Category Archives: Lighter fare

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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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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