Category Archives: Lighter fare

ASK FATHER: My priest doesn’t carry the “emergency phone”

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
What’s the deal with priests carrying their emergency cellphone on them? [Hmmm… I don’t know what the deal is!] I was disturbed to learn that our priest doesn’t keep it with him. When I asked him about it … Continue reading

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Sweetheart Grips and Fortune’s Wheel

I can’t resist posting this.
There are a lot of after market gizmos and gadgets that one can use to bling-up?… pimp?… one’s 1911 (“Nineteen-Eleven”), that classic, US military issue pistol to which so many (I am not one of them) … Continue reading

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Posted in "But Father! But Father!", Just Too Cool, Lighter fare, Pò sì jiù | Tagged , , , | 5 Comments

Latin-less Priests and Homeschoolers – UPDATED

UPDATE 17 Nov:
I’ve received some interesting emails since this discussion about Latin began in these electronic pages.
First,
Thank you for writing such an awesome blog. I am a big fan. In your recent blog about the future of NO/TLM masses you … Continue reading

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In how many ways is this creepy?

We might make a list of how many ways this is a creepy.
From Fox:
Man, 35, reportedly marries computer hologram
Surrounded by nearly 40 people, a 35-year-old man reportedly married a virtual hologram earlier this month.
Akihiko Kondo, who works at a middle … Continue reading

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Posted in Lighter fare, You must be joking! | 14 Comments

Birettas and Berettas

This is different.

Priests officially opening a new shooting range in Poland earlier this week pic.twitter.com/qF2w7JH5bV
— Notes from Poland ?? (@notesfrompoland) November 4, 2018

I have a problem with both of these guys, who don’t seem ever to have held guns in … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z offended a reader and yet reaps a reward

I received at my PO Box (address right sidebar), a Pack of Remonstrance, a Parcel of Castigation, a Carton of Chastisement.
Opening the cardboard container of shame, I found within …

The writer took as an affront my comments on 23 October … Continue reading

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Posted in Fr. Z's Kitchen, Lighter fare | 12 Comments

Thanks for the birthday greetings and a clarification

Many thanks to you who sent birthday greetings with notes.
Several of you said that you would have Masses said for me, which is very much appreciated.
Another several wrote along the lines of, “You are THAT OLD?!?”
Others, reading my line about … Continue reading

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Some good news from Montana, a laugh, and some reactions to Paul VI canonization

From a reader…
In Great Falls, Montana, there are only 4 parishes where there used to be eight. The reasons are partly a drop in the city’s population, partly a drop in the number of observant Catholics, and mostly (I think) … Continue reading

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Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Lighter fare, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000 | Tagged | 42 Comments

What to do with former-Card. McCarrick’s galero in the @WashArchdiocese Cathedral

When a Pope names Cardinals they “get the red hat”.  These days the “red hat” is a Roman biretta in the cardinalatial red, porpora sacra.   However, as old paintings and present ecclesiastical coats-of-arms demonstrate, the old red hat was the great … Continue reading

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Posted in Liberals, Lighter fare, POLLS | Tagged , , | 21 Comments

Something fun for Friday

First, since it’s Columbus Day, a friend texted:
“We remember Columbus, who brought racial diversity to a previously mono-racial continent.”
God Bless, Christopher Columbus.
Next, this is worthy of some of Zuhlio’s album covers.

Also, you saw the video of the … Continue reading

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What is that? #Synod2018 – UPDATED – EXPLAINED and EXPLAINED MORE

UPDATE: 5 Oct
That stick as a witches stang thing isn’t going away.
In my email come photos of the moment that young people gave that stick to Francis.

Not the red, knotted string.   No, big deal?  Maybe not.
The red string on the … Continue reading

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Fun video from Rome!

From the loons of the Fishwrap comes this amusing moment.  Some loons went to Rome to “protest” about the ordination of women.   They were, it seems, harassing Synod members. The police got interested.
Note the caption: Roman pilice clash with peaceful … Continue reading

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Taking on “Grievance Studies”. Hilarious and frightening.

Although I am irritated with Rod Dreher, he published something in equal measures hilarious and alarming.
It just goes to show how fast our society is devolving into imbecilic madness.
A taste:
You have GOT to read this, from Quillette!  It starts with this … Continue reading

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Posted in ¡Hagan lío!, Liberals, Lighter fare | 8 Comments

ACTION ITEM! 9 September is International Buy A Priest A Beer Day! #IBAPABD

I’ll take this opportunity, ahead of time, to remind the readership that 9 September is
International Buy a Priest a Beer Day!
What a great opportunity to show support to your local priests and those brilliant, beloved priests whom you read via … Continue reading

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How one Congressman handled a shouting moron protester

During the Kavanaugh hearings in Senate, a pack of morons are disturbing proceedings.
Here is one way this Congressman handled the situation:

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Posted in Lighter fare | 15 Comments