Category Archives: My View

ROME – Day 3: Vestments, cont. Other stuff.

This morning we had Mass at Ss. Trinità dei Pellegrini, the FSSP parish.  They are always welcoming and helpful when priests want to say Mass.
I like the way the amices are done here.  The ribbons can be removed easily, for … Continue reading

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ROME – Day 2: Vestments edition

This morning the group went off to the Audience and some time in the Museum, both of which I passed.
On my way to meet a priest friend at Gammarelli I stopped at Sant’Eustachio.  Just a nice view, inside a Roman … Continue reading

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ROMA – Day 1: Hitting the ground running

Here we are again.

I arrived in time for rush hour.
The flight was uneventful, which is how I like them.

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My View For Awhile: Midtown Tunnel Edition

I hurtled through the Midtown Tunnel and I am on the Van Wyck on the way to JFK.

And so the pilgrimage to Rome begins.
UPDATE
I had a note that a couple of priest friends are also heading to Rome. Different … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Prayer for the Holy Father’s intention?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
To gain an indulgence we are required to “pray for the Pope’s intention”. How are we to understand this – are we asking God to answer the specific prayer intentions of the Holy Father (crudely, asking God to … Continue reading

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NYC Day 1: Pastrami Edition

I am at the glorious Pastrami Queen on Lexington.

Mushroom Barley soup

Pastrami

Corned Beef

“Smile!” … yep… he was smiling.

We spent time in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, sort of my Mecca, to which I bow several times when I come to this … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Manhattan Edition

I’m off to NYC to meet some friends and have a couple of days of R&R before continuing on my way to Rome for the pilgrimage.

So far it’s a typical Delta experience: flight delayed. At least I don’t have a … Continue reading

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NEW Z-SWAG! (This one might surprise you.)

It’s time to have a little fun.
Over at the piranha tanks of Fishwrap‘s combox, you readers – you – were being ridiculed as …
“Zed-Heads”.
For those of you who may not know, “Zed” is a British English way to name the … Continue reading

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Bl. J.H. Newman’s “To be deep in history” Mug (and a tease)

It’s the feast (in some places and for some groups) of Bl. John Henry Newman.  Who can forget his beatification by Benedict XVI?
Those of you who may be new readers may not know about the mug I made with a … Continue reading

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Fr. Murray answers Card. Kasper, et alii: “Why is the Church not as merciful as God?”

Over at The Catholic Thing Fr. Gerald E. Murray has a good essay about denial of Holy Communion: it isn’t “punishment”.  With a few edits…
Denial of Communion Awakens Conscience
By Fr. Gerald E. Murray
Cardinal Walter Kasper published another article in the run-up … Continue reading

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