Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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

My View For Awhile: Mazzucchelli Edition

A priest friend and I are headed to SW Wisconsin to visit churches built by the Dominican missionary Ven Samuel Mazzucchelli.      We will aim at Dubuque to see the Cathedral.  The founder, Bp Loras was a friend of … Continue reading

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Our Lady of the Clergy

Our Lady of the Clergy O Mary, Queen of the Clergy, thou who art the Mother of the Church, the Queen of missions, the fulfillment of all ecclesiastical virtues; deign to sow in the pure hearts of our first communicants … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton supports Planned Parenthood

Just a reminder of what you all know. The other day she said that the baby parts videos were disturbing. She now repeats that she supports Planned Parenthood, big business abortion, founded by Margaret Sanger to get rid of undesirable … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Really long Elevation, Consecration – POLL

From a reader… QUAERITUR: We have a new priest in our parish (not the pastor). He’s done a few Sunday masses so far. He’s got a few quirks, the most noticeable of which are during the consecrations of the bread … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! URGENT MONDAY – US Senate votes to DEFUND Planned Parenthood – CALL SENATORS

Early Monday evening, the U.S. Senate will vote on S. 1881, to prohibit taxpayer funding of big biz abortion Planned Parenthood. From Life News: While most members of the Senate are strongly pro-life and support yanking taxpayer funding from the … Continue reading

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ROME: “Shadow Synod” II September 10-12

I received word of a conference coming up in Rome.  The conference is clearly part of an organized effort to influence the proceedings of the upcoming Synod of Bishop on the family… and not in a good way.   This … Continue reading

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Catholic League on the publicly funded hate speech in Milwaukee

From the Catholic League: Milwaukee Hate Speech Publicly Funded August 3, 2015 Bill Donohue comments on the Milwaukee Art Museum’s anti-Catholic exhibition and its reliance on public funding: Anti-Catholic art is always objectionable, but it is doubly so when it … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! “Officer Down!” – Memphis officer slain

rom Fox News: Authorities identify suspect wanted in fatal shooting of Memphis police officer during traffic stop A suspect has been identified in the search for a gunman who shot and killed a Memphis police officer during a traffic stop, … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point in the sermon you heard for your Sunday Mass of obligation? Share it here.

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2 August until midnight: “Portiuncula” Plenary (or Partial) Indulgence

From midnight tonight to midnight 2 August, you can gain the “Portinuncula” Indulgence. Catholic Encyclopedia St. Francis, as you know, repaired three chapels. The third was popularly called the Portiuncula or the Little Portion, dedicated to St. Mary of the … Continue reading

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