Category Archives: My View

Goals for Faithful Catholics in this time of confusion

A theologian friend feeds me stuff which I occasionally share here with some editing and editorializing. Perpend: Cardinal Raymond Burke gave a talk in Rome on May 7. I couldn’t attend, but the great organization, Voice of the Family, who … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 5-6: Processions and Purgatories

The last few days have been a busy blur. But here are a few images from the blur. First, a shot of the interior of Santa Maria sopra Minerva. It is a rare Gothic church, in the hands the hands … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 3-4: Anniversary and guts

First, just a nice image from the new camera I am using. The photos are great, but it is a little clunky to get them from the camera to the blog in a timely manner. One of my errands on … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s 25th Anniversary of Ordination

Well… this is it.  I made it this far. Many priests observe the anniversary of their ordination at this time of year. It is a common time for ordinations, probably because Ember Days were common times for ordinations and Ember … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 2: DOC and berries

Busy day. Today I got my basic shopping done for some clerical things and a couple books. We met for lunch a priest who teaches in one of the Roman schools. The owner of the restaurant is from Amatrice.  On … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 1: Not quite out of the way Churches

The usual breakfast. The Roman cornetto (roll) is not duplicated anywhere else. Click the wavy flag to help me buy breakfast tomorrow, too!  (And many thanks to those who have donated.  Mass on Friday for my benefactors.) We went to … Continue reading

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ROME – Day 0.5: Et In Arcadia Ego

Once back in the City, a switch is thrown in my head and it is as if I never left. I made a run to Gammarelli to do some vestment business, but my guy wasn’t there.  I’ll have to go … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Silver Edition

I’m off! It is nice to have visual verification that your bag is going with you. I was in a bit of a hurry at the end of packing.  I had carefully put out everything that had to go, except … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z rants

Over and over, wrong and wrong again; with the Church not speaking to the world from her wisdom, but the world teaching the Church a lesson in its foolishness, and the Church going along, like the puny kid in the … Continue reading

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National Catholic Prayer Breakfast 2016

I am at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast! With Card. Sarah.  Paul Ryan is behind us.   And… … with Sam Gregg and Alejandro Chafuen, both with Acton Institute. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan.  No political red-meat, and he was … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Breakfast Edition

Having offered the Most August Sacrifice this morning, I’m off again, straight to the aerodrome. Virtually everyone at this airport is gathered at my gate. Oh the excitement. Where I’m sitting now, I can hear 3 languages.  The really loud … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Concerning the making of tea, biscuits and Zagnut bars

I have recently received from a reader in Blighty a rather nice porcelain tea pot and a little crate of tea. Remember: You can buy TEA from the Wyoming Coffee Monks. That said, I am determined to make tea properly. … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Bronzino!

No, not the 16th c. mannerist painter.  The fish! But first this. I had an ammo loading class.   In this activity you also follow recipes!   (See what I did there?)  There are minimum and maximum specs to follow, depending on … Continue reading

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Vocations to the priesthood: bad numbers? Those numbers didn’t just happen by themselves.

I’ve written many times about the situation of vocations to the priesthood. We all know that there are certain parishes in dioceses which produce more priests. We all know that there are certain dioceses which produce more priests. We all … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Whirlwind Edition

This short trip to the Windy City was a treat. But first, off to pick up my newly framed altar cards from Silverstream Priory.  They turned out very well. I was eager to see an exhibit at Chicago’s Art Institute … Continue reading

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