Category Archives: Lighter fare

NEW Z-SWAG! (This one might surprise you.)

It’s time to have a little fun.
Over at the piranha tanks of Fishwrap‘s combox, you readers – you – were being ridiculed as …
For those of you who may not know, “Zed” is a British English way to name the … Continue reading

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Of annulments and Christmas trees

From the often amusing Eye of the Tiber:
Cardinal Kasper Adds Three Sacraments
Vatican City––Citing the need for the Church to “update herself with modern times,” Cardinal Walter Kasper declared that the Church has now added three Sacraments to the original seven … Continue reading

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Let there be color

I saw a rather cool series of photos from the B&W age which have been colorized. The colorized versions give an entirely different “feel” to the moment.

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This morning… I want this guy’s job!

It’s about 8:30 a.m. and I have already had four phone calls about stuff having to do with the Synod and other related things.
It feels like the world and the the Church withing the world are flying apart at the … Continue reading

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Of Latin oddities

I can’t resist this one from Dr. Peters:
Lighter fare: [thanks for the homage] can bad Latin save a papacy?
by Dr. Edward Peters
I got an odd one a few days ago (okay, I get lots of odd ones, but this one … Continue reading

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OLDIE ASK FATHER: Eastern Subdeacon for Roman Solemn Mass? A Clerical Bedtime Story.

Just the day, someone sent me a note about this post.  I noted that it’s one year anniversary was about to strike, and so here it is again.  One year later.
From a reader:
I have a friend who is a Eastern … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Baptizing aliens who burst into flames from water. No. Really.

From a reader (who has sent queries before about a writing project):
I’m sorry if I’m been annoying at all in the past. But I have another question this one is for a writing project that might never get off the ground, … Continue reading

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Pope Francis to change the name of St. Peter’s Basilica

As we look around the faith landscape of these USA, we see clusterings of parishes, such that the Churches of St. Christiana the Astonishing, St. Alphege the Bald, and St. Olav the Thick are all merged into one parish called … Continue reading

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Talk Like A Pirate Day – FOOT NOTE

Now for some important news.
I am happy to report that I was greeted a few times with “YARRRR!” yesterday, once in the bishop’s office.
A footnote is offered… just one foot-note, of course… to yesterday’s Talk Like A Pirate Day.
Frequent commentator … Continue reading

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PSA: Talk Like A Pirate Day

Setting aside all the insignificant stuff, like referenda and indissolubility of marriage, let’s keep our eyes focuse on what really matters.
Today is…
Talk Like A Pirate Day.
If you do nothing else, please use the exclamation “YARRRR!” (aka “ARRRR!”) at least 5 … Continue reading

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