Category Archives: Lighter fare

Mind-blowing profundity at the reconstituted John Paul II Institute 2.0

Sometimes I like to post lighter fare on a Friday.  But today, I am so moved, so overwhelmed and thunderstruck with awe, that I must share this quote.  Honestly, folks, I’m gobsmacked.  I’m all at sixes and sevens. We once … Continue reading

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

NB: Scroll down for the Latin and English texts for the Blessing of Beer. You don’t want to miss this.  It’s too important.  And this has been a really tough year for priests, all things considered. Show a little love.  … Continue reading

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Francis wears leopard skin at Mass. Apologies from libs to Card. Burke to follow.

UPDATE 15 Sept:  Fr. Hunwicke has added tuppence. Pope Pardoctonus the First In Mozambique Francis said Mass wearing a chasuble with leopard skin gallons. A close look at large photos suggests that it is the real thing: the fur of … Continue reading

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Lunch with Dante in Florence. The Poet comments on consistories.

Dante can provide wisdom on most of the troubles of our lives.   His wisdom pops up just about anywhere and in timely fashion. Thus, a wise and respected friend was lunching in Florence in the shadow of the Duomo today … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How to explain the Eucharist to a Jesuit ( @ThomasReeseSJ )?

Four years ago to this day, I posted ASK FATHER: How to explain the Eucharist to a 3 year old? It could be reworked into a post along the lines of: ASK FATHER: How to explain the Eucharist to a … Continue reading

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That tragic Portland parish, the mistreatment of the priest. Fr. Z’s solution: “Let’s make a deal!”

I have been wanting to post something about this ever since I heard about it, days ago.  Others have done yeoman’s work to cover it.  For example, LifeSite. The bare bones: At an ultra-liberal parish in Portland – and that … Continue reading

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Lighter Fare For Friday

It has been a serious week. Let’s have something a little less heavy. First, some memes that amused me.   For a long-time reader who works for NASA Driving. And now to make you suffer. For the libs here. Welllll… … Continue reading

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Pres. Trump running for Pope

I know that all you readers love Pres. Trump, unequivocally and unreservedly. Here is something pretty funny from a site called A-CNN (Alium-Cepa News Network – get it?). It seems that Pres. Trump is now running for Pope and that … Continue reading

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Toxic Masculinity and Sequels

I just saw this tweet from my friend, the Rush of Madison on WIBA, Vicki McKenna: The new Top Gun had better be teeming with toxic masculinity or I’m not watching. https://t.co/e5zmuRftH0 — Vicki McKenna (@VickiMcKenna) July 19, 2019 A … Continue reading

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Mark Shea is sad because seminarians are Catholic

UPDATE 19 July: Another voice chimes in about Mark Shea.  HERE ___ I was amused by this, which provoked some interesting twitter comments. Mark Shea strikes me as… bumfuzzled.  Too bad.  He had promise. The left has had its time. … Continue reading

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A dowager of the catholic Left has get’s a dose of the Left’s own medicine.

A dowager of the catholic Left has, like the cobbler in the story, been given a taste of the Left’s own medicine.  She didn’t take it very well.  Her reaction was to whine about it to a writer at Hell’s Bible, … Continue reading

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UK readers, especially priests, HELP!

I was sent this.   I very much would like to see the rest of it. Anyone?  It seems to me that the best bet would be old Missals in the UK. [I’m convinced it’s a send up, folks, as I … Continue reading

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Clerical beards.

I saw at Pathetic from the esteemed Rev. Mr. Kandra a fluffy bit about more and more seminarians and priests – of the Latin Church – sporting beards.   HERE A couple things.  It has not been the custom of Latin … Continue reading

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PARODY SONG ALERT: Amazoniana Synod

The other day, I posted about the upcoming Pan-Amazonian Synod at which the members will among other things discuss married priests as a solution to the shortage in that mission territory.  I wrote that “I try try try to give … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Trying to translate prayers into Latin, but I don’t trust Google

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I’m trying to translate a few prayers into Latin, but I don’t trust Google Translate’s accuracy. Is there anything I can do? Let me get this straight… You don’t trust Google? Shhhhhh.  C’mon!  Why are you … Continue reading

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