Category Archives: Lighter fare

POLL: Starting your confession: “Bless me, Father…” or “Forgive me, Father…”

In another post, I responded to a question from a reader about blessings at the beginning of sacramental confession, following the words, “Bless me, Father, I have sinned…”.
Of course, some people begin their confession differently.
It occurred to me to find … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: CONFESSIONAL DRAMA! Penitent says, “Bless me, Father” and actually wants a blessing!

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
One of our wonderful [traditional order/institute] priests this Sunday mentioned – prior to his sermon – that he was surprised that so many of us were not correctly following the ritual of Confession.
He said that many begin with … Continue reading

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Fun 2018 Catholic wall calendar

I am not making this up.
I discovered that TAN Books has put out an 2018 wall calendar (including both Ordinary and Extraordinary Form feasts, etc.) called… really…

US HERE – UK HERE
Of course they also have other calendars featuring artwork of … Continue reading

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A limerick about a famous modern churchman

A couple notes.
First, if your German is not up to speed, Barmherzigkeit is “mercy”.
Second, … later on.
From Ignatius His Conclave:

Said the Cardinal, “Don’t be afraid
Barmherzigheit is my trade,
In amorous dealings
Give way to your feelings;
Morality’s simply man-made.”
Fr. Z kudos.
“Ignatius”, as in the … Continue reading

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Shhhh! Don’t tell Beans about the Monitum against Teilhard

From Massimo “Beans” Faggioli today:

The plenary assembly of the Pontifical Council for Culture approved a proposal asking pope Francis to remove the “Monitum” (1962) of the Holy Office against the works of Father Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, SJ https://t.co/y2LUf3AgTZ
— Massimo … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: A lunch tribute to #MaximumBeans

Each time tweet attention hungry Massimo “Beans” Faggioli encounters a traditional or faithful person, position, or has a set back, he gets a little sour.  He can’t really help it. He is angling for elevation as a cadre in the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Firearms at Mass, laity and priests – UPDATED

In the wake of the recent horrible Texas church massacre, I now have several email conversations going on – with laity and clergy – about having a concealed firearm in church.
This is an issue which needs sober assessment by everyone, … Continue reading

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Sour Beans!

This morning I found two interesting recipes for Sour Beans.
The first involves beans and rice, garlic, ginger, onions, carrots and lean pork, and a couple of types of vinegar. I think I’ll try it this week.
The second involves the bishops … Continue reading

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#USCCB17 SHOCKER! CARD. BURKE HACKED THE ELECTION!

In what he surely thought was a serious analysis from High Atop The Thing, over at Fishwrap, Michael Sean Winters, the Wile E. Coyote of the catholic Left and one of the New catholic Red Guards, looked at the beginning of the USCCB’s … Continue reading

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Smoking and Saints

Pope Francis decided to ban, as of 2018, the sale of cigarettes in Vatican City (cheaper for employees which leads, of course, to a black market).  Cigarettes are bad for people and, probably, the environment.   Hence, they must be banned.
I … Continue reading

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Happy 242nd Birthday, USMC!

Raising a glass.

‘rah!
Carrying this with me today…

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Some amusing bits and pieces

A few things caught my eye this morning.
First, I was amused by an faux pas from the loony anti-gun deranged Left which made wild claims about possible after market customizations of an AR-15 rifle system.  HERE
In a tweet, USAToday said … Continue reading

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Protest becomes self-parody: the jihad against @BishopMorlino of @MadisonDiocese

I’ve been watching tweets against Bp. Morlino as part of the ongoing jihad against him here in Madison.
These poor people.
Ultra-liberal Madison, by the way, was once described by a former governor of Wisconsin as “30 square miles surrounded by reality”, … Continue reading

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H.L. Mencken in 1923 about translation of sacred texts, liturgy. Hilarious, prophetic, applicable now.

One of you readers here sent this.  It is by H.L Mencken, an influential American columnist in the 20th c.  He was prodigiously clever, but clever enough to avoid being a fan of Nietzche and an enemy of religion.  He … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Litany for the Conversion of Internet Thugs 2.0

Given that I’ve been doing blog work today, and also coping with a failing phone upgrade….
A wry work in progress.
Litany for the conversion of internet thugs (2.0).
(For private use only, when truly irritated, and when the alternative is foul language.)
Lord, … Continue reading

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