Category Archives: Lighter fare

Concerning #PokemanGo – Wherein a puzzled Fr. Z inquires.

I am not entirely sure what Pokeman is.  Not my generation.   However, apparently this is now a thing you do with your mobile phones, rather like geocaching.  I heard one talking TV head praise it because at least it … Continue reading

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They’re baaaack!

I’ve just learned via RNS that the NUNS ON THE BUS are back! Nuns really get around these days. They are also being summoned to Rome for chats. But I digress. Nuns on the bus will ride to political conventions … Continue reading

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Wherein Pope Francis wears a maniple and kisses the foot of his predecessor

From a reader… I have been watching the Holy Father offer Mass for the feast of St. Peter and St. Paul. It appears that he is wearing a maniple! HERE I first notice it at 31:32. Okay… let’s have a look. … Continue reading

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“Keep calm and carry on!”

I enjoyed my visits to Tokyo immensely.  Especially fun was coming up with captions for the public safety posters in the subway. For example: Not to be outdone, LA has this safety video. Note that the other passenger looks down … Continue reading

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New Star Trek series for TV in 2017

Who knew about this?  I didn’t. This seems symptomatic of a lot of screen entertainment these days: revivals and sequels, not much that is wholly new. I suppose the flicks are so expensive to produce now that they don’t want … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ ‘Armeniam Visit” [sic]

When world leaders visit each other, they generally exchange gifts. Sometimes they get the spelling right, too. At least in photo given to reporters, #PopeFrancis gift to prez has typo. (Been there done that.) “Armeniam” pic.twitter.com/07l834e0BI — Cindy Wooden (@Cindy_Wooden) … Continue reading

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A Litany to Sr. Joan Chittister (… no… really!)

You’ve seen the recent stories about leaders of US women religious being summoned to Rome for to explain the situation. On the heals of another such story today (HERE) comes this, which I spotted at Church Militant. Apparently the US … Continue reading

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#ActonU 2016 Wrap-up and a Scholarship Opportunity

This year’s Acton University ended with bang.  Peter Kreeft gave a talk on the last day in which he made some great comments about music, including music used in church. Dr. Kreeft, a long-time prof at Boston College, began by … Continue reading

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Just Too Cool: Bike thief meets cowboy!

I like the idea of sports that grew out of practical skills.  It’s fun to watch things like lumberjack competitions and rodeo.  As a kid, I spent summers in the Wild West and got a real taste for rodeo and … Continue reading

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RENEW Renewed!

I saw at the Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter), that RENEW seems to be slithering back! Many of you don’t remember RENEW. It is a program that was going to save the Church! Not so much. Way back in the … Continue reading

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SCANDAL ROCKS SPORT!

A major scandal now rocks a sport which is dear to the hearts of all readers of this blog, I am sure. Strange brooms have been introduced into Curling!  They make the rocks shift more in their icy slide than … Continue reading

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Sometimes a photo is worth 5000 thousands words.

You might have heard of this, but, since I have been traveling and using the interwebs less than usual in the last couple weeks, it was news to me. A member of the Macedonian parliament brought a gift to Pope … Continue reading

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Burning ugly vestments!

It was a tough week.  There were good moments, however. Here’s something great. Burning ugly vestments! You will see in one of the photos the famous Pius Clock! Seriously, when a vestment is no longer serviceable, sometimes the best option … Continue reading

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Ascension Thursday Feet

There are many images of the Lord’s Ascension to heaven. The ones I like the most are the medieval depictions which show the Apostles, often with Mary, looking up and all you see above are a pair of lordly Feet. From the … Continue reading

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Happy Star Wars Day

This isn’t really my thing, but I am ecumenical.  I mean, if Pope Francis can send a Message for the end of Ramadan, then I can send my message for Star Wars Day. So… to all of you a hearty… … Continue reading

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