Category Archives: Lighter fare

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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Lighter fare

James Lileks was, when I was a student at the U of Minnesota, a clever lad who wrote for the university paper and then went on to do other writerly things. He sends out fun tweets, for a long time … Continue reading

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The place libs love to hate has fish sandwiches during Lent (Fridays)

There is an interesting piece at the National Catholic Register about how McDonald’s put the Filet-o-fish sandwich on the menu.  (Hint: market forces!)  I’m not a real fan, but, hey! Here’s more cheerful news. The place libs love to hate, … Continue reading

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About Clown Masses and what we are up to today.

There’s an old chestnut about how you can rate as “successful” the Masses of various religious orders.  For example, the Mass of Benedictines is successful if more than half of the notes were sung properly.  Its successful for the the … Continue reading

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Something light for Friday

Because it’s Friday, and because we have all had terrible news all week, here’s what I consider to be one of the five funniest Bugs Bunny cartoons. One of my favorite lines is contained herein. And watch the hooves when … Continue reading

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Bob Hope makes insightful observation

Something to delight the Great Roman™, in gratitude for the video from Nigeria.  I was shown this last night on the way back to LA from a talk I gave. Enjoy!

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BREAKING: Rubrics and color-blindness

From the often amusing Eye Of The Tiber: Explaining his frustrations at not being able to properly do the red and say the black in his missal during Mass, local color blind priest Father Richard Wendell asked congregants to try as … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Popes in red rather than white?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Would you like to see the pope (or maybe the next one) resume wearing a red cassock? Well, this is a truly burning question, isn’t it. There are conflicting theories about how the pope wound up … Continue reading

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A 4 year-old and the rubrics

From a reader… Good evening Father, A funny story that you might appreciate. My 4 year old son was sitting with me while putting my 2 year old to sleep, and he was watching my phone. I was praying Vespers … Continue reading

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14 January – Happy Feast of the Ass!

Today, 14 January, is the Feast of the Ass, Asses… the Festum Assinorum (in Latin, plural… inclusive!). No, I am not talking about whom you think I’m talking about.  And, no, it’s not a special Jesuit feast. The feast which became popular … Continue reading

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ZMIRAK: Hawaii Sen. @maziehirono Is Right. We Must Intern the Knights of Columbus in Camps

Go read John Zmirak’s scorn-laced send-up of the moronic statements by Sen. Mazie Hirono (PartyOfDeath-HI) about federal a court nominee who belongs to the Knights of Columbus.  HERE Senator Mazie Hirono Is Right. We Must Intern the Knights of Columbus … Continue reading

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Fun about a box of stuff, a papal tomb and ancient reading glasses (“cheaters”)

In addition to books that pour in, and a few magazines, I get the monthly newsletter from the Fabbrica di San Pietro.   They always have fascinating short articles with photos about aspects of the Basilica of St. Peter and the grounds … Continue reading

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Marble machine

And now for something completely different. A friend sent this. It’s amazing.

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Fr. Z’s Predictions for 2019

2019 Predictions 1. Pres. Trump will get yet another SCOTUS pick. 2. Francis and the meeting in Rome about protection of minors will miss the point of The Present Crisis and do nothing concrete. 3. The Diocese of Madison will … Continue reading

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