Category Archives: On the road

My View For Awhile: Ultimate Edition

I am on my way home from the nation’s capital. Hopefully, the last flight of the year. Some of you wrote to ask my why I would go on a trip after getting banged up a couple weeks ago. This … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Limping Homeward

It has been great, though slow going in NYC.  Time to head home. I had access to the lounge this time in a new way. I am seriously irritated that Delta club membership will no longer be acknowledged by partner … Continue reading

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NYC Day 1: Of Borscht and Buttons

Anyway, the way I figured, I could sit on my duff in my apartment or I could say, “Screw you, Paris, and all motorcycles!”, and get up and around. There are no scenarios right now where I don’t have some … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Delayed Edition & Fr. Z’s Kitchen

When you are delayed because of equipment at a small airport you don’t have many options. My fate today. I’m glad I made a point of coming early. As it was, the rebooking line was long and the app was … Continue reading

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My While For Awhile: Election Day Edition

I’m off to southern regions to visit my mother for a few days.   Florida is hotly contested.  I hope that my mere presence in the state will tip the election. My flight is delayed. Most Delta lounges these days … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 7: Mass for Benefactors and Cena di Congedo

It has been a pretty nasty day in the Eternal City.  The weather was as dreadful today as it has been beautiful over the week.   I did get out for some last needful errands and got drenched. As promised, … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 6: Birthday and Mudbug

When I woke up this morning, I felt different. Then a bright light shone through the ceiling and a voice boomed: Canon 1252 All persons who have completed their fourteenth year are bound by the law of abstinence; all adults … Continue reading

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Rome – Days 4-5: Progress and processions

Since many of you like the food photos, let’s start with that. Catching up with friends at a meal is one of my principal delights when I return. I’ve had several visits at Gammarelli to work out some details on … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 3: Supplicium and surprises

Since I am a pilgrim in this world, today I walked up Pilgrim Street, Via del Pellegrino, for to seek some good old fashioned Roman street fare.  At the end of the Via del Pellegrino you find an ancient stone and … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 2: Rolling with the punches

Today I ran lots of little errands. Included in the errands was a stop at Barbiconi to order up a new thurible and boat for the TMSM, especially for my use and for the bishop’s Masses.   I’ve been having terrible shoulder … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 1: Supplies and Bells

Boring flight… mostly.  For a half hour or so we weren’t sure about a woman who wasn’t doing well south of the tip of Greenland.   A couple doctors were on the plane and I stuck my head in to … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Roman Week

Off I go to Rome for a short trip, especially for the sake of the annual Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage. At the airport, I am already getting Latin inscriptions, or at least photos of the Latin inscriptions. And a few steps … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Abbatial Edition

I’ve not been posting these travelogues for some time. This trip deserves attention, because it has as its scope a truly special occasion in the life of the Church as a whole and for the traditionally inclined in particular, not … 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 … 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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