Category Archives: Lighter fare

Fr. Z’s Predictions for 2017

Right out of the gate this year! ObamaCare (aka “Affordable” Care Act) will be repealed. Construction will begin on The Wall. Pres. Trump’s first international trip will be to Jerusalem. Pres. Trump will appoint two Justices to the Supreme Court. … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Which superhero would you be?

From a reader… some lighter fare. QUAERITUR: Sometimes I see faithful, traditional priests as heroes. That word might be overused today, but that’s how I see it. They work in obscurity and take a lot of hard knocks and keep … Continue reading

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NLM: Four Bloggers Submit Dubium to Eye of the Tiber Concerning Its Status as Satire

As seen on NLM: Four Bloggers Submit Dubium to Eye of the Tiber Concerning Its Status as Satire GREGORY DIPIPPO Four prominent members of the Catholic blogosphere – Fr John Zuhsldorf of Fr Z’s Blog (formerly called “What Does the Prayer … Continue reading

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Tradition = More Fun

The only thing that would make this better is if they also were wearing saturnos.  HERE I received this from a reader… The annual firing of the “potato cannon” with the men of Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary in Denton, … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! NEW PROJECT – SATURNOS FOR CLERICS!

By now most of you know about the Biretta for Seminarians Project. You – seminarians and lay people – contact John Hastreiter in church goods at Leaflet Missal in St. Paul – 651-209-1951 Ext-331.  Seminarians: give name, address, HAT SIZE and John will put you … Continue reading

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New Dean of the Roman Rota appointed

UPDATE: Note that Msgr. Maurice Monier was appointed PRO-Dean. That means that Pinto is not necessarily retired. As a matter of fact it looks like Pinto is staying in place, according to a well-placed friend. So, BOTH Pinto and Monier will … Continue reading

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Just for fun

Wisdom from the Book of Wayne No tender snowflakes allowed.

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Happy Birthday Blog!

On 8 December 2005, I posted this photo.  This blog project began. Today is the 11th anniversary of this blog. This photo was a shot from my apartment window in Rome on the evening of the day Pope Benedict was … Continue reading

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“People, Look East (except the priest)!”

Our Official Parodohymnodist, Fr. Tim Ferguson, has come through with a veritable scitament, a new version of an Advent hymn which most of you will recognize. To the hymn: People Look East 1. People, look east except the priest, The reform has … Continue reading

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Fidel’s Ignoble Exit and A Drink Suggestion

The jeep carrying Fidel Castro’s ashed today – wait for it – broke down and had to be pushed. HERE In case you didn’t know… HOW TO MAKE A CUBA LIBRE (or How to Make Cuba Free) Equipment Tall glass Long … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Annual Rant On Blue Vestments

The use of blue vestments during Advent has been dying out for several years as the aging hippies drop.  However, inspired by Pope Francis, perhaps we shouldn’t be so rigid and just – what the heck – use them anyway? … Continue reading

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Four Cardinals Ask Francis To Clarify IKEA Instructions

From the often amusing EOT: Four Cardinals Ask Francis To Clarify IKEA Instructions elling the press today that instructions of Pope Francis’ IKEA gift to them had numerous inconsistencies, four cardinals wrote a letter to him asking that he “resolve … Continue reading

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NOW AVAILABLE! Safe-Space Liturgy Of Post-Election Consolation

The other day we watched the libs meltdown. Being all discombobulated, some of the tender things weren’t able to cope with daily tasks.  They needed “safe spaces” in which they would receive hugs and reassurances and teddy bears. “What a … Continue reading

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Obama reads a “mean tweet” from Trump. Who’s laughing now?

This is from October, but I am just seeing it now.  I thought I’d share. Arrogance incarnate?

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URGENT AID NEEDED FOR COURAGEOUS PRIEST

Today through mutual friends I received news of a Serious Tragedy™ that befell a fine and, one might say, heroic priest. You would know this priest as the one who delivered the superb sermon before the presidential election on 8 … Continue reading

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