Category Archives: Lighter fare

ASK FATHER: Can I date a Modernist?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Is it ok For a Traditional Catholic to date a modernist woman he’s trying to convert? Modernista, eh?  Convert, eh? A swift review of Pascendi dominici gregis resulted in no specific pontifical condemnations of the dating of the modernist.  As far … Continue reading

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New light show to save the environment!

Our worship environment has been polluted for decades.  It has to stop.  Benedict XVI offered moving inspiration for us all through the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum.  We have to save the environment from the predations of bad liturgists who have so … Continue reading

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First and Last Day as the Bishop’s MC

Sent by a friend… you don’t need much Spanish to get the gist of this: the first and last day as the Bishop’s MC:

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Okay… Pope Francis is officially off my Christmas list

From the often amusing Eye of the Tiber: Pope Infallibly Declares Nutella Overrated In a stunning declaration this morning, Pope Francis shocked many Vatican observers when he declared that Nutella, the popular hazelnut chocolate spread, as “completely overrated.”   [We have … Continue reading

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Reason #8573 for Summorum Pontificum

A priest friend sent a video of a Portuguese priest, Fr. José Cruz in Moita dos Ferreiros from Easter 2014. I can imagine statues of Our Lady of Fatima weeping at the sight of this. Enjoy more of Cruz HERE.

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Blue Vestments: wherein Fr. Z rants

The use of blue vestments during Advent is pretty much cliché now, so cliché that not even the aging hippies are clinging to it.  Here’s my annual rant about the use of blue vestments in the Roman Rite. At this … Continue reading

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Lutheran Satire

Ever since Pope Francis met with some Lutherans and said pretty confusion things about reception of Holy Communion [HERE], I’ve been keeping half an eye out for a video from Lutheran Satire. They have a couple already about Pope Francis. They … Continue reading

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On The Road To Salvation… a mobile confessional!

This is very cool.  Fr. Z kudos to the one who came up with this. From KATC TV in the Diocese of Lafayette.  Someone converted an ambulance into a mobile confessional.    Be sure to watch the video. TEXT: LAFAYETTE … Continue reading

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Rules By Which To (Continue To) Live

A reader shared with me some Rules to live by.   It reminded me of a moment in the newest James Bond movie (lots of action in Rome this time).  This film’s “Bond Girl” asks 007 why he chose to be an assassin.  He replies, … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z, who died a painful death, is … STILL ALIVE?

Long time readers might remember that I was killed a while ago. I have been a character in some sci-fi books. HERE Chris Kennedy has been turning out some highly entertaining sci-fi books in which he includes “red shirts”.  After … Continue reading

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A truly scary Halloween costume… brrrr! Scary!

A bunch of people sent this to me.   I’ve been completely traumatized.  

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Tambourine player tased, pepper sprayed, during church service

I swear I am not making this up. It’s not from Eye of the Tiber. It’s not from Onion. It’s from KOFR.com in Oklahoma.  (There’s video!) Tambourine player tased during church service EDMOND, Okla. — Most churches encourage praise and … Continue reading

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The Domino Effect

No, this is not about the collapse of the entire Church because of a few of the members of the Synod. It’s amazing, but also hard to imagine that someone would do this. Some 10K old iPhones.

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Fr. Z’s Tips and Tools for #Synod15 Members

I heard a rumor… and you know how those are… that some members of the Synod are concerned that the central office of the Synod of Bishop might be spying on the dealings of the different language groups (circuli minores) … Continue reading

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ALERT! ‘Laudato si” now available in the Church’s official language

Do your best to suppress exuberant outbursts in your workplace cubicles! I am informed that, months after its release, the encyclical Laudato si’ is now available in Latin. Yes, the official version (that no one has yet quoted) is now on the Vatican … Continue reading

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