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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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A chessy post not without obiter dicta – UPDATED (more pics)

UPDATE 9 Dec 21: One of you wrote: “But Father! But Father!  You showed interior of the finished board and some pieces, but you didn’t show a photo of it set up!  Inquiring minds…” Okay,  that’s fair.  Scroll to the … Read More

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A tribute to my mother on my birthday

I’ve posted this before, but it bears posting again. Today is my birthday, but it’s also my mother‘s birthday, in the sense that she gave birth to me.  She did most of the work that day.  Birthdays are as much … Read More

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What Fr. Z is up to.

After several decades, and not of the Rosary in this context, along with other things I had loved to do and that I was good at and I that I had shelved because of seminary and priesthood, I’m getting back … 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 5

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 day.  … Read More

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VIDEO PILGRIMAGE to the Holy Land: Day 1

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 day.  We visited … Read More

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Wherein Fr. Z gives an update about life and changes

A personal note to readers. About a month ago, during a trip to DC, I met for lunch with a good friend, a solid priest, who straight out told me that I’ve lost my “mo jo”. I’m not exactly sure … Read More

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Cognac and Dijon Beef Stew

I haven’t been doing much in the line of interesting cooking lately. This is partly due to the penitential nature of the season. However, on Sunday I determined to get something done, do something different.  Another motive was the fact … 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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Part of this evening’s play list

Recent events have left me -today at least – in a pretty good mood. Here is this part of this evening’s play list. Earth, Wind & Fire – September Kool and the Gang – Celebration Bee Gees – Stayin’ Alive … Read More

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Wherein Fr. Z is proud of you readers who helped this monastic vocation.

“Why do I do this?”, I sometimes ask myself.  “Does this make any difference at all?” Then an answer arrives out of the blue. In  2015 I asked for your financial help for a young man who aspired to join … Read More

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VIDEO VIRTUAL CONFERENCE 24-26 July: Catholics INFormation Conference

FYI… I’m a participant in an online, video, virtual conference put together by Fr. Leo Patalinghug, called Catholics INFormation Conference: Learn. Integrate. Live Your Faith. The virtual conference will be held on 24-26 July Tickets are on sale for the conference.  … Read More

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