Category Archives: My View

My View For Awhile: Fatima Edition

I’m off again to give a talk at a parish to kick off their series for the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima. A choice parking spot!  When you travel a lot, it’s the small things. … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Heading Home Edition

Now that I’m over my jet lag it’s time to head westward. We are almost finished boarding and two seats are open by me. It’s going to be a long one this time, longer than usual.  There must be fierce … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 6: Guts and Glory!

Wow, what a couple days. Today we went to the amazing, and super amazing Pizzarium, which has the most amazingest of all amazing pizza. Wow. This one has tripe. What’s wrong with this picture in S. Maria della Vittoria? There’s … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 5: Food and Fabric

I really enjoy the simple meals that I assemble from walking through the markets and by the shops. Pizza bianca, tuna, tomato, lettuce.  It is hard to find better. I’ve been going to the same green vendor in the Campo … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 4: Caprese, Carbonara and Consecration

It has been a quiet Sunday in the Eternal City, with perfect weather. This is exactly what you expect of Rome right now. ikeunchtime… which glass is mine? This entire Caprese is mine. Each strand of this is mine, also. … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 3: Beheadings and Swearings

It was a full day yesterday.  After Mass yesterday we broke the fast and then headed off the the Palazzo Braschi for the Artemesia exhibit. Artemesia Gentileschi was the daughter of Orazio Gentileschi and a fine painter in her own right, … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 2: Baccala and brocade

Yesterday I mentioned the set of vestments we are having made for the Pontifical Masses. I received the following few photos before the fabric was cut and sent for sewing. The photos are not great, but they give a sense of … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 1: Jet Lag Edition

We hit the ground running, as one must do in Rome… first: stay awake… eat… get sun… stay awake. This is a good way to do it. Later, I said Mass at Ss. Trinita. They are having a novena to … Continue reading

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Bad priesthood vocations numbers? Not by accident. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

I posted this last year, to the day. Any additional thoughts? ___ Originally Published on: May 3, 2016 ___ And yet, do other parishes and dioceses and religious groups change what they are doing? Not much.  It is if they really … Continue reading

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Please use the sharing buttons! Thanks! Registered or not, will you in your charity please take a moment look at the requests and to pray for the people about whom you read? Continued from THESE. I get many requests by … Continue reading

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Are you anxious, upset, confused about the Church today? Wherein Fr. Z rants.

In this time of confusion over doctrine and praxis, many people ask me in email what they can do either to maintain equilibrium, or else to “be the maquis”, as it were, and join the resistance against the liberal undermining of … Continue reading

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NEW Fr. Z Swag Available: Pope BENEDICT XIV Lambertini (1740-1758)

The XIVth Popes are pretty impressive Pontiffs. We know and love Papa Ganganelli – Clement XIV of Happy Memory – in particular for his suppression of the Jesuits. But let us also consider the greatness of Papa Lambertini – Benedict XIV of especially Happy … Continue reading

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UPDATE: A bishop urges priests to encourage reception of Holy Communion on the tongue, kneeling. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

UPDATE 19 April 2017: The full, transcribed text of Bp. Morlino’s sermon is available HERE ___ Originally Published on: Apr 12, 2017 Last night, Tuesday in Holy Week, His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, the Extraordinary Ordinary, Bishop of … Continue reading

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IN THE WILD! Clement XIV joins the Navy!

My friend Fr. Johnson, USN, sent me a photo of his newly acquired Papa Ganganelli (aka Clement XIV Of Glorious Memory) coffee mug. Here it is, strategically situated in Father’s stateroom aboard USS KEARSARGE (LHD3). Fr. Johnson regularly celebrates the TLM … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Easter Sunday Clerical Supper

I was pleased to have had a guest priest come to town to help with our Sacred Triduum in the Extraordinary Form. His presence allowed us to have a Solemn Triduum. It also allowed me to brush off my cooking utensils. … Continue reading

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