"Are we prepared to promote conditions in which the living contact with God can be reestablished? For our lives today have become godless to the point of complete vacuity. God is no longer with us in the conscious sense of the word. He is denied, ignored, excluded from every claim to have a part in our daily life." - Alfred Delp, S.J.

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Sometimes I wouldn't mind being Fr. Z.

Fr. Z's flight home.
I so wanted a cocktail after seeing this.

I'm not envious, but I must admit, sometimes I wouldn't mind being Fr. Z. 


He's a priest on his own, he can say Mass and live in great intimacy with Christ in the Eucharist.  He lives very well, he doesn't have a lot of responsibility, and he travels a lot, he eats quite well and drinks well - he wants for nothing a gift card can't obtain.  Not a bad gig.

 Father is on his way back to the United States tonight.


  1. "Not a bad gig"

    "It's not such a bad way of getting through one's life," Cordelia on Sebastian in Bridehead Revisted.

    Not many would envy Sebastian's way, but of more interest, which is the more Catholic?

  2. I occasionally wonder what the deal is with him, but manage to remind myself that it's none of my business.

    And I guess if folks want to subsidize his life style, it's also none of my business.

    At least he gets his theology right and doesn't lead anyone astray.

  3. Adrienne writes : "At least he gets his theology right and doesn't lead anyone astray."

    In other words, when a priest does better than being a heretic leading the sheep astray, he's praised and subsidized as if he was the wellspring of heroic virtue.


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