Category Archives: Lighter fare

BELATED: 3rd Anniversary of Election of Pope Francis

One of you readers – only one – seemed perplexed that I mentioned the 3rd anniversary of Pope Benedict announcing his resignation and the 3rd anniversary of the actual abdication of the papacy, but I didn’t write about the 3rd … Continue reading

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Pi Day!

One of our priest readers wrote to remind me that today is π DAY! Happy ? Day, everyone. How will you celebrate this august occasion? BTW.. it isn’t as ?-y as last year, 2015.  This year we have to round … Continue reading

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A story about the ’78 Conclaves that even Andrew Greeley failed to uncover!

As a follow up to what I wrote HERE about the dreadful piece attack piece on Church teaching through undermining infallibility by Hans Küng published by the even more dreadful National Schismatic Reporter (aka Fishwrap) I received the following from a … Continue reading

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The Producers differently… politically…

I don’t watch late night TV.  I am not publicly declaring myself for any particular candidate.  I am not declaring myself publicly against any particular candidate… unless she is a pro-abortion Leftist who would continue to destroy our constitutional rights, stack the … Continue reading

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Talk about “gender theory”

This is amusing via PJ Media: Time Magazine: Evelyn Waugh, Leading Woman Writer This never would have happened back in my day. David Harsanyi caught the flub: TIME magazine asks: “What do 1 million reading lists reveal about higher education today?” … Continue reading

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Pope Donald

It seems that, the presidency not being enough, The Donald is running for Pope. This is from A-CNN: Converted Trump Now Running for Pope In shocking news first reported a week ago, businessman Donald Trump has converted to Catholicism and … Continue reading

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Francis: Airplane pressers now to be authoritative magisterial teaching

From the often amusing Eye Of The Tiber: Francis Declares Plane Interviews New Authoritative Form Of Magisterial Teaching Pope Francis gave a press conference on his flight back to Rome Thursday, declaring that all interviews given aboard a plane would henceforth … Continue reading

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End of The World – 14 February 2016

Apparently today is to be the End of the World. Hey! That’s… today! GO TO CONFESSION!

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LIBS! University level liturgy course for YOU! BIG PUPPETS!

At the UConn Drama department: Puppet Arts Classes in puppetry were first taught at UConn in 1964 by Professor Frank W. Ballard, who had joined the faculty of Theatre Department as a set designer and technical director eight years earlier. … Continue reading

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Did I mention Acton Institute?

You have to both chuckle and wince over Michael Sean Winters’ obsession with Acton Institute. There is no subject with which the Wile E. Coyote of contemporary liberal Catholicism cannot associate Acton. Writing about Pope Francis’ recently released Message for World … Continue reading

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Mr. Trump and Physicking the Body Politic

I saw something today which reminded me of Dr. Stephen Maturin in the Patrick O’Brian novels. He dosed and physicked the sailors and officers with black draught and blue pill… which have, how to say, laxative effects.   He made his concoctions truly … Continue reading

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Tales from a snow-stuck pilgrim bus: “Here in this place new snow is falling…”

I received an amusing note (and various SMS) from a friend in KC whose daughter is stuck on a bus in the snow after the March for Life.   A priest on the bus said Mass.  Here is a photo… grainy … Continue reading

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Rules change for Holy Thursday. Hijinx ensues.

From the often amusing Eye of the Tiber (my emphases): Women May Now Have Their Feet Washed And Pedicured At Holy Thursday Mass, Pope Says Pope Francis has changed the rules for the Church’s Holy Thursday foot-washing ceremony, issuing a decree allowing women … Continue reading

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It’s … ALIVE!

Some of you have suggested that I have a penchant for eating things like gagh.  I won’t deny it. The other day I had something that you might find interesting.

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Pope Francis! Restore the Feast of the Circumcision!

UPDATE: The video… Visita di Papa Francesco alla Sinagoga di Roma Un simpatico incontro all'esterno della Sinagoga e una richiesta particolare rivolta al Santo Padre. Posted by Tv2000 on Sunday, January 17, 2016 I found this anecdote from Crux’s John … Continue reading

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