Category Archives: Parody Songs

Tales from a snow-stuck pilgrim bus: “Here in this place new snow is falling…”

I received an amusing note (and various SMS) from a friend in KC whose daughter is stuck on a bus in the snow after the March for Life.   A priest on the bus said Mass.  Here is a photo… grainy … Read More

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Blue Vestments: wherein Fr. Z rants

The use of blue vestments during Advent is pretty much cliché now, so cliché that not even the aging hippies are clinging to it.  Here’s my annual rant about the use of blue vestments in the Roman Rite. At this … Read More

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Tambourine player tased, pepper sprayed, during church service

I swear I am not making this up. It’s not from Eye of the Tiber. It’s not from Onion. It’s from KOFR.com in Oklahoma.  (There’s video!) Tambourine player tased during church service EDMOND, Okla. — Most churches encourage praise and … Read More

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ZUHLIO RETURNS! “Fifty Ways To Rig A Synod”

It is my pleasure to release here the super ultra exclusive new hit from the always backward-looking performance artist Zuhlio! With the disturbing foreknowledge that the organizing office of the Synod of Bishops was going to change the rules and procedures … Read More

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FR. Z BLOG EXCLUSIVE! The return of…

I wanted to alert the readership that I received a note from, the distinguished artist ZUHLIO! Zuhlio is deeply concerned about the upcoming Synod of Bishops. He has decided to come out of retirement – again – with a new hit … Read More

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What is this thing? No, really! What is this?

The other day a priest friend and I went steeple-chasing – to visit churches in the area that I had not yet seen. At one place, where there is – or was, at least – the presence of Sinsinawa Dominicans we … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Priest’s cassocks with shoulder capes

From a reader… I was wondering if any secular/diocesan priest is allowed to wear a black mozzetta as part of their choir dress? I have seen pictures of some priests wearing a black mozzetta such as the Canons Regular of … Read More

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07/07/07 – “dust off the censer, and toss out the bong”

Here is a grooovy oldie post from the WDTPRS archives. This, from this very day in 2007: Some time ago, the Official WDTPRS Parody Song Writer, the esteemed now Father Tim Ferguson wrote some lyrics in honor of Summorum Pontificum: As he put … Read More

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Congratulations Newly Ordained Fr. Tim Ferguson!

I was in Marquette, MI on Friday for the priestly ordination of a frequent commentator and parodohymnodist here, Fr. Timothy Ferguson.  His road to the priesthood was 29 years long!  As he quipped: “thirty less one”. He sent a note … Read More

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“dust off the censer, and toss out the bong” – 07/07/07

Here is a grooovy oldie post from the WDTPRS archives. This, from this very day in 2007: The Official WDTPRS Parody Song Writer, the esteemed Tim Ferguson has been at it again. As he put it, “I ruminated a bit … Read More

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Pete Seeger remembered

I hear that singer songwriter and erstwhile Communist Pete Seeger has died.  He was 94. May God be merciful to him and to all who pass to their eternal judgment, each and everyone. Once upon a time here on this … Read More

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Wherein Fr. Z posts his annual rant on BLUE vestments and then sings to you. POLL!

Some veteran readers here know about my annual rant about BLUE vestments during Advent.  Lest all other Advent considerations – such as the coming of the Lord – be overshadowed, herein I rant. I believe this dopey liturgical abuse is … Read More

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Blue Vestments? An annual rant.

From a reader: Our priest borrowed glorious old blue vestments in the Roman style for today, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. He announced that it’s the first time for him, and that it is per a 400-some-year-old indult for … Read More

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ZUHLIO RETURNS: “Where Have All The Sisters Gone”?

The Official Parodohymnodist of Fr. Z’s Blog has inspired – I don’t know how he does it – has inspired – or even why he does it – has inspired to emerge from retirement ZUHLIO! Yes, after the triumphant reemergence … Read More

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NEW SONG! 5th Anniversary of Summorum Pontificum

The WDTPRS Parodohymnodist, inspired by the reposting of his offering 5th years ago, has come to our service again. COMPOSER’S NOTE: To the Beatles’ “Maxwell’s Silver Hammer” – unfortunately, to fit the tune, you have to put the emphasis on … Read More

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07/07/07 – 5 Years since the release of the text of Summorum Pontificum

I posted this last year, but it is good enough to repeat! On 7 July 2007 the text of Summorum Pontificum was released. The Motu Proprio went into force on the subsequent 14 September, but the release of the text … Read More

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WDTPRS EXCLUSIVE! ZUHLIO RETURNS!

Some of you may recall waaay back when I posted a song by the famous rapper “Zuhlio”.  I hadn’t had any previous acquaintance with Zuhlio before that, but since then I have stayed in touch.  He had retired and was … Read More

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QUAERITUR: Is gambling a sin?

From a reader: I have recently started dating a woman who is a devout Catholic. I was baptized, but have fallen away from the church since I was young. Since I have love her so much I decided to start … Read More

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A different Epiphany hymn

On a lighter note for your Epiphany joy, here is an offering from the official WDTPRS Parodohymnodist, the great Tim Ferguson. He provides an introduction: I was just poking around my computer looking for a file and happened across a … Read More

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WDTPRS POLL: Color of Advent Vestments and my annual rant

Some veteran readers here know about my annual rant about BLUE vestments during Advent. Blue is not a liturgical color of the Roman Rite (though some use it for Marian feasts according to some old tradition in Spain and former … Read More

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