Category Archives: Lighter fare

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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A bit of cheery news about a potential Extinction Level Event. But not to worry!

Meanwhile, I read this cheering bit of news at FNC: Huge ‘God of Chaos’ asteroid to pass near Earth in 2029 A 1,110-foot-wide asteroid named for the Egyptian god of chaos will fly past Earth in 2029 within the distance … Continue reading

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It pays to be attentive, especially when you are really tired!

Last night we concluded the Triduum with a Vigil that went well after midnight.  And I had the 7:30 AM Mass. It is a really good idea to be careful and to pay attention when you are involved with routine … Continue reading

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POLL: @GameOfThrones – Final Season #GoTS8

Some time ago I posted a faux titles video of Game Of Thrones which showed Rome being built instead of the GoT world.  I was surprised at the reactions I got.  Of course I hadn’t seen any of the show … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Archbishop – ooops – “consecrates” whisky instead of wine.

Wait long enough and that hardly-to-be-imagined thing will happen. Holy Church has been at this Holy Mass thing for a really long time and in really diverse circumstances.  Hence, she has been through a great many “What if X happens…?” … Continue reading

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HYUGE advance for Law Enforcement Officers thanks to Pres. Trump

As many of you know, I’m a big supporter of LEOs.  With my family background, I pretty much bleed blue.   Also, I am a strong proponent of the 2nd Amendment and LOTS of training for … well.. everyone, whether they … Continue reading

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Your Good News – UPDATED

Do you have some personal good news for the readership? Yesterday, I found daffodils on sale. One of my favorite flowers. Here, “Still Life with Extinguished Candle, Daffodils and Ganganelli Mug“. There’s an allegory in there somewhere, just as in … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Father doses off during Mass

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I’ve noticed one of our priests frequently doses off and falls asleep…sometimes even during Mass or other liturgical functions. Thankfully, the sleeping is short lived and he wakes back up, but I fear he might fall off into a … Continue reading

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