Category Archives: My View

NYC EXILE – DAY 6 (FINAL): Misc. and a horrifying church visit

I am back at The Cupboard Under The Stairs again after my exile for reasons of the total power down of the building for a few days.  The electricity is flowing, but it is still dark in here.  But that’s another … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Chinese Food Edition

On the way to my ride home. Delta is being it’s usual pokey self, so there was more time for supper. It was time for Chinese food in Queens. Dan dan noodles.   Xiao Long Bao… the stuff of dreams. … Continue reading

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“Dare to do as much as you are able.” Wherein Fr. Z rants.

“Quantum potes, tantum aude” is what we sing in the Angelic Doctor’s wonderful Corpus Christi sequence.   “Dare to do as much as you are able.” Were this prudently applied to sacred worship in all our churches and chapels, and we … Continue reading

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NYC EXILE – DAY 4: Of Sung Mass and Sunshine

It was another picture perfect day. Before heading to Mass today I made sure to have a brief stroll in the park. After Mass, eggs… Benedict, of course. After Sung Vespers, several of us went to China Town (which is … Continue reading

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NYC EXILE – DAY 2: Of Octopus and Opera

Day two allowed me to lunch outside.  Winter has lingered a bit back at The Cupboard Under The Stairs (where there is no electricity at the moment… I remotely shut down the network of the Mother Ship in the morning). … Continue reading

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NYC EXILE – DAY 1: Of Pyrrhic Victories and Choirs from Nebraska

Yesterday was as beautiful a day as I would have hoped for. Sunny, not to hot, and with a breeze. Delightful. Though the roof as I Ubered in. Having settled it, the first item on the list, on the way … Continue reading

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Fr Z’s Kitchen: Flying Spaghetti Monster Edition

Yesterday I read at  Town Hall that a jail bird lost his court bid to get preferential treatment in prison due to his profession of the faith of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster.  They dress in pirate gear and … Continue reading

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This and That. It’s Friday after a bad week!

A few things all stuck together in no particular order. First, there’s this quote, which I saw recently somewhere. In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. – George Orwell Yesterday I saw this on … Continue reading

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Intense new image of the Sacred Heart and your Act of Reparation (ACTION ITEM!)

This striking detail from a new print by the Catholic artist Daniel Mitsui. It is inspired in part by the visions of Gertrude. and the 1467 Sanctus Salvator. Even the small details, the little animals that are scattered through the background, have symbolic meanings…. … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: My unconscious aunt died after being anointed: was she forgiven? (Wherein Fr. Z also rants.)

From a reader… QUAERITUR: My aunt recently passed away two major strokes. After her second, my uncle, an openly declared agnostic, asked me if she should have a priest. I replied in the affirmative, and the hospital had a priest … Continue reading

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Fr. John E. Halborg, RIP – Requiem Mass – Manhattan, NYC, Holy Innocents 12 April

I have a soft spot for priests who were Lutheran converts who say the Traditional Latin Mass of the Roman Rite. Hence, I ask your prayers for one.  Fr. John E. Halborg died recently.  I knew him only slightly.  He … Continue reading

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More analysis: “There will be those who will try and contort #AmorisLaetitia into the Kaspser proposal”

The newly released Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Amoris laetitia in English is HERE. From the UK’s best Catholic weekly, The Catholic Herald, some analysis of Amoris laetitia. My emphases and comments. Francis has left Church teaching on Communion for the divorced and remarried … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Northward bound

To go North I must first go East, rather like starting Mass ad orientem so that you can sing the Gospel to the liturgical north.   I thought my native Minnesota was flat! Had I greater presence of mind I … Continue reading

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Land of Cotton – Day 3-5: Cooking and stuff

It seems that Natchitoches is famous for meat pies.   So, I had to have one. And what would a trip to these parts be without an enormous bowl of gumbo. I am still not sure what gumbo is, but … Continue reading

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Day 1-2: The Land Of Cotton

When you see Spanish Moss, you know you aren’t in Wisconsin anymore. Having been scooped up at the airport, we drove even farther South until I was in one of the most dangerous places on your planet… where massive oil … Continue reading

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