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MY VIEW FOR AWHILE: DC Mass Edition

There will be a Pontifical Mass at the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Saturday. Archbp Cordileone is the celebrant. There is a newly composed musical setting. However, it’s more important that a Pontifical Mass at the Throne be celebrated … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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.  … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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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 … Read More

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ROME DAY 13: A Suicide, a Life Hack, and an ALERT to Roman Seminarians

You will want to know that the Sunrise in Rome was at 7:21 and that Colors should sound at 18:30, 15 minutes before the poor little Ave Maria bell sounds. It has been a really busy couple of days, so … Read More

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PODCAzT 178: Fr. Weinandy and the possible “Internal Papal Schism”

Today I go back to 8 October 2019 and a piece by Fr. Thomas G. Weinandy, OFM, Cap., at The Catholic Thing: Pope Francis and Schism.   This is important. Last night I heard at the official presentation of the book … Read More

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ROME DAY 12: Chapels Stupid and Stupendous, Important Book and Talks

In Rome today Sunrise was at 7:20 and the Sunset will be at 18:31, with the curial Ave Maria at 18:45. During the relatively unhurried day, I had to pick up a package that I had sent to myself by … Read More

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ROME DAY 11: Butchers, Roman Rosary, and an Odd Dessert

Today’s Roman Sunrise 17:19, Sunset 18:33.  The Ave Maria is fixed these days at 18:45. Yesterday was about as perfect a Sunday as one could desire.  Not only was John Henry Newman canonized, but the weather was magnificent, everything one … Read More

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ROME DAY 10: Conference, Requiem and Guts

Your yellow Sun rose today at 7:18 and will set at 18:35, while no one will hear the Ave Maria bell at 18:45. There was a conference yesterday at the Angelicum (the Dominicans’ university) about John Henry Newman.  The line … Read More

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ROME DAY 9: Campo, Clams and a Canonization Sonnet

Sunrise was at 7:17 this morning and my phone will announce Colors at 18:36.   HOWEVER, the Ave Maria has changed to 18:45!  How time flies. Yesterday, being Friday, I wanted to get some fish.  My first idea was to have … Read More

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ROME DAY 8: Bridges, Inscriptions, Cheeses

In Rome sunrise was at 7:14  and the Sunset will be at 18:40 and the poor Ave Maria bell is still set, in vain, to ring at 19:00 for the Curia. Under one of these ROME posts someone mentioned a … Read More

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