New Z-Swag items: Pope Francis!

In my online store there are some new items of Z-swag for Pope Francis.

Among them are mugs and other drinkware.


And car magnets….


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  1. Random Friar says:

    Et in lingua latina?

  2. greasemonkey says:

    I get the feeling that the B16 line will continue to be the bread & butter.

  3. Jon says:



  4. Jim of Bowie says:

    OT, but readers may be interested. Live streaming of installation mass tomorrow of friend of tradition, Bishop Alexander Sample, as Archbishop of Portland, OR will be available on the Archdiocese of Portland website.

  5. acardnal says:

    Jim of Bowie, I was just now checking to see if EWTN was going to broadcast the installation but apparently not which is unfortunate.

    Will look for live streaming via the internet.

  6. @acardnal-i am surprised, it seem EWTN always broadcasts anew Bishops installation,,,maybe not easy due to Easter break?

  7. acardnal says:

    Hermit sans permit, I can only surmise that perhaps their camera crews need a break after all the activities in Rome, but I sent EWTN a Tweet asking them why and to express my disappointment.

  8. acardnal, great, thanks. btw, how do you, and others, get photos by your names? i do not see any options for this?Dieu vous bénisse……..

  9. acardnal says:

    Hermit sans permit, I am not sure. It appeared when I registered. I think it linked to something I use elsewhere . . . .Or maybe it asked me a question or there was an opportunity to add a graphic.

  10. mamajen says:


    You can set up a photo at and it will show up on any gravatar-enabled blog (provided you use the same email address when commenting that you used for your account). Hope that helps.

  11. Scarltherr says:

    How about a ‘Popes of my Life” coffee mug set? For me it would be an odd number, but I’d claim older to have a set of eight!

  12. StJude says:

    Love the coffee mug!

  13. Patrick-K says:

    Tu es Petrus …

  14. That’s a nice pic of him on the mug. I’m glad better pictures of him are coming out: I think if I were him, I would not want the iconic picture of me to be the one where I’m standing stunned and in shock out on the balcony. However, I hope some enterprising jeweler makes and presents him with a new and beautiful Good Shepherd pectoral cross.

  15. frjim4321 says:

    It is a great picture of him. When he bowed to receive the people’s blessing I wept. Beautiful! [You wept about the wrong thing, then. He asked people to pray to GOD to bless him. He said: “Before the bishop blesses the people, I ask that you would pray to the Lord to bless me — the prayer of the people for their Bishop.” He didn’t ask people to bless him.]

    On the other hand the picture today when he was greeting the young disabled boy was amazing. We have an amazing pope in Francis!

  16. frjim4321 says:

    Yes, I’ve read the various translations. [And in all the translation the Pope asked people to asked God to do the blessing. We don’t want to confuse people about this, do we?]

    Either way, beautiful.

  17. PostCatholic says:

    It’s been illuminating to see the reactions to Pope Francis here. My take on him at the moment is that while he may have a more quotidian style, he will be fairly continuous in substance with his predecessors. (Can you say predecessor when one of them isn’t deceased?) He also seems like a stubborn fellow.

    Anyway. If you don’t like Francis, buy a mug anyway, position it on a fence post or tree stump, fetch a thirty-aught-six from your home arsenal and work out your frustrations.

  18. Lori Pieper says:

    In regard to the new Pope’s pectoral cross, the always enterprising Rocco has managed to find a close-up of it:

    In spite of some reports that it was wood or iron, it appears to be of matte silver or silver-plate. The design seems to be very unusual. The Holy Spirit as a dove is on top of the cross; Jesus is on the cross, arms crossed over his breast — all this is like pictures I’ve seen of the Baptism of Christ. There are some other things on the side I can’t identify – fish, sheep, waves? Has anyone ever seen this design? Is there any tradition associated with it?

    I’m all for him keeping it. It reminds me of Pope John Paul I, who during the first days of his papacy, wore a small silver-plate and blue enamel cross that he had worn in Venice. He started wearing it after he sold his two expensive pectoral crosses that had been given to him by John XXIII and Paul VI to benefit a home for handicapped children. Naturally after he had been Pope only a few days, Vatican officials prevailed on him to change it for a (very small) gold cross. I wonder if Francis’ cross has a similar story behind it?

    Pope Francis is like Pope John Paul I in so many ways — he also has quoted his writings as a bishop in Buenos Aires, and I suspect admires him very much.

  19. Lori Pieper says:

    Make that a silver and blue enamel crucifix – it did have the corpus on it.

  20. Lori Pieper says:

    Oh, I see now. On the official portrait it says the cross is of Christ the Good Shepherd and he has a lamb around his neck. I missed all this when it firs came out!

  21. Hank Igitur says:

    I will be interested how sales compare with the ones for B16

  22. amsjj1002 says:

    Yes I too am glad better pics are coming out of the Holy Father. I want to grow in love for him, b/c right now I have to admit I’m still unsettled with some of his choices; impressed with much of what he’s said however.

    I’ve taken the day off work to see Archbishop Sample’s installation via the archdiocese live-steam ( — 1.30 pm Pacific). I emailed EWTN back in February and they confirmed that the installation would be aired at a later time under “Cathedrals Across America”, but the date had not yet been announced. I figured b/c of Easter.

  23. Marion Ancilla Mariae says:

    Post Catholic asked “Can you say predecessor when one of them isn’t deceased?” (in describing the Popes who preceded Francis.)

    Yes, predecessor refers simply to anyone (or anything) who (a) preceded one in one’s post or position, and (b) whose tenure is now definitively at an end, whether through his resignation, abdication, retirement, dismissal, death, loss of an election, the application of term limits, or any other reason.

  24. AnAmericanMother says:

    Don’t be silly. Ceramic fragments could cause injury.
    Besides, have you looked at the price of .30’06 ammo lately? Nobody’s doing much plinking right now.

  25. PostCatholic says:

    AnAmericanMother, I haven’t. More than a dollar a round? I don’t own any long guns.

  26. An American Mother says:

    Maybe for the cheap Russian junk (steel case, Berdan primed, and no quality control — definitely not recommended). IF you can find it in .30’06. Most of that is 7.62 x 39.
    Decent Federal ammo is anywhere from $30 to $45 for a box of 20 (depending on the load), and the high end stuff like Nosler is going for almost $80 a box.
    And that’s if you can find any in stock, anywhere. Many suppliers are not even taking back orders.
    I sure hope things settle down soon. Maybe if Homeland Security doesn’t put in another order for a billion rounds of ammo . . .

  27. @mamajen
    , thanks for info. Que dieu te benisse,,,

  28. mamajen says:


    You’re welcome! Glad to see you have it working.

  29. VLL says:

    I like it. It would be great to have a mug for Chicago Catholics that has “Francis our Pope”, and “Francis our Bishop” AKA Francis Cardinal George. (Not saying you need to make one, just saying it would be great if it existed)

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