Sunday, May 18, 2014

BOOZE, BBQ, BOYZ, BISHOPS, BELLIES, BERETTAS, BIRETTAS, BOZOS AND BONES

This is a photo heavy post folks.  The following photos were posted by a priest in the period of 48 hours.  In the midst of a young man's ordination as a transitional deacon.

N.B.  Now, my understanding and memories of the Usus Antiquior (therefore general Catholic Tradition) is that ordinations were prepared for with fasting and prayer.  Perhaps those aspects of the tradition are not part of the "mutual enrichment" theory.




I'M FRIENDS WITH BISHOP FINN AND I FIRE ASSAULT RIFLES. Anything in my seminary files that says I was dismissed for fooling around with other seminarians is a Lie! I FIRED AN UZI! 

Above quote from a reader, for which I am IMMENSELY grateful!








Then, in the midst of the alcohol pictures were comments about the quality of the brand of distilled spirits offered.  I am assuming, based on these comments, that offerings were of a high (expensive?) quality.  (Father D is not a drinker.  An occasional Sam Adams or Heineken or glass of wine from a bottle that cost under ten dollars are within my budget.)

Then something about it being "fleet week."  Is that a alcoholic naval binge party reference?  Is Father Zzzz in the Navy?  Hmmm.  Around my house growing up fleet week had a entirely different meaning.  Usually after Easter when we binged on cheese after a forty day fast, Gramma sometimes got a little backed up.



 Well Father Zed, as a priest probably expects things presented with a bit more flourish.  How's this?

 Yeah.  That's better.  Thank goodness Zzzz man is kind enough to post pictorial guides for uz ignun't folkz to follow!


Now, removing my crude juvenile enema reference, if Pope Francis were presented with the above photos and told they were from the blog of a priest, what do you think his reaction would be?  An example of harnessing the use of social media for the New Evangelization?

Oh.  For those who think I exaggerate, or outright pull this stuff out of my twisted mind, see here and here

28 comments:

  1. Oh.. I'd love to be a fly on the wall if someone ever shows Pope Francis pictures of the Z-man's blog and mentioned that this is the blog of a priest. Even better, someone should invite the Z-man to meet Papa Francesco on one of his many sojourns to Rome and recommend that the Padre Zed show the Pope his blog. (Speaking of priests behaving badly, I wonder if anyone has shown Francis pictures of Burke in his elaborate get-ups.)

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  2. Interesting that "fleet week" is mentioned. "Fleet week" is the annual arrival of sailors to New York City. Many are looking for some action. Many of them are looking for some "gay" action. I am curious as to why "fleet week" would appear on the radar of a celibate, chaste, priest such as "Z"? With his well known distaste for anything related to homosexuality maybe he will be there to show some cute, young sailors the error of their ways.

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  3. So, as someone who is known to "lift a few", and as someone who likes barbecue, and as someone who in his - slightly - younger days would have welcomed the arrival of fleet week (in the sense mentioned by the previous commenter), how exactly do I get on the invitation list for these transitional deacon ordinations? I feel like this is a huge underground party scene that I'm just not cool enough to know about.

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    1. Yeah I guess those traditionalists can get down. Who would have thunk that? One of the members of my liberal hippie parish is being ordained a permanent deacon and all he is getting is a potluck barbeque.

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  4. Anything in my seminary files that says I was dismissed for fooling around with other seminarians is a Lie -- you don't say, I always wondered why he was dismissed from American seminary -- Conjecture? -- Knowledge? -- Did you miss the Zagnut? Reference to Zee's 'persecution' by the 'Fishwrap' Phyllis Zagano that never happened.

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    1. I completely missed the Zagnut bar! Mea maxima culpa!
      I was too shocked at the all you can drink pre-postprandial buffet.

      I have thoroughly enjoyed all of the comments thus far. Therapeutic for this aging hippie.

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  5. Poor Kansas City. What will they do without him? He had to leave too quickly. He said that "duty calls". What exactly is his "duty"? You can blog from a laptop at any bar in the world.

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    1. He had to be home to say 7am Sunday Mass at Holy Redeemer Church in Madison, WI, part of the Cathedral Parish... where I am a parishioner. Contrary to what some people seem to think, he indeed does do normal priest things. He just does not blog it all!! the dripping envy and contempt here is unreal. There is nothing about Fr Z that truly deserves how he gets treated in some quarters by people who basically disagree with him.

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  6. anybody know how I can get off of Z's "banned" list. I must've made a comment a few months ago that did not agree with him, and since then every time I try to access his blog, all I get is a white screen. I do notice that if I'm at another location I can access it, so his "ban" must be somehow connected to my home modem.

    Or is the ban permanent. It really may be better for my peace of mind. Just wondering.

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    1. Count your blessings.

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    2. I'm on it, too. I think to get off the ban list you need to make a full and complete confession of your sins in number and kind, say an act of contrition, be sealed with Oleum Infirmorum, receive the holy viaticum whilst in a state of grace, and die. Even then, I'm sure Z would prefer you went to hell.

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  7. Also, he has an undefined, irrational, and yet almost absolute terror of vaginas.

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  8. Sorry, but it is because you are a....EEEEEK!...a woman.
    You're banned for life.

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  9. Judge not, lest ye be judged...

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    1. There's a difference between judging and shedding light on a conman who is using the priesthood and the church for his own personal gain. As a priest he is bound to give a public witness to the Gospel, and if he doesn't he must be called out on it.

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    2. Shedding light on the cover of a book or even the dust jacket does not reveal the book's true contents.

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    3. Sure, but it does reveal the title and, ideally, an accurate description of what the contents are. Either way, no one is claiming that they know the Zster in his heart of hearts, just the persona that he projects online. We can say that there's the blogological Z and the historical Z.

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  10. Wow! In Kansas City, the liquor flowed and guns were fired....BIG MANLY GUNS! He was positively aquiver around all of flowing testosterone.

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  11. Now, all of you stop this. All of this talk of guns, red meat, hard liquor, good young men.......let me go tighten my celice.

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  12. Pssh, the pope is Argentinian ergo we don't have to take him seriously.

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    1. Oh but he's of ITALIAN stock so we really should hear him out.

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    2. even if, IF, we ignore the argentinian (such a shame our british brothers stopped at the falklands!) and go back to the ancestry of the problem... still theres sooo much wrong with italy (high rent! bad drivers, RUDE SACRISTANS!). the entire world must follow our anglo-saxon legalistic neo-tomism (along with our strict orthodoxy of american anglo-saxon laissez faire capitalist political philosophy, and amazon link as many neo-con capitalist priest authors as possible to spread the good Catholic teachings of adam smith).

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    3. Nice try, Father. Name me just one Italian that did anything worthwhile for the church, or made a contribution to sacred theology!

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  13. Is there some implication being put forth here between Zzzz and the new deacon? Or am I reading some of the comments wrong...

    ps, I'm an idiot most of the time

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    1. reading comments wrong, people are being sarcastic, i think fr z said the person is a son of a friend

      im also an idiot usually too so dont feel bad

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    2. I would never knowingly suggest that of the newly ordained deacon. I am sure he is a fine young man and he certainly deserves our prayers as he enters upon his time of service and continues his studies to the Sacred Priesthood. The Church needs good priests.

      I too am an idiot. Welcome to the club. No dues. No meetings. No responsibilities other than to pray for one another. No need for names, I assure you, God know who we are.

      It was not my intention to cast aspersions upon the new deacon nor his family. They have much reason to celebrate. May God grant the deacon perseverance in his studies and Many Years in the Lord's service!

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  14. Fr D I think we met many years ago. May have even done time together on a hill side prison of sorts. All the cells were single occupancy and ours were across from one another. Down the hall from Vlad the Inhaler.

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  15. Good to see that the specific vodka brand featured in his post is Absolut - which has gone out of its way to target advertising at gay men.

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