Category Archives: Lighter fare

Z-SWAG: In The Wild – Phoenician Edition

From a reader:
Dear Fr. Zuhlsdorf,
I came across “Save the Liturgy, Save the World” and “Say the Black, Do the Red!” while reading Fr. John Lankeit’s bulletin letter to the parishioners at Sts. Simon and Jude Cathedral, Phoenix, Arizona (Diocese of … Continue reading

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ITE, RODENTES! Talk about drama!

I just want to say to all of the supports of the North Dakota (arrogant effete) Sioux, just defeated by the (noble scholar athlete) Gophers, a big “thanks” and “neener neener”.
The Golden Gophers are in the Final!
Justin Holl unleashed euphoric … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can priests determine not to distribute Communion under both kinds?

From a priest (extracted from a comment)…
QUAERITUR:
Are we priests canonically allowed to limit this practice [Communion under both kinds] to 2-3 times a year of our own authority? We are not taught in the seminary that we may make this decision. … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: Strigine Edition

I have written of owls before.  I once shared a winter encounter I had with a Great Gray, seared into my mind’s eye.  I also shared photos of the old “Owl Room”, the guest room, at the legendary Sabine Farm … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Nominate the next Archbishop!

ACTION ITEM BELOW!
Some people in my native place, the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, have in their bizzaro-world imaginations dreamed up a project to nominate the next Archbishop.
Yes, the Catholic Coalition for Church Reform, all four of them, have … Continue reading

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Of the Fishwrap and the Palaces of Bishops

Over at the National Schismatic Reporter (aka Fishwrap) they are thrashing in the chum-strewn waters of the residences of American bishops.
Those rich bishops! Stealing money from the mouths of the poor! They aren’t humble like …. like… like Pope Francis! He’s … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Bp. Jugis (D. Charlotte) endorses Sr. Jane Laurel and talk at High School

I have written about the incident at the High School in Charlotte, where Dominican Sister Jane Laurel gave a talk on human sexuality that produced sparked a mob reaction.  Nun UNDER The Bus and Sister explains the situation. Spittle-flecked nutty, … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Happy baby learns the word “happy”!

Someone sent me this video and I just had to post it.
It must be an amazing moment for parents when babies say first clear words. I got a little shiver watching this, and thinking about how our minds work, … Continue reading

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Just deal with it!

On a busy, complicated, not entirely pleasant day, I saw this and was both encouraged and amused:

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Starbucks Coffee, the Devil, and You

Here is another reason to by Mystic Monk Coffee (and help both me and the Carmelites in Wyoming) and to avoid Starbucks whenever possible.  (Catch up on what they are doing HERE)
CBS Houston:
Starbucks Barista Accused Of Drawing Satanic Symbols In … Continue reading

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