Category Archives: Lighter fare

Fr. Z’s Predictions for 2018

2018 Predictions
1. Pres. Trump will acknowledge North Korea a nuclear state to diffuse the military option.
2. The building of The Wall will begin.
3. Justice Kennedy will resign from the Supreme Court, and Pres. Trump will get another pick.
4. Pope Francis … Continue reading

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Father’s “shred clinic”

With a tip of the biretta to Rev. Mr. Kandra (open invitation to him to be the deacon in a Solemn Mass sometime).
In answer to his question: No, I can’t do that.  And he makes it look easy. Fr. … Continue reading

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The official Parodohymnodist strikes again! “Baby it’s Springtime now!”

Newly received from the official Parodohymnodist, Fr. Tim Ferguson:
Listening to one of my least favorite Christmastime songs, this popped in my head. I call it: “A dialogue between a traditionalist and a modernist”
Baby it’s Springtime now!
I really can’t pray – Baby it’s … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Egg nog – A holiday treat for all, or only for deaconettes?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
What are your thoughts on egg nog? A delicious holiday treat, or a custom befitting female deacons? Is non-alcoholic egg nog truly egg nog (or the other way around)?
These are the important questions, Father.
I am sure you are … Continue reading

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POLL: Starting your confession: “Bless me, Father…” or “Forgive me, Father…”

In another post, I responded to a question from a reader about blessings at the beginning of sacramental confession, following the words, “Bless me, Father, I have sinned…”.
Of course, some people begin their confession differently.
It occurred to me to find … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: CONFESSIONAL DRAMA! Penitent says, “Bless me, Father” and actually wants a blessing!

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
One of our wonderful [traditional order/institute] priests this Sunday mentioned – prior to his sermon – that he was surprised that so many of us were not correctly following the ritual of Confession.
He said that many begin with … Continue reading

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Fun 2018 Catholic wall calendar

I am not making this up.
I discovered that TAN Books has put out an 2018 wall calendar (including both Ordinary and Extraordinary Form feasts, etc.) called… really…

US HERE – UK HERE
Of course they also have other calendars featuring artwork of … Continue reading

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A limerick about a famous modern churchman

A couple notes.
First, if your German is not up to speed, Barmherzigkeit is “mercy”.
Second, … later on.
From Ignatius His Conclave:

Said the Cardinal, “Don’t be afraid
Barmherzigheit is my trade,
In amorous dealings
Give way to your feelings;
Morality’s simply man-made.”
Fr. Z kudos.
“Ignatius”, as in the … Continue reading

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Shhhh! Don’t tell Beans about the Monitum against Teilhard

From Massimo “Beans” Faggioli today:

The plenary assembly of the Pontifical Council for Culture approved a proposal asking pope Francis to remove the “Monitum” (1962) of the Holy Office against the works of Father Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, SJ https://t.co/y2LUf3AgTZ
— Massimo … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: A lunch tribute to #MaximumBeans

Each time tweet attention hungry Massimo “Beans” Faggioli encounters a traditional or faithful person, position, or has a set back, he gets a little sour.  He can’t really help it. He is angling for elevation as a cadre in the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Firearms at Mass, laity and priests – UPDATED

In the wake of the recent horrible Texas church massacre, I now have several email conversations going on – with laity and clergy – about having a concealed firearm in church.
This is an issue which needs sober assessment by everyone, … Continue reading

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Sour Beans!

This morning I found two interesting recipes for Sour Beans.
The first involves beans and rice, garlic, ginger, onions, carrots and lean pork, and a couple of types of vinegar. I think I’ll try it this week.
The second involves the bishops … Continue reading

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#USCCB17 SHOCKER! CARD. BURKE HACKED THE ELECTION!

In what he surely thought was a serious analysis from High Atop The Thing, over at Fishwrap, Michael Sean Winters, the Wile E. Coyote of the catholic Left and one of the New catholic Red Guards, looked at the beginning of the USCCB’s … Continue reading

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Smoking and Saints

Pope Francis decided to ban, as of 2018, the sale of cigarettes in Vatican City (cheaper for employees which leads, of course, to a black market).  Cigarettes are bad for people and, probably, the environment.   Hence, they must be banned.
I … Continue reading

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Happy 242nd Birthday, USMC!

Raising a glass.

‘rah!
Carrying this with me today…

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