Category Archives: You must be joking!

Yeahhh… this is exactly the right time to dress our clergy in pastels.

The Devil always tells us openly what he is up to.    Italians are really good at this sort of pithy wisdom.  Like…
Il diavolo non può nascondere la coda.
The Devil can’t hide his tail.
I wonder how obtuse are the people … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Beans in a bottle, and Beans in a bubble.

The other day I posted an image of Carracci’s painting of the “Mangiafagioli … The Bean Eater” and in another post I clarified a term used in a don Camillo story, “mangiapreti… priest eater” (a really anti-clerical person).
I determined that … Continue reading

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Archd. BOSTON – @bostoncatholic – Seminary and Cathedral

Have you seen that there is now an investigation of St. John’s Seminary in Boston.  Card. O’Malley announced that the rector is now on sabbatical now and he appointed a task group to examine “issues of sexual harassment or other forms … Continue reading

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The hurly burly of Medieval Studies!

You might think that this is a joke.  It is a joke, but not the kind sane people think up.
From Campus Reform (with my emphases and comments I’ll leave links in as texts):
Activists demand more social justice in Medieval Studies
A group … Continue reading

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Priest uses a Communion dispenser

So I conclude a brief pastoral nap and open my mail. BAMMO I’m instantly awake at the sight of
“Priest uses a Communion dispenser”
Clicking through I find….

What goes on inside the head of such a priest?
I wrote about this thing back … Continue reading

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AUSTRIA: Woman carried monstrance, read Gospel, blessed faithful on Corpus Christ

It is probable that widespread Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and many Masses coram Sanctissimo preserved Austria from the Protestant revolt, or so I have been told.
Now, it seems as if every story about anything Catholic that comes out of Austria … Continue reading

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Fr. Tom “If you can’t beat ’em, join ’em!” Reese, SJ, shills for Big-Business Abortion

This is about par for the Jesuit course.
From Breitbart:
Jesuit Priest Tells Catholics to Fight Abortion by Electing ‘Pro-Choice Democrats’
Writing for Religion News Service (RNS)— Father Reese, the former editor-in-chief of [Jesuit] America Magazine—says that “pro-lifers must consider voting for candidates, … Continue reading

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Pastor Iuventus on the appalling Met “Gay-la”

From the UK’s best Catholic weekly the Catholic Herald comes a commentary on the Met “Gay-la”.   Yes, we are still talking about that horrid blotch on the Church’s reputation, lest we forget.  My emphases and comments:
Pastor Iuventus: ?In today’s Church, satire … Continue reading

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Bp. Schneider on the Met “Gay-la”

Fallout from the sacrilegious Met “Gay-la” continues.
Today a priest sent a link to an article by Marybeth Hagan at Crisis called “Catholicism and Celebrity Culture at the Met”. He quipped: “a clue to why the New York seminary is emptying”. I … Continue reading

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Sad: “Cranmer tables” in the Pantheon and many great Roman churches

I was in St. Peter’s Basilica the morning they tore out the Altar of the Chair.    There were people stationed to prevent anyone from taking photos.   Workers pried it apart with crowbars and hauled it off like so … Continue reading

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The more I more read about the “Make the Church a Joke Again” Gay-la, the creepier it gets.

You’ve been reading about the “Gay-la”, the “Fellini Rip Off”.
I wrote earlier that it was sure to have made all the Jesuits present swell with pride.  I then learned that Jesuit homosexualist activist James Martin, LGBTSJ, was there.
A Jesuit wrote … Continue reading

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They have to make a joke out of everything. Weird blasphemy calls for reparation.

I now have quite a few emails in my box about the fashion “gala”… “gay-la”?… in NYC inspired by ecclesiastical dress of all kind, aided and abetted by “the Vatican”.
It was a night that would have made any Jesuit swell … Continue reading

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Weird and more weird

Yesterday, I posted about weird.   Now, like the commercial, I say:
But wait!  There’s more!
How about this?
Big fashion gala in NYC with cooperation of the Holy See.
Met Gala’s 2018 Catholic Church theme stirs up controversy on social media

Nothing strange about … Continue reading

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I stop looking at news for a couple days and BAMMO! All sorts of weird breaks out.

As I have been traveling, I have not been following a lot of news, ecclesial or secular.   Today, however, some stories invaded and I paid attention.
I have really limited time at the moment, so I will give you the … Continue reading

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Nope.  Not in the church. Just, nope.

Shall we get all the silliness out at once?
This comes to you from the Diocese of Lafayette in Louisiana at St. Mary Magdalene Church in Abbeville, LA.
I looked around on the Youth Group’s Facebook page (I dislike Facebook more and … Continue reading

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