Daily Rome Shot 592, etc. with a recommendation or two

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Meanwhile, white can mate in 6.

NB: I may hold comments with puzzle solutions a little longer than others so there won’t be “spoilers” for others.

In times of fasting, monks used to drink beer. Really.


Some time ago I received a note from a good fellow, Dr. Ed Mazza, who offers online courses. The content:

I am offering a course for the four Sundays of Advent on the Third Secret of Fatima. I wonder if this is something you would be comfortable recommending on your blog?


Since being banished from Woke Academia back in 2019, this is how I make a livelihood for myself and my wife.

I very well understand and I am happy to lend a hand. And my experience is that he is engaging, well informed, and witty.

Please remember me when shopping online. Thanks in advance. US HERE – UK HERE

I received a book from the wonderful people at TAN by Mary Nicholas and Paul Kengor:

The Devil and Bella Dodd One Woman’s Struggle Against Communism and Her Redemption  (UK –HERE)

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Fr. Z is the guy who runs this blog. o{]:¬)
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  1. aviva meriam says:

    I didn’t realize the stumbling blocks were placed outside of Germany and Austria.

  2. jaykay says:

    Thank you so much for that book suggestion, Father. I’ve bought the Kindle version, and I hope I’ve correctly used your link.

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