Category Archives: What Fr. Z is up to

My View For Awhile: Stars and Standards and Home

I am watching the sun rise on this portentous day from the Dreadful Airport of Madrid.

I am also using my spiffy app to see planets and stars.

This is the line up many people have been talking about.   Jupiter and … Continue reading

Share
Posted in On the road, What Fr. Z is up to | Tagged , , , , | 8 Comments

Rome – Day 4-5: Beautiful Masses

On Friday evening at Santa Maria sopra Minerva there was a beautiful Mass for which the ministers were of the Institute of Christ the King. There were a great many of the faithful present, including clerics… yes… they belong to the … Continue reading

Share
Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, On the road, What Fr. Z is up to | Tagged , , | 11 Comments

Rome – Day 4: TRAVEL VESTMENTS STARTED!

Today I delivered the last of the fabric – Shantung – to Gammarelli for the travel vestments.

The combinations will be:
White (gold trim) & Red (silver)
Black (silver) & Green (silver)
Violet (silver) & Rose (silver)
White (gold) & Blue (silver)
There will be enough … Continue reading

Share
Posted in On the road, What Fr. Z is up to | Tagged | 6 Comments

Rome – Day 3: Summorum Pontificum 10 Years ONWARD!

I’m in the hall at the Angelicum for the day conference on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Summorum Pontificum going into effect.
As we start… in one view Martin Mosebach, Cardinals Burke and Müller.

The place is packed.

So we start.

Archbp. … Continue reading

Share
Posted in On the road, SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM, What Fr. Z is up to | Tagged | 16 Comments

Rome – Day 1: Pall and Pallotti

Errands this beautiful Roman morning took me past the great Jesuit church, the Gesù, where you find the tomb of St. Ignatius. I prayed for the conversion or the eradication of the society.  I would prefer one over the other!
A … Continue reading

Share
Posted in On the road, What Fr. Z is up to | Tagged , | 12 Comments

ROME Day 0: Feet on the ground and … dragging a little

I have arrived in Rome to great tales of rain.  Apparently there was so much rain that runways at FCO were flooded.  One this is for sure: there was flood of people at passport control… it took over an hour. … Continue reading

Share
Posted in On the road, What Fr. Z is up to | 1 Comment

My View For Awhile: Anniversay Edition

I’m on my way to Rome for the Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage.  I’m taking happy thoughts of gratitude to Pope Benedict along with great hope for many more future benefits from this monumentally important gift to the Church.

Meanwhile, spoke by phone … Continue reading

Share
Posted in On the road, SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM, What Fr. Z is up to | 3 Comments

Fr. Z heading to Rome for Summorum Pontificum, also asks for input

A few items as the Labor Day weekend winds to a close.
First, I will be in Rome for the Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage. I’m only there for a week and I will be REALLY BUSY for a lot of it. Just … Continue reading

Share
Posted in On the road, What Fr. Z is up to | Tagged | 21 Comments

NYC Day 3-4: Noodle Bliss, Trim & My View For Awhile

The all too brief Gotham jaunt continued.
After my breakfast of champions I made another foray to the Met.

I’ve seen most of the older European collection so often that many of the paintings now greet me by name.  Hence, I went … Continue reading

Share
Posted in On the road, What Fr. Z is up to | 27 Comments

NYC Day 1-2: Delivery and Determination

The city is beautiful right now, clear blue skies and mild temperatures.  Couldn’t be better.

Yesterday, after settling in, I ran to the Morgan Library.  There are exhibits now on Henry David Thoreau.  It seems that the Morgan has just about … Continue reading

Share
Posted in On the road, What Fr. Z is up to | Tagged | 21 Comments

My View For Awhile: Challenge Coin Chapter Edition

I’m off to deliver a challenge coin to the guys who pushed me over the edge finally to have mine made.

I’m tardy in the exchange but it’ll happen in the next couple of days.
Meanwhile my bag my been loaded on … Continue reading

Share
Posted in On the road, What Fr. Z is up to | 15 Comments

My View For Awhile: Post Syzygy

MCI is a madhouse.  Many people have some sort of eclipse commemorating shirt.

I was supposed to do a radio slot with Drew Mariani but in the chaos it didn’t work.
We had some clouds but mangaged to see some of the … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Look! Up in the sky!, On the road, SESSIUNCULA, What Fr. Z is up to | 12 Comments

Getting up to date in Kansas City

This morning I had Holy Mass at St. Philippine Duschesne which is run by the FSSP. I thought it was to be a Sung Mass, but it turned out to be Solemn, which was a treat. Here are a few … Continue reading

Share
Posted in On the road, What Fr. Z is up to | Tagged , | 25 Comments

My View For Awhile: Here goes the Sun Edition

I’m on my way to the path of the much anticipated shadow of your planet’s largest satellite.

There is a lovely sight in the sky this morning directly in the East.   The Moon has lots of Earthshine and Venus is … Continue reading

Share
Posted in Look! Up in the sky!, On the road, SESSIUNCULA, What Fr. Z is up to | 9 Comments

My View For Awhile: Homeward

I’ve had enough heat for the time being.  Time to go.

At the airport TSA gave my bag their special attention (as I looked on) with all manner of care for restoring some decent order… not.   Thanks for that.
The airport … Continue reading

Share
Posted in On the road, What Fr. Z is up to | 16 Comments