Category Archives: What Fr. Z is up to

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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Florence – Day 5-7: Red meat and musea

Welcome to Florence. Giotto’s bell tower.  The hotel is very close so I can hear the bells clearly. The new Museum of the Duomo is open and it is stunning.  After a few hours in this exquisite museum I understand … Continue reading

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Rome-Assisi – Day 4-5: Francis, Prayer and Exile

This is what is in the window of Gammarelli right now.  You can tell that they are getting ready for a consistory. Off to Assisi.  First stop, Santa Maria degli Angeli and a visit to the little Porziuncula church. \ … Continue reading

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Day 2-3: books and beauty

A quick shot from yesterday evening as I headed to the Vatican Museum to meet the group for the private visit. One of the most important statues in the history of Western art. And another one. And then there’s this … Continue reading

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Rome Days 1-2: Of clams and griffons

I’ve been on the move since I got here with a large group of people. A shot from last nights supper. About all I was able to manage was a place of veg. Today I stopped at the shop where … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Long Trip Edition

I’m on my way for what’ll be a fairly long Italian sojourn, to include two pilgrimages. Happily Hurricane Matthew has started out too sea, so it sseems he…she… it won’t be a factor today. Remember when hurricanes were all female? … Continue reading

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CHICAGO: 26 September – Essential Debate Day FOOD Edition!

I am in Chicago.  More exactly, I am in Park Ridge, the city where the worst of the presidential candidates grew up!  I will be here tonight and will watch the first presidential debate with friends. There will be cooking. … Continue reading

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UPDATE Road Warrior Tips: Cheaper data abroad (KeepGo) and soft landings

UPDATE 7 October 2016 Some of you have availed yourselves of getting a KeepGo through the link I provided, below.   Thanks!  I have received some additional data. HERE I was very satisfied with how my KeepGo kept me connected in both … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: escape from humidity edition

Off I go again. We are in the wretched boarding phase, during which everyone in an aisle seat is reduced to a meat turnstile by those who have no sense either of their depth and girth as augmented by packs … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Inertia Edition

Inertia describes the tendency of bodies to resist a change in motion unless acted upon by outside forces.  Bodies in motion tend to stay in motion while bodies at rest tend to stay at rest unless moved by some influence. … Continue reading

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PHOTOS: Pontifical Requiem at the Throne 1 August – Month’s Mind

Last night the Extraordinary Ordinary, His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison, sang a Pontifical Requiem at the Throne as a “Month’s Mind” for Msgr. Delbert Schmelzer, a beloved priest of the diocese. Here are some images. … Continue reading

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27 July: Canon Law Conference – Speculum Iustitiae

The Speculum Iustitiae conference continues today.  You will recognize the title as being that given to Mary in her beautiful litany. It is encouraging that beautiful churches can be built still today in beautiful places. As Mass closed yesterday, Cardinal Burke … Continue reading

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26 July: Canon Law Conference – Speculum Iustitiae

To begin, for the readers of the Fishwrap, I’ll lead off with this. Buy this book now… HERE (UK HERE). And now the real thing. Each summer, His Eminence Raymond Card. Burke organizes a conference for canon and civil lawyers. … Continue reading

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MADISON 1 July: Pontifical Mass at Throne for Suffering and Persecuted Christians Around the Globe

UPDATE: I’ll pass this along… From the Chancellor of the Diocese of Madison: With this email I convey the dispensation of the Most Rev. Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison, granted to any of those who assist piously in the … Continue reading

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#ActonU – Day 2-3: Economics, Benedictine Option, and Physics

Day 2 (aka 1st full day) of Acton U was replete – as always – with great presentations.   In the afternoon, I went to a talk about the Benedictine Option.  This is not about the arrangement of candles and Crucifix on … Continue reading

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