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ASK FATHER: Gaining indulgences and “the Pope’s intentions”. Prayer for the Pope, or for what the Pope designates?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: The people in the chapel I attend – lay people and even the priests – insist on saying that the rules for indulgences include praying for the pope. [No.] I have tried and failed to instruct … Continue reading

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HOME DAY 1: Thanks

Roman Sunset 6:39. Sunset 17:08.  Ave Maria bell 17:30. Madison Sunrise 7:32.  Sunset: 17:51.  There is not now nor has there ever been an Ave Maria bell in Madison. In case you are curious, the next change to the time … Continue reading

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ROME DAY 27: Birthday Memories

Roman Sunrise 7:36. Roman Sunset: 18:11. Roman Ave Maria 17:30. Yesterday was a bit of a down day.  I didn’t do much, other than to get my things organized for packing and to write an article for Catholic Herald. In … Continue reading

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ROME DAY 26: Old friends, new friends, dear friends

Sunrise in Rome: 7:35.  Sunset in Rome: 18:12.  Ave Maria: 17:30. Today is the Feast of Sts. Simon and Jude, Apostles.  Martyrs.  Their tomb is in St. Peter’s Basilica.   I posted a photo of their resting place yesterday. In a … Continue reading

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ROME DAY 25: Witnessing, Witnesses and Wonder

Sunset today was at 7:34 and Sunset over Rome will be at 18:14.  The Ave Maria rings – or should ring  -at … hmmm 17:30.  Interesting. Of course we shifted here from “daylight savings” back.  Hence, an extra hour of … Continue reading

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The #AmazonSynod and what happened AFTER the Golden Calf Incident

Bp Athanasius Schneider recently penned a piece which likened the introduction and honoring of the demonic wooden idols, the amazonian Pachamama figures – whether they are part of a cobbled-up fake cult like Wicca or not is irrelevant – as … Continue reading

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ROME DAY 24: Talk, walk and balk

Sunrise in Rome – 7:33 and Sunset – 18:15. The Ave Maria is still pinned to 18:30. I’ve been terrifically busy the last couple of days.   Hence, brief and less posting. Lots of great people have descended on Rome for … Continue reading

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ROME DAY 22: Lights, egg, and sweets

Sunrise in Rome was at 7:29 and Sunset 18:19 and the Ave Maria still at 18:30. I’ve had a couple days I’d rather not talk much about.   I had a meeting at a certain shop and started to get things … Continue reading

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ROME DAY 21: Doohickey, Spiffy Alley, and Flower Therapy

Sunrise 7:27. Sunset 18:19. Ave Maria: 18:30. First things first.   Does anyone know what this doohickey is? Especially for MA, who wanted to get in to see this church, Santa Maria in Aquiro.  This was one of the ancient diaconal … Continue reading

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ROME DAY 20: Great saint, tourist inferno, and fury

The Roman Sunset was 7:28 the Roman Sunset 18:21 is and the Ave Maria is 18:30. today I made my way through several of the rings of tourist hell, like Dante in search of my reason. Indeed the reason why … Continue reading

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ROME DAY 19: Altar v. Altar, Heart, Food Play

In Rome the Sunrise was at 7:27.  Sunset will be at 18:22.  Ave Maria at 18:30, this time.  See? For the Sunday, the pastor at Ss. Trinità dei Pellegrini asked me if I would be celebrant for the principle Mass.  … Continue reading

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ROME DAY 18: Gardens, Trees, No Roundup

The rose at 7:26 in Rome today and it will set at 18:24.  The Ave Maria bell will be neglected, as usual, at 18:45. Yesterday, I trotted over to the Porta Sant’Anna and met a couple friends for a walk … Continue reading

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ROME DAY 17: Che Guevara, Baby Socks and Clam Sand

0724 1825 1845 The madness of the Amazon “walking together” Synod continues.   Outside the unofficial church of the squatting amazonians and their accomplices this woman was holding forth to Swiss TV.  Note the shirt. Inside (there is a video) a … Continue reading

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ROME DAY 16: Saints, Stamps and Sole Music

7:23 is when the Sun rose, which in turn will set at 18:27 and the Ave Maria should – but won’t – ring at 18:45. One of the things that was causing a lot of stress some time ago is … Continue reading

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ROME DAY 15: Folders, Funky Tomatoes, and Foolish Altars

Sunrise… 7:22… Sunset… 18:28 and the Ave Maria is at…. ? Why 18:45, of course. And somebody finally bit and asked “What is that Ave Maria bell? Is that the Angelus?” No, it is not the Angelus, which is said … Continue reading

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