My View For A While

The March For Life was a great experience. I will seriously consider doing it again next year.

At the airport I was able to enjoy for the first time the fruits of TSA Pre-check, which made security seem almost like the good ol’ days.

The plane is full of people heading back to the Midwest, and even my native place, after the March.

Lunch, to the accompaniment of the Goldberg Variations, for reasons some might pick up. No Dean and Deluca alas, or left overs.

Tomorrow, Tulsa and a conference on exorcism.

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  1. Peter Rother says:

    Oooh, someone got upgraded to Delta’s business class! Good for you. It is a pity that Pre-check is domestic only.

  2. Father, I also enjoyed the march yesterday. I wish I could have met you, but I was stuck with the clan of students from Jesuit universities (I was there with the group from Wheeling Jesuit). Today, I am a part of the Cardinal O’Connor Conference on Life.

    I certainly wish you safe travels to wherever you go (may God be with you).

  3. dwfinke says:

    Wasn’t it fun when we heard the Pope sent a tweet about the March! The Pope Tweeted about us! WooHoo.

  4. NoraLee9 says:

    Lunch with Goldberg Variations? Not having liver, fava beans and a nice chianti for dinner, are we?
    I look forward to the notes from the conference on exorcism. Hubby teaches teens at an art school. Seems there is a great need for exorcisms these days….

  5. Supertradmum says:

    I am so glad you are going to the conference. God bless you. Hope you do not get too over-tired with all the travelling. St. Raphael, watch over Fr. Z.

  6. tioedong says:

    ah, my old stomping grounds.
    Go visit the Kateri shrine in Tulsa while you are there. And check out the stained glass windows in the church.

  7. tioedong says:

    excuse me: the Kateri shrine is in Pawhuska, a bit north of Tulsa. My error. link

  8. Father, I’m glad you enjoyed the March and the visit so thoroughly you actually want to repeat it. There’s so much to see and do in the area, DC food notwithstanding – okay there ARE pockets of edible food here and there. Please do come back! The more clergy the better! And hey, your good photography is a plus too!

  9. sbvarenne says:

    Why so much focus on food recently? I know, I know, we can all eat well and perhaps the more refinement the better. But we do not live on bread alone. How was the sermon at the Pro-Life Mass? Did you talk to any of the marchers and what did they say? Lent is coming. Shall we all try to fast, or at least moderate or abstain, a little? There is much to atone for. Think about the activity recently come to light of Msgr. Kevin Wallin. Cross-dressing in the rectory, sex parties, and a big-time meth dealer

  10. sbvarenne says:

    The frame froze for some reason and I didn’t get a chance to finish my comment. Wallin was carrying on like this sexually while he was pastor of a parish. Imagine what the parishioners must be thinking of having attended his Masses… And what he did was so deliberate. One has to be organized to have cross-dressing parties and to deal meth. This was just a spontaneous, one-time, fall from grace, it was a life-style. We need to annul this kind of behavior by our own personal devotion, compunction, repentance, atonement. The Church is wounded by men like him and we need to bind up the wounds. Lord have mercy, Christ have mercy, Lord have mercy. Say it and mean it.

  11. Sbvarenne: Thanks for that! And to think…, your last comment here, too! Good job.

  12. Elizabeth D says:

    An exorcism conference, that sounds intense, but fascinating. My diocese needs an exorcist! I know my bishop wants one. Vicar General went to one at Mundelein but I think this excellent Vicar General is way too busy to be an exorcist.

    I apologize but I think this may be VERY interesting and entertaining to people here: for the Feast of the Conversion of St Paul I finally wrote the amazing story of my conversion from a Daily Kos Progressive to a Devout Catholic, with all the the photos of me with famous progressive friends to prove it.

  13. VexillaRegis says:

    Thanks, Fr. Z.

    As for the Goldberg variations, which recording did you listen to? Glenn Gould, Wanda Landowska, Gustav Leonhardt….? :-)

  14. John F. says:

    TSA precheck is wonderful. LAX is now bearable and not torture.

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