Tuesday, September 23, 2014

MERCY OR MISERY: We Report, You Decide

Greetings, dear readers and readerettes! Yes, Fr D is back again, taking inspiration from the Saint-of-the-Day, Padre Pio: he's here, he's there, he's everywhere!

Of course, the Worldwide Web makes it easy to multi-locate and that's exactly what I did, just to see how our beloved Katholic Krazies are coping, now that there's not as much "cope-ing" going on as there was (to quote one of the kraziest of the krazies) during "the great and glorious Pontificate of our very own Pope You-Know-Who XVI!" With bombshells blowing away velvet mozettas and matching camauros, not to mention fond hopes of Pius XIII Burke being borne into the basilica on a sedia gestatoria between ostrich plumes to be crowned with the tiara, and Synod Shenanigans afoot, liberal Archbishops being named to major Sees, and rumors of Curial promotion for a Radical Bugninite, why you'd hardly know that real bombs were dropping all over Syria . . .  

RetRorate's Professor Konsternation prepares the dusky rose dye for a set of Gaudete-Laetare fiddlebacks

For example, glancing at our special friends over at RetRorate, Professor Konsternation laments (he almost always laments, when he's not bemoaning or fuming):

To a large number of Catholics, this outmoded and superseded “Latin Mass” is supposed to be the refuge of intolerant social misfits, judgmental cranks, misogynists, and who knows what other kinds of worn-out relics—a world in which there can be no mercy . . .

Well, Professor K, whatever in the world would make people think something like that? This? Or maybe this? Or maybe this? Perhaps this? There's always this! This. This, too. Or . . . for that matter, even this?

[Note to Fr Z, re: Padre Pio and the Smell Test. The poor man lived in rural Italy well before Gillette's RIGHT GUARD aerosol deodorant was available at a time when Capuchin Friars were allowed only two habits, one of which was replaced every 25 years at Profession jubilees and one bath a month. Cut the Saint some slack!]

Intolerant social misfits? Check!
Judgmental cranks? Check!
Misogynists? Check!
Worn-out relics? Well . . . we report, you decide! We've decided, Just Plain Nasty. And sad.

So we join with Professor K in prayers to heaven for mercy. But since God is rich in mercy, let's anticipate its being granted and pick up the mood just a bit! And why just go back to the Church of the 1970s, when with a little help from YouTube, we can go all the way back to the 1960s? Groovy, baby! From the classic Dennis Fitzpatrick F.E.L. "Rock n' Roll Mass" fresh off of North Rush Street from the days when Cardinal Bernardin hadn't yet visited Chicago, "The Exceptions" rock a Kyrie, eleison (in the pre-ICEL translation!):



Same piece and same band but with the 1970 ICEL version:

28 comments:

  1. Father Z's lack of comment about AB Cupich have been sad. I was looking forward to a spectacular meltdown.

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    1. I've heard that he's been told to tone it down if he plans on staying in Madison.

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    2. Zzz better enjoy that conference at St. John Cantinus because he might not get so many invites in the future. Cupich bans people from speaking who he deems to be firebrands. Or perhaps that is why he isn't going to touch this with a ten foot pole.

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  2. Z knows which way the wind is blowing. He posted a sympathetic video of the SSPX. Look for his further drift to them. He will fit right in and I am sure there is a place for him in THESE United States (his dog whistle for every neo-confederate wing nut fellow traveller).

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    1. Would they even take a man ordained by JPII using the "new rite"?
      BTW, after fifty years, well technically forty, is it really still new?

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  3. The SSPX will need soon have need of bishops of about Z's age . . . .

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    1. And Z'z lunacy will be a perfect match for the Bernard Fellay Show! Great replacement for Williamson.

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    2. Can you even begin to imagine the effect of a miter on that already swollen topnotcher?
      Even on the most humble of men there is swelling!

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    3. And can one imagine the sheer excitement of Z rummaging thorough all those SSPX closets, ferreting out rack after rack of centuries old brocade, florally festooned fiddle backs, maniples etc, to say nothing of the collection of Immemorial Pius V lacy frocks. Wouldn't that old clucker, Mother Johanna Mary Cunningwick be just soooooo tormented with jealousy?

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    4. Ha ha! Wonderful. Anyone notice that his donations have completely dried up? I suspect he was fudging the numbers in the best of times...and he's a chap who knows his way around fudge

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    5. All now bow low before the Eponymous One.
      The institution granted him a therapeutic day pass.

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    6. TancredSeptember 24, 2014 at 10:36 AM

      "Meh. I don't really care what hysterical people say.

      Too many evil people want this not to happen."

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    7. Fr. Z has a post about donations to good Catholic causes (or something like that) and then asks for donations. He has also posted more stuff on asteroids. I think there is a pattern when he needs donations, he starts with natural disaster threads or persecution-themed threads.

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    8. And don't forget the subliminal 'Action Item' - the 'Priests' Association meeting in Rome early in the New Year. This time the Lacy One lets drop, 'this time it's on me!' which is Z's code for 'it's on YOU, scumbags' so donate bigtime. I don't intend to fly Bergoglio Class or slum it in a Pensione!'

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    9. Tancred is the cat who calls himself a "royalist," right? Hilarious. The same one who posts the homophobic and anti-semitic rants on other people's blogs? Less funny. Creep.

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    10. Tancred has totally manufactured himself who confuses being a smart ass for intelligence, faux disinterest for wisdom and being just to the left of Mundabor identifies him as moderate, balanced and gifted with rare insight.


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    11. There is a thread on Fr. Z's blog about aliens. It is hysterical, and I hope/assume that it is suppose to be tongue in cheek (because otherwise it would still be funny but disturbing). There is speculation about whether male alien forms are eligible for the priesthood or whether it is only opened to male humanoids. I hope no one is genuinely confused and believes Z's blog in anything other than entertainment.

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  4. Mitres are revolting. The Victorian prelates were correct when they shook their heads upon viewing mitres in response to a request for their restoration.

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  5. Of course I can say sock puppet. Do you have language preference other than Latin?
    I can also say pseudonym.

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    1. take a look at Tancred's blog. More than a bit of the unabomber.

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    2. Yeah. Hmmm. Okie dokie.
      Been there. Done that. Don't want the tee shirt nor the hat!
      You know... I've been thinking. I think I liked life much better when I was unaware of many of these bloggers. Of course, I'm sure most feel the same way about me!

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  6. Why, if the report is true, have Zelda's donations dried up? What has changed among his donors and readers?

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    1. Even Zebra the Gork's maginally sane followers are increasingly driven sine-stercora by this:

      YoungLatinMassGuy says:

      24 September 2014 at 5:40 pm


      'As I read some fiction of the dystopian some of the best descriptions of Utopia this side of the grave, or apocalyptic writings detailing things that are more fun than a barrel of monkeys!!

      Fix that for you, Padre!

      Yeah, I’m weird, I admit that. For me it’s no longer a matter of “What if…” it’s more a matter of “Hurry up and get here already!!”

      Step 1. Get my local parish priest to learn the Extraordinary Form of the Mass (I am working on it! The ball is big and hard to move, but I’m pushing it!)

      Step 2. Find a nice Catholic Girl who likes the Extraordinary Form of the Mass, prepping, and guns as much as I do, then convince her to marry me in the Extraordinary Form of the Mass

      Step 3. Zombies.

      Step 4. Repopulate the Earth with Catholics who know nothing but the Extraordinary Form of the Mass.'

      There's probably enough pathology in this character and his mentor in Madison to keep an international convention of shrinks occupied for months.

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  7. YoungLatinMassFreak should forget trying to find a girl (as if!) and team up with this total looney:

    http://thatthebonesyouhavecrushedmaythrill.blogspot.com/p/about-me.html?m=1

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  8. I have to wonder what it’s like for Professor Konsternation’s students at Krazy Katholic Kollege, “where mobile phones are forbidden on campus but handguns are required”.

    I imagine the first day of his course – Introduction to Detraction, in the Theological Mathematics department.

    Something like this …
    “Good morning, students. Welcome to Detraction 101. I am Professor Peter Konsternation, Ph.D. You will refer to me as Sir, Doctor Professor, or Your Knowingness.

    “Our first topic will be elementary moaning. We’ll move from there to more practical topics: complaining and demeaning, aimed especially at those awful bishops. Then, your favorite subject: C&C – carping and criticizing. By this time, the ninth week of the course, you will have begun to realize that the Church is going to hell in a handbasket. After a brief introduction to badmouthing (something we will cover in much more detail next term in Intermediate Detraction), we’ll have our term project, where you will write a script for THE BORETEXT, the daily show on ChurchSourpuss.TV.

    Please write down the homework assignment for next week. You are to match each of the following BORETEXT show title with the evil guilty slimy nasty bishop that it references.

    “Unfaithful Bishops”
    “Wicked Bishops”
    “They Totally Don’t Get It”
    “A Bishop in Hell”
    “Too Gay”

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  9. i wonder who on earth goes to these obscure catholic colleges, the only thing i can imagine you can do with them is to go to an equally obscure law school

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  10. I think that they are a variety of the Catholic Amish. Modernity eventually either erodes or radicalises them. More Fisher in Texas has gone belly up over disunity, falling revenues and brain death.
    A major problem for these places is for them to admit their own brand of moral relativism. While dumping from a great height on the so called 'Liberal' colleges for their 'heterodox' staff and curricula, these little 'Faithful to the Popes JP II, Benedict XVI and their Magisterium' enclaves of boutique exotica will single out abortion and contraception as the only Pro-Life issues worthy of their advocacy, they don't attend to their moral bankruptcy of supporting the gun lobby, the John Birch Society, anti-global warming activism, the UN and a black President.
    They seem to be very keen on home schooling for their kids until they get to the age where they can freely 'choose' one of these exclusive institutes of 'higher' learning.

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