Thursday, December 31, 2015

YOUR GOOD NEWS YEARS EVE 2016: What Are You Watching?

What are you watching this New Years Eve? 
Have any good news
Father D and the guys from the Chancery are hanging out to watch a Rocking New Years Eve.

I, for one, am in the midst of preparing another Supper for the Promotion of Clericalism.
I have ten clerics tonight, for a classic Greek line up of the 7 courses, which I am doing with a hotplate and a toaster oven. I have two hot plates, actually and I wheeled the microwave in from the common room.
Because of the number of guests, I had to rebuild an old table that belonged to one of the former bishops of the diocese.

You know which one. He would never drink coffee from a mug. ALWAYS a cup and saucer.

Anyway, as an appiteaser I prepared fresh ginger fingers for each guest. Reynaldo says this treat is very popular at the NAC instead of traditional holiday figgy pudding.

As I type this, I find that my hands aren’t working so well after dealing with the squash. I have had to retype and retype, so I am stopping here.

Don't want to be sharing these!

We'll all have ginger fingers. Reynaldo insists everyone will love them. I have my doubts.

Then a light snack and some wine.

One Monsignor insists this reminds him of Reynaldo. Odd!  Reynaldo isn't even Greek.

Amazing what one can accomplish with limited resources and a generously fulfilled Amazon Wishlist!

So even after the meal one of the monsignors insists that there will still be hungers that will need to be satisfied and he thinks Reynaldo will be able to help.  Keeps mentioning "Reynaldo's Rockin New Years Eve."
I hope he's not disappointed. Reynnie makes a mean cocktail, but can't prepare a ham sandwich to save his life.

So, this is good news: more clericalism!
What’s up with you?


  1. Hello Fr. D. Celebration wise, a bilingual (English/Italian) Novus Ordo Versus Populum Mass, qualifying under current Church law as valid for the obligation to be met, then had a nice Greek dinner with friends, and then watched the ball drop in NY on the tube with Ryan Seacrest.

    As for fun stuff in the content of your post, well, going into the Nouvs anno of 2016, I have been in the process of assisting a good fellow like yourself, a professional Catholic apologist you'd like, in defending him as he's been chastized by a Katholic Krazy from Canada.

    You may see all the hoopla here at Dave Armstrong's blog:

    I'd name the KK and cite the link, but the KK does not deserve another link and way for innocent people to be spiritual damaged by the KK's blog Not to mention this person is crazy enough to barge and violate people's privacy by violating Google Analytics' terms of usage to find people's location, stalk and harass people and their pastors, and threaten through their pastors legal action in the form of a lawsuit.

    As for me, Dave is being unfairly maligned, and I revere and respect the great Catholic apologist, with a lifetime of practical experience in the area, and I've taken to a defense that has yet to have another part or two added to it. My first part of my pro apologia Armstrong is here: Excuse the weird text format. Fixing the display of the text format it is on my to do list.

    My defense has been so critically acclaimed that I have won a spiritual award of "suffering", as said by the KK in Dave's critique of the KK's blog posting: "....You are quite petulant and puerile to say the least and I know of one person who has suffered from your writing by following your pathetic example...."

    Well if this is suffering, I will experience a really great 2016 then under the reign of His Holiness, Pope Francis. Pax!

  2. The good one write themselves, don't they?

  3. Every now and again I will follow a link into enema territory... I was certain that "Supper to promote clericalism" was a Father D spoof. It is a Mr. Zuhlsdorf REALITY. Wow...

  4. The Reverend John Hunwicke,January 1, 2016 at 12:39 PM

    My dearest "pope-ster" "poop-ster" and loving Father D:

    So good to find you back to work and back working on or excuse me working WITH young Reynaldo whose many talents not to mention body parts, oh dear me and my loving Saviour, look at those sausages, long ago set my thurible smoking. If you know what I mean. Happy New Year to you and yours from me and mine. How my Mrs would love to see me go visit you for a month of study, prayer, and sermonizing in this new year! When will Reynaldo be there? Tah-tah-love!

    The Reverend Father and Doctor John Hunwicke, M.A., D.Phil., D.D., S.T.D., B.O.

  5. The Reverend Richard Gennaro CipollaJanuary 1, 2016 at 12:54 PM

    Father D:

    Thank you for reminding me of the sausages that first drew my deeply burdened by the Protestant Episcopal Church of the United States for being so goddamned unappreciative of me into the once upon a time valid Roman Church into its then extremely valid priesthood which is now all dumped into a big pile of shit with this invalid "pope." But your sausages have again turned should which had shrunk into a little vigil light into a massive paschal candle once again. Is Reynaldo available to help us run the only valid parish left in Norwalk, Connecticut into the new restored Roman Church that will be my pride and joy once the invalid "pope" gets the hell out or shits the bed and bites the dust and Cardinal Burke becomes Pius XIII? Let me know as soon as you can.

    The Reverend Father and Doctor and Very Impressively Eminent Richard Gennaro Cipolla, B.A., M.A., DPhil, P.T.A.

  6. Father John ZuhlsdorfJanuary 1, 2016 at 5:17 PM

    Father D,
    Are you making fun of me? Just because I'm the faggy son of an elderly Protestant mother in New York who thinks I'm a shithead and because I'm a shithead hiding in Madison with a Most Rev Shithead, I wish you'd quit making fun of me while I turn 90% of the mentally ill boys who have become seminarians into fruitcakes who dress like Burke whom I love was their pope rather than Francis whom I hate. I love watching them try on their birettas and lace nighties all bought for them by the stupid laity I've been shit pawing ever since the Lutherans thanked Christ I left them. Happy New Year!

    Father Zuhlsdorf, B.A., M.A., S.T.D. (cand. for 15.8 years)

  7. The outstanding Fr Jim attaches yet another Limpet mine to the barnacled hull of SS Lacy Boy by proposing that the underdone Paprocki do another spell of supervised work experience in Chicago:

    frjim4321 says:

    30 December 2015 at 12:30 PM

    "I think maybe five years of remediation as an auxiliary in Chicago would be appropriate."

    1. Cupich is like - No, please no. I just got Barron "promoted" to LA and still have to deal with the African Queen as an auxiliary. Please don't dump any more traddie types on me. Perhaps Burke needs a secretary/ Cappa Magna carrier instead.

      BTW, why doesn't Zed ban Father Jim? Is Father Jim blackmailing him?

  8. Fr Jim wrecks Lacy Boy's New Year's repetitious black vestments blah blah blah....:

    frjim4321 says:

    1 January 2016 at 3:11 PM

    White would be my preference for funerals however I would allow that adopting the retro THE BRASS ASS defensive intervention: [There is nothing “retro” about it. It is the current legislation.] look of black or violet would probably have the effect of muting some of the mindless celebratory claptrap that we often see. For example if a more sober tone was set we might see fewer jokes, funny stories and laugh lines in the “Words of Remembrance.” We might see the communion procession for what it is, and not a standby “receiving line” with communicants stopping to hug the significant mourners in the front pew. We might not have as many requests for crappy popular music (e.g., “Over the Rainbow” for the final song. We might not have “When Irish Eyes are Smiling” for the communion reflection.

    I’m really not into throwback for throwback’s sake, BRASS ASS breaks in again: [You are trying to be provocative. We see what you did there.] but I can see that using the retro color scheme could have some beneficial effects.

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    1. Thanks Karen,
      I really loved your Troll work in the comboxes at CathnewsUSA. Your folks back home in the Togo would be so proud of your success in introducing this Witchdoctor routing to the Yankees. I suggest you negotiate a franchise with Fr Zuhlsdorf, the blogging Druid Shaman.

  10. IF Zildo isn't overreaching in politics here...

    where it is legal?
    Posted on 5 January 2016 by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

    POTUS shedding a tear while announcing his latest overreach.

    Today we heard the First Gay President, as Newsweek dubbed him, again trample on the Constitution of these United States of America through a violation of the separation of powers. POTUS will attempt to impose unconstitutional “laws” through executive fiat. The Executive Branch is not empowered to make laws. Congress has the sole power to legislate.

    On the issue of gun rights and gun control, a reader sent a question about whether, in the state where it is legal openly to carry guns, a bishop has the authority to ban open carry of guns in churches.

    This was brought up at a different blog. HERE

    In some states can openly carry a gun without a permit, but a permit is required to carry a concealed weapon. In other states you can open carry with a concealed carry permit. Each state has variations in laws.

    His Excellency Joseph Strickland, Bishop of Tyler (in Texas) has issued a letter on the website of the Diocese of Tyler. HERE He doesn’t want people to open carry in church.

  11. I see he is still complaining about not being a Monsignor. Classy.