Category Archives: Lighter fare

LIBS! University level liturgy course for YOU! BIG PUPPETS!

At the UConn Drama department: Puppet Arts Classes in puppetry were first taught at UConn in 1964 by Professor Frank W. Ballard, who had joined the faculty of Theatre Department as a set designer and technical director eight years earlier. … Continue reading

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Did I mention Acton Institute?

You have to both chuckle and wince over Michael Sean Winters’ obsession with Acton Institute. There is no subject with which the Wile E. Coyote of contemporary liberal Catholicism cannot associate Acton. Writing about Pope Francis’ recently released Message for World … Continue reading

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Mr. Trump and Physicking the Body Politic

I saw something today which reminded me of Dr. Stephen Maturin in the Patrick O’Brian novels. He dosed and physicked the sailors and officers with black draught and blue pill… which have, how to say, laxative effects.   He made his concoctions truly … Continue reading

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Tales from a snow-stuck pilgrim bus: “Here in this place new snow is falling…”

I received an amusing note (and various SMS) from a friend in KC whose daughter is stuck on a bus in the snow after the March for Life.   A priest on the bus said Mass.  Here is a photo… grainy … Continue reading

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Rules change for Holy Thursday. Hijinx ensues.

From the often amusing Eye of the Tiber (my emphases): Women May Now Have Their Feet Washed And Pedicured At Holy Thursday Mass, Pope Says Pope Francis has changed the rules for the Church’s Holy Thursday foot-washing ceremony, issuing a decree allowing women … Continue reading

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It’s … ALIVE!

Some of you have suggested that I have a penchant for eating things like gagh.  I won’t deny it. The other day I had something that you might find interesting.

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Pope Francis! Restore the Feast of the Circumcision!

UPDATE: The video… Visita di Papa Francesco alla Sinagoga di Roma Un simpatico incontro all'esterno della Sinagoga e una richiesta particolare rivolta al Santo Padre. Posted by Tv2000 on Sunday, January 17, 2016 I found this anecdote from Crux’s John … Continue reading

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Little Red Riding Hood (Has a Gun)

Sometimes whimsical retellings of old yarns appear, such as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. Here’s something amusing from the NRA Family page. Little Red Riding Hood (Has a Gun) Here are a couple excerpts: Once upon a time, there was … Continue reading

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Powerball: 1.5 Billion – POLL

The Powerball lottery is up to $1.5 Billion.  That’s not what you get, but… what you get ain’t nothing. Sooo… how many chances/tickets did you buy? I suspect this might prompt some interesting discussions about statistics. The combox is also … Continue reading

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Fishwrap’s Zagano: The Catholic Church is like an Islamic mob that beats women to death

Over at Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) our old pal, and promoter of women’s ordination, Phyllis Zagano has another knee-slapper. She has a penchant for over-the-top moral equivalencies.  Let’s see her latest cringe-worthy claim: Because the Catholic Church doesn’t ordain women, the Catholic Church … Continue reading

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