Category Archives: Lighter fare

Francis to new bishops…

Yes, Our Holy Father does have a way of stopping us in our tracks and rereading the sentence.
Not exactly rhetoric in the lofty style, but rhetoric is about getting the point across in way that either persuades, moves … Continue reading

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Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!

Vatican Officials Ask Filipino Faithful to Use Images of Christ, Not Pope
Gesture Falls In Line With Pope’s Call to Keep Eyes on Christ
Use images of Christ, not the Pope, is the message Vatican officials have been trying to send … Continue reading

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“The Wile E. Coyote of contemporary liberal Catholicism”

You all must go to First Things and read Robbie George’s response to the loony tunes attack made on him by Fishwrap’s (aka National Schismatic Reporter) Michael Sean Winters (hereafter aka the Wile E. Coyote of contemporary liberal Catholicism).
The piece is replete with descriptions of … Continue reading

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VIDEO: How long can you stand it?

A priest friend of mine posted this elsewhere with the challenge… can you make it to the end of this video?  How long can you stand it before you click off?

And to think… some men don’t want to go to … Continue reading

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Learn from Luther… and kneel to receive Holy Communion!

The brilliant Fr. Hunwicke has a keen eye.
To wit:
Learning from Luther
Cardinal Marx believes in learning from Luther. Today, Rorate publishes a nice early engraving of Lutherans receiving Holy Communion into their mouths, and kneeling.
Nuff’ said.
Here is the image.

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Assessing the importance of stuff that happens

This struck me as useful for assessing the hic et nunc:

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Fr. Z’s Predictions for 2015

Fr. Z’s Prediction for 2015
1. The Synod of Bishops on the Family will be rigged and explosive.
2. The “AFFORDABLE” Care Act will continue to flop and to be unpopular.
3. The number of places in which Extraordinary Form (TLM) Masses are offered will continue … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Blog 2014 Person of the Year

Whereas His Eminence is a fierce and constant defender and promoter of justice for all parties in service of the Truth,
Whereas His Eminence willingly celebrates Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form,
Whereas His Eminence is kind to children,
Whereas His Eminence contributes … Continue reading

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You’ve gotta hand it to SNL this time. VIDEO

Things that are funny, especially ironically or satirically funny, are so because they instantly recognizable kernels of the truth.
You’ve gotta hand it to SNL this time.  They cut pretty close to the bone.

More and more reasons for Summorum Pontificum.

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The nonsense is coming to an end.

A story to warm the cockles of my beady-black heart.
From BuzzPo:
Passenger Offended by the Words Merry Christmas – Gets Himself Thrown Off an American Airlines Flight
Merry Christmas! Those are the two words that offended one American Airlines passenger so profusely, … Continue reading

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