Category Archives: Lighter fare

My View For Awhile – Creepy Airport – The Sequel

I’m still trying to get home from Denver. We zipped quickly past the creepy killer demon-eyed death horse. Apparently it is some sort of spirit horse. Blech. Worst check in process anywhere. It was not good on Sunday either. Today, … Continue reading

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CONFLICT! ESCALATION! FORCES MASSING! Will there NEVER be PEACE?

The two smallest nations on earth have squared off: the Vatican City State and the Sovereign Military Order of the Knights of Malta.   I understand that San Marino may be readying for its own move. The often amusing Eye … Continue reading

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The Maltese Fiasco – The Movie?

I haven’t yet heard who will star in this new film noir boxoffice buster. Meanwhile, my friend Fr. Murray has a comment at The Catholic Thing. Meltdown in Malta [They should start using The Maltese Fiasco, btw] […] The bishops of Malta have … Continue reading

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14 January: Happy Feast of the Ass!

Rev. Mr. Greg Kandra reminds us that today is the Feast of the Ass.  Wikipedia HERE I wrote about this back in 2012 HERE There are medieval liturgical rites which ought to be revived… not just on this day but … Continue reading

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Variation on the dreaded Christmas gift sweater

This almost needs a caption call. From The Onion: Pope Francis Wearing Sweater Vestments He Got For Christmas Moderation queue is ON, of course.

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If “2+2” can equal “5” in theology, then it can also equal “9” and “catfish”

The other day, Jesuit Fr. Antonio Spadaro, who associates himself very closely with the Holy Father, tweeted this: Antics like Cameli’s [HERE] can only be topped by Jesuit Fr. Antonio Spadaro’s tweet yesterday. Theology is not #Mathematics. 2 + 2 in … Continue reading

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An Epiphany hymn… differently

From a couple years back… in case you are new around here. On a lighter note for your Epiphany joy, here is an offering from the official Parodohymnodist, the great Fr. Tim Ferguson. He provides an introduction: I was just … Continue reading

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ZUHLIO RETURNS! “Cardinal Kasper Will Accompany Me”

It is my pleasure to release at long last the super ultra exclusive new hit from the always backward-looking performance artist Zuhlio! I had note from Zuhlio, who has been pensive of late: I’ve been pensive of late. Just ponder about the great contributions … Continue reading

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The Vatican v. The Knights of Malta – High Drama – UPDATE

UPDATE 5 Jan 2017: The UK publication The Tablet (aka The Pill) claims to have seen letters indicating that Pope Francis did not want the Albrecht von Boeselager thrown out as Grand Chancellor and then suspended from the Order. Their headline… just … Continue reading

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A wonderful photo to cheer you up

One of the best things I’ve seen for a while. A moving truck near the White House. Biretta tip to Pamela Geller –   o{]:¬) Meanwhile, in just a few short days…

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Fr. Z’s Predictions for 2017

Right out of the gate this year! ObamaCare (aka “Affordable” Care Act) will be repealed. Construction will begin on The Wall. Pres. Trump’s first international trip will be to Jerusalem. Pres. Trump will appoint two Justices to the Supreme Court. … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Which superhero would you be?

From a reader… some lighter fare. QUAERITUR: Sometimes I see faithful, traditional priests as heroes. That word might be overused today, but that’s how I see it. They work in obscurity and take a lot of hard knocks and keep … Continue reading

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NLM: Four Bloggers Submit Dubium to Eye of the Tiber Concerning Its Status as Satire

As seen on NLM: Four Bloggers Submit Dubium to Eye of the Tiber Concerning Its Status as Satire GREGORY DIPIPPO Four prominent members of the Catholic blogosphere – Fr John Zuhsldorf of Fr Z’s Blog (formerly called “What Does the Prayer … Continue reading

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Tradition = More Fun

The only thing that would make this better is if they also were wearing saturnos.  HERE I received this from a reader… The annual firing of the “potato cannon” with the men of Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Denton, … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! NEW PROJECT – SATURNOS FOR CLERICS!

By now most of you know about the Biretta for Seminarians Project. You – seminarians and lay people – contact John Hastreiter in church goods at Leaflet Missal in St. Paul – 651-209-1951 Ext-331.  Seminarians: give name, address, HAT SIZE and John will put you … Continue reading

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