Monthly Archives: January 2014

Coooo… coooo…. AIYEEEEEEE!

Not all liberals are happy.
You can’t make up a headline like this.
Pro-animal groups appeal to pope over dove attack
ROME — Animal rights groups on Monday appealed to Pope Francis to end the practice of releasing doves from a Vatican window … Continue reading

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New art from Daniel Mitsui: Our Lady of Walsingham!

The Catholic sacred artist Daniel Mitsui sent me a beautiful rendering of Our Lady of Walsingham.
The 7″ x 10″ print is ready for ordering HERE.

Those saint in the corners are Catherine of Alexandria, Margaret of Antioch and Lawrence of Rome.
From … Continue reading

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Posted in Just Too Cool, REVIEWS, Saints: Stories & Symbols, The Campus Telephone Pole | Tagged , | 13 Comments

Two birds with one stone

Some Monday morning humor.  I did know about Dixon Diaz, but he’s got some game:

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FLASH! Pope Francis speaks kindly about priests!

During his daily off-the-cuff, non-magisterial sermonette today, Pope Francis spoke about priests. And he didn’t bash them! In fact, as a refreshing change of pace today, he said some good things about priests.
“On the contrary, it is impossible to understand … Continue reading

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Posted in Our Catholic Identity, Pope Francis, Priests and Priesthood | Tagged , , , | 8 Comments

Irish Redemptorist Fr. Tony Flannery takes a hike

You may remember the strange tales of Irish Redemptorist (not-quite-former-yet) Fr. Tony Flannery, founder of the Ass. of Catholic Priests.
Here is some news for the Fishwrappers and their fellow travelers.
Take note of this piece in The Irish Times about dear heretical … Continue reading

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Posted in Liberals, The Drill | Tagged , | 10 Comments

From the Northern to the Southern Cross

From APOD:

Go there for the explanation.  I think you can click on the image above for a larger version.  Then go buy some coffee and enjoy their whole archive.

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WDTPRS 3rd Sunday after Epiphany – Do It Yourself Edition!

The Post Communion of today’s Mass, on this 3rd Sunday after Epiphany, is spectacular:
Quos tantis, Domine, largiris uti mysteriis: quaesumus; ut effectibus nos eorum veraciter aptare digneris.
Let’s see if you, perhaps collectively, can do something along the lines of my … Continue reading

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Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, WDTPRS | 18 Comments

Francis hopes women in the Church will be more…”strand-like and cutting”?

There are times when, try as I might, I have no idea what – or whom – Pope Francis is talking about.  I am not alone.
I had a few requests to explain something that Francis said to a group of … Continue reading

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Posted in The Drill, Women Religious | Tagged , | 35 Comments

“On the wings of a dove” – A sign from above?

Do any of you remember my anecdote about the unusual appearance of a raven during the “inaugural” Mass Pope Benedict XVI celebrated in St. Peter’s Square in 2005?  HERE

During the Angelus today, “peace doves” were released by Pope Francis in … Continue reading

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Posted in Benedict XVI, Linking Back, Pope Francis | Tagged , , , , | 61 Comments

Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point in the sermon you heard at Sunday Mass?
Let us know.
Today I mentioned, inter alia, the spiritual works of mercy.  Most of you know them by heart, of course, but perhaps there are some young’uns who … Continue reading

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Posted in "But Father! But Father!", SESSIUNCULA | 31 Comments

Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Pudding and Glock edition

I have had a few inquiries recently about Fr. Z’s Kitchen.
Frankly, I haven’t been doing much cooking. The most extravagant thing I have made for myself recently is a grilled cheese (cheddar) on rye. Yum… but not exactly thrilling.

On the … Continue reading

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Posted in Fr. Z's Kitchen, What Fr. Z is up to | Tagged , | 36 Comments

More on Cuomo’s bigotry

A cartoon by Ramirez:

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Posted in Liberals | Tagged , | 45 Comments

VIDEO Spectacular view of the Basilica of Monreale … by drone

After the dreck we have had to wade through lately, here is something of beauty.
Here is a voyage within the Basilica Santa Maria La Nuova di Monreale in Sicily, a magnificent 12th c. Normano-Byzantine edifice which must number among the … Continue reading

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Posted in Just Too Cool, Look! Up in the sky!, Our Catholic Identity | Tagged , , | 26 Comments

Gov. Andrew “GET OUT” Cuomo

This via the delightfully-named Weasel Zippers:

More on Cuomo HERE and HERE.
And don’t forget THIS about how’s Cuomo’s hand-picked director for Homeland Security used the laser sight attached to his handgun as a pointer during a presentation and actually scanned it across … Continue reading

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Posted in Liberals, Pò sì jiù, The Coming Storm, The future and our choices, The Last Acceptable Prejudice | Tagged , | 28 Comments

Reese makes his 6577th mistake

Over at Fishwrap the cracks are widening. They are losing John Allen. They closed the combox. MSW is deeply into logorrhea. They are panicky.
Now I see a piece by Thomas Reese, SJ, who was removed from his editor’s position at … Continue reading

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Posted in Liberals, Our Catholic Identity, The Drill, Throwing a Nutty | Tagged , , , , | 21 Comments