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Fr. Z’s 25th Anniversary of Ordination

Well… this is it.  I made it this far. Many priests observe the anniversary of their ordination at this time of year. It is a common time for ordinations, probably because Ember Days were common times for ordinations and Ember … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 2: DOC and berries

Busy day. Today I got my basic shopping done for some clerical things and a couple books. We met for lunch a priest who teaches in one of the Roman schools. The owner of the restaurant is from Amatrice.  On … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 1: Not quite out of the way Churches

The usual breakfast. The Roman cornetto (roll) is not duplicated anywhere else. Click the wavy flag to help me buy breakfast tomorrow, too!  (And many thanks to those who have donated.  Mass on Friday for my benefactors.) We went to … Continue reading

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ROME – Day 0.5: Et In Arcadia Ego

Once back in the City, a switch is thrown in my head and it is as if I never left. I made a run to Gammarelli to do some vestment business, but my guy wasn’t there.  I’ll have to go … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Silver Edition

I’m off! It is nice to have visual verification that your bag is going with you. I was in a bit of a hurry at the end of packing.  I had carefully put out everything that had to go, except … Continue reading

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National Catholic Prayer Breakfast 2016

I am at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast! With Card. Sarah.  Paul Ryan is behind us.   And… … with Sam Gregg and Alejandro Chafuen, both with Acton Institute. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan.  No political red-meat, and he was … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Breakfast Edition

Having offered the Most August Sacrifice this morning, I’m off again, straight to the aerodrome. Virtually everyone at this airport is gathered at my gate. Oh the excitement. Where I’m sitting now, I can hear 3 languages.  The really loud … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Concerning the making of tea, biscuits and Zagnut bars

I have recently received from a reader in Blighty a rather nice porcelain tea pot and a little crate of tea. Remember: You can buy TEA from the Wyoming Coffee Monks. That said, I am determined to make tea properly. … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Whirlwind Edition

This short trip to the Windy City was a treat. But first, off to pick up my newly framed altar cards from Silverstream Priory.  They turned out very well. I was eager to see an exhibit at Chicago’s Art Institute … Continue reading

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NYC EXILE – DAY 6 (FINAL): Misc. and a horrifying church visit

I am back at The Cupboard Under The Stairs again after my exile for reasons of the total power down of the building for a few days.  The electricity is flowing, but it is still dark in here.  But that’s another … Continue reading

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