Category Archives: My View

Paris: Day 2 – Chartres and a new clerical style?

I’ve barely been online all day. What a change.
Today we went to Chartres.

I have great memories of this place, which intimately tied with my personal history.

Great controversy surrounds the cleaning of the interior.
People will ask me what I think….

I’ve already … Continue reading

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Paris: Day 1 – Of surf and turf

The flight was uneventful and on time.  I used the wonderful Uber to get from the airport to town for only €35.
We had variations on “surf and turf” starting with terrine and snails.

On to sole meunière and steak tartare.

Yum.

The view.

 
UPDATE … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Research Edition

UPDATE: Check the comments for a Ham Radio comment.
I’m off to do some research on a couple topics.

It’s sort of weird to have been 19/52 on the upgrade list. But the plane is jammed with roadwarriors. I … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Voice Mail or ¡Hagan lío!

I get interesting voice mail.
Remember, I don’t call back, but I listen to it.

To the woman in South Africa: Unfortunately, I couldn’t understand most of what you said, because of the poor audio quality the voice mail. It sounds like … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Supper For The Promotion of Clericalism

It’s spring, and time for a Supper For The Promotion of Clericalism, in other words, no lay people allowed.  I am in favor of clericalism… the way I define it.  HERE
In less provocative terms, I’m having 7 priests over for … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Is saying “God bless you!” a blessing?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I was just at a “seminar” that took place in a catholic church this past weekend and I knew right away that I was in the wrong place (thus the lower case c) when the parish priest introduced … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Voice Mail or ¡Hagan lío! & ASK FATHER: Date of Easter in Holy Land

I get interesting voice mail. Remember, I don’t call back, but I listen to it.

To the lady in S. Texas: By all means write to Card. Müller! If they determine that it is a matter for the Congregation for Divine … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Seminarians required to stand for Communion. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Okay… this is going to be hard.
From a seminarian:
I am currently a ___ year seminarian attending ___ .
antecently, a new ‘policy’ was adopted here: all must receive Holy Communion standing.
The Holy See has made it absolutely clear that we all have the right to receive the … Continue reading

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Have a brainy happy birthday Roma! (Father Z’s Kitchen)

As if I needed any reminder, my Roman Curia calendar alerted me to the fact that today is the 2768th Birthday of Rome.

My friend the Great Roman Fabrizio™ decided, given the terrible news lately, to celebrate with a tasty plate … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Using the traditional offertory prayers in the Novus Ordo. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From a reader…
I know a who uses the Old Offertory Prayers when he says an Ordinary Form Mass. Is this okay for a priest to do? Is it a liturgical abuse?
The legislation which covers the use of the Extraordinary Form spells … Continue reading

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