Category Archives: Lighter fare

From now on you shall be fish fishers of… fish

From a reader…

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10th Anniversary of Summorum Pontificum – NEW SONG!

The celebration continues!  I hope that you have wonderful plans for the evening.
The official Parodohymnodist, Fr. Ferguson, has come through for us again.
He penned one for the very day itself 07/07/07.
He penned one for the 5th Anniversary 07/07/12.
He penned one … Continue reading

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10th Anniversary of Summorum Pontificum: oldie tunes revisited

10 years ago, the official Parodohymnodist of this blog, inspired by the issuance of Benedict XVIs Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum, penned and sent a celebratory tune.
COMPOSER’S NOTE
I ruminated a bit  … and came to the realization that, while “La Donna e Mobile” … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Patriotic songs at Mass

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Fr. Martin recently wrote an article about how patriotic songs should not be sung during mass. His argument is essentially that most national hymns address the nation rather than God. In all honesty, I think he may be … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Why are “ad orientem” and Communion on the tongue preferable?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I am a convert to the faith 27 years ago and was just recently ordained a permanent Deacon. I am curios as to why celebrating the mass ad orientum and reception on the tongue exclusively are preferable. I … Continue reading

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Women religious: compare and contrast

Something at the SSPX website caught my eye.
Here is a photo from a story of the profession of vows of some sisters associated with the SSPX: “Two American Postulants Join the Consoling Sisters of the Sacred Heart in Italy”

Is it … Continue reading

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A (single) amusing Consistory note

Pope Francis held a consistory to create five new Cardinals.  A media rep sent out an explanatory email including the following helpful note:
The new Cardinals, according to the order of creation, knelt before the Holy Father who imposed on them the scarlet … Continue reading

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A wise, but tardy, fortune cookie

I’m sure you all remember
BUGNINICARE!
Here is a great note from a reader:
If only Bugnini had been into Chinese dining…

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PIZZA RAT LIVES! The legend continues.

This one is especially for Fr RS who really liked the recent Grizzy Bear v SUV post.
One of my urban heroes is dear old Pizza Rat.
A New York City Subway rat hit pay dirt one day with a slice of … Continue reading

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Grizzly vs. Toyota Sequoia

Car jacking is a real threat.  You don’t want to walk away from your vehicle, unlocked, keys within.   It is best to lock the door and take your keys lest you have an unwanted visitor.
That said, here is a … Continue reading

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10 September 1957 – Pius XII to Jesuits

A priest friend of mine sent me the text of an Allocution to Jesuits made by Pius XII on 10 September 1957 (AAS 49 – pp. 802-812).  I haven’t found it in English and I don’t have the time today … Continue reading

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No Garbage Post!

The other day I forgot to hit PUBLISH!  Grrrr…
Il Monsignore Illustrissimo e Reverendissimo Presidente delle Strade would have been disappointed in me.  I mean… I post a lot of garbage, but… well…
These old “no dumping” signs are all over the … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z relates a brutal tale of sudden realization and horror

in S. California, in the exotic periphery of Bakersfield, a priest friend zoomed up to the door of where I was staying and gruffly said, “Get in the car!”.
“Ralph!”, quoth I, “Is something wrong?”
“Just get in the car!”, he grumped.
I was … Continue reading

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OUR LORD CAPTURED BY ALIEN ROBOT!

I can’t resist.   This is from my friend Greg DiPippo:
A scene from the soon-to-be-released film “Alien: New Covenant.” (An early press release from the studio accidentally omitted the word “new” from the title.) The xenomorphs have mated with the … Continue reading

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“Ad orientem” – No more excuses!

I’m having a really hard day, but this lifted my spirits.
From a priest friend:

That settles it.
No more excuses!

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