Category Archives: Lighter fare

I’d watch THIS movie anytime!

Keep watching to the end. It’s not long. I simply could not not share this.

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Wherein Fr. Z is amused.

I saw this at the twitter/X of the brilliant Eccles. It made me chuckle. Thanks Eccles. If you are still on Twitter/X definitely follow him. HERE Very funny. ??? ????? ??? ?? ????? ???????? ???????. #?????Round 1, group 5/12. Top … Read More

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Lighter Fare for the Easter Vigil

This just in…. cut from the Vatican video feed… Another angle, from Eduard Habsburg’s twitter… I can’t decide. Either the Borg have arrived or we have proof that the Vatican finally has an Amazon Prime account. UPDATE… okay… Confirmed: ? … Read More

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CRISIS: Trad “recovery” conference!

All eyes are turning to S. Montana – a beautiful area to be sure – where tens of people might attend a special conference for those recovering from being traditional.   The Trad Recovery conference is for people who had bad experiences … Read More

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Happy Eleutherii Day in Prime Time!

It’s 19 February and time again – indeed prime time – to recall the three Eleutherii. In the Vetus Ordo office of Prime – straight up cancelled, like a priest, in the Novus Ordo – there are on this date … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Chess? You are a heretic! A Council denier!

From a reader… QUAERITUR: You have a lot of stuff about chess on your Catholic blog.  But chess is not a Catholic game.  It was condemned by the Church. Why do you have so much about something that was condemned?  … Read More

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14 January – Happy Festum Asinorum the #FeastoftheAss Day!

Today, 14 January, is the Feast of the Ass, Asses… the Festum Asinorum (in Latin, plural). 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 so-called … Read More

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From “The Private Diary of Bishop F. Atticus McButterpants” – 24-01-08

January 8th, 2024 Dear Diary, I’ve heard that their getting some kind of birthday party together for me already – it’s over a month away, but it’s never too early to plan something fun. I got a shock when Fr. … Read More

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Fr. Z’s Predictions for 2024

2024 Predictions 1) Trump will be elected 2) Hamas will be destroyed in Gaza 3) The Ukrainian war will continue with no results 4) DDF will continue to confuse Catholic doctrine 5) The ITC will write about the feminine character … Read More

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Looking at the state of the Church? Wondering what to do?

Looking at the state of the Church? Wondering what to do? Are you thinking about going all Leeroy Jenkins and doing something stupid like leave the practice of your Catholic Faith? Are you straining at the chain to bite someone’s … Read More

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Mala tempora currunt.

You remember the “Birettas for Seminarians” Project?   It’s dormant now, I think.  Dunno. That said, this came in today from a concerned cleric. Synodal [“Walking Together”] fuss brings to light the terrible problem of underdressed Vatican Monsignors. Please, let’s try … Read More

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LONG LOST AUDIO of funny Latin speech about how Latin is spoken with different accents

Some years ago, I posted a hilarious audio recording of Archbp. André-Joseph Léonard of Mechelen-Brussels and Primate of Belgium, sadly replaced by mere shadows. In this recording, which had to have been with French speaking priests and seminarians, Léonard gave … Read More

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Concerning Tolkien

Tomorrow is, of course, the birthday of both Bilbo and Frodo.  Today, however, is the birthday of The Hobbit. On 21 September 1937: J.R.R. #Tolkien‘s The Hobbit was published. The book tells of a hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, and his journey with … Read More

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The Synod on Synodality (“walking together on walking togetherity”) tackles the problem of its own CO2 emissions

From the Italian site La Nuova Bussola Quotidiana, not The Babylon Bee. My emphases: The letter kills, the Spirit vivifies and the Synod pollutes Over 300 members who will travel, talk, and in short emit Co2. In view of the … Read More

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Synod on Synodality: A Poem by ChatGPT

From a reader: Dear Fr. Z, I thought you might appreciate this poem on the Synod on Synodality. It was generated by ChatGPT. Pretty good, eh? All the more impressive is that the GPT-3.5 Large Language Model is only trained … Read More

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Something from one of the, sadly, funniest Catholic bloggers

Here’s something from one of the, sadly, funniest Catholic bloggers, Eccles. I don’t know who you are, friend, but if you ever identify yourself to me in person, I will a) keep your identity secret and b) buy you a … Read More

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Mass “facing the people”

This is fun. 1964: cartoon illustration, "Mass facing the people" by Jean Charlat — Sharon Kabel (@SharonKabel) September 4, 2023 You know… now that I see this…

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That look on your face when…

That look on your face when you get stuck with the bill at the Mongolian Grill.

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The eyes have it

In a side chapel of the Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere is the funerary monument of a Cardinal who had a coat of arms that was a little creepy. Here it is. Void got ? — place where … Read More

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“Hail Mary, full of grace. Shoot the Devil in the face.” KID ART!

One of my favorite depictions of the Blessed Virgin shows her protecting a soul in the form of a child from the Devil whom she is beating with a club.  I also have one of St Margaret beating Satan with … Read More

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