Category Archives: Parody Songs

“dust off the censer, and toss out the bong” – 07/07/07

Here is a grooovy oldie post from the WDTPRS archives. This, from this very day in 2007:
The Official WDTPRS Parody Song Writer, the esteemed Tim Ferguson has been at it again.
As he put it,
“I ruminated a bit more … and … Continue reading

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Pete Seeger remembered

I hear that singer songwriter and erstwhile Communist Pete Seeger has died.  He was 94. May God be merciful to him and to all who pass to their eternal judgment, each and everyone.
Once upon a time here on this blog … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z posts his annual rant on BLUE vestments and then sings to you. POLL!

Some veteran readers here know about my annual rant about BLUE vestments during Advent.  Lest all other Advent considerations – such as the coming of the Lord – be overshadowed, herein I rant.
I believe this dopey liturgical abuse is fading … Continue reading

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Blue Vestments? An annual rant.

From a reader:
Our priest borrowed glorious old blue vestments in the Roman style for today, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. He announced that it’s the first time for him, and that it is per a 400-some-year-old indult for Marian … Continue reading

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ZUHLIO RETURNS: “Where Have All The Sisters Gone”?

The Official Parodohymnodist of Fr. Z’s Blog has inspired – I don’t know how he does it – has inspired – or even why he does it – has inspired to emerge from retirement
ZUHLIO!
Yes, after the triumphant reemergence from retirement … Continue reading

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NEW SONG! 5th Anniversary of Summorum Pontificum

The WDTPRS Parodohymnodist, inspired by the reposting of his offering 5th years ago, has come to our service again.
COMPOSER’S NOTE: To the Beatles’ “Maxwell’s Silver Hammer” – unfortunately, to fit the tune, you have to put the emphasis on the … Continue reading

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07/07/07 – 5 Years since the release of the text of Summorum Pontificum

I posted this last year, but it is good enough to repeat!
On 7 July 2007 the text of Summorum Pontificum was released.
The Motu Proprio went into force on the subsequent 14 September, but the release of the text itself was … Continue reading

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Posted in Just Too Cool, Linking Back, Our Catholic Identity, Parody Songs, SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

WDTPRS EXCLUSIVE! ZUHLIO RETURNS!

Some of you may recall waaay back when I posted a song by the famous rapper “Zuhlio”.  I hadn’t had any previous acquaintance with Zuhlio before that, but since then I have stayed in touch.  He had retired and … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Is gambling a sin?

From a reader:
I have recently started dating a woman who is a devout Catholic. I was
baptized, but have fallen away from the church since I was young.
Since I have love her so much I decided to start attending mass again
because … Continue reading

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A different Epiphany hymn

On a lighter note for your Epiphany joy, here is an offering from the official WDTPRS Parodohymnodist, the great Tim Ferguson.
He provides an introduction:
I was just poking around my computer looking for a file and happened across a little ditty … Continue reading

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WDTPRS POLL: Color of Advent Vestments and my annual rant

Some veteran readers here know about my annual rant about BLUE vestments during Advent.
Blue is not a liturgical color of the Roman Rite (though some use it for Marian feasts according to some old tradition in Spain and former Spanish … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: “bishops in soutanes with big, gaudy riiiiiiings”

We now shift away from the less important issues – salvation outside the Church and American exceptionalism – to focus on something of momentous significance.
From a reader:
At times I have seen priests wearing a short black cape over their
cassock, and … Continue reading

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Posted in "But Father! But Father!", ASK FATHER Question Box, Our Catholic Identity, Parody Songs | Tagged , | 26 Comments

If you live long enough…

… you’ll see just about everything.
Brick by brick.
I have nothing else worthwhile to add to that.
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My Favorite Things… revisited

Years ago, long before the existence of WDTPRS, the official WDTPRS Parodohymnist – in the dark days of seminary – worked up new words to a tune familiar to all.
To the Sound of Music tune "My Favorite Things":
Dalmatics on … Continue reading

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The Very Model Of A Modern Seminarian

This comes from a seminarian reader.
Fr. Z:
Lot of things in the news, thought I’d send something light. I’m a seminarian and longtime reader of your blog. I … Continue reading

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ACT XXIV, SCENE 13. On the eve of the health care battle.

A tip of the biretta o{]:¬)   to American Catholic who got this in turn from IowaHawk.
Enjoy! 
And remember!  Talk Like Shakespeare Day is coming up!

(with apologies to the Bard)
ACT XXIV, SCENE 13. On the … Continue reading

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Aging Hippie Paradise

No… this is not about the offices of the NCR.
It is actually about a rap music song.
I have always thought that rap did for music what S&M did for romance… but I digress.
I came by a rap song by a … Continue reading

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O Come, O Come Liturgical Blue!

Over at NLM there is an interesting and serious post about Latin Rite blue vestments in Spain. 
There are some good photos over there (in which they specialize). 
For example:

H.E. Jesús Esteban Catalá Ibáñez, bishop of Málaga, celebrating First Vespers … Continue reading

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WDTPRS POLL: Color of Advent Vestments – Wherein Fr. Z rants

Here is my annual rant on blue vestments for Advent (see the POLL results about that).
"But Father! But Father!", you might be saying.  "Aren’t the confused liberal dinosaurs dying off?  Aren’t blue vestments cliché?
Yes and yes.
Nevertheless, there are still some … Continue reading

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Posted in ADVENT, Parody Songs, POLLS, SESSIUNCULA, Wherein Fr. Z Rants | Tagged , , | 62 Comments

PARODY SONG ALERT: Gather Us In

A facetious reader sent the following:
"Straight from the pages of Facebook and a group called SLAP (Survivors of Liturgical Abuse in Parishes)"
Gather Us In […to the tune of, that is!]
Here in this place, our comfortable parish,All of the statues carried … Continue reading

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