Category Archives: Lighter fare

Ascension Thursday Feet

There are many images of the Lord’s Ascension to heaven. The ones I like the most are the medieval depictions which show the Apostles, often with Mary, looking up and all you see above are a pair of lordly Feet. From the … Continue reading

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Happy Star Wars Day

This isn’t really my thing, but I am ecumenical.  I mean, if Pope Francis can send a Message for the end of Ramadan, then I can send my message for Star Wars Day. So… to all of you a hearty… … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Universe!

From History… On this day in 4977 B.C., the universe is created, according to German mathematician and astronomer Johannes Kepler, considered a founder of modern science. Kepler is best known for his theories explaining the motion of planets. Kepler was … Continue reading

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Of Bernie Sanders, His Holiness the Pope, and Psychiatry

Hold on to your hats.  Pope Francis has given another presser aboard the airplane after he left the Lesbians on Lesbos. Meanwhile, it seems that, contrary to earlier reports, presidential Socialist candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders did in fact meet the … Continue reading

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Church Madness FINAL: VOTE NOW! @SJCantius v. Salt Lake City Cathedral

UPDATE 16 April 1510 GMT: Nothing has been decided.  Do NOT think your vote isn’t needed. St. John Cantius, which has the TLM, needs your vote!  NOW. You bloggers who support the Traditional Latin Mass should get on board with this. … Continue reading

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Wry observations about #AmorisLaetitia (aka Familiaris divortio) to make a point

First, we have now a nickname for the new Letter. Familiaris divortio Thanks to The Great Roman™! Next, I am gobsmacked by something I heard.   US radio talk show host Michael Savage has been reading – on air – … Continue reading

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True Humility

Sent by a priest friend… True Humility Bishop: “I’m afraid you’ve got a bad egg, Mr Jones”. Curate: “Oh, no, my Lord, I assure you that parts of it are excellent!” Thus, the origin of the phrase “The Curate’s Egg“, describing something … Continue reading

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#AmorisLaetitia Twitter Bingo! Get your card HERE!

Gosh!  I get an honorable mention! I am reminded of the hymn written many years ago by the official blog’s Parodohymnodist whose work we have enjoyed and Zuhlio has recorded.  You will recall such hits as “O Come O Come Liturgical Blue”. Here … Continue reading

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Univ. Indiana student mistakes Dominican priest for Klansman. Hijinx ensues.

My in box is replete with notes about what would be an amusing story, but which really isn’t that amusing after all. One of my correspondents writes: Proof That Colleges Are Making People Stupid At U Indiana in Bloomington, a … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Benedict V Francis: Dawn Of Mercy

The often amusing Eye Of The Tiber has a review of the new movie: ‘Benedict V Francis: Dawn Of Mercy New DC Comics ‘Benedict V Francis: Dawn Of Mercy’ Film Getting Terrible Reviews It’s been three years since Benedict’s colossal … Continue reading

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Pope Francis to expand concelebration into the “Tridentine” Mass

I’m not sure what’s up with this, but it can’t be good. From Pisces News with my emphases and comments: Pope Francis to Change “Tridentine” Rite in spirit of Mercy ROME (PiscesNews): In a long-anticipated surprise move Pope Francis has begun his own … Continue reading

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Pedilavium: the next phase

Via the often amusing ignatius his conclave: Pedicure The following announcement recently appeared in L’Osservatore Romano: Radical changes are being made to the Rite of Pedilavium (Foot Washing). Previously the rite was celebrated with twelve men on Holy Thursday. The … Continue reading

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Combox decorum: a metaphor

Friends, just because you have some anonymity in these interwebs, that doesn’t give you free reign to be all crabby, and, you know, go at each other with knives in the combox. It’s the Star Trek fight music that does … Continue reading

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BURNING QUESTIONS ABOUT NEW FOOT-WASHING OPTIONS

Now that whole sad issue of the washing of the feet of women has been settled by the powers-that-be, I’m hearing from people all over the place that their “Mandatum” is being dropped from their Holy Thursday Masses. In any event, … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Remnant and Fishwrap to MERGE!

In the wake of the collapse of Crux comes this recent report from the often amusing Eye Of The Tiber about the Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) and The Remnant (aka The Remnant). Breaking: The Remnant Newspaper, National Catholic Reporter … Continue reading

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