Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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

LENTCAzT 05: 1st Sunday of Lent: The salvific sense of sin

It is the 1st Sunday of Lent. We have emerged from Lent’s “narthex” into the greater season. These 5 minute podcasts are intended to give you a daily boost in your discipline during this holy season, Lent. One of the … Continue reading

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Justice Antonin Scalia – RIP

This is a day for serious mourning for our country. Justice Antonin Scalia died, at age 79. Pray for the Scalia family, remembering in a particular way our friend Fr. Paul Scalia. Pray for these United States.

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Astonishing new church in Russia

Church architecture reflects the faith of the people who build churches. These days many of the modern Catholic churches I have seen look more like municipal airport buildings than structures to house the most sacred thing humans can undertake, the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Difference between male and female?

From a seminarian… QUAERITUR: I’m a seminarian at __ in ___ and I was wondering what’s the reason for why women should not be in the sanctuary for things such as lecturing and EMHC? I’m totally on board with this teaching, I just don’t know … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 04: Saturday after Ash Wednesday

It is Saturday after Ash Wednesday. We are creeping into Lent through the “narthex” of these first few days. Almost there! These 5 minute podcasts are intended to give you a daily boost in your discipline during this holy season, … Continue reading

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Card. Burke on attending SSPX chapels: only when “absolute necessity”

At the Deus Ex Machina Blog there is a video of a presentation given by Card. Burke (bow low here) on the occasion of the publication of his book Divine Love Made Flesh in Polish. Included at the blog is … Continue reading

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Bp. Egan (D. Portsmouth): GO TO CONFESSION!

From the great Bp. Philip Egan of the Diocese of Portsmouth (England) comes this! Go to Confession regularly, bishop urges diocese The Bishop of Portsmouth has appealed to his diocese to attend Confession regularly in a pastoral letter, which will … Continue reading

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YOUR URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS

Please use the sharing buttons! Thanks! Registered or not, will you in your charity please take a moment look at the requests and to pray for the people about whom you read? Continued from THESE. I get many requests by … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 1st Sunday of Lent (2002MR): The sacrament of Lent

The Roman Station for the 1st Sunday of Lent is St. John Lateran. COLLECT – LATIN TEXT (2002MR): Concede nobis, omnipotens Deus, ut, per annua quadragesimalis exercitia sacramenti, et ad intellegendum Christi proficiamus arcanum, et effectus eius digna conversatione sectemur. … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 03: Friday after Ash Wednesday

It is Friday after Ash Wednesday. Remember your Friday Lenten obligations. We are creeping into Lent through the “narthex” of these first few days. These 5 minute podcasts are intended to give you a daily boost in your discipline during … Continue reading

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