Category Archives: Lighter fare

VIDEO: Happy baby learns the word “happy”!

Someone sent me this video and I just had to post it.
It must be an amazing moment for parents when babies say first clear words. I got a little shiver watching this, and thinking about how our minds work, … Continue reading

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Just deal with it!

On a busy, complicated, not entirely pleasant day, I saw this and was both encouraged and amused:

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Starbucks Coffee, the Devil, and You

Here is another reason to by Mystic Monk Coffee (and help both me and the Carmelites in Wyoming) and to avoid Starbucks whenever possible.  (Catch up on what they are doing HERE)
CBS Houston:
Starbucks Barista Accused Of Drawing Satanic Symbols In … Continue reading

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A bit of fun at The Jesuit Post

A bit of fun at The Jesuit Post today.  Check it out.

And don’t forget to spot the bad Latin from a well-known person in the comments.  Liberals…. whaddyagonnado?

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Another tradition of centuries bites the dust!

This is really alarming.  First, the Pope won’t use proper papal garb, then the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate are attacked by the Holy See, then Card. Kasper goes completely to the zoo on Communion for the divorced and remarried. … Continue reading

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Papal peace doves get a new protector!

Remember the problem that Francis’ papal peace dove had a while back?  It had a really bad day when it was attacked by a crow and a seagull.  HERE
I read now at ICN that there is a plan in place … Continue reading

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Historic background of “April Fool’s Day”

From History.com with my emphases and comments:
On this day in 1700, English pranksters begin popularizing the annual tradition of April Fools’ Day by playing practical jokes on each other.
Although the day, also called All Fools’ Day, has been celebrated for several … Continue reading

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New Ecumenical English Missal? Committee members named?

I am sure that you have all seen this piece by now from this liturgy site HERE.  My emphases and comments:

New Ecumenical English Missal
A rumour has been growing about a possible review of the Roman Catholic missal translation, but no one … Continue reading

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Something funny for Friday

This blog has been pretty serious of late.
Here is a completely ridiculous video. I’m really just trying to stop being the only person who has not posted a cat video.

So… I bet most of you have seen the movie…. … Continue reading

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Wherein Father chuckles

Over a Fr. Hunwicke’s place I read a line that made me chuckle:
Now, look here, Father, if you can’t be more pastorally sensitive and inclusive, I shall have to forbid you to say the Novus Ordo … so you’d better get your … Continue reading

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