Category Archives: Parody Songs

If you live long enough…

… you’ll see just about everything. Brick by brick. I have nothing else worthwhile to add to that. [youtube:]

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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 … 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 also like operettas. So, while I was waiting for something the … 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 eve of … 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 … 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 … 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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Advent wreaths and my annual rant on BLUE vestments

About this time of year I start getting questions about advent wreaths. For example, this came from a a reader today: Dear Fr. Zuhlsdorf, Is it proper to use scented candles for the advent wreath? Sure… if you want to deal … Continue reading

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TLM in Winchester Cathedral, UK! (PS: This is the Anglican Cathedral)

Just when the Catholic Cathedral in Cardiff hits the LMS from the blind side, over in Winchester, at the Anglican Cathedral, something very different is happening. I got this e-mail from a kind reader: It is reported that this is … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Sequences…. Should we stand or should we sit? [PARODY SONG ALERT]

I got a question from a reader.  Perhaps you can chime in with answers. I believe he is talking about the Novus Ordo. Should the congregation STAND or SIT for the singing of the Sequence on Easter and Pentecost? At … Continue reading

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How WDTPRS deals with anger? Fun!

Tonight all across the world people will, alas, take note that some priests and bishop have decided to wash the feet of women during the Holy Thursday Mass.  They do this even though they shouldn’t and, probably, know they shouldn’t. … Continue reading

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The Official Song Writer at it again

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 came to the realization that, while “La Donna e Mobile” might be readily appreciated … Continue reading

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