Category Archives: Lighter fare

POLL on a BURNING QUESTION REVISITED: The Plural of “Gin & Tonic” – Daily Rome (not) Shot – 506 – bonus video

Today was a terrific day, in that we – the Heartbeat International group – had a pleasure of visiting a center for women who need REAL health care to keep their babies.  The volunteers explained the workings (and funding) of … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Now that canon law allows for females to be instituted acolytes, can a female be straw subdeacon in a Solemn Mass?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Now that canon law allows for females to be instituted acolytes, is it possible, prudential, for a female to be a straw subdeacon in a solemn high mass? Listen here wise guy.  You are probably not … Read More

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Long-distance breakfast with a reader

I’m having virtual breakfast this morning with one of you readers who sent me a wonderful surprise, which I relish. There was no gift slip in the box from the UK, and the only address suggest that it was not … Read More

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A moment of joy – Your Good News

This may seem trivial in the in face of global plandemics, potential world war and a degenerating Church demographic, but good news is good news and I’ve got some. I’ve been processing boxes of books, some of which have been … Read More

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Buon Onomastico… Happy Name Day… Holy Father Benedict XVI and also another titan of the Church. BONUS: a short excursion of the imagination.

Today, the Feast of St. Joseph, is the baptismal name day of Joseph Ratzinger, who chose as his regnal name, Benedict. Here is a tweet from a canceled titan of the Church. It is an honor to live at the … Read More

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ASK FATHER: No snails this year? No leaping over fires or burning witches?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: For eight years (this will be the ninth) my family has hosted a party on Midsummer’s Eve, complete with sung Vespers (last four years with a priest), bonfire, homemade water slide, and much food. Once or … Read More

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Egge Satterday

Each year for a while, the inimitable Fr. Hunwicke has been explaining the details about Saturday before Ash Wednesday as Egge Saturday, the Festum Ovorum at Oxford.  The discussion of musk and grapes, etc., is … engaging.  Yolks not for yokels. … Read More

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At Crisis…. Screwtape to Wormwood on “A Certain Diocese”

At Crisis, the piece in question begins thusly.   My emphases… My dear Wormwood, I want to applaud you with regard to the work you have undertaken in one of the Enemy’s foremost dioceses in the Americas. For far too long, … Read More

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Giving the diocese your proverbial 2¢.

For those of you who, fed up, are tempted to give to your local diocese your proverbial 2¢. From my correspondent:  I wrote to you a bit ago about sending Cardinal Cupich my two cents.  I did and received my … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Lenten Fridays, Insects, and You

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Hello I am thinking about trying crickets. Are they okay to eat on Fridays of Lent? Or any Friday as a meatless option? They are a complete protein which makes them very nutritious. Gives another layer … Read More

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Wordle 01

I have discovered Wordle.   I saw that eminent canonist Ed Peters was doing this, but it took a while for me to take that first step and even see what it was about.    It took longer for me to … Read More

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I was shocked, shocked, to see Claude Rains as a priest who says Mass as it ought to be said. 

A friend of mine notified me about this episode from the old Alfred Hitchcock Presents. This show, involving horse race betting, seems to be from the 1961 season. Hence, the portrayal of the moments of Mass remained the pre-Conciliar form… … Read More

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What do bored Catholic young men do during COVID-1984 Theatre? Why, build a tank, of course! – VIDEO

I received this: We thought you would enjoy to see what these Catholic Latin Mass servers (our son Vincent and his cousin Nathan) were up to during Covid… their completely homemade tank!!

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There seems to be a spirit of discontent in Chicago these days

There seems to be a spirit of discontent in Chicago these days, evidenced in Catholic news, what with the harsh diktats about the Vetus Ordo and the wild sacrilege at St. Sabina. It’s sad.  Such a great city.  So many … Read More

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Do you follow the incomparable Eccles?

Do you folks follow the incomparable Eccles?  His latest is sheer brilliance. He sends up a hyper-papalatrous site today, which he has restyled Where Pacha Is, and concludes…. No. You can read it yourself and laugh and laugh.  HERE To … Read More

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Verse 3:16 swag available … but not what you might be thinking!

I’m a fan of Scripture scholar Brant Pitre.  I wish that he had been our prof in seminary way back in the day instead of the profoundly deficient instruction we had both in these USA and in Rome.  I digress. … Read More

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OH THE HUMANITY! Overcoming a dire casearian lacuna.

There are serious problems in the world today.  For example, at the grocery store I was recently confronted with this dire turn of fate’s merciless wheel. There is, it seems, a nationwide shortage of… CREAM CHEESE. Good grief… it’s like… … Read More

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VIDEO: Enjoy this with a little popcorn

Enjoy this with a little popcorn: Watch the latest video at foxnews.com

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Fr. Z’s Predictions for 2022

2022 Predictions 1) Republicans will sweep the House and win a majority in the Senate. 2) There will be more Traditional Latin Masses celebrated by the end of 2022 than there were in 2021. 3) Liberal, aberrant NO Masses will … Read More

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Hey!  Typos happen.

This is rather amusing…. This is a screenshot from the Bolletino on 18 December 2021, which had the infamous Responses. Let’s look at the last part more closely, with some emphasis. As of the time of this writing, that’s still … Read More

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