Category Archives: Preserved Killick

My view for a while

On the road. I feel sort of human. The antibiotics may be helping. Fairly short flights today and everything seems to be on time. None of Pres. Obama’s artificial, inflicted, political flight delays … yet. Yes, this is the book. … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z provides a health update and feverish ranting on a range of unrelated topics

Thanks to those of you who wrote with expressions of prayers for my health.  An update is in order. I have been battling bronchitis.  This has been a problem ever after all those years in Rome, I’m afraid.  I suspect … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Can I eat insect parts on Fridays?

Since the topic came up elsewhere, I thought it a good idea to revive this question from a reader and repost it: From a reader: Do insect products count as meat products, and therefore prohibited on Fridays and other days … Continue reading

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Prayer request

Will you please say a prayer or two that I get over this annoying and rather bad head cold I have picked up? I haven’t had a cold from all last fall and through the winter, only to get one … Continue reading

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Sunday Monday Supper: for my reading group

I belong to a reading group which has been meeting on and off for many years. We are about to launch into some of the so-called Metaphysical Poets… on Monday. I am doing the cooking. Since I am eager to … Continue reading

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What is this thing?

Okay, you smart people out there. What is this thing? Which I think it’s used in the kitchen.  Or maybe not.  A sewing thing? No, it isn’t mine.  No, I don’t have a better photo.  No, I haven’t a clue.

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Peace bee with you.

Not since the Barbarini will there have been so many bees around the Pope. This is from VIS: BEES FOR THE PONTIFICAL FARMS AT CASTELGANDOLFO VATICAN CITY, 20 SEP 2011 (VIS) – As part of its initiatives to mark the … Continue reading

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About Galileo, churches and the sun

I was recently alerted to a blog, The Deeps of Time, which deals with science and the Catholic faith.  Even as I am starting at a book on my desk about Galileo (sent by a kind reader from my wish … Continue reading

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Have a meatless day!

GMTA. Over at His Hermeneuticalness’s place we find a photo of eggs and toast.  “But Father! But Father!”, I thought.  “I also had an egg and toast today!”  Then, I continued needlessly, “Why?  I’ll tell you why.  Which it’s Friday, … Continue reading

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A new batch

I have ticked a few things off my To Do List for the day and can now settle down to read a bit. I need, inter alia, to make some more notes about Augustine’s commentary on 1 John, which we … Continue reading

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