Category Archives: My View

My View For Awhile: Orange Juice Edition

I’m off! I have a couple speaking gigs and a mother to visit.  Hopefully weather will cooperate! Playlist for the first leg: 13 Hours in Benghazi. UPDATE Chic-Fil-A closed on Sunday, as usual.  But there is a good burger place … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Smells (no bells) Edition

Alas I am not in Venice. As I depart NYC once again, I am happy to have gotten all my errands accomplished. Late flights give me almost a full day. The trek from the door to LGA via Uber (the … Continue reading

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NYC Day 3-5: Cooking priests, signs, finches and rock guys

The time in NYC continues.    I had mentioned wine, women and song the other day.  The Wine was about the psykter.  The Women was about the Vigée Le Brun exhibit.  The Song, was about the opera on Friday, Don Pasquale … Continue reading

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NYC Days 1-2: Wine, Women and Song

I am in New York for a few days as the guest of a member of the Constantian Order of St George for their investiture, to see an opera, and have some R&R in the galleries of the Met. I’ll … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Never Sleeps Edition

Having spent a day in the Cupboard Under The Stairs, to wash clothes and refresh the suitcase, I’m off on this cold dark morning once again.  Sleep?  Pffft.    Happy there were many good parking slots available.    This is … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Beat The Snow Edition

Off we go.    They are trying to get flights out before snow starts in Chicago. Do you ever find yourself in line to board and suddenly wonder if you locked your car?    UPDATE Next leg. It is like … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Neglect of the Precepts of the Church and Mortal Sin. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

From a priest… QUAERITUR: I am trying to clarify whether or not the precepts of the church bind under mortal sin? According to the catechism of St. Pius X they do, however the current CCC gives no clear indication. I … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How long after death can Last Rites be given?

In the last few hours some of you have sent similar questions. QUAERITUR: How long after death can the Sacrament of Anointing be administered? Sometimes we say “Last Rites”, though technically Last Rites includes Penance, Anointing and Viaticum (Eucharist), and hopefully … Continue reading

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Justice Antonin Scalia – RIP

This is a day for serious mourning for our country. Justice Antonin Scalia died, at age 79. Pray for the Scalia family, remembering in a particular way our friend Fr. Paul Scalia. Pray for these United States.

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ASK FATHER: Father said say Act of Contrition afterwards. Fr. Z rants… at priests.

From a reader… who recently went to confession! Everyone… GO TO CONFESSION! QUAERITUR: I just went. Yay! After confessing my sins I had a question about a friend who fell away from church. It took 2 minutes, 3 tops. I don’t usually … Continue reading

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