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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 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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No Garbage Post!

The other day I forgot to hit PUBLISH!  Grrrr…
Il Monsignore Illustrissimo e Reverendissimo Presidente delle Strade would have been disappointed in me.  I mean… I post a lot of garbage, but… well…
These old “no dumping” signs are all over the … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 3: Beheadings and Swearings

It was a full day yesterday.  After Mass yesterday we broke the fast and then headed off the the Palazzo Braschi for the Artemesia exhibit.
Artemesia Gentileschi was the daughter of Orazio Gentileschi and a fine painter in her own right, a … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 1: Jet Lag Edition

We hit the ground running, as one must do in Rome… first: stay awake… eat… get sun… stay awake.
This is a good way to do it.

Later, I said Mass at Ss. Trinita.

They are having a novena to Our Lady and … Continue reading

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Pope Francis helps SSPX take over church, complex, in heart of Rome

Il Foglio today as a story about how Pope Francis was a decisive factor in handing over a neo-Gothic church in the center of Rome, Santa Maria Immacolata all’Esquilino, to the SSPX.
It is going to be a center for studies and, perhaps, … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Silver Edition

I’m off! It is nice to have visual verification that your bag is going with you.

I was in a bit of a hurry at the end of packing.  I had carefully put out everything that had to go, … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ #HamRadio Saturday – Roman Projects

Because I was travelling, I was not on air much.  I did make a contact via Echolink with Father KD8ZFF.
I made a non-radio contact with Father F5SNJ in Rome, Fr. William Barker, FSSP.  We are working on a couple projects.  We … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Cisalpine Edition

I’m on my way to FCO from ORY.

This afternoon, Mass at SS. Trinità and then a serious Roman supper.
Then the work begins.

UPDATE:
Arrived.

 
Traffic was chaos at the Porta Capena and there is a demonstration at P.za Santi Apostoli… situation normal.   … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Research Edition

UPDATE: Check the comments for a Ham Radio comment.
I’m off to do some research on a couple topics.

It’s sort of weird to have been 19/52 on the upgrade list. But the plane is jammed with roadwarriors. I … Continue reading

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ROME DAY 1: Jet Lag

I am on the ground at FCO. On the way down we had some splendid mountains and at the end a nice view of the ruins of ancient Ostia. Alas I didn’t have my camera ready early enough for a … Continue reading

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Glorious Roman church eye-candy

At the Mail online there are some spectacular wide-angle photos straight up at the ceilings of some Roman churches.
Here is one.

These churches are expressions of identity.
They express who Catholics believed they were and who they believed the Church to be.
Today we … Continue reading

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ROME – Day 2: Vestments edition

This morning the group went off to the Audience and some time in the Museum, both of which I passed.
On my way to meet a priest friend at Gammarelli I stopped at Sant’Eustachio.  Just a nice view, inside a Roman … Continue reading

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October Rome Pilgrimage – Summorum Pontificum

John Sonnen, who is from my native place, lived in Rome for a long time and was a tour guide there.  He is also staunchly traditional.  He now has a tour company that will be doing a pilgrimage to Rome … 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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