Category Archives: On the road

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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¡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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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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Some views from the journey: licorice and vistas

Some of you have been asking for photos of the pilgrimage. Here are some photos. Of course others blame me for posting photos from trips. Sigh.
Anyway, trips don’t always have to include the “standards”. Yawn. For example, we visited in … Continue reading

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Felix Natalis Dies Roma!

Today is the 2771 Birthday of Rome. Happy birthday!
The Great Roman Fabrizio™ shared his quintessential, virtuous Roman repast: fave, pecorino, vino bianco.  It doesn’t get more Roman than that.

On the other hand, I arrived at Roma today to scoot southward … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Mezzogiorno Edition

I’m heading out on an adventure as chaplain to a pro-life pilgrimage group which will travel in S. Italy, where I have never been: Puglia, Calabria, Sicily with some time in Naples and, on my own, a few days in … Continue reading

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My View For A While: Mystery City

I’m sure that with this first shot, many of you will be able to tell where this is.

If that elevated hint wasn’t enough.

And then there’s this.   It was pretty cold out there, I can affirm.  But the 2nd row seats … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: LAX Adios Edition – UPDATED

UPDATE 11 April
In answer to a couple email’s the “apocalyptic thriller” I was reading was by Joel Rosenberg (US HERE – UK HERE)
I’ve read a couple series by him, including the one starting with The Last Jihad (US HERE – … Continue reading

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L.A. Days 1-3: Of Finches, Bites and Libraries

The Octave of Easter is turning out to be a time of visits with friends, meals and monuments (in a wide sense).
Here is a monumental salad, chopped.  Presentation like this is difficult, by the way.

At the Getty, a lovely bit … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Maternal Edition

Having just returned from a fast assault on Chicago’s fare…

… and to work out details of the portable altar and sacristy for the upcoming pilgrimage, I’m off to the depths of the south.

I’ve been getting texts from Rome since I … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Capital Edition

After Holy Mass, I dashed to the car and zoomed to not too distant Milwaukee’s aerodrome. I’m off for a quick assault on museums of the nation’s capital and for meetings with a priest and lay people about an upcoming … Continue reading

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