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“This blog is like a fusion of the Baroque ‘salon’ with its well-tuned harpsichord around which polite society gathered for entertainment and edification and, on the other hand, a Wild West “saloon” with its out-of-tune piano and swinging doors, where everyone has a gun and something to say. Nevertheless, we try to point our discussions back to what it is to be Catholic in this increasingly difficult age, to love God, and how to get to heaven.” – Fr. Z
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Grant unto thy Church, we beseech Thee, O merciful God, that She, being gathered together by the Holy Ghost, may be in no wise troubled by attack from her foes. O God, who by sin art offended and by penance pacified, mercifully regard the prayers of Thy people making supplication unto Thee,and turn away the scourges of Thine anger which we deserve for our sins. Almighty and Everlasting God, in whose Hand are the power and the government of every realm: look down upon and help the Christian people that the heathen nations who trust in the fierceness of their own might may be crushed by the power of thine Arm. Through our Lord Jesus Christ, Thy Son, who liveth and reigneth with Thee in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. R. Amen.
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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