Category Archives: Lighter fare

Stunning unexpected support for Fr. Z’s request for LCWR credentials!

As you know, I was recently crushed by the LCWR’s second rejection.
I had reached out in hope. I had applied, again, for media credentials for the upcoming LCWR assembly in Nashville.  They have rebuffed, again, my application.
“Where’s their prophetic spirit?”, I … Continue reading

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I had to share this.  Turn the volume up (if you can).
This just goes to show that an instrument, a tool, is neutral. We choose to use them in certain ways.


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Wherein the rejected Fr. Z shares his pain with the readership

Even after last year’s bitter experience being rejected by the LCWR,  I – eternal optimist that I am – once again applied for media credentials for their annual assembly.
The LCWR sisters will assemble in Nashville from 12-15 August.
Yes, I sent … Continue reading

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Ebola Virus – No worries! Right?

I hear that victims of the highly infectious and contagious Ebola Virus are being brought to these United States.   Pray for these poor people.  It’ll be the first time this deadly and highly infectious and contagious virus will be … Continue reading

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Just Too Cool: Leo XIII’s Latin Riddles

I have known about Pope Leo’s poetry for quite a long time. But this is great!
From CNS:
Papal puzzler: Leo XIII anonymously published riddles in Latin
Pope Leo XIII, born in 1810, is credited with being the founder of Catholic social teaching. … Continue reading

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Ex ore infantium… perfecisti laudem!

An alert reader sent this tweet:

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Are you Middle Aged yet?

Something lighter on a heavy Friday:

For those among you who are well-read, do you know about:
Geoffrey Chaucer Hath a Blog

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At Eccles is saved we find an interview of Scalfarius and Jesus from 30 AD.
Sample (omitting the striking… art) with my emphases :
Galilee, 30 A.D.
Many people will know of me as the leading journalist of the Roman Empire, and founder of … Continue reading

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Another German Abdication?

The best thing to come out of World Cup/Pope humor, from the often amusing Eye Of The Tiber:
Germany Abdicates World Cup Championship; Argentina To Assume Title
BRAZIL––The German National Team today stunned soccer fans across the globe with their announcement that … Continue reading

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