Category Archives: My View

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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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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