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My View For Awhile – Creepy Airport – The Sequel

I’m still trying to get home from Denver. We zipped quickly past the creepy killer demon-eyed death horse. Apparently it is some sort of spirit horse. Blech. Worst check in process anywhere. It was not good on Sunday either. Today, … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: YHUGE DELAY Edition – UPDATED

I am in Denver. What a strange airport. I’ve only been through Denver 3 times (I think) and each time I like this airport less. I think an undergrad designed it.  Who thought that the layout for check in relation … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: White Knuckle Edition

Having braved the snow storm, I white knuckled it to the airport.  Half an eye was on my phone as I anticipated a cancellation or delay notice.  None was forthcoming. The ramp was as jammed as I have ever seen … Continue reading

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Vigil of Epiphany: Blessing of Epiphany Water

Wonderful customs come with the Feast of the Epiphany.  Real Epiphany is 6 January, by the way. On Epiphany we can bless gold, frankincense and myrrh.  Please bring all your spare, unblessed myrrh to your priest… and your gold.  Bring … Continue reading

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NYC Day 1-2: Hot Dog Carts and Chop Sticks

On Saturday evening, there was an Advent “O Antiphon” dinner sponsored by the traditional council of KCs associated with Holy Innocents parish in midtown. I think you have all heard of the place. It was great to see the former … Continue reading

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It’s “Stir Up Sunday”! What are your plans? – FOLLOW UP

So… what did y’all decide to do? ORIGINALLY POSTED Published on: Nov 19, 2016 @ 04:02 Date and time Month ____ Tomorrow, 20 November, is the Last Sunday of the Church’s Liturgical Year. It is therefore… STIR UP SUNDAY! The “stir … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: I VOTED!

Snapshots of my Election Day. From Matins… Ant. Remove, O Lord, * thy scourges from me. Psalm 38 [9] 38:1 I said: I will take heed to my ways: * that I sin not with my tongue. 38:2 I have … Continue reading

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Spiffing video of incensation for #sumpont2016

I haven’t seen many photos from the beautiful Pontifical Mass we had in the Basilica of St. Peter during the 2016 Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage.  However, I spotted this video of the undersigned, acting as Deacon for the Mass. HERE ? Sequentia Sancti Evangelii … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: U-Turn

I completed my two talks at the Serviam conference, giving them my ¢2 about the orientation of the soul, towards God, death and our sacred worship. Meanwhile, I spotted a Cubs flag in the airport parking lot. Waiting for boarding. … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Canuck Edition

I’m back on the road, though this is slated to be a short trip. I’m not checking a bag, it’s so quick. VPOTUS Joe “the Theologian” Biden is in town today, no doubt campaigning for the criminal.  In ultra-lib Madison? … Continue reading

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Rome 2 – Days 5&6: Churches, Masses and Crucifix

Since I was on the ceremony crew the other day for the Pontifical Mass at St. Peter’s I couldn’t get any photos.  But, before Mass I found some interesting sights to record and share. This is inside the sacristy of … Continue reading

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Rome 2- Day 2 & 3: Cooking up vestments and victuals

Today I stopped in at Gammarelli to talk about the upcoming pontifical set of vestments in white and I saw a relatively inexpensive rose pianera. They will make a matching cope and have it to us by Gaudete Sunday. Hopefully … Continue reading

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ROME 2 – Day 1: Exorcisms, guts, and Roman altars

The pilgrimage group having dispersed in Venice, we made our way to Lake Garda simply to rest up and have a nice view. That was gloriously accomplished. Now it’s time for the third phase. I headed back to Rome for … Continue reading

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Venice Days 2-3: Bones, fabrics and views

A few more images of Venice before transitioning to another place. From the vaporetto on the way out to San Giorgio Maggiore, a view of Santa Maria della Salute. Over the door of the church you still find the arms … Continue reading

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Venice – Day 1-2: Of Mark and Mud-bugs

This improbable place never ceases to amaze. St. Mark’s Square, which at about noon today will start to fill up with water.  Raised sidewalks of metal scaffolding will be set up for people to file along.  In this age of … Continue reading

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