Category Archives: What Fr. Z is up to

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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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 … Continue reading

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HOME DAY 1: Thanks

Roman Sunset 6:39. Sunset 17:08.  Ave Maria bell 17:30. Madison Sunrise 7:32.  Sunset: 17:51.  There is not now nor has there ever been an Ave Maria bell in Madison. In case you are curious, the next change to the time … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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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