Category Archives: Lighter fare

Send Fr. Z your snail-mail 2022 CHRISTMAS CARDS!

I always enjoy your Christmas cards.  The notes and letters which describe the year people have had are interesting and, often, moving.  I read them all. And drawings by kids are great!  I’ve included two from last year. If you … Read More

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In honor of Traditionis custodes… not. “Lord, we ask on this dark day – Make this nuisance go away. Amen.”

And there’s this… ACTION ITEM! Be a “Custos Traditionis”! Join an association of prayer for the reversal of “Traditionis custodes”. HERE

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I now may have seen it all.

From my native place.

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♬ “Let Church Bulletins Keep Silence” ♬

As you may remember “Rome”, in their micromangerial zeal for the faithful being mauled by their pastoral care, forbade that Mass times for TLMs be put in parish bulletins. Some priests started calling their TLM the “Youth Mass”, for obvious … Read More

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1960: What the year 2000 will be like.

Legendary left-wing radical Walter Cronkite – redeemed a little by being a ham radio operator – gave us this in 1960. I couldn’t not post it: 1960 on what the year 2000 would be like pic.twitter.com/HaM72kYqCx — Historic Vids (@historyinmemes) … Read More

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Daily Rome Shot 563, etc., well… not quite

No, this isn’t in Rome.  It is, however, inspired by so much that is British in the news right now.  We begin this “Feast of the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary” with strong English Breakfast tea and toast … Read More

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Of Basil, Basil Emeritus and… Ming the Merciless – UPDATED with VIDEO

On the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross there is, especially in the East, tradition of blessing the herb aromatic basil. Basil, or Ocimum basilicum, is named from the Greek for “king, kingly”. May I suggest for supper tonight … Read More

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Name-Calling Expertise and a VIDEO

I just finished reading a good opinion piece at The Catholic Thing by Fran Maier, “The Fine Art of Name-Calling”.  His first example is, naturally, the Fishwrap (National Schismatic Reporter), truly expert name-callers in the finest Alinsky style. Do read Fran’s piece. … Read More

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“What, Papa, is ‘Jesuit’?” – “I think you’d better ask your Mother.”

From the might pen of Fr. Hunwicke comes this gem.  You should immediately go also to read the comments.  In case you don’t know already, Christine Mohrmann demonstrated in her 1957 masterpiece Liturgical Latin that in the early Roman Church … Read More

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Novus Ordo as Used Car Lot?

In general, I don’t want to know anything about the personal lives or thoughts of actors or other celebrities.  If I go to a movie, I don’t want to know that the person on the screen is really a moronic … Read More

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And then there’s …

… this… I do believe that this is Bergoglio’s villain origin story pic.twitter.com/IBosRc4tv7 — Alberto (@FlatCath) August 13, 2022  

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Liturgical Question: Which of these is NOT like the other?

Which one of these things is not like the others? A) Cross-hatched loaf.   Get a a little cheese, some slices of sausage, some wine… what’s not to like? B)  Hot Cross Buns.  Hot from the oven!  Yum. C)  The “bread” … Read More

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Just Too Cool: Salt and Pepper repurposed

This is a really fun bit of correspondence.  For you chess lovers, or … perhaps flea market and collecting lovers… From a reader… Dear Father Zed, or Father Zee (as we say up here north of the 49th!!) For several … Read More

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You have seen the logo for the 2025 Jubilee? – UPDATED

UPDATE: You have seen the logo for the 2025 Jubilee? It’s really something.  I can’t tell you what that makes me think of. A lot of people submitted designs.  This is the fellow who designed it. Congratulations! His name is … Read More

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“The point of entry must always be ‘situatedness’.”

A priest friend alerted me to the Vatican website link promising to inform us about a spirituality of synodality (“walking together”). https://www.synod.va/en/highlights/towards-a-spirituality-for-synodality.html Of course I rushed to that page, eager to read more about a spirituality of synodality (“walking together”), … Read More

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Too good not to post

Sicilian priests renounce their lace and give the Pope a new car.

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Francis: Patron Saint of…. ?

From Catholic Culture:

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Francis used lace… loved lace… we have proof

The other day Francis said that lace was against the Church.  HERE  Lace is against the Church!  Against the Council.  It’s even against your mothers. Francis, however, used lace. At LAJ, The alb of St. Francis (who lived from A.D. … Read More

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REPOST ASK FATHER: How to make a “Trinitini” Martini for Trinity Sunday and avoid committing heresy?

QUAESITUM EST: We are planning to have a special drink for the potluck to commemorate today’s Feast of the Trinity. We were planning to do a “Trinitini”, a Martini with three olives to represent the three Persons in the One … Read More

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Of Canons and Wiffle Ball

Except to point out some great organ playing, I think this will speak for itself.

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