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Felix Natalis Dies Roma!

Today is the 2771 Birthday of Rome. Happy birthday!
The Great Roman Fabrizio™ shared his quintessential, virtuous Roman repast: fave, pecorino, vino bianco.  It doesn’t get more Roman than that.

On the other hand, I arrived at Roma today to scoot southward … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Mezzogiorno Edition

I’m heading out on an adventure as chaplain to a pro-life pilgrimage group which will travel in S. Italy, where I have never been: Puglia, Calabria, Sicily with some time in Naples and, on my own, a few days in … Continue reading

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My View For A While: Mystery City

I’m sure that with this first shot, many of you will be able to tell where this is.

If that elevated hint wasn’t enough.

And then there’s this.   It was pretty cold out there, I can affirm.  But the 2nd row seats … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes – Good Shepherd – AUDIO

Today, in the traditional Roman Rite, is Good Shepherd Sunday.
In the Novus Ordo people heard for the Gospel a passage about a post Resurrection appearance of the Lord.
Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard during the … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: LAX Adios Edition – UPDATED

UPDATE 11 April
In answer to a couple email’s the “apocalyptic thriller” I was reading was by Joel Rosenberg (US HERE – UK HERE)
I’ve read a couple series by him, including the one starting with The Last Jihad (US HERE – … Continue reading

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L.A. Days 1-3: Of Finches, Bites and Libraries

The Octave of Easter is turning out to be a time of visits with friends, meals and monuments (in a wide sense).
Here is a monumental salad, chopped.  Presentation like this is difficult, by the way.

At the Getty, a lovely bit … Continue reading

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Some 2018 Triduum images

Some Triduum images!
Holy Thursday, reposing the Blessed Sacrament.

UPDATE

Stripping the altar.

Good Friday.

I brought my relic of the Holy Cross.

And now the Vigil.

From the live stream, which goes BW in low light.

Exultet.

Lessons.

Litany.

Lots and lots of Baptismal water and I did not spare … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Maternal Edition

Having just returned from a fast assault on Chicago’s fare…

… and to work out details of the portable altar and sacristy for the upcoming pilgrimage, I’m off to the depths of the south.

I’ve been getting texts from Rome since I … Continue reading

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PHOTOS: D. Madison – Candlemas – Purification – Pontifical Mass

A sample of the music.  We had a great choir from Eau Claire.

A few snaps from beautiful Candlemas 2018.

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NYC Days 4-5 and My View For Awhile: ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK!

One of the things I enjoy in NYC is a good bowl of borscht. It pleases in every way, especially in the color.

One of my errands was to La Lame to check on possible fabrics for the Pontifical sent in … Continue reading

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