Category Archives: Lighter fare

ACTION ITEM! 9 September is International Buy A Priest A Beer Day! #IBAPABD

I’ll take this opportunity, ahead of time, to remind the readership that 9 September is
International Buy a Priest a Beer Day!
What a great opportunity to show support to your local priests and those brilliant, beloved priests whom you read via … Continue reading

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How one Congressman handled a shouting moron protester

During the Kavanaugh hearings in Senate, a pack of morons are disturbing proceedings.
Here is one way this Congressman handled the situation:

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Beating the Devil

Enthusiastic ChurchPop picked up on something “new” from Taylor Marshall (who has done good things recently): a title of Our Lady invoked as Exterminatrix of Heresies.   They posted an image of Mary which I’ve shown on and off on … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Mass for the Space Force in the Extraterrestrial Form

This comes from a reader…
QUAERITUR:
On a somewhat lighter note, what liturgical changes do you think would have to be made for chaplains of a hypothetical Space Force to celebrate Mass in the Extraterrestrial Form? In particular, the Precious Blood seems particularly difficult to … Continue reading

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Disquiet in Hell over The Present Crisis

Take this story with a grain of salt.
From The Onion.
Satan Refuses To Accept Any More Catholic Priests In Hell
NINTH CIRCLE, HELL—Stressing that the situation in the underworld was quickly spiraling out of control, Satan, the Great Tempter and Father of … Continue reading

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A hope filled note from an old friend.

From an old friend, a hopeful note.
Also, he shows that Catholics can have a sense of humor.
Dear Fr. Z,
Everyone I spoke with after Mass today feels as I and many of your blogreaders do — we are all redoubling our … Continue reading

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Asperges me et super jellonem decaeruleabor.

Here is a photo of Card. Farrell, the understudy of non-Card. McCarrick for some many years in Washington DC, now the Prefect of the Dicastery for the Family, who also said that priests are not able properly to prepare couples … Continue reading

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HERESY PANDEMIC!

Now that I look at that post title, I can see why you might think that I am channeling the Id of Trad-dom.
In fact, today I had an informal lunch with some young priests: guys drop in between 12-2 for … Continue reading

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Fr. Z CALLS FOR “SPECIAL PROSECUTOR”!

Enough of this!
It’s time for Pope Francis to appoint an “Indagator Particularis… Special Prosecutor”.
He will have to be a “Burke’s Law” kind of guy, who will find out who knew what and when.
A “Burke’s Law” kind of guy.
Who could it … Continue reading

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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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