Category Archives: Lighter fare

Catholics ARISE! Form base communities of resistance! Bring about permanent revolution!

Over at NLM there is a highly amusing, and in an odd way comforting, note to help us put the new Motu Proprio on translation (inter alia) into perspective.
Greg DiPippo posted an excerpt from Shawn Tribe’s very first NLM post about what Stratford … Continue reading

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And now for something completely different…

… we turn to the blog of the OED.
If you don’t know what the OED is… well… look it up.
The lexicographers were asked about their favourite words.  Some of them are humdingers… which is itself a good candidate for a favourite … Continue reading

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

You don’t want to miss this.  It’s too important.
Saturday 9 September is
International Buy A Priest A Beer Day!
You will want to obtain and deliver beer to your priests.  I will share some Norcia Beer with the guys here.  (Do visit … Continue reading

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29 August 1997 – Happy Birthday SKYNET!

I hope you realize that this is a subtle message never to attempt to delete my blog from your daily reading list.
 

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A different “Game Of Thrones” opener

On another note, this is amusing.   The Roman version of the opening sequence of Game of Thrones (which I think pretty much everyone on the planet watches).

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The Atlantic: the Eclipse is racist

The Atlantic is pretty much a joke.  However, they take themselves seriously.   This story seems… seems… not to be an intentional joke.
Read and be amazed.  It exemplifies the Left.   You can’t make this up.
From Daily Caller:
The Eclipse Is Racist … Continue reading

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A reader has fun with a seminarian, a great book, and an “ordination tambourine”

A seminarian sent this…
Hello Father,
I wanted to let you know that one of your readers, upon reading this post, sent me a copy of Pope Emeritus Benedict’s new book on the priesthood. I received it a few days ago – along … Continue reading

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Response to Ivereigh, Winters, etc. – Model of behavior for converts rooted in the Apostolic Tradition?

Austen Ivereigh wrote a seriously imprudent piece about converts.  Ed Peters schooled Ivereigh about what converts means.  HERE
However, one of the comments under my post about that deserves special attention.
Saul of Tarsus was an (initially unwilling) convert.  So there.
So there, indeed.
I will … Continue reading

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Wherein a popular beer is renamed to honor priests

Remember the recent story about the priests who denied entry to a pub in Wales because the bouncer didn’t know what they were wearing… who they were?   They were eventually admitted with apologies and applause and it all worked … Continue reading

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When Tinkeritis STRIKES!

The Knights of Columbus have replaced their Fourth Degree uniforms.  I’ll admit that it might have been time to change a few things.  However, what they did was, frankly, hard to explain.  Their new look is that of an prep … Continue reading

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Wherein Michael Sean Winters responded to Fr. Z’s gift of the Combat Rosary

The other day I posted about sending a Combat Rosary to Fishwrap‘s Michael Sean Winters, who had had a little nutty about “militaristic” imagery.  I wondered whether or not MSW would acknowledge receipt.
Today, I see that he responded!  HERE
Lastly, Fr. John Zuhlsdorf … Continue reading

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Lefeverist smuggling tunnel discovered by Swiss Guards.

From the sometimes amusing Eye Of The Tiber:
The largest cross-boarder Lefeverist smuggling tunnel to date was discovered in a midnight raid earlier today by Swiss Guards.  The smugglers fled, abandoning contraband with a street value of over 3 million euros.
Smuggled goods … Continue reading

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The Cassock

Use of the cassock.
In England… and in Wales?… it was illegal to wear the cassock in public.  Perhaps it still is.  I believe there is a tale told that Queen Elizabeth paid the fine for John Paul II.  Se non è vero….
In … Continue reading

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Translating ICEL

One of you alert readers sent this…

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Giant robotic spider perched on Notre Dame Cathedral

I spotted this on Twitter, with a great comment by Andrew Cusack:

Best headline on Catholic twitter? https://t.co/OXF9FHCMum
— Andrew Cusack (@cusackandrew) August 1, 2017

From CNS:
Ottawa archbishop surprised by negative reaction to robotic spider on cathedral
OTTAWA, Ontario (CNS) — The archbishop of … Continue reading

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