Category Archives: My View

Archbp. Léonard on priestly vocations. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From Catholic World News: Former Belgian primate discusses synod, success in fostering vocations In an interview with a French Catholic weekly magazine, Archbishop André-Joseph Léonard reflected upon his five years as Primate of Belgium and Archbishop of Mechelen-Brussels. The prelate’s … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Holy Family Sunday: It is good to pray that God might be appeased.

In the Novus Ordo, or Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite, on Sunday after Christmas we focus on the Holy Family. Our context is Octave of the Nativity of the Lord.  An “octave” is a period of eight days when … Continue reading

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HEART WATCH! DAY 10: His Hermeneuticalness’ Health UPDATE

Here is your HHH UPDATE for Day 10 of… HEART WATCH! Fr. Finigan is in the hospital after a “Minor Cardiac Episode.” So, far, he has been freed from THE MINDRAY, and has dealt with THE PROTOCAL.  I think he might now be struggling with … Continue reading

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Prayers for His Hermeneuticalness, Fr. Finigan

My good friend Fr. Tim Finigan, His Hermeneuticalness, the PP in Margate, is presently in the hospital. HERE In your kindness will you remember him in your prayers? Say a Rosary for him.

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NYC Last Day and My View For Awhile – Home again, home again…

First, a shout out to my friend Fr. Finigan who, in the hospital, has honored us with a bloggy homage in quoting “my view for awhile”. I hope he exchanges his view soon for a better view of Margate. Also, … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ 80th year of life. Will he resign? Fr. Z speculates.

Left-leaning Crux has a piece from left-leaning AP’s left-leaning Nicole Winfield about Pope Francis’ entering his 80th year of life (his 79th birthday is today, 17 December – Happy Birthday, Holy Father… maybe take a few weeks off?  Maybe?). The … Continue reading

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Day 6 NYC – Soap Sisters, Stollen, and Soup Dumplings – ACTION ITEM!

I had a great road trip today.  Finally I was able to trek out into the darkest depths of New Jersey to find the Summit Dominicans, the famous “Soap Sisters” about whom I’ve written often. Your job, after reading what … Continue reading

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NYC Day 5 – Borscht

It has been another beautiful day in NYC.  I’ve been out and about in a short sleeved shirt while the New Yorkers have winter coats and jackets.  What’s with that?  It was 63F! I try to get to a Ukrainian … Continue reading

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Conscience, Communion in this epoch of mercy. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

In this epoch of mercy, encounter and accompaniment, it seems that the categories of law, doctrine and conscience are becoming less and less meaningful. Certain churchmen today are opining about, for example, conscience and the reception of Holy Communion.   … Continue reading

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NYC – Day 1: Octopus and a 16th century Laudato Si’ globla-warming chasuble

I am in Manhattan for a couple events and some R and R. Yesterday I met a friend for lunch at a Japanese Ramen place. Takoyaki Beans… lightly salted. The ramen was good and satisfying, but not outstanding. We then … Continue reading

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