Category Archives: My View

When “NO!” is PASTORAL! Wherein Fr. Z rants.

“Pastoral charity”… note the phrase!
His Eminence, Raymond Card. Burke, gave an interview to Polonia Christiana magazine.  Lifesite rendered it into English HERE.
In one of his responses, the Cardinal said:
In the case of a politician or other public figure who acts against the … Continue reading

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Tensions in the Catholic blogosphere. Where Fr. Z opines.

Some discussion is arising in the Catholic blogosphere about, well, the Catholic blogosphere.   This week, for example, the UK’s still best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald, has an opinion column: Bishops and bloggers: there is a way out of … Continue reading

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Lent, Gator Meat, and You… and I

In this week’s digital edition of the UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald, I saw this cartoon:

Not a lot of gators in Ol’ Blighty, except perhaps plodding around in the offices of The Bitter Pill, but I think we are having … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: home again edition

Having sampled “Nakatish” Meat Pies, and having jawed endlessly with clerics, and having delivered talks and having mactated the Victim in a solemn manner, I head home to a colder clime.

My thanks to the nice people I met in Natchitoches.

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At last the legendary Nakatish Meat Pies

Last night we enjoyed some homemade Meat Pies. It is clear from even 5 minutes in Natchitoches that Meat Pies are thing here.

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Z-Swag: in the wild

One of you readers sent me this photo of Z-Swag, in the wild!  It was posted on Twitter as well.
After washing, my @fatherz travel mug makes a worthy beer glass (pictured with libation, breviary, etc., on the road)
A beer in … Continue reading

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Southern Sojourn

I am in the south, where people eat grits. They really do.
I am in a town called “Nákatish”, Louisiana, although it is spelled, Natchitoches. It really is.
There is a lovely Minor Basilica here, of the Immaculate Conception.

This used to be … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Heading South Edition

It isn’t gray to travel when not feeling 100% but, ceteris paribus, I’m in pretty good shape.
Small aircraft today, which always leads to that cramped feeling.

It is a melancholy day when on FourSquare you become “mayor” of your local airport.
UPDATE:
Leg … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z rants, slaps some heads

Under another entry, someone posted:
I am losing hope.  I wish I had a time machine to look 100 years into the future and see what happens.
We are on the threshold of Lent.  This is a time of spiritual warfare.  This … Continue reading

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In The Wild: Mystic Monk and Z-Swag – hard to beat that

A brilliant priest of my acquaintance has sent a photo after having filled the rectory coffee nook with Mystic Monk Coffee K-Cups.

They also have very good taste in coffee mugs there.
I especially like the spiffy Star Trek effect from off the coffee … Continue reading

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