Category Archives: Lighter fare

Why were so many churches wreckovated?

This could answer the question of why bishops and priests wreckovated so many churches. From The Week.
Baptist church says it is removing a statue of Jesus because it looks ‘Catholic’
An artist who created a seven-foot statue of Jesus for the … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes – Trinity Sunday 2018 – and ASK FATHER: “Trinitini” martini

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard for your Trinity Sunday Mass of obligation?
Let us know.
Also, apart from good points – which is what we want here – let us know if any of the preachers … Continue reading

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@JamesMartinSJ can also amuse

The loony liberal Left had a predictable meltdown concerning something Pres. Trump said.   “Yawn”, right?  The sun also rose in the East today.   It’s turns out POTUS did not call immigrants “animals”, but rather members of MS13.
However, the context-challenged libs … Continue reading

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A light TEOTWAWKI moment

After some rogue nation lights off a passel of nukes and EMPs everyone, or after the next Carrington Event – which is bound to happen someday – slams your planet back into the 17th century, we are going to have … Continue reading

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My View For A While: Mystery City

I’m sure that with this first shot, many of you will be able to tell where this is.

If that elevated hint wasn’t enough.

And then there’s this.   It was pretty cold out there, I can affirm.  But the 2nd row seats … Continue reading

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BOOKS RECEIVED: Two VERY different DAUGHTERS!

Some of you long time readers may recall that I’ve been a character in a sci-fi series. I was even killed… at least once. If that isn’t a motivation to read them, I don’t know what is.
I became a ongoing … Continue reading

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I’ve decided. I’m for arming teachers and the Rule of Law

After looking at the photo which a friend sent me, I’ve decided.
Armed teachers and the Rule of Law.
HERE

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Wherein Fr. Z agrees with Fishwrap’s @MichaelSWinters … but…

The other day retired liberal SCOTUS Justice John Paul Stevens issued an op-ed in Hell’s Bible in which he argued for the repeal of the 2nd Amendment.
I’ll get to MSW in a moment.  Bear with me.
A writer for the WaPo, … Continue reading

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A limerick for St. Richard of Chichester

The feast of St. Richard of Chichester cannot go by without my remembering a limerick my old pastor Msgr. Richard Schuler would occasionally quote:
There was an old Bishop of Chichester,
Who said thrice (the Latin for which is ‘ter’),
“Avaunt … Continue reading

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And now the award for the “Most Irony Within A Screenshot” goes to…

The Fishwrap!

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Fishwrap’s Wile E. Coyote v. @DouthatNYT and his new book for Pope Francis’ 5th anniversary

shocking, absolutely shocking
unhinged
lunatic fringe
unhelpful admixture of bias and ignorance
binary simplicity of his theological analysis
a 7-year-old’s paint-by-numbers drawing with the collection of the Louvre (followed by, incredibly, “I do not exaggerate”.)
Coarse and hoary!
myopic
unsourced
tendentious
grotesque
unbalanced
disgrace

This is a sample of terms used by Michael … Continue reading

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Lettergate produces a casualty: Msgr. Viganò. Well… not quite.

Lettergate has produced a casualty… another casualty, the first being the Truth.
Or did it?
The Prefect of the Secretariate for Communications, Msgr. Dario Viganò  – who so botched the the handling of the pro-Francis booklet roll out by unscrupulously slicing and dicing … Continue reading

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“Not so fast!”, says the damned soul. “Amoris laetitia says,…”.

So this morning my phone goes “ding”.  “What fresh hell is this!?”, quoth I, reaching.
Indeed, it was “fresh hell”!
At Messa in Latino a wag has posted a bit of Dantesque parody about an adulterous soul in Hell.
A soul has descended to the … Continue reading

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The Three Days of Darkness 2018 are underway in LA!

The Three Days of Darkness are underway in LA! (aka Religious Education Conference)
I wasn’t invited.
It might be interesting to have a photopost of your favorite moments.
Videos HERE
We can start with the front page, where there is an ad for the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Blessing objects through plastic wrapper, box, etc.

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Today I asked a priest to bless a green scapular. I had the package open for it to be taken out, but to my surprise the priest left it inside the plastic packaging, sprinkling the holy water on the outside.
Can the … Continue reading

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