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Response of the Bishop of Black Duck to Rome

Biretta tip to Fr. Ferguson for the copy of this concise response: o{]:¬) Your Eminence, I trust this finds you well. I am forwarding to Your Eminence a letter received recently in my chancery. Obviously, some moron, who knows neither … Read More

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Daily Rome Shot 657

I finally received the 2023 calendar from my adoptive parish in Rome.    I’ll be there again soon thanks to some of you. Use FATHERZ10 at checkout Meanwhile,… NB: I’ll hold comments with solutions ’till the next day so there … Read More

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Daily Rome Shot 656

Meanwhile,… White to move. NB: I’ll hold comments with solutions ’till the next day so there won’t be “spoilers” for others. Welcome registrant: dcnovak

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Daily Rome Shot 655 with video

Processione della Candelora pic.twitter.com/2t1FLblB55 — SS. Trinità dei Pellegrini (@fssp_roma) February 4, 2023 Meanwhile,… White to move.  This one was really hard for me. NB: I’ll hold comments with solutions ’till the next day so there won’t be “spoilers” for … Read More

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Daily Rome Shot 654

Photo by The Great Roman™ Your use of my Amazon affiliate link is a major part of my income. It helps to pay for insurance, groceries, everything. Please remember me when shopping online. Thanks in advance.  US HERE – UK HERE  I changed … Read More

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Just for fun…. and scorn.

Now we know why the Pentagon initially decided not to shoot the thing down. pic.twitter.com/gKzPP3uQBS — Brit Hume (@brithume) February 4, 2023 Breaking: China deploys new balloon design that the US will never be able to shoot down pic.twitter.com/OC2ImytFmd — … Read More

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Daily Rome Shot 653 and a change to links

Photo by The Great Roman™ Meanwhile,… The monks of Norcia make great beer.  You can have it.  They have a third option now. Your use of my Amazon affiliate link is a major part of my income. It helps to pay for … Read More

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Daily Rome Shot 652

Meanwhile,… Black to move.  Force it you can. Have some coffee and give it a try.   NB: I’ll hold comments with solutions ’till the next day so there won’t be “spoilers” for others. Meanwhile,… At chess.com there are new … Read More

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“Days in Rome” Project – April/May 2023

It’s time to pass the biretta again.  Long-time readers know that I try to get back to Rome in April/May and in October.  More on my appeal:  HERE

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Daily Rome Shot 651

Meanwhile,… White to move and force mate… good luck. It took me while. NB: I’ll hold comments with solutions ’till the next day so there won’t be “spoilers” for others. The traditional Benedictine monks of Le Barroux are making good … Read More

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“Days in Rome” Project – April/May 2023 – UPDATE

It’s time for another appeal.  Long-time readers know that I try to get back to Rome in April/May and in October.  These are the best times for Italy. This is my way to keep my brain alive, identity strong and … Read More

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These folks could teach Moray eels a thing or two about slippery twisting.  (Yes, this features a Jesuit.)

Just a quick reminder about the nature of the Fishwrap and those whom they embrace as fellow travelers. At the Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) find – or don’t – an opinion piece by one of the most unhinged of current, visible anglophone Jesuits, Thomas … Read More

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Daily Rome Shot 650

Photo by The Great Roman™ Meanwhile,… NB: I’ll hold comments with solutions ’till the next day so there won’t be “spoilers” for others. Interested in learning?  Try THIS.   The game lasts a lifetime and it presently exploding.  Give a gift … Read More

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Daily Rome Shot 649

Photo by The Great Roman™ Meanwhile,… NB: I’ll hold comments with solutions ’till the next day so there won’t be “spoilers” for others. Priestly chess players, drop me a line. HERE Your use of my Amazon affiliate link is a … Read More

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Daily Rome Shot 648 & Pre-Lent is coming

Photo by The Great Roman™ Meanwhile,… NB: I’ll hold comments with solutions ’till the next day so there won’t be “spoilers” for others. Interested in learning?  Try THIS. Your use of my Amazon affiliate link is a major part of … Read More

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes – 4th Sunday after Epiphany (N.O.: 4th Ord) 2023

Too many people today are without good, strong preaching, to the detriment of all. Share the good stuff. It is the 4th Sunday of Ordinary Time in the Novus Ordo and the 4th Sunday after Epiphany in the Vetus Ordo. … Read More

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Daily Rome Shot 648 and another “Emeritus”

Photo by The Great Roman™ Meanwhile,… black to move and mate. NB: I’ll hold comments with solutions ’till the next day so there won’t be “spoilers” for others. Meanwhile,… another Emeritus!  It’s the last Round of Tata Steel and a … Read More

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Daily Rome Shot 647

Meanwhile,… Black to move.  Good luck! NB: I’ll hold comments with solutions ’till the next day so there won’t be “spoilers” for others. Interested in learning?  Try THIS. Your use of my Amazon affiliate link is a major part of … Read More

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Daily Rome Shot 646 with Friday appropriate fare

Minestra de Broccoli Romaneschi ed Arzilla with a glass of Malvasia puntinata. Photo by The Great Roman™ Broccoli Romaneschi, by the way, are an entirely different critter from regular Broccoli. Meanwhile… NB: I’ll hold comments with solutions ’till the next … Read More

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Daily Rome Shot 645 – Obsculta, O fili, praecepta magistri!

Photo by The Great Roman™ Please remember me when shopping online. Thanks in advance. US HERE – UK HERE  These links take you to a generic “catholic” search in Amazon, but, once in and browsing or searching, Amazon remembers that you used my … Read More

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