Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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

ASK FATHER: Waxed linen altar cloths

In honor of the appointment of Card. Sarah to the Congregation for Divine Worship, we tackle an important liturgical issue.
Traditionally our Roman altars should have three linen altar cloths.  One of them should properly be infused with wax, to make … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point or two made during the sermon you heard for your Sunday Mass of obligation?
Let us know!

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New Prefect of Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments

Pope Francis has appointed Robert Card. Sarah, 69, as the new Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments.
Hitherto, Card. Sarah, from Guinea, has been the head of the Pontifical Council “Cor Unum”.
Not long ago, I posted … Continue reading

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Curial reshuffling to take place?

I have of late not been very happy with Andrea Tornielli, who seems to have jettisoned objectivity.  However, at La Stampa he posts that there are perhaps some big changes coming to the Roman Curia.
On Monday the Pope will sit … Continue reading

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Anti-Christian group’s founder arrested

Via BarbWire:
Homosexual HRC Founder Arrested for Raping 15-Year-Old Boy
et another high profile “gay” activist has been arrested for homosexual assault on a child. This time authorities caught one of the big fish (a rainbow trout?). Terrance Patrick Bean founded the … Continue reading

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MIAMI: TLMs bringing in young people

A reader alerted me to coverage of a TLM in Miami in which the local Juventutem chapter is involved.
With Ancient Language, Catholic Mass Draws Young Parishioners
Roman Catholic Mass was at one time universally celebrated in Latin, the ancient Roman language.
After … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Allons Y Edition

Vacation having come to an end, it’s time to hit the long and dusty. Paris is worth, among other things, another visit.

This is the part I like the least.

UPDATE:
Back in these USA!
Last leg.

It’s short.

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Paris – Day 7: Shells and bones

Today brought better weather. We had a trip to the Bon Marche again, almost like a pilgrimage. But there were various motives I cannot now explicate.
On the way…

And the place itself.  Fascinating.

Did you know that large format wine bottles have … Continue reading

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Turning to the East in the Diocese of Lincoln

The late-great liturgist Klaus Gamber, who also influenced Joseph Ratzinger (also known by another name), said that turning around the altars was the single most damaging change that happened in the name of the Council, and it wasn’t even mandated … Continue reading

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Five Cardinals Book™ will defend marriage in several more languages!

Friends, the controversy isn’t over yet.  It is only beginning.
So, I am happy to report that The Five Cardinals Book™,  Remaining in the Truth of Christ: Marriage and Communion in the Catholic Church, which helped to turn the tide during the … Continue reading

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