Category Archives: Lighter fare

Fr. Z’s Gold Star For The Day: Dr. Peter Kwasniewski

At The Remnant my friend the talented Dr. Peter Kwasniewski wrote about the recent tyrannical moves of Bp. Christensen of Boise against the Traditional Roman Rite, against priests, against lay people, especially the elderly. I wrote about that HERE. It … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Ritual “solita oscula” in the time of coronavirus

From a reader… QUAERITUR: The solita oscula are deeply ingrained in the roman rite, however should these still be given in times of disease, like this coronavirus? Thanks for any answer you can provide. Solita oscula or “usual kisses” refers … Continue reading

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Something to Cheers you up in the COVID-19 pandemic!

Just watch and laugh. And of course there wasn’t a lab in China… nah… …. !

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VIDEO: Advice from Italy about Coronavirus

Here is some advice.

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The next Synod (“walking together”) will be about the Synod. No! Really!

This is not from Eye of the Tiber or The Onion… From CNA: Pope Francis announces a 2022 synod on synodality Vatican City, Mar 7, 2020 / 05:00 am (CNA).- The next ordinary Synod of Bishops will be a synod … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z proposes possible Communion in the hand during the Traditional Latin Mass

Communion on the hand, though permitted by an indult in most places, is appalling and a major factor in the statistically confirmed plummet in belief by Catholics in the Church’s teachings on the Eucharist.   As soon as possible, Communion on … Continue reading

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Decades of liturgical abuses and sacrilegious Communions and, suddenly…

…. ironic, much? The background image is that of a “pest doctor” or “plague doctor”. Pest, refers especially to Bubonic Plague. The mask with the long beak-like nose contained herbs that cut down the smell of mortality and also were … Continue reading

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BREAKING: SECRET PROTEST CALLED AGAINST FUTURE PAPAL CONCLAVE APP

On the heels of posting this – BREAKING: IOWA CAUCUSES AND PAPAL CONCLAVES! – I just received the following… February 5, 2020 – (ROME, ITALY) An unconfirmed source reported on Tuesday, 4 February, that Pope Francis has hired the Iowa … Continue reading

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BREAKING: IOWA CAUCUSES AND PAPAL CONCLAVES!

I just received the following… February 4, 2020 – (ROME, ITALY) A source within the Vatican, whose identity must remain secret, divulged that Pope Francis has hired the Iowa Democrats to develop an app for the next conclave. In the … Continue reading

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Lest BREXIT go unnoticed, a Martyrology entry: “Pridie Kalendas Februarii Luna sexta Anno Domini 2020…”

I received this from a reader. Pridie Kalendas Februarii Luna sexta Anno Domini 2020 Britanniae, anno LXVIII regni Elizabethae Reginae, Imperium, splendore radians, ab illo comitio diabolico scilicet, Unione Europaea, post annos dolorosos XLVII, (br)exiit. ‘In Britain, the 65th year … Continue reading

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URGENT POLL: Which pizza is better? NYC or Chicago style?

In my ongoing desire for clarity, I have posted about the burning issues of our day. For example, I have sought clarity, and found it, about the true plural of the drink made from Gin and from Tonic.  The answer … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Rutler hits for six

Fr. George Rutler knocks it outta da park today.  Rather, he would probably prefer to have hit for six.  “Hit for six”, as he would know, is not only a good thing in cricket, but is also “to be hit … Continue reading

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“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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