Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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

“among so many adversities”

Fr. John Hunwicke has a superb post over at his place.  He looks at today’s Collect in the Extraordinary Form.  My emphases and comments.
in tot adversis
Da quaesumus, omnipotens Deus: ut, qui in tot adversis ex nostra infirmitate deficimus; intercedente unigeniti … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Confessor interrupted and I didn’t get to confess everything

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
This Sunday I went to Confession for the first time in ~2 years. As you always say, I tried to make a good examination of conscience.
One problem is that Father chimed in with comments or advice as I … Continue reading

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Lying about Card. Burke

Both Michael Sean Winters of the Fishwrap and David Gibson of RNS posted intellectually dishonest hit pieces against Card. Burke. They purposely misread what Card. Burke said in order to put him in the worst light they could. At least … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 41: Monday of Holy Week

Today is Monday of Holy Week.
So… GO TO CONFESSION!
How long has it been?

Here is another 5 minute daily podcast for Lent.  They are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Abstinence from meat difficult when living in parents’ home

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I would like to abstain from meat all Fridays of the year but I live with my non-Catholic parents and can’t easily get my own food every Friday, what should I do? During Lent I have been making … Continue reading

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“Pause” for a moment to see Michael Voris’ new project

Like Michael Voris.  Hate Michael Voris.  Whatever.  Voris is a man with convictions and he acts on them.  That’s admirable.  
Like his projects.  Hate his projects.  He is doing something concrete with the time, talent and treasure at his disposal.
Would … Continue reading

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Religion of Peace in Nigeria – now beheading with chainsaws

From RT:
Boko Haram kills, ‘beheads with chainsaws’ 40 people to derail Nigeria elections
Militants from extremist group Boko Haram attacked several Nigerian towns, torching houses and fatally shooting those who fled before reportedly beheading some of the bodies with chainsaws. The string … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: “Mass” with no Collect, readings, etc., but lots of made up stuff

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Today I attended Mass where we had no Collect, no First or Second Reading, No Gospel, we sashed neatly from The Lord have mercy to the bidding prayers!
We had the Consecration, and we received Communion, but no prayers … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Son married in another church without a dispensation

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
My son left the Catholic Church And now belongs to the Church of England. he is getting married in C of E without a dispensation as he no longer considers himself a Catholic. I know he will not be married as … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 40: Palm Sunday, 2nd Passion Sunday

Today is Palm Sunday, 2nd Passion Sunday. Holy Week is underway.
So… GO TO CONFESSION!
How long has it been?

Here is another 5 minute daily podcast for Lent.  They are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement … Continue reading

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