Category Archives: Lighter fare

Pope Francis to change the name of St. Peter’s Basilica

As we look around the faith landscape of these USA, we see clusterings of parishes, such that the Churches of St. Christiana the Astonishing, St. Alphege the Bald, and St. Olav the Thick are all merged into one parish called … Continue reading

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Talk Like A Pirate Day – FOOT NOTE

Now for some important news.
I am happy to report that I was greeted a few times with “YARRRR!” yesterday, once in the bishop’s office.
A footnote is offered… just one foot-note, of course… to yesterday’s Talk Like A Pirate Day.
Frequent commentator … Continue reading

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PSA: Talk Like A Pirate Day

Setting aside all the insignificant stuff, like referenda and indissolubility of marriage, let’s keep our eyes focuse on what really matters.
Today is…
Talk Like A Pirate Day.
If you do nothing else, please use the exclamation “YARRRR!” (aka “ARRRR!”) at least 5 … Continue reading

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Up and away! St. Joseph of Cupertino

I had to smile today at the Collect for the Feast of St. Joseph of Cupertino in the 1962MR.
Deus, qui ad unigenitum Filium tuum exaltatum a terra omnia trahere disposuisti: perfice propitius; ut meritis et exemplo seraphici Confessoris tui Iosephi … Continue reading

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The very definition of cognitive dissonance

From Erik Richtsteig on Facethingy:
The very definition of cognitive dissonance. (And very creepy as well.)

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“Welcome to Hell! Here’s your ice cream!”

It has been sometime since I posted anything from Savage Chickens.  (I wonder where the Masked Chicken” got himself off to, anyway.  You don’t suppose The Colonel finally caught up to him, do you?)

New Hell!  How jolly.
While we, as a … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! 9 Sept – International Buy a Priest a Beer Day!

UPDATE 9 Sept:
The wonderful ladies who do some cleaning in the building, which includes the Steam Pipe Trunk Distribution Venue in which I live, brought me a cold beer today!
They are the best.

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A reader asked:
“When is buy your priest a … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ This is Whiskey Delta Tango Papa Romeo Sierra … ECHOLINK & APRS

UPDATE 6 Sept:
No, I haven’t worked on my General in the last week or so, and, No, I haven’t done anything with Echolink yet.  However, the other day I did figure out today how to send APRS messages with my … Continue reading

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OBITUARY: Spirit of Vatican II – RIP – 52 years of age

The often amusing Eye of the Tiber had this.
CINCINNATI, OH- A Solemn High Requiem Mass was held Thursday at St. Martura Church in downtown Cincinnati for the Spirit of Vatican II, aged 52. After suffering a progressively debilitating illness for … Continue reading

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Time in Rome is a sacrifice, not a career move.

UPDATE 30 Aug:
In yet another proof that liberals have a nasty streak a mile wide but no sense of humor, Michael Sean Winters at the Fishwrap posted a snarky attack on both me and on Cardinal Burke.
Let me spell this … Continue reading

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