Category Archives: Lighter fare

Wry observations about #AmorisLaetitia (aka Familiaris divortio) to make a point

First, we have now a nickname for the new Letter. Familiaris divortio Thanks to The Great Roman™! Next, I am gobsmacked by something I heard.   US radio talk show host Michael Savage has been reading – on air – … Continue reading

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True Humility

Sent by a priest friend… True Humility Bishop: “I’m afraid you’ve got a bad egg, Mr Jones”. Curate: “Oh, no, my Lord, I assure you that parts of it are excellent!” Thus, the origin of the phrase “The Curate’s Egg“, describing something … Continue reading

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#AmorisLaetitia Twitter Bingo! Get your card HERE!

Gosh!  I get an honorable mention! I am reminded of the hymn written many years ago by the official blog’s Parodohymnodist whose work we have enjoyed and Zuhlio has recorded.  You will recall such hits as “O Come O Come Liturgical Blue”. Here … Continue reading

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Univ. Indiana student mistakes Dominican priest for Klansman. Hijinx ensues.

My in box is replete with notes about what would be an amusing story, but which really isn’t that amusing after all. One of my correspondents writes: Proof That Colleges Are Making People Stupid At U Indiana in Bloomington, a … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Benedict V Francis: Dawn Of Mercy

The often amusing Eye Of The Tiber has a review of the new movie: ‘Benedict V Francis: Dawn Of Mercy New DC Comics ‘Benedict V Francis: Dawn Of Mercy’ Film Getting Terrible Reviews It’s been three years since Benedict’s colossal … Continue reading

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Pope Francis to expand concelebration into the “Tridentine” Mass

I’m not sure what’s up with this, but it can’t be good. From Pisces News with my emphases and comments: Pope Francis to Change “Tridentine” Rite in spirit of Mercy ROME (PiscesNews): In a long-anticipated surprise move Pope Francis has begun his own … Continue reading

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Pedilavium: the next phase

Via the often amusing ignatius his conclave: Pedicure The following announcement recently appeared in L’Osservatore Romano: Radical changes are being made to the Rite of Pedilavium (Foot Washing). Previously the rite was celebrated with twelve men on Holy Thursday. The … Continue reading

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Combox decorum: a metaphor

Friends, just because you have some anonymity in these interwebs, that doesn’t give you free reign to be all crabby, and, you know, go at each other with knives in the combox. It’s the Star Trek fight music that does … Continue reading

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BURNING QUESTIONS ABOUT NEW FOOT-WASHING OPTIONS

Now that whole sad issue of the washing of the feet of women has been settled by the powers-that-be, I’m hearing from people all over the place that their “Mandatum” is being dropped from their Holy Thursday Masses. In any event, … Continue reading

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BREAKING: Remnant and Fishwrap to MERGE!

In the wake of the collapse of Crux comes this recent report from the often amusing Eye Of The Tiber about the Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) and The Remnant (aka The Remnant). Breaking: The Remnant Newspaper, National Catholic Reporter … Continue reading

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BELATED: 3rd Anniversary of Election of Pope Francis

One of you readers – only one – seemed perplexed that I mentioned the 3rd anniversary of Pope Benedict announcing his resignation and the 3rd anniversary of the actual abdication of the papacy, but I didn’t write about the 3rd … Continue reading

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Pi Day!

One of our priest readers wrote to remind me that today is π DAY! Happy ? Day, everyone. How will you celebrate this august occasion? BTW.. it isn’t as ?-y as last year, 2015.  This year we have to round … Continue reading

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A story about the ’78 Conclaves that even Andrew Greeley failed to uncover!

As a follow up to what I wrote HERE about the dreadful piece attack piece on Church teaching through undermining infallibility by Hans Küng published by the even more dreadful National Schismatic Reporter (aka Fishwrap) I received the following from a … Continue reading

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The Producers differently… politically…

I don’t watch late night TV.  I am not publicly declaring myself for any particular candidate.  I am not declaring myself publicly against any particular candidate… unless she is a pro-abortion Leftist who would continue to destroy our constitutional rights, stack the … Continue reading

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Talk about “gender theory”

This is amusing via PJ Media: Time Magazine: Evelyn Waugh, Leading Woman Writer This never would have happened back in my day. David Harsanyi caught the flub: TIME magazine asks: “What do 1 million reading lists reveal about higher education today?” … Continue reading

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