Category Archives: Lighter fare

Challenge coin news and questions

I was lately the delighted recipient of a couple of challenge coins commemorating Fr. Emil Kapaun, chaplain, recipient of the Medal of Honor. His remains were recently identified. HERE I thought some of you would like to see these. HOWEVER… … Read More

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3 April – “There was an old Bishop of Chichester…”

Today is the Feast of St. Richard of Chichester (+1262), who defended the rights of the Church against the state. I am reminded of a limerick which my old, late pastor, Msgr. Richard Schuler used to cite: There was an … Read More

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Lenten Lentils

My post about Benedictines making wine (France) and beer (Italy) reminded me that I once posted a great Lenten recipe for lentils.  I recall that there was some controversy about the use of chicken stock. I made the lentils last … Read More

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JUST TOO COOL: 700 year old papal vineyard in France revived by Benedictine Monks

I occasionally post about the wonderful, traditional Benedictine monks and nuns of Le Barroux in Provence.  Their monasteries are little slices of paradise.   You can hear live online or on demand the men chanting the liturgical hours HERE. I saw … Read More

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Plus ça change

Some progressivists think that mankind has progressed to the point where we can reinterpret the Scriptures for our time in a way that contradicts their meaning, that we are mature now and we don’t have to kneel before God, that … Read More

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An emeritus here, an emeritus there. Pretty soon you’re talking about a lot of popes.

From Newsmax: Francis gave an book length interview to an Argentinian journalist. He said, apparently, “I will be pope, either active or emeritus, and in Rome. I will not return to Argentina.” Francis is a high-risk candidate for COVID. Note … Read More

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Burying the “Alleluia”

There is a lovely custom attached to Septuagesima Sunday and Pre-Lent: burying the Alleluia. At Septuagesima we stop, in the traditional rites, singing an Alleluia after the Gradual and, instead, sing a Tract.  The Alleluia isn’t heard in Masses of … Read More

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Diei duri nox…

This is fun. Your timeline needed to have "A hard day's night" sung in Latin. https://t.co/fMZ0OacrSy — Fr Timothy Finigan (@FatherTF) January 18, 2021

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14 January – Festum Asinorum #FeastoftheAss Day!

Today, 14 January, is the Feast of the Ass, Asses… the Festum Asinorum (in Latin, plural… inclusive!). No, I am not talking about whom you think I’m talking about. The feast which became popular in France, could have stemmed from the … Read More

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Lighter Fare for Epiphany

You had one job….

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“Ten years from now you’ll put on a jacket and find a mask in the pocket. …”

Some people wonder why I say prayers in Latin against the Wuhan Devil. I had a text from a priest friend which put things in perspective. “Ten years from now you’ll put on a jacket and find a mask in … Read More

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Fr. Z’s Predictions for 2021

2021 Predictions 1. Pres. Trump’s victory in the 2019 election will be acknowledged, even if the loser is installed. 2. Pres. Trump will support primaries of RINOs nationwide to reform the GOP. 3. Face Diaper Control Religion will continue with … Read More

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Daily Rome Shot 37

And there’s this. Rome. New Year’s Eve. And be careful in the streets at the stroke of midnight! #HappyNewYear2021 from Rome! pic.twitter.com/7kAJte3rqm — Edward Pentin (@EdwardPentin) December 31, 2020

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COFFEE WARS! (video)

I have for some years had an affiliate link for Mystic Monk Coffee.   You buy their coffee (and your TEA) through my link and you get good coffee and you help the Wyoming Carmelites build their spectacular monastery.   And, too … Read More

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And now for some serious fun

This is too good not to share.  This arrived in my SMS box.

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WARNING! THIS VIDEO IS NOT RATED!

I saw an amusing story that about a pastor in California, where the hypocritical pols have restricted church services under the excuse of being non-essential during the Wuhan Devil DEATH WAVE but have left strip clubs open because they are, … Read More

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Lighter fare…

Okay… I have to share this…

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Reacting to article titles

At Crisis there are three article titles that caught my eye and garnered an instant reaction before I read them. Don’t get into the bad habit (that some of you readers here do have) of reacting to titles without reading the posts.  So, … Read More

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An altar set up at sea

From time to time, I give you updates from a Navy friend CDR Johnson, who is chaplain on USS FORD, which is being put through its paces. Today (happy B-Day Marines – ‘rah), after he saw one of my masthead … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Plural of “prie-dieu”

From a reader… QUAERITUR: You occasionally discuss what the plural of gin and tonic should be. I have a similar problem with what you have just assembled. In England, we borrow the French term Prie Dieu. That’s fine in the … Read More

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