Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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

Moving feedback from a “gay” reader

This is the kind of note that make all the flak worthwhile: A thousand times, thank you for your blog. I’m a Catholic in no small part because of this blog. When I first entered the Church ten years ago, I fell … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Permutations of the Novus Ordo according to options

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Your recent post on ways to enrich the Novus Ordo has brought to mind something I’ve wondered for a while, how many different ways can Mass be said validly in the OF given all of the different options? … Continue reading

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BOOK: Noble Beauty, Transcendent Holiness

Against the back ground of present controversies, I’ve been thinking. Again, NOTHING that we undertake as a Church will succeed unless it is rooted first and foremost in the proper liturgical worship of God. Hence, I need to plug Peter’s … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: What can we do to get these men into seminary?

From a reader: I am a Youth Minister at a parish and have probably a dozen young men (age 12-19) who are discerning calls to the priesthood and are interested in seminary. I have young priests at the parish, but they are reluctant … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Reversible travel vestments progress

Here is a VESTMENT PROJECT UPDATE.  There is news about two projects, as a matter of fact. First, there is progress on the reversible, Shantung silk travel vestments. I have received a couple donations for these vestments.  I’ll embroider the names of the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: What’s so difficult about learning to say the Traditional Latin Mass?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Maybe this question is too broad, but here goes: What is so difficult about saying/learning the EF? My pastor recently mentioned that he simply does not have time to learn the EF well enough to say it himself (he … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z responds to some points made by Bp. McElroy

In the English speaking world, in the wake of the withdrawal of speaking gig invitations to Jesuit Father James Martin, Jesuits and their allies have coagulated.  They now pour it on,  to create a critical mass of hatred against those Catholics who stick up for … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Proposals to priests to “enrich” the Novus Ordo from Tradition

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I’ve recently come across an article on NLM titled “A Primer for aTradition-Minded Celebration of the OF Mass.” As you can assume, this article has suggestions for celebrating the OF Mass traditionally. My question is this: which of … Continue reading

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SSPX forbidden to pray at Shrine of Our Lady of Knock

I saw this, thanks to a reader. From God does not die: Knock and it Shall NOT be Opened to You! – SSPX Pilgrimage Group Refused Entry to Knock Shrine. The Society of Saint Pius X annual pilgrimage to the … Continue reading

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23 September 2017: Look! Up in the sky!

The old phrase forever to be associated with Superman, “Look!  Up in the sky!” denotes wonder and curiosity about something unknown. On 23 September we will look up in the sky and see something wondrous and curious. All sorts of … Continue reading

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Bullying the little guy.

For decade after decade a liberal elite dominated the mass media. People hardly knew it, the domination was so pervasive and complete.  Then, slowly but surely, a few conservatives clawed their way past the massive machine of opposition.   So, it … Continue reading

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Please! Attack some more!

The hijinx continues.  Today I was alerted to an attack on my sacred person, et alibi, at the site of La Croix International by Massimo “Beans” Faggioli of ultra-lib Villanova.  His purple patch and over the top notions suggest that he is … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Alignment

I’m off for another major city for a few days of adventure. Meanwhile, this was the sight in the sky as I entered the airport terminal. What are we looking at? Farewell to Rome, again.

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Fr Z responds to something in LATimes

From the LA Times: Father John Zuhlsdorf, who runs a blog called Father Z, repeatedly labeled Martin a “homosexualist activist” and called for Catholic institutions not to host him. Look, I may getting older and I have monsignor moments, but … Continue reading

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MASS FOR BENEFACTORS

Right now… 4pm Rome time.

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