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Acton U 2014: Day 2

We are in the second full day of Acton U.  Yesterday was tiring, but great.
This morning we had Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form for the Feast of Corpus Christi.   We considered for a moment having a short Eucharistic … Continue reading

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Acton U 2014: Day 1

The day began for some of us with Holy Mass in the older, traditional Roman Rite.
Breakfast is being consumed.

Interesting line up today including talks on social justice, freedom of conscience, biblical theology of law.
UPDATE:
Getting Social Justice Right with Ryan Anderson.

I … Continue reading

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Acton U 2014: Opening Night

I am in Grand Rapids, MI for the annual gathering of Acton University, several days of lectures and presentations on many topics. People of various faiths come from all over the world for this. When I picked up my registration … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile

Off I go for another adventure.

I awoke to the sounds of thunder and a civil defense siren last night. I see that there was a tornado somewhere. I have yet to learn the details.
I am aware that a town in … Continue reading

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MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! You helped a US Army Chaplain and his troops!

YOU DID IT!  100% Fulfillment of the requests for socks.  I am really proud of you.
1800 pairs of sock in less than a month and a half.
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Our own “Cantor”, frequent commentator here, broke down the purchases by location. NB: British … Continue reading

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Ordination Anniversary (video)

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 Days fall during the Pentecost Octave.
It is my anniversary … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Bye for now, KC

It was a quick trip, too quick, but duty calls.

As I leave Kansas City, I thank my amiable hosts, whose son was, today, ordained a deacon.  They always try to provide the best for the weary clerical guest.

Thanks to Fr. … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: KC Edition

I am on my way to Kansas City, where everything is up-to-date.

It is ordination season, and the son of a friend, whom I have know since he was about knee high to a boll wevil… just gettin’ into the mood… … Continue reading

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Day 20: And they returned home, tired but happy.

My view for a while:

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The Outstanding Benedictines of Norcia!

Tonight I am at a gala and fundraiser for the wonderful community of Benedictine monks at Norcia in Italy. They are in Italy. We are in Connecticut.
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Card. Burke is here. I had … Continue reading

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