Saturday, September 28, 2013


God Trinity, Chamber of Love, Source of Holiness,
from whose goodness life is started
and on whose will our happiness grows,

We ask You to raise Your work of love between us
recognizing the original holiness
of Your servant Albino Luciani, Pope John Paul I.

In our needs we invoke his intercession
to obtain the graces which we need: ...

Grant that we may come to imitate
his peaceful abandonment to You.

May we be supported by the example of his prayer
with which, during his life he opened all his heart to You,
and now in Your glory,  praises You.
Vincenzo Savio s.d.b.
Bishop of Belluno-Feltre
Some modification from the Italian to English by Father D 

Yes, I am away that Papa Luciani has not yet been elevated to the honors of the altar. For those not familiar with Pope John Paul here are some links presenting a variety of points of view concerning is life and death.

Debunking four myths about John Paul I, the 'Smiling Pope' NCR's John Allen

Pope John Paul I Wikipedia

Pope John Paul I conspiracy theories Wikipedia

Wednesday, September 25, 2013


You want to know something?

Some people--(mostly certain PRIESTZzz) just do not get and they never will. Today the unstoppable Pater Zed commented on Father Richard (iPhone Confession Hours App) Heilman. Well here. You read itMy comments in MAROON becasue I'm a jackass.

How do you think Pope Francis would want Roman Catholics world wide to show their solidarity with him?  A Holy Hour each day on their lunch break or by taking lunch to someone without anything to eat that day?

My friend Fr. Richard Heilman (whom I have featured before, HERE and HERE), had a great idea yesterday.
We were talking about how Pope Francis spends an hour before the Blessed Sacrament in the evening.
Why not coordinate exposition and adoration with him?
Thus, Fr. Heilman:
In the recent interview with Pope Francis, he admitted that his favorite time of day is in Adoration between 7:00 – 8:00 PM. Did you know that is noon for us in CST?
Let’s get something going …
Fast and prayer for (with) Pope Francis …
… every noon hour.
See if your church will open their doors, and even possibly expose the Blessed Sacrament.
This is a good idea.  I am sure that His Holiness wants us all to have a deeper relationship with our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament.
A good idea which I present to the readership for their opportune consideration.
I sometimes muse about how many ills are healed, how many burdens are lifted, and even how many chastisements are averted because of acts of reparation by the faithful, good Holy Communions which are offered up, and time spent in the presence of our Eucharistic Lord praying for many intentions.  

I think there is an EQUALLY important thing that Pope Francis is trying to teach us by WORD and EXAMPLE.  Prayer is an absolute necessity for all Catholics.  But, sometimes we need to be reminded to get off our knees and DO SOMETHING.

You know... Corporal works of mercy.  No. You cannot "just write a check."  Get in there and get your hands dirty. Make it real! Make some noise. Right a wrong.

Again, the clerical careerists (or wannabe curial careerists) do not get it and never will.  They are too self absorbed with the minutia of rubrics, rituals, satin and lace !

We can talk all day about the Truths of the Gospel and the Church that expresses their fullness.  At the end of the day those who are hungry, lonely, naked and cold often can not hear it because their very basic needs are not met.  Give a man a hot shower, a good meal and some clean clothes and you give him his dignity. Then you can (and SHOULD) talk about Jesus. 

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Anonymous Comments Allowed and Encouraged: "Ain't no censorship here." Fr.D.

I was alerted some time ago that only those with a Google+ account are being allowed to comment. This happened quite accidentally. 

Anonymous comments are allowed and encouraged.
The problem should be fixed. I am not sure it will be retroactive for older posts. However, going forward, have at it folks. 

Keep it relatively clean and respectful. We don't all have to agree. We do all have to be somewhat kind. Humor, parody, cartoons, in addition to genuine wisdom is welcome.  Take note, none of my serious posts get any traffic.  Be a wise @zz and people will see it.

I have received word one of my friends is going to Rome.  Perhaps he will be able to slip us some scuttlebutt.  HINT HINT

Hey- its been a busy end of summer and getting back into the swing of things has been a bit sluggish.  I am working on my own Doctorate. Though I do not have the luxury of eight years, complete freedom and no accountability.  Prefaced by remedial Latin for absolute idiots, Father D is not having fun.

There is some buzz that Pappa Zed is indeed trying to incardinate into the Madison Diocese with his old chum Bishop Morlino. Since the Active Clergy list ends with the letter W I think we are safe in assuming that has not yet come to pass.  He is living rather comfortably in the Bishop O'Connor Pastoral Center. His suite overlooks the parking lot on one side. Not sure if he has a regular view of that magnificent courtyard or not. Can't imagine why he needs to raise four to six grand each month. Surely with him taking on some duties they're not charging him to live there.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

African Mass??

Over at Faddah Zed'z blog, during a discussion of Hospitality Ministry, the topic of an African Rite for the Mass was touched upon.  When will there be an African Rite?  Done. Back in the late 1950's to early 60's the Missa Luba appeared.


HELLO!!! It's Francis on the line...

Try as I might, I cannot find a picture of His Holiness on the telephone.  Not even before his election!
If you can find one, email me!  We'll give you some kind of prize. A what does the priest really do all day mug?  Something. As always your anonymity will be preserved and protected.  Dat'zzzz just how I roll.

However, this Beloved Smiling Pope, is making direct "cold calls" to certain unsuspecting faithful who have written to him.

Most faithful never ever receive a call from their own bishop, even when they would desperately like to speak with him about something.  They usually get a cold fish chancery flunky. (I know all too well. I used to be one.)

Do you know that the Council of Trent recommended that each diocese consist of no more than around fifteen parishes?  Imagine that!  The bishop could be a true Shepherd and really KNOW his priests and his people. 

The Holy Father is giving a good example to bishops and priests get engaged with the people you minister to!  If the Pope can find time, surely the rest of us can as well.

Long live Pope Francis!

Friday, September 6, 2013


Over at What Sister Never Knew and Father Never Told You there is an excellent expose on everyone's favorite Self Roasting Turkey Michael Voris, S.T.B. titled "They're Eating Their Own Young."

 Voris attacks those who should be his allies in the neo-trad movement.  EWTN, Al Kresta, Catholic Answers all come under fire.  Could it be all about getting as large a slice of a shrinking pie as possible?  Check it out.  

Here are the two Vortex clips the article mentions.