Category Archives: What Fr. Z is up to

CQ CQ CQ #HamRadio Sunday – Field Day

Actually I am in a cemetery at the top of the hill by the parish. As I write! That’s the vertical. I also managed to string up a 40m center-fed wire dipole. It’s 2045 UTC and I’m on 20 and 40. … Continue reading

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VIDEO Thanks from Swiss Guard for the Armor Project

At the end of this post I have a question for you. I was in Rome in October and I finally was able to meet the Swiss Guard for whom we – I and you donor/readers here – had the fitted armor made. … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ #HamRadio Saturday: Calls, clubs and cables

Now for another edition of Ham Radio Saturday. I created a page for the List of YOUR callsigns.  HERE  Chime in or drop me a note if your call doesn’t appear in the list. The first Ham Radio news of global … Continue reading

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Photos of Requiem Masses for All Souls

Photos are starting to come in from the Pontifical Requiem at the Throne offered by His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, The Extraordinary Ordinary Bishop of Madison. I think it may have been the only Requiem at the Throne…anywhere. The … Continue reading

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Rome – Last Day: Candles and Apostolic Tombs

Yesterday I met a friend who is beginning a new business for vestments and clerical garb. This is the sort of thing he is able to produce at a fraction of the cost of Roman shops. Interesting no?  Wouldn’t it … Continue reading

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Rome – Days 4 & 5: Jesuits and snakes – GOFUNDME for Pontifical Vestments

The other day I mentioned that I was upset enough by what I had heard about the Synod shenanigans that I walked for a few hours. One of the places I wound up was P.za di Spagna and the great … Continue reading

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ROME – Day 1: Of spit and sea critters – UPDATED

I’m staying close to the Campo de’ Fiori this time.  It is handy for shopping and opportunities to spit at the statue of Giordano Bruno. I’m happily going to my “usual” family run vegetable stand which I have frequented since … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Back to Rome

This afternoon I head to Rome. I checked in and used some miles to upgrade. The screen on this flight is a little different… hmmmm… And there is a very odd fellow in the window seat. Anyway, the day is underway. More … Continue reading

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Before heading to Rome, noodles, differently.

Before I head to Rome (tomorrow, Wednesday – click the flag) I had to charge up with a different cuisine. I was in my native place for a couple days.  I had, among other important appointments, a meeting of my … Continue reading

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TO ROME for the 2015 Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage

Just to let others who my have the same thing in mind know, I plan to be in Rome for the annual Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage. I must put out the begging bowl for this trip.  When you see the wavy Vatican … Continue reading

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