Thursday, May 30, 2013


The ancient Roman's did indeed swear, not only oaths, but also cuss words.  I'm sure they still do today, though not in the same way as they did of old as noted in this article

according to the liked post:

Interestingly, many of these Roman swears weren't passed down to English. The Latin cunnus isn't even the predecessor of our see-you-next-Tuesday. "Latin usually gives us our proper medical terms for immodest parts of the body-- vagina and penis, for example," Mohr writes. "Not our primary obscenities."

Wednesday, May 29, 2013



Non Catholic teach fired from a Catholic School for being unmarried and becoming pregnant via artificial insemination sued the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.  Trial entered its second day today.  If you are not aware of the case there is some background as well as current information here.  

Perhaps there will be more commentary or news later today or tomorrow.  Quite a busy day, but I thought this was interesting.  

UPDATE: No further comments. The article speaks for itself. 
Right or Wrong, this is the state of the Church today. 

Monday, May 27, 2013


UPDATE 30 May 2013 2:00 AM Central Time.
770 Hits on this page alone.  A new record for WDTPRDAD!
This is also the post we have received the more grief, complaints, whining, and gnashing of teeth over. As a result the combox is closed.  I am tempted to post some of the vile nasty emails I have received with email addresses. Even though some are sent anonymously, a couple of the same writers have previously written us from the same ISP address!   HOWEVER, that is against my policy . As mean and as nasty and as
despicable as many of you have accused me of being, lacking charity, etc, the vile name calling  some of you have used would make a truck driver blush.  OH, and those of you who signed me up to receive multiple pornographic SPAM emails, (both of you) have been reported to the appropriate internet and legal authorities.  Not too smart using your business computer. That little trick might cost you your lay job at the chancery.

UPDATE 28 May 2013 3:48 PM Central Time.
As of this posting we have over 450 hits on this page along.  Now, 500 page hits might be small potatoes for Father Zzzzz but here at WDTPRDAD our last record was around 300 hits for Father Was A Flautist back in December.   BEWARE!!  That page is not safe for the office!  However Father John T Zzzzz and the Hundred Dollar Holy Cards IS SAFE for the office, seminary, chancery office, and even the confessional (if you happen to have your ipad with you).

Word has reached us that Shawn Tribe, of the New Liturgical Movement is stepping down from the throne.  "It has nothing to do with the retirement of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI," said Shawna, and by implication Pope Francis' very clear message that drag queen dress up Mardi Gras is over.  Nah, not at all.

 "You are a great man and a hero to many of us Shawn. Your achievements are immortal. We can't hope to equal your competence in managing this space but you will always serve as a model."
 ~Jeffrey Tucker on the NLM website~

Stepping up to the Throne is Jeffrey Tucker, of bow tie fame over at Chant Cafe.  Hey- if you can't wear a lace alb to work the next best thing is a bow tie! (Don't you wish your boyfriend was hot like me..)

Of course the departure of one sovereign and the reception of another cannot just happen with the exchange of a few website passwords!  This is the New Liturgical Movement after all. 

The contributors, supporters, consultants have all been working round the clock to research an appropriate ancient ritual for the changing of the guard.  Much like the resignation of a pope, no one has ever heard of a right wing liturgical blogger stepping down.  Word is that even fellow blogger Father Zzzz has been flown to NYC (on someone else's dime of course) to access resources of the Big Apple's libraries, schools and museums. 

A renowned liturgical composer who wishes to remain anonymous has drafted an appropriate hymn for the rite.  The chorus, well choir, has been rehearsing.  They already know the tune well. 

Her name was Shawna
She was a showgirl
But that was several months ago
When they used to have a show.

Now it's Pope Francis
He's not for Shawna
She sits there Eastward faced
Her sad ass swathed in lace.

She lost her Benny.
She lost her Gayorg.
Now she's lost her place 
At the New Liturgical Movement.

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013


Long live Pope Francis!
He knows who he is. He is not afraid to share of himself, personally when preaching.  He is a true pastor, a shepherd of souls.
The pontiff confessed to an audience of 200,000 that he nods off during his bedtime prayer at the end of a long day. "The fatigue of the day makes you fall asleep, but he (God) understands," added Pope Francis. His comment drew laughter from the crowd.
Read full story here:

Of course towards the end of his time in office His Holiness Pope Benedict seemed to have nodded off during the Mass. I am a little more than half his age and come nowhere near to keeping the kind of schedule he kept.  His work ethic was well known back in the days when he headed the CDF.  Who are we to criticize?


Monday, May 20, 2013

CURRENT EVENTS AND ISSUES: Chris Matthews, Deaconess, Women in the Sanctuary, Cassock Colors

There is an email being circulated about an alleged interview by MSNBC personality Chris Matthews with Cardinal Bergoglio before the most recent conclave. The email, probably forwarded from a conservative friend has the subject similar to "Pope Schools Chris Matthews" or "Pope Slams Loony Libs".  It's usually a good thing to check these things out before hitting the "FORWARD" button.

 In other non-news the perpetually blogging (does he do it in his sleep?) Père Zed waxes eloquent on such important topics such as the color of altar boy cassocks, a reader poll on preserving an all male sanctuary, his monthly expenses and his massive Twitter followers.  He also takes yet another opportunity to lash out at the concept of deaconesses, and once again promotes his favorite text that agrees with his particular point of view.  I have ordered a used copy of this book, as I believe it is possibly the only one (currently in print) on the subject that I have not yet read and do not yet posses.  Having done significant reading on the topic, I plan to post on this issue from a purely historical and academic perspective.

Saint Phoebe the Deaconess, pray for us that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. 

Friday, May 17, 2013

More On The Alleged "Lavender Mafia" Inside The Church

I usually take note of such insanity and let it slide.  Everyonce in a while I read, hear or see something so crazy that I think that there is no possible way average normal people know this.

I think Michael Voris, S.T.B. and those of his ilk are on a witch hunt in addition to "protesting too much."

I do not for one moment buy into Voris' paranoia.  Yes, there are gay priests. Yes, some are sexually active. There are also some sexually active heterosexual priests.  There are far many more who embrace, struggle and live celibate and chaste lives of prayer and service.  We just don't hear about them on the evening news.

A few, no matter their orientation, have perpetrated sexual offenses against children and adult faithful. For these depraved individuals, I have little sympathy.  The Church should send them off to a strictly cloistered monastery build especially for individuals with such spiritual and psychological problems.  Here they can live out the remainder of their lives (providing they have served any appropriate civil jail time) in prayer and repentance and hard manual labor providing for themselves and perhaps some service for the Church at large. All under strict supervision of an Abbot, spiritual directors and medical and psychological professionals. 

If such offenders refuse to go to this place?  Depose, laicize and cut them loose.  I have long maintained that the Church needs to provide appropriately for the offenders as they do for the victims. 

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Forget the Bus This Nun Is Going To The Klink

Sister Megan Rice, Sister of the Holy Child Jesus, age 83, has been convicted in the break-in, security breach, and infiltration of the primary storehouse for bomb-grade uranium in the U.S.

Rice, Michael Walli and Greg Boertje-Obed spent two hours inside the complex, where they hung banners, strung crime-scene tape and hammered off a small chunk of the fortress-like Highly Enriched Uranium Materials Facility, or HEUMF, inside the most secure part of complex.

Was Sister contrite?  Did she show remorse or apologize
She had only one regret, "My regret was I waited 70 years."

Well, if sentenced to the maximum one year in prison, she will be experience wearing a habit again.  This time it will be an orange jumpsuit.  Sister can also be fined up to $100,000.00 (one hundred thousand dollars).  Even if the maximum fine is not imposed, the chances are, considering her age, there will be some fine imposed rather than jail time. 

Civil disobedience and protest against certain policies and actions one disagrees with are honorable actions. However, these are usually non-violent, peaceful actions.  The moment they broke into the building the trio ceased being peaceful.  That is shameful, especially for a religious. 

Friday, May 10, 2013

SAY WHAT??!!?? 1930 Lambeth Conference Leads to Abortion and Gay Marriage

Yeah. Okay.
That would be like saying that using birth control  leads to abortion and gay marriage. 
That is EXACTLY what Michael Voris is saying. 

Wow.  Those are some pretty big jumps.

I am neither pro abortion nor pro gay marriage. I don't care what the state does regarding civil unions, or civil marriage. Abortion is the taking of an innocent human life. I do not see that having any effect on the Church's teaching on the Sacrament of Matrimony, nor its practice administering that sacrament. 

However, the use of birth control is a very big jump to abortion and gay marriage.  

Thursday, May 9, 2013

In International News

People's Daily newspaper, the official paper of China's Communist Party erects new Headquarters in the Dong Province.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Father John T. Zuhlsdorf and the Hundred Dollar Holy Cards

On the best days, this blog writes itself.  Really.
All I have to do is copy and paste the text from another blog, change a word or two, change the pictures and VOILA! 
Lazy?  Probably.

I really DO believe that I have real work that needs to be accomplished rather than sitting on my rather considerable buttocks creating entertaining and  informative blog posts and begging for money from my seven loyal readers.  My superior thinks so as well.  Upon reviewing my recently submitted work, the boss commented "I bet today's blog entry received more effort than this did."

"I've not blogged in a couple weeks!"   I protested.  "But I did spend more time working on my tan, butterfly stroke, and golf swing this week than I did on that project.  Remember!  This is only a part time assignment for me." 

"Yeah. Okay. Fine."

SO....  This little exchange reminded me that I have been neglectful of my devoted readers, so I checked my email because occasionally one of my half-witted faithful drones manage to string enough words together in the proper order to form an actual complete sentence which actually conveys a coherent thought.  Damn! No luck. 

However I was sent this link by a rather astute Latin Teacher.  Why he reads this drivel or THAT drivel, I'll never know.  Short of having a personal or research assistant, this refined gentleman is just phenomenal really. I always enjoy his tips, links, comments, insights, etc.  I better stop here, or he'll start billing me monthly. 

The Reverend John T. Zuhlsdorf is 
"Speaking of Holy Cards, you may recall that in March when I was in Rome for conclave and subsequent election of Pope Francis, I had the very day of the election stopped at a couple souvenir type stores to buy packages of Holy Cards with some image of St. Peter on them.  I could find really good ones, but… hey!  In any event, I hauled them around in my back pack all day and then to the square in the evening for Pope Francis appearance for the first time… and his Urbi et Orbi blessing.  It is generally the intention of the Popes to bless objects people bring for that purpose.
In any event, when I got them home, I ordered ink stamps so that I could mark them with the necessary information about the who, where, what, etc.

I am sending them out by snail mail to readers who send particularly generous donations (involving 3 digits). (Oh YES he DID!) It is my great pleasure to do so. Considering you paid less than 25 cents a piece, I bet it is a great pleasure)  Since some people clicked the waving flag (I am raising money for a liturgy conference in Rome at the end of June), today I was happy to write up a few more envelopes for Mr Postman tomorrow"
Yes, you read that correctly.  I wonder what the renowned Canonist Ed Peters would say!  Any care to ask him? Any other Canon Law aficionados care to weigh in?  My understanding was that any blessed item, once sold for profit, loses its blessing.

Anyway, even if that is not the case, don't you think it's rather tacky?  It's tacky to DO it.  It's outright tasteless to ADMIT to doing it!  But the ultimate goal, (I'd bet you a hundred dollar holy card) is to dupe more Zombies into sending in a "three digit donation" for his monthly expenses or for the NEXT trip to Rome. 

GOOD GRIEF!  I know mendicant friars that don't beg half as much as Zzzzzz does.