Tuesday, December 22, 2015

December 22: O King of Nations

O come, of Gentile hearts the King,
A world that needs thee ransoming,
And save thy servants, who confess
With humbled hearts their faithlessness.

Rejoice, rejoice, Emmanuel
Is born to save thee, Israel!

Tr. Ronald A. Knox


  1. A very happy and blessed Christmas to Fr D and all.

    1. Blessed Christmas to us and ours! My special thanks to the Almighty in his good providence to allow me to be in the time of Pope Francis who IS the Vicar of Christ advocating for the doing of His work, not playing dressup and exploiting the poor.

  2. Now is the time to get back to work. Z and Rev'd Mother have been left unbridled for almost a month.

  3. An exchange between the educated, competent pastor and Lacy Boy, the ignorant sine-cure dunderhead on the the placement of the tabernacle in Church design:

    frjim4321 says:
    25 December 2015 at 10:36 PM

    "My take is that when reservation becomes more important than the celebration of the liturgy it is a true distraction in that it undermines a correct Eucharistic Theology, and the mass becomes little more than the method of producing consecrated hosts. I’m all in favor of providing a suitable reservation chapel. Examples abound, for instance St. Peter’s in Rome and the National Shrine."

    The dolt Brass Ass bleats out a predicably vacuous response:

    "[Your comment doesn’t seem to be relevant to this post. There is no conflict, as you seem to suggest, between reservation of the Eucharist and celebration of “the liturgy” (by which you might mean Holy Mass and you might not). Furthermore, comparing parish churches to San Pietro or the National Shrine is ridiculous.]"

    1. What the Church needs is a suitable place for the reservation of tossers like Zuhlsdorf.

  4. A good news day, end of year party for one priest friend (the only one he's got) and eight surging seminarians hosted by the auto-erotic and self-absorbed sine-cure glutton, Lacy Boy the Pathetic:

    Your Good News
    Posted on 30 December 2015 by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

    "What is your good news these days… these busy days? I am sure that some good things are going on out there.
    I, for one, am in the midst of preparing another Supper for the Promotion of Clericalism.
    I have ten clerics tonight, for a classic French line up of the 7 courses, which I am doing with a hotplate and a toaster oven. I have two hot plates, actually.
    Because of the number of guests, I had to rebuild an old table that belonged to one of the former bishops of the diocese."

    1. Some booze, dishing about those DIVINE seminarians, ("Ohhh...Where is my fan?"), a little slap and tickle under the table. You know. Just another sewing circle with the girls.
      And don't forget. Laughing at the stupid laity that pay for all of it.

  5. Zuhlsdorf = chode