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My View For Awhile: March For Life 2018 Edition

I’m off to the nation’s capital, where at least one good thing will be accomplished on Friday: the 2018 March For Life.
Among other events, I will probably attend the TLM at St. Mary’s and the customary meet up afterward across … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: “Romani ite domum!” Edition

Time to take my pack and hat and head home.

I haven’t yet offered samplings from this trip.
First, which drink is mine?

And one of these was mine, too.

Ivan Ramen.

Russ & Daughters.

Christmas market.

At the Morgan Library… nice book covers.

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My View For Awhile: Manhattan Edition

I’m off for a quick trip to Manhattan.

The primary mission on this trip is to attend an annual “O Antiphon” Dinner which has – in part – a motive of appreciation for priests who have helped at Holy Innocents, indeed, … Continue reading

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FOLLOW UP: Traditional Confirmations in Madison

On Tuesday 28 November in Madison, the Extraordinary Ordinary confirmed using the traditional Roman Rite.  There were quite a few confirmands.  We had people from Kansas, Minnesota, Maryland and North Carolina along with folks from area.
We started with a Solemn … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Stars and Standards and Home

I am watching the sun rise on this portentous day from the Dreadful Airport of Madrid.

I am also using my spiffy app to see planets and stars.

This is the line up many people have been talking about.   Jupiter and … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 4-5: Beautiful Masses

On Friday evening at Santa Maria sopra Minerva there was a beautiful Mass for which the ministers were of the Institute of Christ the King. There were a great many of the faithful present, including clerics… yes… they belong to the … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 4: TRAVEL VESTMENTS STARTED!

Today I delivered the last of the fabric – Shantung – to Gammarelli for the travel vestments.

The combinations will be:
White (gold trim) & Red (silver)
Black (silver) & Green (silver)
Violet (silver) & Rose (silver)
White (gold) & Blue (silver)
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Rome – Day 3: Summorum Pontificum 10 Years ONWARD!

I’m in the hall at the Angelicum for the day conference on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of Summorum Pontificum going into effect.
As we start… in one view Martin Mosebach, Cardinals Burke and Müller.

The place is packed.

So we start.

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Rome – Day 1: Pall and Pallotti

Errands this beautiful Roman morning took me past the great Jesuit church, the Gesù, where you find the tomb of St. Ignatius. I prayed for the conversion or the eradication of the society.  I would prefer one over the other!
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ROME Day 0: Feet on the ground and … dragging a little

I have arrived in Rome to great tales of rain.  Apparently there was so much rain that runways at FCO were flooded.  One this is for sure: there was flood of people at passport control… it took over an hour. … Continue reading

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