Category Archives: Lighter fare

FLYING ELECTRIC SPACE SPIDERS!

News especially for P…
…from SpaceWeather:
SPIDERS AND SPACE WEATHER: Did you know that spiders can fly? Biologists call it “ballooning.” Spiders spin a strand of silk, it juts into the air, and off they go. Airborne arachnids have been found as … Continue reading

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What could possibly go wrong? – UPDATED

UPDATE 20 July:
They opened the sarcophagus and found…
“a mummified family of three swimming in red liquid.”
HERE
___ Originally Published on: Jul 11, 2018
From Science Alert:
A Massive, Black Sarcophagus Has Been Unearthed in Egypt, And Nobody Knows Who’s Inside
Archaeological digs around ancient … Continue reading

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Budding young feminist archeologists

Make some popcorn and look at a piece at Fishwrap about young feminists sitting at the knees of Sr. Joan “Triumph in Tahir” Chittister, learning from her Yoda-like wisdom.  It’ll be a nostaglic read.  My emphases and comments.
Young women ask difficult questions to … Continue reading

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Cobblestones, new vestments, and swag for Zed Heads

The last couple of days have involved a lot of TV coverage.  The person who invented the DVR deserves prayers.  Everything is recorded, so I can blast through commercials and jump around.  Yesterday I tuned in – sort of – … Continue reading

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Progress of the Vatican Cricket Team

Here is something fun, from a reader and friend in London (slightly edited):
The Vatican Cricket Team and the Archbishop of Canterbury’s 11 combined to form a Christian Team which played against a multi-faith team made up of Jews Muslims, Sikh … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: What does the comma really say?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
When listening to a Collect (or any similar prayer) in Latin, whether OF or EF, I notice that the priest tends to “punctuate” the final phrase as such:
“in unitate Spiritus Sancti Deus, per omnia saecula saeculorum.”
But in English, … Continue reading

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Why were so many churches wreckovated?

This could answer the question of why bishops and priests wreckovated so many churches. From The Week.
Baptist church says it is removing a statue of Jesus because it looks ‘Catholic’
An artist who created a seven-foot statue of Jesus for the … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes – Trinity Sunday 2018 – and ASK FATHER: “Trinitini” martini

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard for your Trinity Sunday Mass of obligation?
Let us know.
Also, apart from good points – which is what we want here – let us know if any of the preachers … Continue reading

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@JamesMartinSJ can also amuse

The loony liberal Left had a predictable meltdown concerning something Pres. Trump said.   “Yawn”, right?  The sun also rose in the East today.   It’s turns out POTUS did not call immigrants “animals”, but rather members of MS13.
However, the context-challenged libs … Continue reading

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A light TEOTWAWKI moment

After some rogue nation lights off a passel of nukes and EMPs everyone, or after the next Carrington Event – which is bound to happen someday – slams your planet back into the 17th century, we are going to have … Continue reading

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My View For A While: Mystery City

I’m sure that with this first shot, many of you will be able to tell where this is.

If that elevated hint wasn’t enough.

And then there’s this.   It was pretty cold out there, I can affirm.  But the 2nd row seats … Continue reading

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BOOKS RECEIVED: Two VERY different DAUGHTERS!

Some of you long time readers may recall that I’ve been a character in a sci-fi series. I was even killed… at least once. If that isn’t a motivation to read them, I don’t know what is.
I became a ongoing … Continue reading

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I’ve decided. I’m for arming teachers and the Rule of Law

After looking at the photo which a friend sent me, I’ve decided.
Armed teachers and the Rule of Law.
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Wherein Fr. Z agrees with Fishwrap’s @MichaelSWinters … but…

The other day retired liberal SCOTUS Justice John Paul Stevens issued an op-ed in Hell’s Bible in which he argued for the repeal of the 2nd Amendment.
I’ll get to MSW in a moment.  Bear with me.
A writer for the WaPo, … Continue reading

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A limerick for St. Richard of Chichester

The feast of St. Richard of Chichester cannot go by without my remembering a limerick my old pastor Msgr. Richard Schuler would occasionally quote:
There was an old Bishop of Chichester,
Who said thrice (the Latin for which is ‘ter’),
“Avaunt … Continue reading

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