Daily Archives: 25 April 2012

Of whales and cannons and movies and burgers and consonants

I was flipping around on movie channels while flipping a burger for supper (lots of double consonants) and I caught this: “He tasks me! He tasks me, and I shall have him! I’ll chase him round the Moons of Nibia, … Continue reading

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Pope Benedict’s “pro multis” letter to German-speaking bishops now in English. Wherein an HONORED GUEST ranteth.

Here is a follow up to my post about the Holy Father’s letter of instruction to the German speaking bishops about the translation of “pro multis” in the new liturgical books. An English translation of the Holy Father’s letter is … Continue reading

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Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, HONORED GUESTS, Lighter fare, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Wherein Fr. Z Rants | Tagged , , | 16 Comments


Thanks to all of you who are using the “social media” buttons at the top of entries.  It really helps when you use them. Also, thanks for the “follows” on Twitter and Facebook.  Is it my imagination or is the … Continue reading

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Mike Malloy (liberal radio talk-show host) calls Pope “Nazi scum” and all Catholics “child-raping sons of bitches”

Here is something I saw on CMR: Lib Radio Host: “Scum, Nazi Pope.” Remember when everyone in the media lit their torches and sharpened their pitchforks for Rush Limbaugh for calling a woman who wanted the Catholic Church to pay … Continue reading

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A shift in the cyber meaning of “pro-life”?

Dictionaries are important. When dictionaries change there can be wide repercussions. For example, when the standard reference point for American English back in the day, Webster, changed their basic approach, their lexicographical theory, as it were, from being being proscriptive … Continue reading

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A reader on going back to Confession, the Sacrament of Penance

From a reader: I’ve been reading your blog for a few years and I wanted to write and thank you for continually posting about getting back to the Sacrament of Confession. For the past 3 years I have been discerning … Continue reading

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Posted in GO TO CONFESSION, Just Too Cool, Our Catholic Identity | Tagged , , | 10 Comments