-21 Feb…. if flights go well. One of my correspondents has suggested another blognic. We could have this one at the same location: the Irish Pub at 20th & Walnut in … Continue reading
Tomorrow evening, Friday 24 July, there will be a London blognic. Anyone can come. You don’t have to have your own blog, though I hope bloggers will come! For the last London blognic we met at the Buckingham Arms on … Continue reading
The blognic is underway! We started later because Mass at Old St Patrick’s started late and went long. Coffee is hot and strong.
This is the best part about traveling… meeting wonderful people. I very much appreciate that some of the folks who came had to come from quite a distance. Here are a few more shots. Since these are people into blogs, … Continue reading
I believe we have locked down the time and place for the Philadelphia blognic. I can be at the Irish Pub at 20th & Walnut in the Rittenhouse Square area Thursday evening, 23 October, from 6:00-8:00 pm. MAP. Other bloggers … Continue reading
So far 17 have dropped in though a couple had to go. Here are some images posted directly to the blog from my camera on the spot. UPDATE: All in all, last night some 25 people showed up. Some folks … Continue reading
I was very pleased with the blognic we had yesterday evening here in Rome. I got off to a rocky start, but eventually everything got under way. First, it was a really busy day. In the morning I had the … Continue reading