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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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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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ROME DAY 7: Weird Amazon Stuff, Death and a Spatula

Sunrise – 7:14, Colors – 18:40, Ave Maria 19:00. Rome is truly “crazy town” right now. Over at Santa Maria in Transpontina there is a display, with people stationed to offer help to the curious, of what (they hope) the … Continue reading

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ROME DAY 6: Twisty Tower, Tuna, and “Tini”

Sunrise was 7:13 and Colors will sound tonight at 18:41.  Once again 19:00 is the Ave Maria (as if anyone even bothers with that any more). One of the great rivals of the history of art in Rome was between … Continue reading

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ROME DAY 5: Marks, Medieval Lions, and Mussolini Trees

Roman Sunrise was at 6:47 and Colors will sound at 18:43.  The Ave Maria is still pinned at 19:00. The walls of Rome provide both endless fascination and deep contempt for its moronic youth, some of whom seem to have … Continue reading

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ROME DAY 4: Carbonara, Caravaggio, altar idiocy

On this Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary the Roman Aurora is at 6:45, Sunrise 7:11, Sunset 18:45 and the Ave Maria is still set at 19:00, not that anyone pays attention to it anymore. I am reviewing Chesterton’s … Continue reading

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ROME DAY 2: Greens and greens

Today the Roman Aurora is at 6:43, Sunset at 20:48 and the Ave Maria at 19:00. Some of you have asked about my green grocer.   She’s still at it, in the stall in the Campo de’ Fiori, every day. One … Continue reading

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