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Category Archives: Blognics
I am giving strong consideration to the upcoming Total Solar Eclipse. Plans are to be made. A strong contender must be in Missouri, near to St. Joseph and to Gower, which the wonderful Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles are … Read More
Several people have written about meeting up with me while I am in London (which is only for a few days). I don’t know if people regularly go to The Coal Hole after the 6:30 PM Mass at Corpus Christi … Read More
[Watch this for updates. Apparently there is something after the Pontifical Mass that may conflict for some people.] Since there is going to be a Pontifical Mass (Usus Antiquior) at Old St. Mary’s in Washington DC. (5th and H Sts. NW), … Read More
Yesterday after Holy Mass at the little church on Maiden Lane near Covent Garden, a group of people met up at The Coal Hole, nearby on The Strand, for an extemp blognic. Here are a few pics of the proceedings. … Read More
The meeting of a Guild of Catholic Bloggers has started at Brompton Oratory. First, of course, is Holy Mass at the altar of Our Lady of Sorrows. Continuing with a brief meeting: Update I said Mass and then met the … Read More
There is going to be a meeting of The Guild of Blessed Titus Brandsma (a Catholic bloggers guild) at the Brompton Oratory, St Wilfred’s Chapel at 10.30am on 15 September. God willing, I will be there. For more on this … Read More
I saw at the blog Linen By The Hedgerow that there is going to be a meeting of The Guild of Blessed Titus Brandsma (a bloggers guild) at the Brompton Oratory, St Wilfred’s Chapel at 10.30am on 15th September. In one … Read More
UPDATE: The 6:30 Mass at Maiden Lane, for HM the Queen, is on, but I am not liturgically involved. Do take in the Mass and gain its benefits. I will head to the Coal Hole either way, aiming at about … Read More
When the Obama Administration began to attack the 1st Amendment, Catholic bloggers rose up. When the U.S. Bishops called for rallies for religious freedom, Catholic bloggers posted links and dates and places. When the USCCB and Card. Dolan and Bp. … Read More
I will be in central London today on sundry errands and quests. Should anyone like to meet for a pint in the afternoon, I will be 17:30 at The Coal Hole. Also, I am forwarding my London phone number (020… … Read More
We have had about 30 people in and out. His Hermeneuticalness has his summation HERE with a couple nice photos to boot, including the undersigned and the great Fr. Ray Blake. It was great fun.
This evening I will at the Buckingham Arms in Petty France, near St James’s Park tube station at 6:30 pm. My intention is to go this afternoon either to the V&A or the Tate Britain… both?… knowing myself one or … Read More
I have found a place for the blognic for Saturday morning. 9:30-11:30 am (I may get there a little early)Think Coffee248 Mercer Street (between 3rd and 4th Streets) New York, NY They have three locations so be sure to go … Read More
7 July 2007 was the day Pope Benedict released the text of the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum (though it went into force on 14 September). We will have a blognic on the evening of Wednesday 7 July. I will celebrate … Read More
Readers were asking about another NYC-Manhattan Blognic. Here’s the scoop. My only possibility is tonight, this evening, Wednesday evening. Anyone interested could meet at Annie Moore‘s between 5:30-7:00. Since this comes a little late, sorry, you might also take a … Read More
The Washington DC blognic will be at The Dubliner 202.737.3773 520 N Capitol Street Northwest Washington, DC 20001-1510 4-7 pm recommended Get Directions (202) 737-3773 One of the participants is going to call to let them know we are descending … Read More
I will be in Washington, DC from Friday 23 – 26 Monday April. People are interested in a blognic. Some people may be in town for the Pontifical Mass at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Saturday 24 April. … Read More
[uc] The best time for the Philadelphia Blognic II is Sunday, 21 February, in the afternoon from 4:00-6:00 pm. I made a slight change to accommodate those who want to attend Vespers at Mater Ecclesiae in Berlin, NJ. The same … Read More