Category Archives: Lighter fare

Blue Vestments: wherein Fr. Z rants

The use of blue vestments during Advent is pretty much cliché now, so cliché that not even the aging hippies are clinging to it.  Here’s my annual rant about the use of blue vestments in the Roman Rite. At this … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM UPDATE: Christmas Cards and gloves

We are on the very threshold of Advent. This afternoon I switch volumes of the Roman Breviary… already. I have also located and and ready to sling up my tactical stocking. Yesterday I received the first Christmas cards from you … Continue reading

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Lutheran Satire

Ever since Pope Francis met with some Lutherans and said pretty confusion things about reception of Holy Communion [HERE], I’ve been keeping half an eye out for a video from Lutheran Satire. They have a couple already about Pope Francis. They … Continue reading

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On The Road To Salvation… a mobile confessional!

This is very cool.  Fr. Z kudos to the one who came up with this. From KATC TV in the Diocese of Lafayette.  Someone converted an ambulance into a mobile confessional.    Be sure to watch the video. TEXT: LAFAYETTE … Continue reading

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Rules By Which To (Continue To) Live

A reader shared with me some Rules to live by.   It reminded me of a moment in the newest James Bond movie (lots of action in Rome this time).  This film’s “Bond Girl” asks 007 why he chose to be an assassin.  He replies, … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z, who died a painful death, is … STILL ALIVE?

Long time readers might remember that I was killed a while ago. I have been a character in some sci-fi books. HERE Chris Kennedy has been turning out some highly entertaining sci-fi books in which he includes “red shirts”.  After … Continue reading

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A truly scary Halloween costume… brrrr! Scary!

A bunch of people sent this to me.   I’ve been completely traumatized.  

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Tambourine player tased, pepper sprayed, during church service

I swear I am not making this up. It’s not from Eye of the Tiber. It’s not from Onion. It’s from in Oklahoma.  (There’s video!) Tambourine player tased during church service EDMOND, Okla. — Most churches encourage praise and … Continue reading

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The Domino Effect

No, this is not about the collapse of the entire Church because of a few of the members of the Synod. It’s amazing, but also hard to imagine that someone would do this. Some 10K old iPhones.

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Fr. Z’s Tips and Tools for #Synod15 Members

I heard a rumor… and you know how those are… that some members of the Synod are concerned that the central office of the Synod of Bishop might be spying on the dealings of the different language groups (circuli minores) … Continue reading

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