Monthly Archives: December 2013

VA Hospital bans religious Christmas carols

I think this is despicable. It also shows what is happening under the godless Obama Administration… who did not go to Church on Christmas, even though last week he (hypocritically?) said we should remember the religious dimension of Christmas.  BAH! … Read More

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Friday Penance, the Octave of Christmas, and You

We are in the Octave of Christmas, that stoppage of liturgical time when we can rest in place and contemplate the mystery of the Incarnation from various angles. During the Octave of Easter, we are not obliged to do penance … Read More

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This came to my email: So during the 3-1/2 years of World War 2 that started with the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in December 1941 and ended with the Surrender of Germany and Japan in 1945, the U.S. produced … Read More

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If you can’t grasp this…

I saw this at my friend The Motley Monk‘s place. Go read the first comment over there. It is PERFECT.  

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Some images from the last few days.

Here is a view of the Christmas tree at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. The display of Neapolitan figures around the tree this year is incoherent at best. However, I did like the pig crossing the bridge and the monkey … Read More

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A “c”atholic group to be wary of

Here is something you should be aware of.  This is from Accuracy in Media. Obama Operative Masquerades as Catholic Expert Christopher Hale, of a group called Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good, has emerged on CNN and Fox News … Read More

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Satanic woman attacks Card. Meisner, Cathedral during Christmas Mass

From Der Spiegel (biretta tip to a reader) we read that an idiot woman who, apart from being deeply stupid, surely is doing Satan’s will disrupted the Christmas Mass of Card. Meisner in Cologne, Germany.  It was also his Eminence’s 80th … Read More

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Mark Steyn on his editors at NRO and Phil Robertson

I appreciate both how Mark Steyn writes and what he has written about the Duck Dynasty controversy and Phil Robertson’s persecution. Remember: I am a free market guy.  If A&E wants to bend over for bullies, fine.  They can do … Read More

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Your Christmas Sermon Notes (Fr. Z’s included)

Was there a good point or two that you heard in the sermon for your Christmas Mass?  Let us know! Here is one Christmas sermon that I heard… well… heard and also personally delivered. Merry Christmas!

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A Merry and Grace-filled Christmas to all!

I hope you all have a wonderful celebration of Christmas, replete with many graces and blessings for you and yours.


PODCAzT 138: Christmas Poetry Experiment

Today I decided to experiment by recording voice memos with my phone, then sending them to my computer at home, then accessing that computer remotely with the same phone to assemble a podcast. Let’s see how it turned out! Please … Read More

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US ARMY “equal opportunity officer”: You can’t say “Christmas”

From Human Events: […] Maybe it was about time to get the Army involved in the War On Christmas – a long march through every corner of American life by the anti-religious, collectivist Left, designed to scour this prime patch … Read More

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Twitter blocks support of Phil. Cracker Barrel removes Duck stuff. Ooops! (Mistake!)

Censorship is bad, right? It’s bad unless it is used on people who uphold heterosexuality. Here’s a story about what Twitter did. ‘Duck Dynasty’: Twitter Blocks ‘‘ Content UPDATED: Twitter has restored access to the link, stating that the website … Read More

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Card. Meisner cites Pope Francis: No Communion for divorced, remarried

A reader sent the following.  Cardinal Meisner of Cologne gave an interview to Deutschlandrundfunk. You might be interested in this interview with Cardinal Meisner: In his third answer, he says the following (it’s my translation in English, probably very bad): “At … Read More

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WARNING! Tradition: A Danger To Your Children?

This is pretty funny. I saw this at Badger Catholic (nice guys): Laugh over this and other amusing scenarios over some Mystic Monk Coffee in your very own Prometheus-sized mug. For those of you who don’t have one of these… … Read More

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QUAERITUR: Bp. Jenky (D. Peoria) requests… Rogation Days?

From a reader: Bishop Jenky (Diocese of Peoria) has just announced that he is petitioning the Congregation for Divine Worship to allow for Rogation Days to be added to the liturgical calendar for the Church of Peoria.  (Letter of announcement available on … Read More

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A few thoughts about changes to the Congregation for Bishops. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

A lot of you are asking by email my take on Pope Francis’ not confirming Card. Burke as a member of the Congregations for Bishops and for Saints. The fact is that the members of these Congregations are routinely shifted … Read More

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Once upon a time, 23 and 24 Dec were days of abstinence

It is a Christian custom that we fast before our feasts. Back in the day 23 and 24 December were days of fasting and abstinence. Did you know that? May I suggest to you good readers that you do something … Read More


Does Phil Robertson sound like Pope Francis? Vice versa?

At HuffPo there is an amusing piece about the recent Duck controversy. Phil Robertson vs. Pope Francis On Gays As some Christians step up to defend Phil Robertson’s stance on homosexuality, one person went even farther, comparing the “Duck Dynasty” … Read More

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point in the sermon you heard for your Sunday Mass of obligation? Let us know what it was.