Category Archives: Lighter fare

When Church ‘music’ ditties and commercial jingles collide. What could go wrong?

Maybe you have heard of “Parody Masses”. This is a technical term for a polyphonic Mass that elaborated a melody, often secular. For example, there is the famous Masses by Josquin des Prez, the Missa “L’homme armé”, based on a … Continue reading

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SOCCI: Did Pope Benedict really resign? Was it valid? Reeeeeally?

Italian journalist Antonio Socci has opined HERE that perhaps Benedict XVI’s resignation was not canonically valid.
Kindly put, this is a stretch and a half.
Let’s see what he has to say.
The first part of his piece is mostly about how he, … Continue reading

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Latin… making a comeback?

From a reader:


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Wyoming and 18 states defend 2nd Amendment against New Jersey, federal courts

From FNC:
19 states join legal fight against New Jersey’s concealed weapons law
CHEYENNE, Wyo. – Wyoming is leading a coalition of 19 states asking the U.S. Supreme Court to let them submit a brief supporting a New Jersey man’s challenge to … Continue reading

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Bp. Hubbard (D. Albany) steps aside after 38.66 years

I have been up to my ears with a couple projects and so yesterday I wasn’t able to post anything regarding the changing of the guard in the Diocese of Albany.
After 36.88 years (not that anyone is counting precisely), Albany … Continue reading

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Cookoo for Cocoa Popes!

Someone went ahead and carved a life-size Pope Francis out of chocolate.
No, really.
Yes, people in their zeal to honor the Holy Father sometimes do odd things.

“But Father! But Father!”, some of you are saying, “That chocolate should have been melted … Continue reading

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A bottle of wine: “Novus Ordo”

From a reader:
When I was in Chicago, I picked up a bottle of wine called “Novus Ordo.”  When I brought it back home for a priest friend he insisted that we create an appropriate wine stopper capturing the “spirit” of … Continue reading

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Papal spokesman reacts to Rolling Stone article

More on Rolling Stone from Edward Pentin:
Vatican Spokesman Censures ‘Rolling Stone’ Article on Pope
Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi has strongly criticised an article on Pope Francis that appears in the latest edition of Rolling Stone magazine.
Although he acknowledged that the … Continue reading

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Pete Seeger remembered

I hear that singer songwriter and erstwhile Communist Pete Seeger has died.  He was 94. May God be merciful to him and to all who pass to their eternal judgment, each and everyone.
Once upon a time here on this blog … Continue reading

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Coooo… coooo…. AIYEEEEEEE!

Not all liberals are happy.
You can’t make up a headline like this.
Pro-animal groups appeal to pope over dove attack
ROME — Animal rights groups on Monday appealed to Pope Francis to end the practice of releasing doves from a Vatican window … Continue reading

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