Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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

3rd Glorious Mystery: Descent of the Holy Spirit

Some years ago I post my Patristic Rosary Project.  Here is an oldie offering from that project on the…
3rd Glorious Mystery: Descent of the Holy Spirit
Pentecost is the birthday of the Church, when the Holy Spirit breathes His own life into … Continue reading

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Netflix’s “Daredevil” is Catholic

A while back, at the urging of a friend, I watched the Netflix series Daredevil.  I didn’t have any expectations going into it, and so I wasn’t disappointed.  As the beatitude which didn’t make it into the list says, “Beati qui … Continue reading

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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 email asking for … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Tuna Edition

I changed my socks at the Steam Pipe Trunk Distribuition Venue and am now on the way to KC, MO.
The son of a friend of many years is being ordained to the priesthood, Deo volente, tomorrow.
And so I take to … Continue reading

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Great moments with Card. Sarah!

There is a great article at the Italian Il Foglio with pithy quotes from one of my favorite Cardinals, His Eminence Robert Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments.  I can only offer a … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Pentecost Sunday (2002MR): Our holy selvage and our salvation

The Fiftieth Day Feast, Hebrew Shavuot or Greek Pentekosté, for the Jews commemorated the descent of God’s Law to Moses on Mount Sinai, wreathed in fire, fifty days after the Exodus.  Fifty days after Our Lord’s Resurrection (the perfect number … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can a penitent “release” priest from Seal of Confession?

From a reader…
Father, as a follow up to your recent post on who is bound by the seal of confession, I have two more related questions:
1. Can the penitent release the priest from the seal? I would think not, so as to … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: The timing of announcments in the Novus Ordo

From a reader…
Our Pastor has recently decided not to make announcements after the final blessing because, he says, it isn’t part of the liturgy. I say that after the final blessing, the Liturgy is finished and can say what ever … Continue reading

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New readers here may not know that The Internet Prayer, which I wrote in Latin a zillion years ago now, has been put into many languages. I have gathered all that I have found onto one page. Some … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! “Officer Down!”

I am reposting this after learning of the death of a woman officer in Omaha who was scheduled to take maternity leave.  HERE  She was killed in a shootout with a fugitive.  She recently gave birth to a daughter, and was stepmother … Continue reading

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