Category Archives: What Fr. Z is up to

Rome Day 1-2: Views, fabrics and eats

Yesterday morning brought a smooth landing at Fiumicino – not to be underestimated – but iffy weather. As a matter of fact, it rained hard yesterday morning and again in the evening, with some sunny moments in between. My apartment … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ Ham Radio Saturday: QSL Cards and some firsts

Regarding ZedNet and DMR operation, I refer to you THIS. I created a page for the List of YOUR callsigns.  HERE  Chime in or drop me a note if your call doesn’t appear in the list. Now for some fun stuff. … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ Ham Radio Thursday: ZedNet, my first pile up, and remote from GITMO and… Vatican City?

Just a reminder to any hams out there who might be interested in ZedNet. ZedNet is a worldwide talkgroup – 31429 More HERE.   But quickly… For you who are into this digital stuff, ZedNet still exists on the Yaesu System Fusion (Wires-X) “room” … Continue reading

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Day 8-11 – NS Guantanamo Bay: Homeward, delayed and GITMO colors

My time at the base has been terrific.  If there is a good time in the future, I would return to give my friend Fr. Johnson more leave. During the last few days of my time at GITMO I did … Continue reading

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Day 6-7 – NS Guantanamo Bay: Of mates and doors and details

My time here at GITMO is paying some dividends.  First, the heat seems to be helping my shoulder and foot, which were injured during the winter.   Also, today I got some writing done for the paper ahead of time. Some … Continue reading

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Day 5 – NS Guantanamo Bay: Of Chesty Puller, tabernacle doors, and more iguanas

Since I prodded the curious with iguanas, here are more iguanas.  They were hanging out near the chapel this morning after Holy Mass. Within the chapel at GITMO, there is a small, daily Mass chapel where the Blessed Sacrament is … Continue reading

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Day 4 – NS Guantanamo Bay: Of a Sunday Mass hymn, tohu wa-bohu, and chess

Getting off this island is turning out to be harder than getting on, and that isn’t easy either. I hope to be here for another set of Sunday Masses, but transportation issues are … fluid.  I think I need to … Continue reading

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Days 1-3 – NS Guantanamo Bay: Small dinosaurs and blue waters

I am working on a new/different phone right now, and it is mystifying me a bit – Android (don’t like it much) – but I’ve been taking some photos of the sights and sites at the base here in Guantanamo … Continue reading

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Your Palm Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard for your Mass of Sunday obligation? Let us know!

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Your LAETARE Sunday Sermon Notes & Rose Vestment POLL

Was there a good point in the sermon you heard at the Mass to fulfill your Sunday Obligation?  Let us know. Here’s mine.

Also, did you see rosacea vestments today (hopefully not baby-rattle pink)? Anyone can vote, but only registered … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Rapid Western Strike – RETURN TRIP

No, I am not heading to your planet’s moon. I did, however, get up early to watch Super “Snow Moon” set. Quite a sight, all teed up like this.  The largest of 2019. Parking today was horrid. An advantage of … Continue reading

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TOKYO – Day 4-8: Woodblocks, Chow and Fuji

The adventure to Tokyo has wrapped up, and the long flight home endured. I thought some of you might like a few more images. First, I am a bit of a sucker for Tokyo subway posters. I marvel at them. … Continue reading

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TOKYO – Day 1-3: Feeding soul and body

Elsewhere I said that I was in Tokyo. I’m still in Tokyo. I am here with a great group of guys for some R&R. On the evening of my arrival, one of the key figures of Una Voce Japan graciously met … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Westward

I had some apprehension about airport security this morning because of the Shutdown™?. Sure enough, check in was mobbed. Having priority status helped and the line moved well. TSA was stacked up, but I really have to hand it to … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Ultimate Edition

I am on my way home from the nation’s capital. Hopefully, the last flight of the year. Some of you wrote to ask my why I would go on a trip after getting banged up a couple weeks ago. This … Continue reading

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