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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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NYC Days 1-3: Slips and sliders

People either like or hate my food posts. Hence, I enjoy posting them.
But first, as I watch what’s going on in the Church right now, two paintings at the MET jumped to my full attention.
First, my necessary entrance hotdog. The … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Debate Edition

I’m on my way to NYC, for errands, fun, meetings and to attend a debate.

UPDATE:
Next leg… running a little behind, but I see that my bag is with me! These text notifications are helpful.

There is a new UBER Protocol in … Continue reading

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My View For A While: Counter March

Time to head home.
Another wonderful Delta experience greeted me at the airport.
First, in my app, all my flights, today’s and future, vanished. That was strange.
Hence, I had to go through the check in process. At least there were not problems … Continue reading

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DC March for Life 2018 – DAY 2: Forward MARCH!

Today before the rally on the mall we grabbed some sandwiches at a nearby cafe and headed out.
Perfect weather.
We parked ourselves near the speakers stand, but also near to a flag from my native place.

It was great to hear Pres. … Continue reading

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DC March for Life 2018 – DAY 1: Paintings and plots

It is a whirlwind jump to DC, but one of my main reasons for coming this year was also to see the exhibition of Vermeer and other Dutch genre painters at the National Gallery.   It did not disappoint.
His paintings … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: March For Life 2018 Edition

I’m off to the nation’s capital, where at least one good thing will be accomplished on Friday: the 2018 March For Life.
Among other events, I will probably attend the TLM at St. Mary’s and the customary meet up afterward across … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: “Romani ite domum!” Edition

Time to take my pack and hat and head home.

I haven’t yet offered samplings from this trip.
First, which drink is mine?

And one of these was mine, too.

Ivan Ramen.

Russ & Daughters.

Christmas market.

At the Morgan Library… nice book covers.

Also an exhibit about … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Manhattan Edition

I’m off for a quick trip to Manhattan.

The primary mission on this trip is to attend an annual “O Antiphon” Dinner which has – in part – a motive of appreciation for priests who have helped at Holy Innocents, indeed, … Continue reading

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FOLLOW UP: Traditional Confirmations in Madison

On Tuesday 28 November in Madison, the Extraordinary Ordinary confirmed using the traditional Roman Rite.  There were quite a few confirmands.  We had people from Kansas, Minnesota, Maryland and North Carolina along with folks from area.
We started with a Solemn … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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