Christmas Octave Travels

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The Redskins went out of town. The Hoyas headed north. So Preacher and Big Daddy took a trip, too. We wound up here in the Big Apple.

No problem.
Whip up on the Huskies? Summers: No problem.
First of all, let’s say this, regarding the game in Hartford, CT, last evening: Yeeeaahhhhh!!!

ESPN2 commentators Dan Shulman and Jay Bilas had a pre-set narrative for the game, which they refused to give up until the last minute. The narrative was this: Connecticut is going to win this game because Georgetown is inexperienced.

With about a minute left to play, Shulman and Bilas recognized what everyone else had noticed 37 minutes earlier: The Hoyas DOMINATED in every way. Monroe conducted a clinic. Freeman quietly scored at will. The Hoyas whupped #2 UConn!!!


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Back to local color from Manhattan…

mccarrickWhen the former Archbishop of Washington, Theodore Cardinal McCarrick, was a young parochial vicar, he was assigned to the Church of the Blessed Sacrament on W. 71st Street in Manhattan.

The church is tucked into a block of brownstones off of Broadway, a block and a half west of Central Park, near Bono‘s NYC apartment. It is a beautiful Gothic church.

bs-frontWhen your servant visits New York, I have the privilege of assisting at the Holy Mass in this magnificent church.

May the Lord pour out his gracious Christmas blessings upon us all!

Don’t forget that Thursday is a holy day of obligation. New Year’s Day is dedicated to honoring the Mother of God and recalling the Circumcision of our Lord. Going to Mass on New Year’s will provide us with the ideal opportunity to consecrate A.D. 2009 to Christ.

And this coming Sunday we will keep the Solemnity of the Epiphany, when the three Kings/Wise Men arrived at the crib.

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2 thoughts on “Christmas Octave Travels

  1. Hi Father White! We hope that you had a Blessed Christmas with your family and hope that 2009 is filled with many blessings from the Big Man up stairs. See you next year!! We’ll have your coffee cake ready when you return.

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