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ROME: Day 3 – audience, palaces… you know… the usual

The pilgrimage group attended the papal audience today. Nothing special to report about that other than the atypically dreadful weather.
Lunch is at a place on the Gianicolo called “Scarpone”. It has been a favorite for years and it has the … Continue reading

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ROME: Day 1 – arrival, Mass for benefactors, and something to eat

The flight was mercifully uneventful. I was, however, able to buy some outward bound marines a drink on the plane.
A shot from the cab on the way into town while we were stuck at a light.

Having checked in at the … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr Z is charmed.

Tonight it happened to me to view a charming movie, involving one of the great art galleries of the world, some children, and a flea market.
Framed.
I am charmed.
That’s all!
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QUAERITUR: Feast of St. Michael on a Sunday? Fr. Z responds with a Michaelmas sermon.

From a reader:
Today in the old calendar is the Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost. [Indeed, it is.]
It’s also September 29, the feast of the Dedication of the Basilica of St. Michael. [Indeed, it is.]
Propers for the TLM I attended today were … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: Chicago Edition

I had a way too brief visit to Chicago’s Institute of Art. I hadn’t been for a while and I was eager to refamiliarize myself with the collection.
During the visit, I spied this, which I am sure will interest you … Continue reading

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Visit with an old friend

I just had a nice long visit with an old friend, Fr Reginald Foster. You may know him as a famous Latinist. I’ve know him for just shy of 30 years, we figured out.
A glimpse of a spiffy … Continue reading

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It ain’t a day game, but HEY HEY!

By complete coincidence I think it is social media day here at The Friendly Confines!

Alas the EAMUS CATULI sign didn’t show up very well.
UPDATE:
Full moon rising!

UPDATE:
Cubs imploded, right on schedule.
Then off to Chinese on the South Side… the incredible Lao … Continue reading

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Real Barber Shop!

It’s such a pleasure to be at a REAL barber shop.
Behold, my old shop in St Paul, Grandview Barber Shop. I’ve been coming here (when in St Paul) for over 30 years!

Many priests and seminarians come here.

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Canon Law Conference at O.L. Guadalupe Shrine

Over the last couple days I attended a Canon Law and Civil Law Conference at the beautiful Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in the Diocese of LaCrosse. A great setting for a great conference.
Alas, the Shrine is in a … Continue reading

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UGH!

After having power and internet losses for most of yesterday and part of today, and after looking at my inbox, and after looking at the spammer attacks I have to clean up, and after looking at the news about the … Continue reading

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