Category Archives: What Fr. Z is up to

My View For Awhile: Delayed Edition & Fr. Z’s Kitchen

When you are delayed because of equipment at a small airport you don’t have many options.

My fate today.
I’m glad I made a point of coming early. As it was, the rebooking line was long and the app was not too … Continue reading

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My While For Awhile: Election Day Edition

I’m off to southern regions to visit my mother for a few days.   Florida is hotly contested.  I hope that my mere presence in the state will tip the election.

My flight is delayed.
Most Delta lounges these days have FNC … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 7: Mass for Benefactors and Cena di Congedo

It has been a pretty nasty day in the Eternal City.  The weather was as dreadful today as it has been beautiful over the week.   I did get out for some last needful errands and got drenched.
As promised, I … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 6: Birthday and Mudbug

When I woke up this morning, I felt different. Then a bright light shone through the ceiling and a voice boomed:
Canon 1252 All persons who have completed their fourteenth year are bound by the law of abstinence; all adults are … Continue reading

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Rome – Days 4-5: Progress and processions

Since many of you like the food photos, let’s start with that.
Catching up with friends at a meal is one of my principal delights when I return.

I’ve had several visits at Gammarelli to work out some details on projects.   … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 3: Supplicium and surprises

Since I am a pilgrim in this world, today I walked up Pilgrim Street, Via del Pellegrino, for to seek some good old fashioned Roman street fare.  At the end of the Via del Pellegrino you find an ancient stone and … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 1: Supplies and Bells

Boring flight… mostly.  For a half hour or so we weren’t sure about a woman who wasn’t doing well south of the tip of Greenland.   A couple doctors were on the plane and I stuck my head in to … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Roman Week

Off I go to Rome for a short trip, especially for the sake of the annual Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage.
At the airport, I am already getting Latin inscriptions, or at least photos of the Latin inscriptions.

And a few steps later, more … Continue reading

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OCTOBER – ROME – Annual #SumPont2018 Pilgrimage

At the end of October, 26-28 October to be precise, is the annual Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage to Rome.  People from all over travel to Rome to participate in traditional liturgy, processions and talks… and to make contacts and greet old … Continue reading

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VIDEO & PICS – Pre-1961 Rites of Consecration of new Abbey Church!

Yesterday I had the great privilege of participating in the consecration of the new abbey church of the monastic community of the  Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles near Gower, MO.   The rites of consecration and the Pontifical Mass … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Abbatial Edition

I’ve not been posting these travelogues for some time. This trip deserves attention, because it has as its scope a truly special occasion in the life of the Church as a whole and for the traditionally inclined in particular, not … Continue reading

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Food for my cerebellum. Food for my reptilian brain stem. And my observation about coverage of The Present Crisis.

I unplugged for a while today.  The stream of news – and the spin – got to me, simply put.
The spinners have woven their devious clew to help them through the labyrinth while avoiding the minotaur in the maze: homosexuality.
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My View For Awhile: Annual Canon Law Conference

Off I went to La Crosse and the beautiful Shrine of our Lady.  If you haven’t been…

The morning fog drifting in the clefts of the hills.

A dear friend, Fr. Ferguson, the official Paradohymnodist of the Blog.

I bought a reproduction of … Continue reading

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The last 10 minutes…

The last 10 minutes…

Haydn’s Farewell is playing.
Request from a priest via text message for the blessing of beehives.
Email from a priest asking about baptizing the child adopted by homosexuals.
Delivery of a deep cycle 12v battery.
Roast out of the fridge and preparation of … Continue reading

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Splendid photos of a beautiful 1st Solemn Mass celebrated ‘coram episcopo’, in cappa magna

We of the Tridentine Mass Society of the Diocese of Madison have posted some splendid photos of the 1st Solemn Mass of the new Fr. Peter Lee, ordained by the Extraordinary Ordinary, Bp. Robert C. Morlino for the aforementioned diocese.
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