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I, for one, would have 0 complaints if a significant portion of the Pillar's reporting became centered on JD's Catholic travelogue.

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All you holy Dominicans, pray for us!

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I realize that this is an unimportant quibble on the scale of things, but privateers and pirates were not the same, at least legally speaking. Pirates were outlaws; privateers were commissioned by a particular government.

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Keep on keeping on

It is what I count on You JD Ed Luke and THE Pillar /Post People...to do.

Loved learning about St Hyacinth...

Have Been to Dubai 2004. and the old (?) St Mary ..quite large even then ..

Trip to Egypt Cairo was O so memorable. It w sApril 1/2 PM when we arrived at our Hotel Scripture went through my head "OUT o EGYPT I called my son." Was looking out the Airport Sheraton... WE had stopped in Rome Alitalia NYCITY -an were held up 7 hours so Tour director ( Columbia U Confernece )

took us to the City /St Peter .. Regan had been shot just before we left Pope JP11 would be May 1981.. After 10 days we flew from Cairo to Tel Aviv Palm Sunday - left Good friday via Rome after Last Supper in th "cencale itlsef and visit to Garden of Gethsemane" Our fourth son was born Jan 2 82 nine months later We named him Josepj John Patrick .( after Holy Ghost Father Missionaris in our birthplace Zanzibar)

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St. Hyacinth was kidnapped in China in 1769. This text originally said 1796 -- some 23 years after St. Hyacinth was dead. We have corrected the error. Please forgive us.

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Nov 7, 2023Liked by JD Flynn

You must her her younger brother. Only little brothers would travel halfway around the world just for the chance to annoy their sisters... Signed, a big sis

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Pillar cruise to Dubai! I haven't tried Emirati food, but it looks amazing and I want to eat all of it.

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A song about the dark side of Dubai... https://youtu.be/bvf4yJ6FLjc?si=1lXYqrhPtOSS1nMl

Based upon this piece: https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/commentators/johann-hari/the-dark-side-of-dubai-1664368.html

I'm curious how the situation is there currently, compared to when the above article was written. Impressed you did the trip in a day!!

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Nov 7, 2023Liked by JD Flynn

My burning question about this Arabian day trip... The Arabian nights - were they really like the Arabian days?

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Nov 7, 2023Liked by JD Flynn

"So I’m not too popular with the Cairo PD. On the way back, again through Cairo, I had some time to kill, and.."

Good to see both you and Ed channel Graham Greene, just don't get arrested while doing it.

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Can you provide any update on the situation of Silverstream Priory from a couple years ago?

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I don’t know if the Remnant’s story is true or false. But while outrageous, I don’t find it all that unbelievable. Obviously, as a subscriber to The Pillar, I trust Ed and JD’s sourcing and reporting. But I wouldn’t be surprised at all if there were kernels of truth (or murmurings) to Montange’s story.

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Nov 8, 2023Liked by JD Flynn

I appreciate this type of reporting which is essentially, “I wonder what things are like over there?”

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Nov 8, 2023Liked by JD Flynn

I gotta say, you did well in annoying your sister halfway around the world. Well done.

Also, as a side note, has the Pillar talked about this year's IV Sunday/Christmas obligations? Thanks.

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