Category Archives: Lighter fare

#ActonU 2016 Wrap-up and a Scholarship Opportunity

This year’s Acton University ended with bang.  Peter Kreeft gave a talk on the last day in which he made some great comments about music, including music used in church. Dr. Kreeft, a long-time prof at Boston College, began by … Continue reading

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Just Too Cool: Bike thief meets cowboy!

I like the idea of sports that grew out of practical skills.  It’s fun to watch things like lumberjack competitions and rodeo.  As a kid, I spent summers in the Wild West and got a real taste for rodeo and … Continue reading

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RENEW Renewed!

I saw at the Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter), that RENEW seems to be slithering back! Many of you don’t remember RENEW. It is a program that was going to save the Church! Not so much. Way back in the … Continue reading

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SCANDAL ROCKS SPORT!

A major scandal now rocks a sport which is dear to the hearts of all readers of this blog, I am sure. Strange brooms have been introduced into Curling!  They make the rocks shift more in their icy slide than … Continue reading

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Sometimes a photo is worth 5000 thousands words.

You might have heard of this, but, since I have been traveling and using the interwebs less than usual in the last couple weeks, it was news to me. A member of the Macedonian parliament brought a gift to Pope … Continue reading

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Burning ugly vestments!

It was a tough week.  There were good moments, however. Here’s something great. Burning ugly vestments! You will see in one of the photos the famous Pius Clock! Seriously, when a vestment is no longer serviceable, sometimes the best option … Continue reading

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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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