Spied in the wild…

From a reader:

I was at the Archdiocese of [EDITED OUT] Tribunal office last week and saw a mug with the black/red quote, searched what it meant and found your live broadcast. 

Buy WDTPRS stuff!Ah yes, the Say The Black Do The Red coffee mugs. 

I am sure there are many clerics out there who have one… or want one.

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  1. ekurlowa says:

    I want to present these mugs to our clergy, but have a problem to pay it, because I haven’t USD credit card…

  2. Now that would be a great ordination gift! (hint, hint)

  3. Michael says:

    @ekurlow: I think if you use your credit card to purchase a mug online, you’ll be charged for the amount in *your* currency as converted from USD according to the exchange rate at the moment of the transaction.

  4. Thomas says:

    Are the mugs available at any stores or chains, or must they be ordered online? I know several priest who absolutely need them.

  5. You can only get them here.

  6. joebe says:

    Can anyone tell me where the mugs are manufactured?

  7. eft says:

    Why not have the text “It’s better in Latin”
    actually *in* Latin?

  8. MCITL says:

    Where is the “Archdiocese of Tribunal”? I don’t find that in my Kennedy Directory.

  9. Alina ofs says:

    Fr, If I send you a letter with some money in it, can you send me a mug? I don’t have a creditcard and I live in The Netherlands, and I want to surprise my (NO, very modern) parishpriest with the mug.

    I am very gratefull for everything you do. Keep up the good work!

    Pax et Bonum,

    Alina ofs

  10. Colleen says:

    I am relatively new to the site, so am probably missing the obvious; hence this really stupid question: What does “say the black, do the red” mean? I have read through a lot of the material on the site but can’t find the reference. Does it have something to do with the 1962 Missal? I have a 1943 Missal, but all of it is in black. You’ll probably tell me that the explanation is right there on the first page of the site, but I can’t find it anywhere. Sorry for being dense, but please explain the meaning of this.

  11. Colleen says:

    Thank you, Frank! That clears it up. I can definitely relate to what the author of that blog says, too. And knowing the meaning of the expression now, I think I will go ahead and order some mugs.

  12. Frank H. says:


    Here’s another post on these fine mugs! (I’m the guy ion the right.)


  13. joe says:

    Someone holler when we can get these in an espresso size.

  14. Gareth says:

    Please tell me that they emit a high-pitched screetch if you fill them with instant coffee.

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