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Rome 6/22 – DAY 3: Fishiness

Roman sunrise was at 5:34 and the sunset will be at 20:44.   The Ave Maria bell – which will someday ring again in better times – ought to sound at 2100. It is the feast of St. Quirinus. Yesterday was … Read More

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ROME 6/22 – DAY 2: Flying time

In Rome today the sunrise was at 5:34 and the sunset will be at 20:43. In better times and under better men the Ave Maria would ring at 21:00. We are 154 days into this year of salvation and 212 … Read More

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ROME 6/22 – DAY 1: Getting some stuff

Today – 2 June – your planet’s yellow Sun shall appear from Rome to rise at 5:35 and to set at 20:42.   These the long and languid days of a Roman summer have already arrived. If God still loved the … Read More

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My View For Awhile: heading south… still

Still heading south, lingering in Florence. Here is something instructive about the famous flood of the Arno. A beautiful Mary and St. Filip Neri, my patron, near the street “dei Neri”, his family and where he grew up. See that … Read More

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Daily Rome (not) Shot – 509 – a prayer request

The first phase of the Italian Sojourn is wrapping up.  Tomorrow I head south, first to Florence for a couple of days to visit a friend, then to Rome for the Roman phase (hence the wavvy flag).  I’ll be on … Read More

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POLL on a BURNING QUESTION REVISITED: The Plural of “Gin & Tonic” – Daily Rome (not) Shot – 507 – bonus video

Today was a terrific day, in that we – the Heartbeat International group – had a pleasure of visiting a center for women who need REAL health care to keep their babies.  The volunteers explained the workings (and funding) of … Read More

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Daily Rome (not) Shot – 504 – bonus pics

The Heartbeat trail continues! Today San Fruttuoso, which is reachable mainly by boat.  It’s an old monastery, alas, not any longer.  The water is amazing. We went off the track a bit to find a place that made that made … Read More

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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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