ZUHLIO RETURNS: Pachamama’s Garden


(ROME) In a surprise move international recording star and global warming expert ZUHLIO has emerged from retirement at the request of a subgroup of the drafting committee of the initial third working group of the Synod (“walking together) of Bishops formed to Save Amazonian Pagan Statues (SAPS).

Zuhlio, feeling the pain of so many, consented to record a sure-fire hit to make some money, of course, but also in memory of callous boosting of several Pachamama statuettes and their insensitive tossing into the Tiber River.   It is Zuhlio’s hope that all will be consoled by this song.

“Don’t be sad,” a tearful Zuhlio told our correspondent, “Surely they’ve gone to a better place now.  After doing so much for so many, they can finally rest.”

The official Parodohymnodist is the best!

And don’t forget the hit from the last Synod (“walking together”) on the Family.

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  1. And now this, using the same idol.
    Amazonian ‘Way of the Cross’ prayed during Vatican’s Amazon synod

  2. Spinmamma says:

    The empire strikes back. In a manner that only emphasises the reasons the idols were thrown into the Tiber. Who is the audience for this emotional eulogy to ” worthless idols made by human hands”? Certainly not those who support the action of throwing them into the Tiber.

  3. Kathleen10 says:

    haha! I love it. Zuhlio returns.
    I can’t thank those men enough. The image of the triplets walking to the bridge, then a quick wack and a plunk. Ah, a thing of beauty. I can’t stop thinking of it and whenever I do, I smile.
    God bless you, young men. You sure represented many of your Catholic brothers and sisters in that one act of righteous rebellion. Oorah, and onward.

  4. Semper Gumby says:

    Groovy, Zuhlio. That song gets one in the mood for sideburns, a Paisley shirt, and a lava lamp.

    How ’bout “Hey Mr. Tambourine Man”:

    Hey, Pagan Pachamama enjoy the deep blue sea,
    The children think you’re creepy so to Hell with you.
    Hey, Pagan Pachamama enjoy the deep blue sea,
    The jingle-jangle Synod must give God His due.

    (The Barque of Peter will never be a “magic swirling ship.” The Synod attendees should set aside 8-track tapes of the Doobie Brothers for Gregorian chant. Dominus vobiscum.)

  5. monstrance says:

    I heard a little Country in the guitar –
    Rich with multiple genres

  6. GregB says:

    I really like the adaptation. Another song that might make an interesting addition is the old Steppenwolf song “Hey Lawdy Mama” as “Hey Pacha Mama.”

  7. Good work, you idol-drowners! And now y’all have a theme song too!

    You are multi-talented Father, to even swimmingly sing simultaneously with your own self. Those busker days were preparatory for your real music. Thanks for the laugh.

  8. Siobhan7 says:

    Thank you for this – I needed a good laugh.

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