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Daily Rome (not) Shot – 502 – bonus pics

The first part of the first part of the trip draws to its conclusion.  We now transfer to another location and start exploring there.   Afterward, a brief couple of days in a famous city and then on to Rome for … Read More

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Daily Rome (not) Shot – 501 – bonus pics

I use this portable router and WIFI hotspot when I travel in these USA and abroad.  Fast enough for Zoom.  I can also connect my DMR (ham radio) through it.  If you use my link, they reward me with more … Read More

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Daily Rome (not) Shot 496, etc.

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My View For Awhile: Strangers and Italian Sojourners

I’m on my way to Italy. At first I’ll be with a magnificent group of pro-lifers in the north. Meanwhile, this is how the trip began.  A not small service dog as my middle seat companion.   She was very good, … Read More

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My View For Awhile: Zwischenzug edition

Heading home for the brief stretch before I head to Italy. Highlights from my time in … The Rome of the West.

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My View For Awhile: Just en passant

I’m off for my first air trip in a quite some time. It’s like I’d never stopped. Maybe one in twenty have a mask. It’ll be a quick one and I only have a couple of personal agenda points. Otherwise, … Read More

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VIDEO PILGRIMAGE to the Holy Land: Day 8

Some people have written to me to ask how they could sign onto a TLM pilgrimage to the Holy Land with Fr. Z.   I supposed you had better write to to the organizer!  HERE  Orbis Catholicus Travel.  Maybe if a … Read More

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VIDEO PILGRIMAGE to the Holy Land: Day 7

Continued from HERE. Last year when we were teetering on the brink of normal and 1984, I was chaplain for a Traditional Mass pilgrimage to the Holy Land. We had wonderful participants, whom I think of with fondness to this … Read More

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VIDEO PILGRIMAGE to the Holy Land: Day 3

Continued from HERE. Last year when we were teetering on the brink of normal and 1984, I was chaplain for a Traditional Mass pilgrimage to the Holy Land.  We had wonderful participants, whom I think of with fondness to this … Read More

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My View For Awhile: Home Again

My list of things to do is checked off, so I am heading home. On my first day I was able to link up with two friends over nice meals. Yesterday, I walked over to the White House for a … Read More

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My View For Awhile: Party Edition

I’m off to the East Coast and praying for adequate weather. My last flight – this is so strange – was on 16 July. At oh dark the airport ramp is mostly – this is so strange – empty. So … Read More

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Chicago adventure: El Greco and Pizza

The opportunity to see a great exhibit of El Greco and the slight chance of salving my bruised soul for not being in Rome – I was supposed to arrive there today, as I did one year ago – brings … Read More

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My View For Awhile: WV lo

It’s my first dive through the looking glass into Airportland since I returned from the Holy Land pilgrimage. Weirdly empty lot. Strangely empty concourse. Boarding will be interesting. I’m off to a conference for priests in West Virginia held by … Read More

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27-28 Feb 2020 HOLY LAND TLM PILGRIMAGE – Day 6-7: The Dead Sea and the Holy Sepulcher

From way up in Jerusalem we zoomed way down past sea level to the lowest place on your planet, where the Jordan enters the Dead Sea. It was a short hike from there to the mountain where the Lord was … Read More

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26 Feb 2020 HOLY LAND TLM PILGRIMAGE – Day 6: Jesus Wept and Peter Denied

Today took us to several significant sites in the life of Our Lord and His chief Apostle and His Blessed Mother. We started Mass at the church built near the spot where the Lord came ’round the bend and saw … Read More

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HOLY LAND TLM PILGRIMAGE – Day 3: Primacy of Peter, Pan, NOT Peter Pan

Sunrise over the Sea of Galilee. What it sounded like. https://wdtprs.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Galilee_birds_dawn_02.mp3   Today we explored Peter. It is Quinquagesima Sunday, but because we were at the place where the Lord appeared to the Apostles after the Resurrection, and Christ interrogated … Read More

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HOLY LAND TLM PILGRIMAGE – Day 2: Beatitudes, Fish and Fisherman

Today we went up to the mount where the Lord delivered the greatest sermon ever to be given and recounted, the Sermon on the Mount. On the way, we went by the opening of the valley that leads up to … Read More

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HOLY LAND TLM PILGRIMAGE – Day 0-1: Sunset, Sunrise, Son of God

Last night before my flight I saw the sun go down on Manhattan from Brooklyn. This morning I saw it rise over the Sea of Galilee. Fishermen were pulling in nets this morning. The place we are staying is right … Read More

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My View For Awhile: This year, Jerusalem

I’m on my way to the Holy Land. In the midst of the first of two layovers, the next one longish. So far, everything is going smoothly.   Even in the psychedelic bad trip tunnel in DTW. The blog combox has … Read More

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My View For Awhile: Staunton Edition

There are certain things that one chooses for his “daily carry”. You can guess at a couple of the things I always carry. Did your guess include… Why carry this all the time? CNA reported that a car crossed a … Read More

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