Category Archives: My View

Rome – Day 1: Pall and Pallotti

Errands this beautiful Roman morning took me past the great Jesuit church, the Gesù, where you find the tomb of St. Ignatius. I prayed for the conversion or the eradication of the society.  I would prefer one over the other!
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ROME Day 0: Feet on the ground and … dragging a little

I have arrived in Rome to great tales of rain.  Apparently there was so much rain that runways at FCO were flooded.  One this is for sure: there was flood of people at passport control… it took over an hour. … Continue reading

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FIGHT BACK against anti-Catholics… including those IN the Church

You must rush to read the whole of Robert Royal’s latest column.  HERE
I preface it with a reminder that I posted a tongue in check call to arms that wasn’t really tongue in cheek at all.  HERE
Here’s the pattern that … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 14th Sunday after Pentecost: giving the finger after translation law changes

Some people are freaking out a little in the wake of the news that the Holy Father decided to restrict the role of the Congregation for Divine Worship in the preparation of liturgical translations.  Now the bishops conferences will be pretty much … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Anniversay Edition

I’m on my way to Rome for the Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage.  I’m taking happy thoughts of gratitude to Pope Benedict along with great hope for many more future benefits from this monumentally important gift to the Church.

Meanwhile, spoke by phone … Continue reading

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The Eye of Irma

Please continue prayers for those in the path of the hurricanes.
The eye of Irma.

Explanation via APOTD:
Explanation: Why does a hurricane have an eye at its center? No one is yet sure. What happens in and around a hurricane’s eye is … Continue reading

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IN THE WILD: Prayer for Vocations in a parish bulletin

I sincerely believe that the Prayer for Vocations which I posted here, and which seems to be spreading across the lands, will bear great fruit.
Today I received a note from a priest in Sacramento with a link to a parish … Continue reading

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GARUM WATCH! Ancient underwater discovery

Sometimes I have written of the joys of garum.
The ancient Romans loved to slather their foods, and add as a cooking ingredient, wondrous garum. Garum is a fermented fish sauce, highly attested in ancient literature, the preparation of which is … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can’t get “Liturgy of the Hours” in Latin – Wherein Fr. Z RANTS

From a seminarian…
QUAERITUR:
I am a seminarian for ___, and I have been looking for a 4 Vol. Latin Breviary [Liturgia Horarum] … I emailed the Libreria Editrice Vaticana and received this response:
Dear Mr. __,
I’m sorry to inform you that all the … Continue reading

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Card. Caffarra – RIP

His Eminence Carlo Card. Caffarra has died.  He is the second of the Four Cardinals of the Five Dubia to have gone to the Lord – in two months – without having read answers from Pope Francis.
And then there were two.
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Fr. Z heading to Rome for Summorum Pontificum, also asks for input

A few items as the Labor Day weekend winds to a close.
First, I will be in Rome for the Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage. I’m only there for a week and I will be REALLY BUSY for a lot of it. Just … Continue reading

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Pres. Trump proclaims Sunday, 3 Sept a National Day of Prayer

Pres. Trump issued a proclamation that Sunday 3 September should be a National Day of Prayer Texas and for the victims of Hurricane Harvey and the subsequent Rescue, Relief and Recovery effort.
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
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NYC Day 3-4: Noodle Bliss, Trim & My View For Awhile

The all too brief Gotham jaunt continued.
After my breakfast of champions I made another foray to the Met.

I’ve seen most of the older European collection so often that many of the paintings now greet me by name.  Hence, I went … Continue reading

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NYC Day 1-2: Delivery and Determination

The city is beautiful right now, clear blue skies and mild temperatures.  Couldn’t be better.

Yesterday, after settling in, I ran to the Morgan Library.  There are exhibits now on Henry David Thoreau.  It seems that the Morgan has just about … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Challenge Coin Chapter Edition

I’m off to deliver a challenge coin to the guys who pushed me over the edge finally to have mine made.

I’m tardy in the exchange but it’ll happen in the next couple of days.
Meanwhile my bag my been loaded on … Continue reading

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