Category Archives: Lighter fare

Response to Ivereigh, Winters, etc. – Model of behavior for converts rooted in the Apostolic Tradition?

Austen Ivereigh wrote a seriously imprudent piece about converts.  Ed Peters schooled Ivereigh about what converts means.  HERE
However, one of the comments under my post about that deserves special attention.
Saul of Tarsus was an (initially unwilling) convert.  So there.
So there, indeed.
I will … Continue reading

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Wherein a popular beer is renamed to honor priests

Remember the recent story about the priests who denied entry to a pub in Wales because the bouncer didn’t know what they were wearing… who they were?   They were eventually admitted with apologies and applause and it all worked … Continue reading

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When Tinkeritis STRIKES!

The Knights of Columbus have replaced their Fourth Degree uniforms.  I’ll admit that it might have been time to change a few things.  However, what they did was, frankly, hard to explain.  Their new look is that of an prep … Continue reading

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Wherein Michael Sean Winters responded to Fr. Z’s gift of the Combat Rosary

The other day I posted about sending a Combat Rosary to Fishwrap‘s Michael Sean Winters, who had had a little nutty about “militaristic” imagery.  I wondered whether or not MSW would acknowledge receipt.
Today, I see that he responded!  HERE
Lastly, Fr. John Zuhlsdorf … Continue reading

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Lefeverist smuggling tunnel discovered by Swiss Guards.

From the sometimes amusing Eye Of The Tiber:
The largest cross-boarder Lefeverist smuggling tunnel to date was discovered in a midnight raid earlier today by Swiss Guards.  The smugglers fled, abandoning contraband with a street value of over 3 million euros.
Smuggled goods … Continue reading

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The Cassock

Use of the cassock.
In England… and in Wales?… it was illegal to wear the cassock in public.  Perhaps it still is.  I believe there is a tale told that Queen Elizabeth paid the fine for John Paul II.  Se non è vero….
In … Continue reading

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Translating ICEL

One of you alert readers sent this…

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Giant robotic spider perched on Notre Dame Cathedral

I spotted this on Twitter, with a great comment by Andrew Cusack:

Best headline on Catholic twitter? https://t.co/OXF9FHCMum
— Andrew Cusack (@cusackandrew) August 1, 2017

From CNS:
Ottawa archbishop surprised by negative reaction to robotic spider on cathedral
OTTAWA, Ontario (CNS) — The archbishop of … Continue reading

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If Fishwrap and modernist Jesuits had their way…

Writers for the Fishwrap (aka National Sodomitic Reporter) and Amerika type Jesuits want us to become like these forward-looking, progressives whom they so idolize.
This was sent by a friend.  Here’s a smattering with my emphases and comments.
From American Conservative:
Spin Of The Year [Accompanied by a pic … Continue reading

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Wisdom from Hugh of St. Victor

I picked up this great quote on Sententiae Antiquae. My emphases and comments:
Hugo of St. Victor, Didascalion
On the Study of Reading – Preface (Part I)
“There are many whom nature has left so destitute of intellect that they are unable to grasp even those things … Continue reading

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When the ghost of Gene Roddenberry designs a church

“What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas.”
So runs the popular phrase.
I hope with all my heart that that is true!
Today a friend (and father of a priest) wrote an email with an astonishing link:
When the ghost of Gene Roddenberry designs … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z meets Tracer Bullet, Private Eye

I’ve been busy with the Challenge Coin project.  More have gone out to friends and donors, two yesterday, a couple more today.
It’s been awhile since we heard about the doings of Tracer Bullet, Private Eye.  I think the last update was … Continue reading

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For my “Just Too Cool” Fun File

Speaking of Challenge Coins and speaking of Amazon (as I did HERE), here’s more fun.
One of you kind readers, MA, sent a madeleine pan from my main Wish List. Many thanks, MA!
This is how the pan arrived.

Hmmm, that doesn’t look … Continue reading

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Austen Ivereigh, liberal ex-editor of The Bitter Pill, attacks Fr. Z on Twitter

Spotted on Twitter:

Soooo… Fr. Z is an RC integralist who prays like an evangelical fundamentalist.
Ivereigh used to be the editor of a magazine.  He has clearly allowed his reading skills to get rusty.
Oh, right.  He was editor of The Bitter Pill (aka The Tablet, … Continue reading

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And now for something completely different….

Each year I try to watch a lot of the Tour de France and some of Wimbledon.
At the risk of making some Jesuits jealous, I have to post this.

 

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