Category Archives: Lighter fare

NSR’s Mickens on the “election” of bishops

Robert Mickens, now of the Fishwrap (aka National Sodomitic Reporter aka National Schismatic Reporter) and famous for his Facebook chat about wishing death on Pope Emeritus Benedict (which got him fired from The Tablet), has a piece today about choosing bishops in a new … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Proper location on altar for stuffed koala

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Our local Extraordinary Form group was preparing for Mass and we found left on the altar a stuffed koala bear apparently from an earlier Novus Ordo Mass.  One of the members wondered aloud if a stuffed … Continue reading

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A few mischievous thoughts.

A few mischievous thoughts. If Pope Francis is truly interested in the environment, he should, without delay, ditch the cars he is driven around in and use the sedia gestatoria.  It’s for the planet! Furthermore, to save the planet by reducing fossil … Continue reading

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Marge and Homer? Card. Kasper to the rescue!

As you may have heard, Homer and Marge Simpson are splitting up! After years of marriage, they will separate. Oh, the humanity. But, be of good cheer! Cardinal Kasper has a solution! Perhaps when they remarry (other people… of the same … Continue reading

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Krauthammer’s nun zinger

Speaking of Sr. Carol Keehan, whom Pres. Obama credits for getting ObamaTax passed (she gave cover to Catholic pols who could then vote for something that would promote abortion), Charles Krauthammer had a great line in his commentary the other … Continue reading

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Staff breaks? Staff it out!

So… Pope goes to Sarajevo.  He was to use the Paul VI style pastoral staff/crucifix along with his most favoritest vestments, which are by now so very very familiar.  Via Vatican Insider. Problem: the Paul VI staff broke! Oh dear… what … Continue reading

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Long-time readers here will remember my relationship with the Bugatti Veyron. Well, the Veyron has been retired and replaced by the new 150HP Chiron for a cool $2.5 million.  Since it’ll do 248 MPH it would be the perfect vehicle … Continue reading

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Vanity Fair and the Synod

From the often amusing Eye of the Tiber: Synod On The Family Admits New ‘Caitlyn’ Jenner Vanity Fair Cover ‘A Game Changer’ Members of the Synod on the Family scrambled to meet today to discuss what some bishops are calling … Continue reading

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If you are a little bored someday

If you are a little bored someday, you might watch some Calcio Fiorentino, the 16th century version of “football”:

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Christological well… not quite… Edulcorated Goldfinch Alert!

Long time readers here have seen my shots of Christological Goldfinches from Medieval and Renaissance paintings and statues snapped during my museum visits. Here is a detail from one I shot in the Louvre a while back by the Master of … Continue reading

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