Category Archives: Lighter fare

ASK FATHER: Lent and the ol’ aligator on Friday dilemma!

I have posted on this in the past, but repetita iuvant as we say in Latin.
ORIGINAL:
Someone sent me a copy of a letter written by the Archbishop of New Orleans to a member of his flock about eating alligator during Lent. … Continue reading

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Something fun for the consistory: The Cardinal… locations

Here is something fun for dire times.  In honor of the consistory, I will share something sent to me by a priest friend, Fr. Robert Guessetto, OSA, in Rome.
Most of you know, I am sure, the Otto Preminger movie The … Continue reading

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Where Fr. Hunwicke explains “Festum Ovorum”

The intimitable Fr Hunwicke at his place has a brilliant post which I’ll reproduce here with the urgent admonition that you visit his place, over THERE:
FESTUM OVORUM
Well, that’s how they describe the Saturday before Quinquagesima year by year in the … Continue reading

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The Last Altar Boy

The often amusing Eye of the Tiber has this:
The last male altar server in the United States has officially called it quits, the boy’s family is reporting this morning.
The 3-year altar server veteran, who remained at his post as cross bearer despite pressure from the … Continue reading

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A thought about Card. Burke and the Fishwrap

I had a thought about what Card. Burke said. In his interview with a French TV station, His Eminence said, in answer to a question about the possibility that the Pope might persist (quite an assumption) in driving forward Communion … Continue reading

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Audio Books, Red Shirts, and You

In addition to using my Kindle, and using regular books, I also listen to a lot of audio books as I drive or travel or putter about doing chores drinking Mystic Monk Coffee.   I’ve found audible.com has a great … Continue reading

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CINOs

I point the attention of the readership to something at American Catholic.  This is dreadful, but I sense that much of our struggle for our Catholic identity will be circumscribed by situations like this.
The University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, MN) says, “Stick … Continue reading

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Life with Capuchins? Take me back to jail!

A priest friend sent this, no doubt to amuse and edify.
From the Daily Mail:
Criminal serving his sentence with monks pleads to be sent back to prison… because monastery life is too hard
A convicted criminal who was serving out his sentence … Continue reading

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Another triumph for peace in our day

Huge progress has been made in the Vatican in the cause of peace!   In the wake of the planting of the peace tree (HERE) and the peace match (HERE), a bold new policy initiative will certain have a calming, peaceful … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Punching the Archbishop after he punches you

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
At the conclusion of a friendly and fruitful meeting between a number of laity and the archbishop this evening, the archbishop punched me in the arm in a he man football kind of way.
My question is this, is there any particular … Continue reading

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