Tuesday, April 14, 2015

"IT LOOKS LIKE HE 'JUDGED' AFTER ALL!": PITYING POOR FATHER Z

I know. Even with Jesus risen from the dead, it's hard to raise up even a sad tear for this sorry soul.

But today even my petrified heart strings were tugged in that direction (must be that upcoming Holy Year of Mercy) by the strange plight that seems to have struck the Z-man, even as he escapes his exhausting ontologically superior life dividing his time between being stuck in Chinese-food-free Madison designing Fabulous Frilly Antique Vestments and getting his not inconsiderable ass out of Madison by adding up Frantic Frequent Flyer Miles. And he's already put out word to the brainless laity that he wants to celebrate the Traditional Latin Mass in Hong Kong. So hop to it: Get the Dong to Hong Kong to Make Up for Crap You've Done Wrong. Has a ring to it, eh? But I digress . . . 

The other day, Father Z rejoiced that Pope Francis judged someone . . . And, typically, the Z-man found a chance to make $ome non-$tipend $hekels off the sad news, by using a pope he has no use for!.





But then this came across the international wire today and, like I said, even my hardened heart was stirred to pity for the pathetic plight of poor Father Z.

From Global Pulse: News, Features & Analysis From A Catholic Perspective


Isn't Paris worth more than a mess

Vatican withholds approval of French ambassador over assumed sexual orientation

Robert Mickens, Rome April 14, 2015
Italy

The Vatican has reportedly refused to grant its required assent — or diplomatic agrement — to France's proposed ambassador to the Holy See.
The reason? He is openly gay.
Except, he's actually not. Not openly, anyway.
No more than are the various Cardinals X, Bishops Y or Fathers Z — those Catholic clerics with a homosexual orientation. 

OMG! and WTF?

Well, I went immediately to the source for such things and let me save you the trip: There are NO Cardinals whose names start with X and hardly any Bishops whose names start with Y, and they're almost all in Africa, where as Cardinal Rebecca Sarah assures us there are no gays (hardly any celibate priests or bishops either, but I digress . . . ).

So that explains the Fortune Cookie Father Z said he got at the best Chinese Food establishment in these USA:
You know when I first read that, I thought "Nothing could divert Z's attention away from money matters on any day!" Not even a tidal wave of Surging Seminarians™ in Madison! Now I'm not so sure.

But who am I to judge?

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  1. Please tell me that was on purpose.

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  2. Szelf hating gay... I wonder if he wears lavender under his tactical clericals.

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    1. Leather jock strap enhances the man sweat, unless he "goes commando"and lace "wife beater" on top.

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    2. I wonder if that custom Swish Guard breastplate armor wasn't really for Zully...

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  3. New to this blog. It's entertaining. But I wonder: what's with all the hate for historical vestments? Is there something inherently wrong with aesthetically beautiful liturgical stuff? You sure seem to mock vestments a lot, in addition to everything else.

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    1. "Historic vestments"? What does that mean? And does a person's dislike for certain styles of vestments rise to the level of being called "hate"?

      "Aesthetically beautiful liturgical stuff"? To invoke the Mother Tongue, "De gustibus non est disputandum." And there is this in Sacrosanctum Concilium, 124 "art which is truly sacred, should strive after noble beauty rather than mere sumptuous display. This principle is to apply also in the matter of sacred vestments and ornaments." Some of the frilly stuff you see on the trad blogs seems to me to go beyond "noble beauty" into "sumptuous display" but that may be just my "gustibus"!

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    2. "Do you wish to honor the Body of the Savior? Do not despise it when it is naked. Do not honor it in church with silk vestments while outside it is naked and numb with cold. He who said, “This is my body,” and made it so by his word, is the same that said, “You saw me hungry and you gave me no food. As you did it not to the least of these, you did it not to me.” Honor him then by sharing your property with the poor. For what God needs is not golden chalices but golden souls."

      What raging hippy liberal said that?
      Oh. Is was Saint John Chrysostom.

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    3. Really, its not hate. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder... Many of us find Cardinals, bishops and priests festooned in lace and brocade to be out of place in our time.

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    4. I think Fr D mocks the love of or obsession with vestments and other externals over their actual use. It took me a month to really understand the messages here. I dont always like the form of the message but usually agree with substance. I used to think Fr. D is homophobic and misogynist but have changed my mind.

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    5. Thanks, responders. I wasn't sure how to phrase my question. I didn't want to say "traditional vestments", because that makes it sound like current vestments aren't part of tradition, so I chose "historical" instead.

      Anonymous 5:23, I think you are right that the obsession with externals is likely the source of opposition

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  4. I drank with a friend of mine to Zed's demise on Easter Day.

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    1. A fine example of Christian charity. Zuhlsdorf is a spirituality predatory scum bag but I won't drink to his death.

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    2. Why not? The man is a carbuncle on that arse of a church and if somebody doesn't squeeze the puss out of him we can only hope that he will end badly in some other way. I don't know, he could be banned from writing and speaking publicly or be forced to "retire" to a monastery and do hard labour for the monks with a few whipping sessions for his penance...

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  5. I absolutely love the commenter on his site that slams his traveling and food intake in the most delicious passive-aggressive way. I cannot believe that he has not banished her to never-never land.

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    1. Must be a regular donor.

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  6. My favorite commenter on his site is fatherjim and I am shocked fatherjim hasn't been banished.

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    1. I have always suspected that fatherjim is actually lacy-boy. A game that he plays to show his followers that he is "one of the men". Someone who so tightly controls his commenters is not going to let a peer have free rein. It might show people that he doesn't know as much as he thinks that he does.
      Lacy-boy only relates to higher-up clergy that he can fawn over. As is typical with a malignant narcissist, he thinks that he has no equal. The bishops and cardinals are only useful to the point that they elevate HIM.

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    2. But fatherjim is pro-altar girl, anti-Latin Mass, and very critical of Father Z. Unless it is a voice in side his head, I doubt that Father Z would allow that. My theory is that fatherjim either has dirt on Zed or is a Monsignor or someone with connections in Rome and Zed doesn't want to anger him.

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  7. I heard the Pope ignored the French nominee because he regularly attends the TLM.

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    1. . . . duh, that's a no-brainer. He IS gay after all!

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  8. "I have been saying for a couple years now that when liberals figure that out, they will turn on Francis."

    This one always makes me LOL. I suppose The Brick thinks if he keeps saying it over and over, it will finally happen.

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  9. Father D, you're an inspiration. You're my new favorite. From the Philippines here.

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  10. I thought the Fortune Cookie was a Fr D creation to make fun of Fr Z. Then I went to Fr Z's website. OMG it is for real. And he posted it. Bless his heart.

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  11. I'm not Catholic. I do go to Mass with my wife and am thinking about converting. I've been reading about recent interview with Cardinal Walter Brandmüller, of whom I didn't know much about until tonight. He's only a cardinal because he is a friend of the Brothers Ratzinger, given the red hat before Pope Benedict XVI retired as a parting gift of sorts. Over 80, not able to vote and only lauded by traditionalists because he is one of the five cardinals of THE BOOK. Otherwise what is he famous for?

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  12. Well, all good things have to come to an end and you can take it from Janet (and SO many have) that it's the spring and it's time to MOVE. No...I am not yelling at my boyfriend to get up and start work, as we have both just finished our breakfast (black coffee and a cigarette....the true breakfast of champions). I am talking about packing the boxes for a move to the neighboring city. It will be tough leaving this place, after all, it has such memories for me....like when Sally was here......and absolutely, positively NO heavy lifting, but it's time to move, and my boyfriend agrees, it's all for the best. Janet will be occupied for a while, with her boyfriend of course, trying to get that California king sized bed up the stairs....it's a women's work, but it's a labor of love.

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    1. Janet Honey, we know you were booted from the chancery after the boss found out about the boyfriend, but are you being transferred from that plumb parish and exiled from the City? Sent somewhere to get the smell of the sheep, or cows?

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    2. Of course Janet can speak for herself, but rumor had it that the BF was no impediment. At least it never had been before with others. Rumor had it that the Ordinary did not appreciate getting blindsided by mail from Rome because some Curial office had heard from some non-Catholics in the area who had been insulted by some heavy-handed (imagine!) decree issuing from Janet's office back when she thought she was all that and a bag of French cuffs.

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  13. Remember, there is a custom when one reads Chinese fortune cookies. Always add "in bed" to the end of the phrase.

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  14. Not related but I had to say this... Do you remember Francis talking about formation of priests or religious and referring to "little monsters"? I think you should start a "little monsters watch" section. And I have the first candidate: http://dzehnle.blogspot.com
    Peace and Happy Easter

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  15. Z might be violating a Vatican Holy See copyright asserted over the image and likeness of the Pope... http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/holy_see_declares_unique_copyright_on_papal_figure/

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  16. It's sad that Z has so many followers. Such a fraud! I notice that "Fr." Z claims to be an ex-Lutheran, but he only ever expresses stereotypical views of the tradition. This didn't mean much to me until I looked into the origin of Z's last name. If you Google Zuhlsdorf you will notice that that was the name of the farm Martin Luther and his wife owned. I bet that's where he got his name.

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