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Day 2: Canon Law Conference – VIDEO greetings to you readers from Card. Burke

This video might be hard to view using Chrome. The conference is named also Speculum Iustitiae … “Mirror of Justice”, which is a title given to Our Lady in the Litany. We continue today with a presentation on the … Continue reading

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Day 1: Canon Law Conference (and a video message)

See the video message, for you readers, below! ___ I’ve journeyed to LaCrosse and the magnificent Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe for the annual Speculum Iustitiae conference. Card. Burke organized the conference six years ago.  It is always intellectually … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile & NYC – Day 4: Hot and Sticky Edition

When I headed out for parts north today it was about 95° and really humid.  Add to that black clothing (aka solar panels) It was just about then that a priest friend sent me a photo of himself in his … Continue reading

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NYC – Day 3: 9/11 Memorial

Down the island I went to meet friends for lunch at a favorite place: Veselka. My view for awhile.   I was rewarded with cold borscht.  That’s chopped dill. Ruben. The staff wear shirt with festive beets! Then it’s Uber … Continue reading

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NYC – Day 1: Of Sedes, Sargents, and Sandwiches

I’m happy ensconced in New York City for a few days.   First on the list of things to do: go to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. I was heading toward the small Van Gogh exhibit of Irises and Roses … Continue reading

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Of fortune cookies

No, I’m not talking about the posts of a certain Fishwrap writer… On my way back to the SPTDV from Acton U in Grand Rapids, I stopped in S. Chicago to meet friends for Chinese at the best Chinese restaurant I … Continue reading

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#ACTONU – DAY 3 – Teaching, again, and wrapping up

I taught, on Friday, the final day, about the Christian statesmen in the “city of God”. Having an eye on how the civil virtues will be lived in the heavenly city, the statesman must, in this earthly city, govern through … Continue reading

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#ACTONU – DAY 2 – Teaching

This year’s Acton U has me teaching for the first time.  I’m doing two classes, one on the Fathers of the Church on Usury (which I didn’t really know much about, but seemed like an interesting topic – I go … Continue reading

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#ACTONU – DAY 1 – Study Day

We are getting into the swing of things now at Acton U. This morning we began with Mass (in the Extraordinary Form.. OF is also offered). Then I joined a group of business leaders for breakfast and some discussion.   … Continue reading

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#ACTONU – DAY 0 – My View For Awhile

I am off to Acton University today.  My view for a while today will involve a steering wheel and lots of interstate, including a goodly portion of Chicago, where I expect bad traffic. Good for the Blackhawks, by the way. … Continue reading

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