Category Archives: Lighter fare

A blast from the not too distant past

The other day Pope Francis made some appointments to the new Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life, established ad experimentum.  It will probably be made into a congregation, at least I guess it will be, since Pastor bonus is still in … Continue reading

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“Gather Us In” made (almost) acceptable!

When life gives you challenges like lemons, make lemonade.  Right? When liturgists give you dreck like “Gather Us In”, make… toccatas. Remember: The Second Vatican Council gives pride of place to the pipe organ over all other instruments. Fr. Z … Continue reading

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A new priest hat to covet

I could kick myself for not getting a Spanish biretta when I was in Madrid.  Dumb. Dumb. Dumb.   I guess I’ll have to go back. That said, I spotted a new priest hat to covet. Here is an image … Continue reading

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Tu Vuò Fà L’Americano

I received a photo from a friend in Rome who supped today on KFC… yes, in Rome. In his honor I post the following, for your enjoyment. With all the lousy news these days, from every direction, we need to … Continue reading

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Z-SWAG: HOLY MASS – TURN TOWARDS THE LORD AGAIN!

UPDATE 25 July: I just received one of my new mugs!  This is one with both English and Latin.  They are spiffy! As the GIRM WARS heat up over the catalytic movement in favor of ad orientem worship, I thought it might … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z becomes a fan of the Samoan Rugby Team

I was sent this video today, though it is from last year.  This is from the Church of St. Mary Magdalen in Brighton, where the great PP is my friend Fr. Ray Blake. Looks like an ad orientem altar, doesn’t … Continue reading

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Feminist v. Christian

Those zany Lutherans over at Lutheran Satire have another video. I hope these guys will come into unity with the Church right after the SSPX is reconciled!

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#gopconvention reminds me of two wonderful things

I’ve been watching the Republican National Convention speeches. Tonight, I’ve been reminded of two wonderful things, one in the past and one in the future. First, in the past, today is the anniversary of the amazing moment when man first … Continue reading

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Concerning #PokemanGo – Wherein a puzzled Fr. Z inquires.

I am not entirely sure what Pokeman is.  Not my generation.   However, apparently this is now a thing you do with your mobile phones, rather like geocaching.  I heard one talking TV head praise it because at least it … Continue reading

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They’re baaaack!

I’ve just learned via RNS that the NUNS ON THE BUS are back! Nuns really get around these days. They are also being summoned to Rome for chats. But I digress. Nuns on the bus will ride to political conventions … Continue reading

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Wherein Pope Francis wears a maniple and kisses the foot of his predecessor

From a reader… I have been watching the Holy Father offer Mass for the feast of St. Peter and St. Paul. It appears that he is wearing a maniple! HERE I first notice it at 31:32. Okay… let’s have a look. … Continue reading

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“Keep calm and carry on!”

I enjoyed my visits to Tokyo immensely.  Especially fun was coming up with captions for the public safety posters in the subway. For example: Not to be outdone, LA has this safety video. Note that the other passenger looks down … Continue reading

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New Star Trek series for TV in 2017

Who knew about this?  I didn’t. This seems symptomatic of a lot of screen entertainment these days: revivals and sequels, not much that is wholly new. I suppose the flicks are so expensive to produce now that they don’t want … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ ‘Armeniam Visit” [sic]

When world leaders visit each other, they generally exchange gifts. Sometimes they get the spelling right, too. At least in photo given to reporters, #PopeFrancis gift to prez has typo. (Been there done that.) “Armeniam” pic.twitter.com/07l834e0BI — Cindy Wooden (@Cindy_Wooden) … Continue reading

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A Litany to Sr. Joan Chittister (… no… really!)

You’ve seen the recent stories about leaders of US women religious being summoned to Rome for to explain the situation. On the heals of another such story today (HERE) comes this, which I spotted at Church Militant. Apparently the US … Continue reading

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