WDTPRS roast

They say imitation is the highest form of flattery.

I received a link from a reader in California who alerted me to some light-hearted ribbing, or would "roasting" be more appropriate, on Monterey TLM:

What Does the Blog Really Say?
Now is the time at MTLM when we do pale imitations!*

Here is one dish that was prepared with Cous-Cous, and at least two different types of pasta.

Minnesota may have a rich variety of birds, but we have chickens at San Juan Bautista!

The Night sky over San Juan Bautista from Fremont Peak State Park.

Paisano has no comment on the above, as he is in Salinas, and was not invited to the Potluck.

*With many, many apologies to Fr. Zuhlsdorf.

LOL!  Thanks for that!

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  1. Laura Lowder says:

    ROFL – Oh, that’s great!

  2. Sharon says:

    I needed a laugh right now!!!

  3. Loved it!!! Is that a Rhode Island Red chicken?

  4. Ann says:

    How fun. And the cous-cous and pasta dish actually look quite good!

    This made me smile–thank you for sharing! :-)

  5. Pretenders. There can be only one.

  6. Andy F. says:

    not a Rhode Island Red…looks pretty close to a Jersey Giant though. we rednecks (mostly) know our chickens.

    On a side note, I am a bit disappointed with my anti-spam “word.” It says maniples now. There is no where to type in the appropriate “Amen.”

  7. ED says:

    The Latin Mass group in the Diocese of Monterey, california has done a great job of creating a community there ,they also have a priest Father Milich who’s committed to TRADITION in the church, I was impressed to see him get down on his knees and kiss Bishop Garcia’s ring at the Latin Mass Magazine Conference in Monterey last February.I have a suggestion since Protestants lure many Catholics away with Bible Studies (do to Catholics knowing little about the faith and Bible) Traditional Latin Mass Communities such start BIBLE & TRADITION STUDY GROUPS which will yeach how we get our faith from both sources , TAN BOOKS have great BIBLE HISTORY books to helkp with this

  8. Indelible Inkstain says:

    nice! :D

  9. Aelric says:

    I think the rooster is having an identity crisis: he thinks he is a cardinal (wearing a red zuchetto).

  10. maynardus says:

    Priceless! Both the spoofer and the spoofee offer ample proof of something I’ve been saying for a while now: Traddies have more fun! Perhaps that would look good on a bumper sticker…

  11. Allena says:

    OH So funny!
    We should all send in our Fr Z spoofs.


    My birds would be chickens too, or goats. ROFL.

  12. FUNNY! Beat me to the punch though! Was looking for a possible “date” for Penjing with all the beautiful bonsai plants we have here in the Philippines and have it posted on my blog http://thepinoycatholic.blogspot.com/. Well… the influence of the soon-to-be patron saint of catholic bloggers!

  13. Gloria says:

    I have two old and dear friends who attend San Juan Bautista. The husband often is thurifer. They are so grateful to Father Milich. He is a fine spiritual director, as well. If Ed is who I think he is, he knows whereof he speaks. At St. Stephen’s we have had many classes. Some have used books such as “The Heresy of Formlessness,” Ratzinger’s “Introduction to Christianity,” “Tumultuous Times,” on the Church Councils, and others. We have had a class on the Holy Mass using the Old and New Testaments. There are Latin classes, and upcoming classes on “Genesis” and later on “The Psalms.” I think sometimes we suffer from an embarrassment of riches.

  14. Brian says:

    I looked at this post a half dozen times before I noticed the paper plate and plastic utensils and cups. Nice piece of humor.

  15. trespinos says:

    For those who haven’t had the pleasure of visiting San Juan Bautista, a little info regarding that rooster: he and his confreres (confriars? confryers?) [Con-fryers! Excellent.] pretty much have the rule of the roost in town. You can be slowly driving down main street and you’ll need to stop and let that bird cross the street.

  16. schoolman says:

    That’s classic Fr. Z — California Mission style.

  17. Paul says:

    The three pasta dish is something I make quite often.

    I call it:


    {It probably sounds better in Italian)

  18. Rancher says:

    It’s the difference between a major brand and a generic. Close only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades. This isn’t even close. Fr Z wins hands down.

  19. John Kusske says:

    Hey, where’s the Latin prayer translation? That’s what the blog is named after in the first place… I suppose he could do Pig Latin: Ome-cay oly-hay irit-spay, eator-cay est-blay etc. etc.

  20. John Kusske says:

    My mistake–it SHOULD read “eator-cray”. Other readers might be able to shed more light on this with their Lewis & Shorts I am sure!

  21. Matt says:

    That was molto funnyo!

    I wish they would have done some red and black stuff….Like Fr. Z on the latest Susan Boyle blow up or Brittney Spears escapade.

    Fr. Z–thank you for sharing and letting us laugh *with* you!


  22. Noel says:

    but … on a paper plate?

  23. Cristero says:

    Yes, paper plates. It was our monthly Potluck for the Latin Mass Community, so we try not to get too fancy. The rest of the Potluck images can be seen at the top of the page of http://www.monterey-tlm.blogspot.com/

    If you are visiting the Central Coast of California, like Monterey, Big Sur, Santa Cruz or Salinas, come and visit the Latin Mass Community at Mission San Juan Bautista on Sundays for Holy Mass at 2 PM.

  24. “You can be slowly driving down main street and you’ll need to stop and let that bird cross the street.

    Comment by trespinos”

    This, of course, begs the question: Why did the chicken cross the road???!!!

  25. Nathan says:

    Excellent work by the good folks in San Juan Bautista.

    Of course, the danger is that this will prompt a whole spate of imitators. I was really tempted to take pictures of how we made family dinner and put them together in a Fr. Z-style description of the “assistente di hamburger.” Some nights, though, we go French and make “aide d’hamburger.”

    In Christ,

  26. Emilio III says:

    Excellent work! Only thing I missed was something like this picture:

  27. irishgirl says:

    I saw the squirrel picture-that was funny! The bushy-tailed bandit was ready for battle!

    Anybody get a picture of the squirrel who ‘decorated’ its home with cemetery flags?

    I like the starry night picture, too!

    Who says Trads don’t have any fun?

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