Category Archives: Lighter fare

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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ASK FATHER: Can a Roman Catholic in good conscience date a Sedevacantist?

From a reader…. QUAERITUR: I have been on Catholic Match and found a lady whose family considers themselves independent Catholics. They attend Mass at the Congregation of Mary Immaculate Queen (CMRI) or SSPV. Can a Roman Catholic in good conscience date … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: My friend took LSD, experienced “God, Heaven, the Garden of Eden, Life, and Death all at once”

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I just spoke with a friend of mine who recently took a mind-altering substance (he said it was an extremely potent form of LSD) and that the hallucinations lasted for approximately a period of 12 hours. … Continue reading

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Of a Latin poem and the curse of mice

A friend recently guided me to a volume of a series which I haven’t looked at for many a year, Will Durant’s The Story of Civilization.   Perhaps the timing was providential, since we are seeing many of the foundations of civilization … Continue reading

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The ULTIMATE SOLUTION for COMMUNION in time of CORONAVIRUS

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Is there an effective way for a priest to distribute communion on the tongue at a Latin Mass while keeping to the requirement to “sanitize his hands between communicants?” What would this look like? I might … Continue reading

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Terrific rant!

Since I’ve been posting some of my rants online, I thought you would like a break. Try this one. That’s top drawer Italianing. pic.twitter.com/NuIG3R7JpR — David Paxton (@DavidDPaxton) May 7, 2020

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Confuse a liberal

Just a thought to get your thought juices flowing today. Instant TRIGGER for any liberal… Kek pic.twitter.com/qQgOhnRTyO — Anonymous ? Patriot ?????? (@ttp13526) May 19, 2020  

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“Scacci (-orum, m.pl.) sive ludus scaccorum est tabularis artis, ingenii, et stratagematis ludus.”

In addition to reading a lot of Latin every day, I’ve reprised the working of chess problems.  So, when I was looking back through the blog for something I had written I found some posts that I made last year … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Hand sanitizer and particles of the Host

I’ve seen various guidelines from dioceses and from a USCCB committee which – properly – uphold distribution of Communion on the tongue during these COVID-1984 phases.  They say with variations that the minister can or must use hand sanitizer between … Continue reading

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What happens when men live together without the influence of women?

I was sent this fun video. What happens when men live together without the influence of women? Things either get really barbaric or really efficient. This is one of them. Buster Keaton and Joe Roberts.

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FUN VIDEO! Traditional Mass server WORKOUT in time of Coronavirus lockdown

Far and wide, only small numbers of people are allowed in our churches (whether that’s needful or not).   That means that there are a lot of altar boys out there who haven’t been able to serve for some time. How … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z made a rubrical mistake. Mea minima culpa.

Today I said Mass on a live stream for St. Mark.  I stuck to St. Mark rather than the Rogation Mass, because, well, I’m alone, and a procession of one guy alone, is just a guy going for a walk. … Continue reading

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UPDATE to #TalkLikeShakespeareDay: NEW PLAY! “Two Gentlemen of Corona”

Shakespeare’s birthday, and therefore Talk Like Shakespeare Day, arrived full of expectation on 22 April.  I posted HERE. I was working, feverishly, on deciphering the manuscript I mentioned of a hitherto unknown offering by the Bard.  I missed the target … Continue reading

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