Category Archives: Lighter fare

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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, … Continue reading

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Lighter fare…

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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, … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! New TARTAN for the Personal Ordinariates of Walsingham, St. Peter and O.L. of the Southern Cross

On a lighter note, I received this interesting tid bit today. You know about the Ordinariates formed to receive Anglicans, etc., in the Church, preserving their traditions, etc.  There are three at this point, for the UK, North American and … Continue reading

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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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