Category Archives: Lighter fare

22 October: Sts. Nunilo and Alodia! Virgins and Martyrs

Last year at this time I was in the Vatican gardens. I saw the “Peace Tree” where an Imam recited a sutra from the Koran intended to claim the Vatican for Allah.  Nope.  I said some very harsh things to … Continue reading

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Hilarious screenshot from HARRIS.. no… BIDEN campaign Health Care ad

This is hilarious.  I did a screen grab from a Biden ad about his healthcare plan. In the ad it flashes by really fast, but I spotted LATIN! It’s nothing but … Lorem ipsum Lorem ipsum makes more sense. Biden… … Continue reading

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Cocktail suggestion: “Stare Decisis”

Over the last couple days I watched a great deal of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court. In the second day, I was gratified to see that, even as … Continue reading

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10 October – National Chess Day

I remind the readership that the second Saturday of October is designated as National Chess Day. Don’t be board.  Get out there and start mating!  I’ll check on your progress. Also, en passant, many thanks to the readers who, some … Continue reading

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Coincidences? #vpdebate

Coincidences? During the VPOTUS debate last night I tweeted an opinion about the quality of voice of one of the candidates. I never thought I would hear a voice more annoying than Hillary’s. Harris wins… loses?. Loses. #vpdebate — Fr. … Continue reading

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Part of this evening’s play list

Recent events have left me -today at least – in a pretty good mood. Here is this part of this evening’s play list. Earth, Wind & Fire – September Kool and the Gang – Celebration Bee Gees – Stayin’ Alive … Continue reading

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LIGHTER FARE… unless you are a Dem

In view of Pres. Trump’s announcement of his THIRD nominee for SCOTUS, I received this…

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Spiffing NEW OLD Book! A Limerickal Commentary on the Second Vatican Council

I received from the fascinating little Arouca Press, founded on the anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun, a truly amazing little tome.  It’s greatly appreciated, though I have a serious complaint about it.  More on that, below. A Limerickal … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Exaltation of the Cross … and kingly herbs … and BASIL EMERITUS!

Today is the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross.  The feast commemorates the discovery, as tradition has it under sweet basil herb bushes, of the Holy Cross by Emperor Constantine’s mother St Helena in AD 325 in Jerusalem as … Continue reading

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“Fratelli tutti”, anyone?

I am firmly convinced of something I picked up years ago from a radio talk show chap from in native place. Joe Soucheray – whose shtick was the viscerally common-sensical “Garage Logic” – used to offer that every newspaper ought … Continue reading

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MINAS TIRITH — Orcs marched on Minas Tirith this morning in a mostly peaceful protest.

We have in this a pretty accurate image. From the Babylon Bee (not affiliate with The Horan of Babylon… who never will be even half the woman that Sr. Dede is). Orcs March On Minas Tirith In Mostly Peaceful Protest MINAS … Continue reading

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The Dem platform on one sign.

I saw this on Fakebook. Two other things. Look at the other signs. First,  “Religious Freedom is Christian Terrorism”. Freedom = Terrorism.   These people are crazy stupid. Connie and Ted’s… great restaurant on Santa Monica Blvd. I’ve often gone there … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Ancient Roman version of Amazon’s “Alexa”

In Classics I worked on reconstructed Classical pronunciation of Latin. In my English minor I did the same for Early Modern English (e.g., Shakespeare). That’s probably why today I received this. It seems to be a kind review of the … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z is challenged to record a Shakespeare #ASonnetADay

From a reader… Father Z you used to make podcasts where you read poetry but you havent done that for a long time now.  I used to like those. I just found on Facebook something the actor Patrick Steward (Captain … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Hunwicke made me laugh.

Fr. Hunwicke has, at his indispensable blog, an informative piece which literally made me laugh. Father immediately drew my attentive reading through his title: “Papa Lambertini’s conundrum”. Papa Lambertini is, as you know, one of my favorites favourites among the … Continue reading

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Nun TikTok

Lighter fare for Friday. PEOPLE: Please try not to freak out.  This was on TWITTER.   TWITTER!!!  Not TikTok. Since I posted about nuns today…. I’ve been introduced to Nun TikTok and please may I brighten your day with this. @NunsHolding … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Jezero Crater

My View For Awhile… well… this one might have to be postponed for a while. I’ve signed up with NASA for some news and links for the upcoming launch of PERSEVERANCE and the little Martian chopper INGENUITY. The way I see it, … Continue reading

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GREAT BOOK: With Latin in the Service of the Popes: The Memoirs of Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1885?1971)

I am reading a charming little book, which is also helpful for explaining the ongoing importance of Latin for the Church. With Latin in the Service of the Popes: The Memoirs of Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1885-1971) translated by Anthony Lo … Continue reading

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Fishwrap’s case of the vapors over a annual, rural gun show hosted in an unused Catholic school

I very much enjoyed reading a piece at the Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) about some local news, here in the Diocese of Madison. A Catholic parish in the small Wisconsin town of Muscoda has for years allowed an annual… … Continue reading

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Concerning statues

Funny.  I picked this up at Parler, to which I am giving more attention, while giving less to Twitter.   This was from the estimable Chad Pecknold. If you are tired of hearing that statues are being torn down, you might … Continue reading

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