Much needed funny cartoon

From HERE:

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Fr. Z is the guy who runs this blog. o{]:¬)
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  1. HyacinthClare says:

    Thanks. I needed that.

  2. Woody79 says:

    I can write now that I have got back in my chair and stopped crying! That was good.

  3. Sonshine135 says:

    Yep, that’s how it works. Next time, let the Papal Nuncio order please. ;)

  4. Priam1184 says:

    That may be the funniest cartoon I have ever seen. Thank you Father.

  5. Traductora says:

    Funniest thing I’ve seen in ages! Especially on this topic. Thanks!

  6. Chris Garton-Zavesky says:

    I have said before that the real news story will be “News media accurately report Church teaching”; I’m keeping the parka in the attack, just in case.

  7. I got a belly laugh from that one– thanks!

  8. thanks Fr Z. think we all needed that!

  9. Lori Pieper says:

    I sort of like the idea of Frank and Benny kicking back to enjoy a pizza together.

    Can’t really see either one of them liking anchovies (though Frank is clearly the more adventurous one).

  10. James Joseph says:

    Heretics do not eat anchovies.

    How do I know? Because I eat anchovies.

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  12. KAS says:

    I found it terribly funny! Read it to my hubby. Not sure he quite got why I was so tickled by it. Thank you for the laugh.

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  14. JonPatrick says:

    Pizza with anchovies always makes me think of a co-worker a while ago who was also a devout Catholic. During Lent when we would go out to lunch on Fridays we would make us order plain pizza with anchovies. A form of penance I guess :)

  15. JonPatrick says:

    that should be “… on Fridays he would …”

  16. AngelGuarded says:

    It seems to me, what is happening with Pope Francis and the media stories may be what happened after Vatican II. When you leave it to the media to tell us what the Pope said, you know you’re going to be lead down the wrong path. Back then, we did not have the internet and fabulous Catholic bloggers such as dear Father Z to tell us “what did the Council really say.” Since the evil father of lies is in charge of this world, I know I cannot believe what the media tells me, about anything. I certainly do not trust them to tell me what the Pope really said. I trust in the Holy Spirit to give us the right Pope. I am deeply thankful for and to Father Z and his explanations so I do not have to wonder what it really means, as I would have when Vatican II was new. I think I see how it got hijacked now. Father Z, I continue to pray for you and all your intentions. Thank you so much for all you do.

  17. ev says:

    Best cartoon ever; I hope both Pope Francis and Pope Benedict Emeritus get to see this cartoon!!!! It’s a pause that refreshes and “great medicine” – this laughter. I’m still laughing.

    Dear SMC-BC
    I believe there may be an unfortunate misunderstanding of the “wound” mentioned in your link.
    It may be not a wound allegedly caused by Pope Francis, but a wound caused by those who misinterpret VII.

    Perhaps the following may shed a little light on why Pope Francis made the restriction to the one group from celebrating the Mass in the ancient rite which Benedict XVI had guaranteed for all…..

    I had heard a long while back, Mother Angelica of EWTN, when deciding to broadcast their Daily Mass, had wanted to have the Priest face the Altar with his back towards the people. The Pope at that time asked them to have the Priest face the people, – reason as I “remember” it was that so the viewers would not think that it was a mistake of Vatican II to face the people. Both ways must be considered acceptable.

    Mother Angelica a few years ago received the Cross of Honor from Benedict XVI, the highest award that a Pope can give laity or religious.

  18. Fool_for_Christ says:

    LOL. I think the 2 prophets in white deserve an extra large pizza with everything on it, hold the anchovies, and two large cups of Mystic Monk Coffee™……
    Oh, and don’t forget the Fr. Z mugs! [Do the black, say the red]. Can we get these in German and Spanish? ;-)

  19. gjp says:

    ev —

    I remember reading in one of Raymond Arroyo’s books about Mother Marie Angelica that it was in fact the local Bishop in Birmingham (at the time) who prevented the ad orientem posture on the TV Mass. Initially the Bishop didn’t have a problem with ad orientem, because the celebrant was facing the sisters, who were in the choir area behind “the fence.” When the sisters moved out of Irondale, that is when ad orientem posture on TV stopped.

    The Mass which is said for the sisters at their shrine in Hanceville is ad orientem, and as far as I am aware it always has been. In addition, when EWTN broadcasts an Extraordinary Form Mass, it is ad orientem and no one has a problem with it.

    Also, when they broadcast Mass from Hanceville, it is usually ad orientem, as it was at the funeral of Deacon Bill.

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