Category Archives: Lighter fare

The votes are as high as an Elephant’s eye…

I’m once again rising to a beautiful day! How ’bout you?

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The Lost Beatitude

Today, I am determined to be upbeat. I have in mind that beatitude that didn’t get into the Gospel, but which has been handed down through tradition. Beati qui non exspectant, quia non disappointabuntur.

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I’m sure you’ve heard the word “jesuitical”.

You may have read about how, during the airplane presser on the way back from Sweden, Pope Francis was asked a question about the ordination of women.  The Pope slammed the door hard, saying, “Never“, which on my planet, which … Continue reading

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The latest on the Reformation from Lutheran Satire (with some digs at us along the way)

We have to laugh at ourselves once in a while. Right? I really enjoy these guys over at Lutheran Satire. They present a refreshing view.

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Pius XI is back on the job after a nice vacation

A few days ago I got a note from a reader that, on the Vatican website, it was no longer possible to access the documents of Pope Ratti, Pius XI (1922-39).   Immediately, I thought, “AH HAH!”  “Ah hah! …”, … Continue reading

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1962: Of Manners in Church, of the Vernacular, and of Vocations

One of you readers sent me a link to a video from 1962, made in Ireland, about the changes in the Ritual for administration of sacraments, especially of Marriage and Baptism.   They talk about the New Ritual, the introduction of … Continue reading

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CATHOLIC CHESS CHAOS! Oh, the humanity.

From the often amusing Eye Of The Tiber: Society of St. Pius X chess grandmaster Larcel Mafebvre has turned four of his pieces into bishops without approval from the World Chess Federation, officials have confirmed. “Mr. Mafebvre has, without approval from the Federation, created bishops … Continue reading

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The “Wile E. Coyote of contemporary liberal catholicism” rides again!

Every once in a while the Wile E. Coyote of contemporary liberal catholicism over at Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) goes on a venom bender. Michael Sean Winters can last a few weeks without bashing Acton Institute and then he falls off the wagon. … Continue reading

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Seven and Seven Sunday

No, not the 7 & 7 you are probably thinking about. Movie remakes. Remakes of movies are a tradition of sorts. Some work. Some don’t. For example, a while back I watched the 1959 Ben Hur with Charlton Heston, in preparation … Continue reading

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The language of politics

This is really good.

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PSA: International Talk Like A Pirate Day

Setting aside all the insignificant stuff, like indissolubility of marriage and Communion, Popes and potential heresy and schism, let’s keep our eyes focused on what really matters. Today, 19 September, is… Talk Like A Pirate Day. If you do nothing … Continue reading

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Would Millard Fillmore’s VP pick be preferable to Tim Kaine?

As I have often said and written, I would vote for the corpse of Millard Filmore (the last Whig President and an anti-Catholic No Nothing) to keep Hillary Clinton out of the White House. And now, with Tim Kaine (can. … Continue reading

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Was that a Catholic Mass or a Protestant service?

From the often amusing Eye Of The Tiber: No One At Mass Sure Whether They At Catholic Or Protestant Service Despite efforts to figure whether they were in a Catholic or Protestant service, local parishioners were left baffled after an “animated” … Continue reading

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Literate: “What, Papa, is ‘Jesuit’?” Papa: “I think you’d better ask your Mother.”

From the erudite digital pen of Fr. Hunwicke’s Mutual Enrichment: September 3 Anno Domini 2116: a family dialogue An old favourite of some appreciative readers, reprinted by request with one or two tinkerings.  Literate and Latinate six-year-old: Papa, why was the … Continue reading

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A blast from the not too distant past

The other day Pope Francis made some appointments to the new Dicastery for Laity, Family, and Life, established ad experimentum.  It will probably be made into a congregation, at least I guess it will be, since Pastor bonus is still in … Continue reading

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