Category Archives: What Fr. Z is up to

Laetare Sunday, Mass, live video 0730 CDT

I’ll be saying Mass, in an empty church, on Sunday morning.  0730 CDT  (GTM -5) It’ll be strange.   But I’ll have you all with me one way or another. HERE  

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

I am gearing up for a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.  All Masses will be in the traditional Roman Rite. I will take my benefactors and donors along in my intentions while I am saying Masses at the holy sites. … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Washington DC DAYS 2-3: Motus and POTUS

UPDATE: Since I am behind in mail, I want to thank those of you who sent donations to help pay for my trip to DC for the March.  Thanks a million.  As always, I consider it an honor and duty … Continue reading

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Washington DC DAY 1: Goofing around, a kitchen and a quote

Firstly, I have decided to hold a rare DC blognic. However, I determined it would be best for it to be at an undisclosed location and by invitation only. Who knows if there would be some counter blognic held? Meanwhile, … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: To Washington DC, NON-Impeachment Edition

Pres. Trump declared that 22 January is National Sanctity of Human Life Day. CNA HERE  Of course today is the anniversary of the 1973 SCOTUS decision Roe V Wade. I am on my way to Washington DC today, so I … Continue reading

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NYC Days 2-3: Gantlets and gauntlets and decadent carrot cake

To start, may I just say that this travel posts are driven through the gantlet by a number of imagination challenged mouse milkers. All I have to do is post a photo of food with a chive on the plate … Continue reading

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NYC Day 1: Italian Sauce or Gravy

Yesterday’s travel was complicated by horrid weather and even more horrid construction around LGA. “When will you have an end?!?”, cried Julius II. I hope the new airport is a masterpiece of design. I’m not holding my breath. I understand … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Domum

My time in the District has been great. I pretty much unplugged from the mass of email and did some recreational reading. I met friends, and enjoyed the Mass today. If you are near DC go to the Verrocchio exhibit … Continue reading

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