Category Archives: What Fr. Z is up to

#ActonU 2017: Day 2

Day 2 started, as always, with Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form. In another room, there is the Ordinary Form (I think they use electric piano over there).  There is also, this year, an Orthodox Prayer service and a Protestant. … Continue reading

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#ActonU 2017: Day 1

We have completed the first full day. I gave my lecture today on Augustine and the City of Man. A view of the great deco/liberty hall in the older portion of the otherwise state of art facility. I always like … Continue reading

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#ActonU 2017: Day 0

We have gathered again in Grand Rapids MI for Acton University 2017. Once again there is a huge and diverse group from all over the world. Tonight we have registered and greeted lots of old friends and now our first … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Fatima Edition

I’m off again to give a talk at a parish to kick off their series for the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima. A choice parking spot!  When you travel a lot, it’s the small things. … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Heading Home Edition

Now that I’m over my jet lag it’s time to head westward. We are almost finished boarding and two seats are open by me. It’s going to be a long one this time, longer than usual.  There must be fierce … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 6: Guts and Glory!

Wow, what a couple days. Today we went to the amazing, and super amazing Pizzarium, which has the most amazingest of all amazing pizza. Wow. This one has tripe. What’s wrong with this picture in S. Maria della Vittoria? There’s … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 5: Food and Fabric

I really enjoy the simple meals that I assemble from walking through the markets and by the shops. Pizza bianca, tuna, tomato, lettuce.  It is hard to find better. I’ve been going to the same green vendor in the Campo … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 4: Caprese, Carbonara and Consecration

It has been a quiet Sunday in the Eternal City, with perfect weather. This is exactly what you expect of Rome right now. ikeunchtime… which glass is mine? This entire Caprese is mine. Each strand of this is mine, also. … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 3: Beheadings and Swearings

It was a full day yesterday.  After Mass yesterday we broke the fast and then headed off the the Palazzo Braschi for the Artemesia exhibit. Artemesia Gentileschi was the daughter of Orazio Gentileschi and a fine painter in her own right, … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 2: Baccala and brocade

Yesterday I mentioned the set of vestments we are having made for the Pontifical Masses. I received the following few photos before the fabric was cut and sent for sewing. The photos are not great, but they give a sense of … Continue reading

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PHOTOS: Pontifical Mass for St. Joseph

Last night the Extraordinary Ordinary of Madison, His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, celebrated a Pontifical Mass at the Throne for the glorious Feast of St. Joseph, this year transferred because of the Sunday of Lent. The Mass was … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Lovely Nightmare Edition

It’s a beautiful day, nicest in a while.  Of course that means that after a great Chinese meal with friends… … I’m going somewhere else! Going into the airport, a tour bus got stuck under a bridge and the delay … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Intersect Edition

Other than the fact that in order to enjoy a really early morning you first have to get up really early, it’s a really nice morning.   Nasty weather comes later in the week.  It is, of course, March. It … Continue reading

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LENTCAzTs 2017 – Choices to make

I am thinking about doing LENTCAzTs again this year.  I am also thinking about not doing  LENTCAzTs again this year. As I think about it, I am looking through materials for possible podcasts.  That’s always the challenge.  A few of you have … Continue reading

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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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