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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.
Look them up! Click HERE
Card. Burke is here. I had … Continue reading

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Day 17 – NYC: Finch and Cardinal and Borscht and Beer

Thus begins my last full day on the road.
Yesterday we were at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Here is a nice little Sienese Madonna and Child by a favorite of mine, Sano di Pietro (+1481).  I’m thinking his workshop did … Continue reading

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Day 16 – NYC: food and Farraday – POLL

Last night we enjoyed a meal at The Palm.
I am an Old Fashioned sort of guy.

Best crab thingie in the world!

Today we went to the Morgan Library. I’ll tell you about a silly exhibit later, but I got to see … Continue reading

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Rome/NYC – Day 15: My view for awhile

It is almost always a nice day when I leave a city I like.

So, back to the USA and some appointments in NYC.

Yes, Bergoglio class, in case you were wondering.
I have my noise blocking earbuds ready and my fully loaded … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 14: Store windows and raw red meat

Some last errands before I leave Rome.
I went to a Vatican “Bank” ATM to check on the status of my account, which I have maintained since the 80′s.

I spent time in the Augustinianum library today. It is the best … Continue reading

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