Category Archives: Lighter fare

“Let the Jesuits come to me. With hands in the air and without algorithms.” Fr. Z says: Let the Jesuits GO TO CHINA.

When I was a little kid I used to look forward to morning cartoons. Even as an adult I always turned to find The Far Side before the box scores. Now we must content ourselves with jokers like this. In … Continue reading

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More about #BOOKGATE and a Litany Against Modernists

More on BOOKGATE below. But first, I thought some of you would enjoy this new litany (for private use) in Italian. LITANIE ANTIMODERNISTE O glorioso S.Ignazio   fa finire questo strazio S. Giovanna d’Arco   al modernista chiudi il varco … Continue reading

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14 January – Festum Asinorum #FeastoftheAss Day! (No, it’s not a special Jesuit holiday.)

It may be that you have been distracted by book news. However, in other news, today is the Feast of the Ass. Today, 14 January, is the Feast of the Ass, Asses… the Festum Asinorum (in Latin, plural… inclusive!). No, I … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Predictions for 2020

2020 Predictions 1. Pres. Trump will be reelected in an historic landslide. 2. Pres. Trump will get yet another SCOTUS pick. 3. The Pachamama idol worship will not die and the Holy See will promote even more earth/climate worship/panic. 4.  … Continue reading

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NYC Days 2-3: Gantlets and gauntlets and decadent carrot cake

To start, may I just say that this travel posts are driven through the gantlet by a number of imagination challenged mouse milkers. All I have to do is post a photo of food with a chive on the plate … Continue reading

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Stepping on the Third Gear

Tonight, I heard of this story for the first time.  As I was flipping past something I figured would be boring I heard the word “peloton”.  Since I avidly follow the Tour, I clicked back and saw that the company that … Continue reading

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New gear from Rome: Vimpae and BUCKLES!

New gear came from Rome, today. I had a pair of vimpae made with Bp. Hying’s coat-of-arms. These are used during Masses with bishops by the ministers who hold the miter and the crosier. Also, there are silver shoe buckles. … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Guidelines for sitting in choir, including birettaquette and also hoodiquette. With a short Fr. Z rant.

From a Dominican… QUAERITUR: Regarding the Pontifical Mass, there were Dominicans in choir. There is a resurgence of the traditional Dominican Rite. I am writing to ask if you can point to a source that tells what Dominicans are supposed … Continue reading

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For some lighter reading

If you are looking for some lighter reading today, zip over the Sandro Magister’s page.   He has a post about how the semi-official journal of the Holy See La Civiltà Cattolica (edited by Jesuits, ), promotes Francis as a master of … Continue reading

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Happy 244th Birthday USMC!

Raising a glass, especially to those now actively carrying the torch of freedom! Have a ball and no heel-taps. Today, instead of my usual daily carry coin, I’ll haul this one around.      

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LATIN MASS MADNESS!!!!

Just a little lighter fare in the wake of some attacks on the TLM… no… on the PEOPLE who love the TLM. Do you DARE to find out for yourself?

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Wherein Austen Ivereigh channels his inner Hillary

Speaking of the Fishwrap, they embraced the ever-more papalotrous Austen Ivereigh as he channels his inner Hillary Clinton. Austen Ivereigh said the pope remains popular with Catholics in the pew, but a well-funded opposition comprised largely of ecclesial elites are … Continue reading

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VIDEO – Meet the guy who boosted and “tiberized” Pachamama and “Pachamama meets the God of Surprises”

Corrispondenza Romana has a video introduced by Roberto de Mattei, in which the young Austrian man who tossed the wooden Pachamama demonic graven images into the Tiber. I saw the video at Rorate at first. Fr. Z kudos to Alexander … Continue reading

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Can’t wait to get one of these!

Marco Tosatti posted at his place about the Synod and a well-known con-game called “three card monte”. In the course, however, he included this. Oh yeah… gotta get me one o’ these!   Maybe a full Pontifical set! No doubt they … Continue reading

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ZUHLIO RETURNS: Pachamama’s Garden

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: (ROME) In a surprise move international recording star and global warming expert ZUHLIO has emerged from retirement at the request of a subgroup of the drafting committee of the initial third working group of the Synod (“walking … Continue reading

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