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On my last full day, I am running some errands. It is as beautiful a Roman autumn day as I have ever seen.
I went to the Campo de’ Fiori for some small items I have been lacking. This … Continue reading

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Roman Sunday Supper

For lunch I was at the college refectory of a friend. We spent the afternoon talking about today’s heretics.
Tonight I am out alone at a great pizza place. I’ll graze and read on my Kindle.
For a starter:

Tonight’s water is brought … Continue reading

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My View For A While

I have boarded what has been dubbed The Hurtling Tube Of Flaming Death for Roma, and I am settling in for a boring few hours. As the great Roman Fabrizio – I think it is his turn to buy … Continue reading

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When your cat gets stuck somewhere, who knows what you’ll find!

From The History blog:
On the night of Tuesday, October 16th, 25-year-old bartender Mirko Curti left his apartment building at 196 Via di Pietralata in the Tiburtina neighborhood of Rome with his friend Raimondo Turnu in search of a missing cat. … Continue reading

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Just to catch you up on what I’ve been doing.

Although I transferred the flag to Rome this morning at Oh-Dark-Hundred…

… I wanted to catch up with the few pics and news about what has been going on.
On Sunday, after some time with Fr. Finigan at Blackfen, we went off … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: “Happy Birthday Rome!” Edition

My Vatican Curia calendar confirmed this morning …

… that today is the Birthday of Rome…

… the 2765th Birthday.
This august anniversary called for a Roman supper.
In consultation with the great Roman Fabrizio I decided to make Bucatini alla gricia.  Gricia is … Continue reading

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“It seemed like a good idea at the time….” – the new John Paul II “statue” in Rome

I was dying to find out the reaction to the new “statue” of John Paul II near Rome’s train station.  It is, in my opinion, horrendous.  In the pages of the Vatican’s newspaper L’Osservatore Romano there is a short blurb … Continue reading

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