Since I am behind in mail, I want to thank those of you who sent donations to help pay for my trip to DC for the March. Thanks a million. As always, I consider it an honor and duty to pray for benefactors.
I hope I didn’t miss anyone, since I am working a lot on my phone, but thanks to:
WH, JR, TG, MK, DM, JS, RD, MT, RW, TB, PGB, MH
It has been a couple of really busy days, so email and blog has taken a back seat.
You may have seen on the news that the March for Life took place and that Pres. Trump – NOW President and soon Re-Elected President – appeared and gave a superb address at the rally.
I wasn’t able to get in close enough to the stage, so I duck back out onto Constitution, parked myself on a raised mound under a tree in a place that had more mobile phone bars, and watched the stream. Also, the elevated position gave me the change to scan for people I know. I watch the stream (with a priest from Buffalo – “Please pray for us”, he asked). I spotted Fr. Martin Fox, of the blog Bonfire of the Vanities whom I cite here. A good friend and good parish priest.
I spotted also the troop from the great Mater Ecclesiae in Berlin, NJ. Fr. Pasley is also a friend of many years. Nice homburg, Father.
While I was spotting friends, readers were spotting me and coming over to introduce themselves. That is one of the best parts of these tripe: meeting the people who read here and finding out where they are from, etc. LOTs of people said hello.
There were very many signs in support of Pres. Trump, the most pro-life President ever.
This was fun. Attorney General Bill Barr was watching the March from his window. He returned waves.
Just after that wave above, we had a fun moment. He looked down directly where I and a friend from NYC were looking up. I shot him a blessing, sign of the Cross, and then flashed a thumbs up, which he immediately flashed back. So, blessing seen and appreciated.
There is a spot on the way up the hill where you can turn back and see the enormous throng. It would be an interesting way study fluid mechanics.
I’ve been to quite a few of these now. This had a special vibe and it was probably the largest I’ve seen. I am eager to see numbers.
We then went to St. Mary’s for the annual Mass. Msgr. Charles Pope was celebrant for Solemn Mass. It was jammed.
After a couple hours at the pub across the way from the church with a “seasonal beverage” and good conversation, it was great to see Frs. Bradley, Akers and Smith, I went with friends over to their hotel for an nightcap with some pro-life organizers. We wound up getting some great cheeses, good enough to share with you.
What hotel was that? The TRUMP, which was the old Post Office. Magnificent. Even more magnificent is this tab for the food and drinks.
I don’t get to many of these high flight hotels. Sometimes I eat and Firehouse Subs and you can round up for a foundation for first responders, but I have never seen anything like this on a hotel tab.
I have a latish flight out of DC today, so I will have to kill some time in the afternoon, unless I park myself and just catch up or go really early.
It has been a great trip.