My Fr. Z Paraphernalia…

…arrived in the mail today!

You may recall that about a week and a half ago, I went on a wee bit of a rant, and well-known blogger Fr. Z re-posted it and added some of his comments.

As a sign of his appreciation of me kicking the liturgical hornet’s nest, Father graciously sent me some items from his Cafe Press store. And it is some great stuff! Here’s some pics:

First, I got some pretty awesome car magnets:


The one that reads “Benedictus Bis Eligendus”–“Re-elect Benedict”– is already gracing my car.

Father also sent me a mug featuring one of my all-time heroes and a legendary Tiber swimmer, Bl. John Henry Cardinal Newman! On the one side, we have a lovely portrait of His Eminence:


And on the other side, we have one of the Cardinal’s all-time great quotes:

Fr Z mug side A

“To be deep in history is to cease to be Protestant.” Yes indeed, your eminence, well said! And many thanks, Fr. Z, for some great gear! Readers, check out Fr. Z’s Cafe Press store; he’s got a lot of other cool items as well!

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8 responses to “My Fr. Z Paraphernalia…

  1. Good on you, Ryan! any mystic coffee for that mug?

  2. Rosemary

    I love the mug! It deserves to hold some fine, “monkish” coffee. ;-) Hope Florida is becoming more like home for you and your family. ~ Rosemary in Ohio

  3. Pauline

    Pitting the NO against the TLM form of mass is a form of going against the Magisterium and the Church. Exactly, the mass is about the body and blood, soul and divinity of our Lord. Nothing more, nothing less. The tambourines and the improvisation of the priest/ laity should not keep you away from the centrality of the Eucharistic celebration – receivng JESUS. If the mass is less than what ‘your’ & other traditionalists level of reverence you expect, why not talk to your priest. I can’t get the ‘catholics’ that are pitting the TLM against the NO and in the process are doing more harm for the church than anything. Let’s not make it the Martin Luther issue of our time! We all need to pray for humility.

    • You completely missed the point..

      • Pauline

        what was the point? extreme and/or traditionalists are applauding your post… people are calling for the return of the TLM and to do away with NO form. Please explain…. your never say never…. to you only going to TLM, becoming a tradionalist…….

      • First, I never “pitted the NO against the TLM”, to use your words. If you actually read what I wrote, I mentioned in the post that I was quite happy at the NO Mass we attended in Boston. What I am against is silly, irreverent liturgy and music that trivializes the sacrifice of the Mass. It’s both a distraction to me personally, and it’s pedagogically terrible for my children. THAT was the point of the post.

        Second, wanting to attend the TLM, or maintain traditional forms of piety, or being concerned that the Mass is reverently celebrated, isn’t anywhere near defying the Magisterium, or acting like Martin Luther–if you have read about the provisions that Pope Benedict made in Summorum Pontificum, or have read his book “Spirit of the Liturgy”, or have read what Vatican II actually said about the liturgy in Sacrosanctum Concilium, you know what an absolutely absurd thing that was for you to say.

        Third, as I’ve met an interacted with some of these so-called “extremists” the last few weeks, I’ve learned that they are some of the kindest, warmest, and most welcoming people in this diocese, and you ought not slander them again, or you won’t be welcome to leave further comments here.

        Lastly, I HAVE talked to a priest about it down here. He feels the same way I do, but doesn’t have the authority to change anything.

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