Category Archives: Lighter fare

In how many ways is this creepy?

We might make a list of how many ways this is a creepy. From Fox: Man, 35, reportedly marries computer hologram Surrounded by nearly 40 people, a 35-year-old man reportedly married a virtual hologram earlier this month. Akihiko Kondo, who … Continue reading

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Birettas and Berettas

This is different. Priests officially opening a new shooting range in Poland earlier this week — Notes from Poland ?? (@notesfrompoland) November 4, 2018 I have a problem with both of these guys, who don’t seem ever to have … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z offended a reader and yet reaps a reward

I received at my PO Box (address right sidebar), a Pack of Remonstrance, a Parcel of Castigation, a Carton of Chastisement. Opening the cardboard container of shame, I found within … The writer took as an affront my comments on … Continue reading

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Thanks for the birthday greetings and a clarification

Many thanks to you who sent birthday greetings with notes. Several of you said that you would have Masses said for me, which is very much appreciated. Another several wrote along the lines of, “You are THAT OLD?!?” Others, reading … Continue reading

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Some good news from Montana, a laugh, and some reactions to Paul VI canonization

From a reader… In Great Falls, Montana, there are only 4 parishes where there used to be eight. The reasons are partly a drop in the city’s population, partly a drop in the number of observant Catholics, and mostly (I … Continue reading

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What to do with former-Card. McCarrick’s galero in the @WashArchdiocese Cathedral

When a Pope names Cardinals they “get the red hat”.  These days the “red hat” is a Roman biretta in the cardinalatial red, porpora sacra.   However, as old paintings and present ecclesiastical coats-of-arms demonstrate, the old red hat was the great … Continue reading

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Something fun for Friday

First, since it’s Columbus Day, a friend texted: “We remember Columbus, who brought racial diversity to a previously mono-racial continent.” God Bless, Christopher Columbus. Next, this is worthy of some of Zuhlio’s album covers. Also, you saw the video of … Continue reading

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What is that? #Synod2018 – UPDATED – EXPLAINED and EXPLAINED MORE

UPDATE: 5 Oct That stick as a witches stang thing isn’t going away. In my email come photos of the moment that young people gave that stick to Francis. Not the red, knotted string.   No, big deal?  Maybe not. The … Continue reading

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Fun video from Rome!

From the loons of the Fishwrap comes this amusing moment.  Some loons went to Rome to “protest” about the ordination of women.   They were, it seems, harassing Synod members. The police got interested. Note the caption: Roman pilice clash with … Continue reading

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Taking on “Grievance Studies”. Hilarious and frightening.

Although I am irritated with Rod Dreher, he published something in equal measures hilarious and alarming. It just goes to show how fast our society is devolving into imbecilic madness. A taste: You have GOT to read this, from Quillette!  It … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! 9 September is International Buy A Priest A Beer Day! #IBAPABD

I’ll take this opportunity, ahead of time, to remind the readership that 9 September is International Buy a Priest a Beer Day! What a great opportunity to show support to your local priests and those brilliant, beloved priests whom you … Continue reading

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How one Congressman handled a shouting moron protester

During the Kavanaugh hearings in Senate, a pack of morons are disturbing proceedings. Here is one way this Congressman handled the situation:

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Beating the Devil

Enthusiastic ChurchPop picked up on something “new” from Taylor Marshall (who has done good things recently): a title of Our Lady invoked as Exterminatrix of Heresies.   They posted an image of Mary which I’ve shown on and off on … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Mass for the Space Force in the Extraterrestrial Form

This comes from a reader… QUAERITUR: On a somewhat lighter note, what liturgical changes do you think would have to be made for chaplains of a hypothetical Space Force to celebrate Mass in the Extraterrestrial Form? In particular, the Precious Blood seems particularly … Continue reading

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Disquiet in Hell over The Present Crisis

Take this story with a grain of salt. From The Onion. Satan Refuses To Accept Any More Catholic Priests In Hell NINTH CIRCLE, HELL—Stressing that the situation in the underworld was quickly spiraling out of control, Satan, the Great Tempter … Continue reading

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