Category Archives: Lighter fare

From a Father of the Church to everyone who texts and tweets

A note from a Father of the Church to everyone who texts and tweets. Tip o’ the biretta to the Laudator.
Basil, letter XII (to Olympius; tr. Roy J. Deferrari):
You used to write us little enough, but now you do … Continue reading

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The silly season is still in full swing!

Sent to me by a reader.
No, this isn’t… weird.  Not at all.  Nope.
Caption:
French Provincial Minister Michel Laloux expressed himself in dance during our morning Mass for the Annunciation.
I’m not making this up.
Watch and try not to laugh or roll your … Continue reading

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“Blessed are they who persecute the righteous, for they shall be called the children of God.”

The estimable translator and teacher Anthony Esolen has a wickedly biting commentary piece at Crisis today.  Read it in the context of controversy over the upcoming Synod on the Family in October, namely, there are those who suggest that Christ … Continue reading

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Winters attacks

Michael Sean Winters of the National Schismatic Reporter brought a smile to my face today!
Winters is primarily reacting to Ross Douthat’s recent piece HERE.  Douthat commented in his piece on those who are more traditional and how they see Pope Francis.
However, Winters … Continue reading

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Speaking of 50th anniversary of vernacular Masses… BUGNINICARE! (Revisited)

In some circles there has been some panting whoopdeedoo about the fact that 50 years ago Paul VI celebrated Mass for the first time in a Roman parish in Italian.
I posted on the parish once before, some time ago.  I … Continue reading

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Not exactly Crispy Skin Chicken…

… or Beijing Kao Ya.
From Breitbart:
CRISPY DUCKS: SOLAR ARRAY TEST CREMATES 130 BIRDS IN ONE MORNING
Supporters of renewable energies hope that new advances in solar technology will figuratively set the world on fire, but for hundreds of birds in Nevada last … Continue reading

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Renaissance triumphalist crowing both in bad taste and divisive

I saw a mordantly amusing comment from Fr. Hunwicke over at his blog HERE.  He mused about the recent 50th anniversary of Paul VI going to a Roman parish to say Mass in Italian.   Perpend.  My emphases and added … Continue reading

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Will Pope Francis be the only able-bodied diocesan bishop NOT to celebrate Mass of the Last Supper with priests and people?

From the marvelous Fr. Hunwicke.  I had to smile.  HERE
Job Sharing?
Why don’t people swap roles occasionally? Fr Lombardi could go riding around in airliners making remarks to journalists; then the Holy Father could do the News Conferences explaining what the … Continue reading

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How he should have responded to the “gotcha” question

I have mixed feelings about Gov. Scott Walker running for President.   It would be hard to lose him to the state I live in, because he is doing a cracker-jack job.   Time will tell.
Anyway, liberal newsies are already … Continue reading

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NEW Z-SWAG – Liquidum non frangit ieiunium

Some of you asked for mugs with the phrase Liquidum non frangit ieiunium.
Ecce.  I added one to the Fr. Z Stuff Store.  HERE
Some samples…
Can insulator…

Drinking glass.

Something whimsical… for medicinal purposes only, of course.

Two sizes of coffee mugs, with the text on … Continue reading

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