Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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

¡Vaya lío! Great idea for diocesan New Evangelization!

Here is an encouraging “¡Vaya lío!” example.
You all know about, or ought to know about, the great Benedictine monks in Norcia, Italy.  Here is something from their web page:
SOLEMN MASS WITH THE BISHOP OF FOLIGNO, HIS EXCELLENCY GUALTIERO SIGISMONDI
[NB] The Bishop … Continue reading

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Easter, customs, food and you!

It is a beautiful custom today to bring special foods to church for the priest’s blessings before Easter. Back at my home parish in my native place, people would bring things and, lined up at the Communion rail, we … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 46 Holy Saturday

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Today is Holy Saturday of the Sacred Triduum. This is the penultimate podcast.
Examine your consciences.

Have you made your good confession?
Today we hear something from the wonderful  CD of music for Lent by the Benedictines of Mary, Queen … Continue reading

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Foot-washing, law, journalists, liberal activists, and Bp. Morlino

In the Left-leaning Wisconsin State Journal columnist Doug Erikson offered a piece on 16 April called “In the Spirit: Bishop Robert Morlino’s foot-washing policy draws national press, petition effort”. Erickson’s bias against Bp. Morlino in favor of a liberal activist group … Continue reading

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Nancy Pelosi: Episcopalian foot washer!

Just think!  Over with the Episcopalians, Nancy Pelosi could both vote for public funding of abortion and also be a bishop at the same time!  She could even the “Presiding Bishop”!
From The Washington Times with my emphases and comments:
Nancy Pelosi has embraced … Continue reading

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AUDIO PRAYERCAzT: Via Crucis by Bl. John Henry Newman

Some of you have asked me to post my recordings of the Stations of the Cross as individual posts. It seems that in iTunes only one of the four are available when I post multiple links.
Here is one.
This is my … Continue reading

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AUDIO PRAYERCAzT: Via Crucis by St Alphonsus Liguori

Some of you have asked me to post my recordings of the Stations of the Cross as individual posts. It seems that in iTunes only one of the four are available when I post multiple links.
Here is one.
This is my … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 45 Good Friday

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Today is Good Friday of the Sacred Triduum.
Examine your consciences.

Have you made your good confession?
Today we hear something from the wonderful  CD of music for Lent by the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles.

 http://www.wdtprs.com/lentcazt14/0645Lent2014.mp3
These daily podcasts for Lent … Continue reading

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POLL: 2014 Holy Thursday Foot Washing Rite – what happened?

The rite of washing of feet, or Mandatum, is an option in the Roman Rite.
Let’s have a poll.
But first, the Church’s liturgical law is not ambiguous: only males can be chosen for this, and they should be men: viri selecti.  Virmeans “man” and cannot, cannot … Continue reading

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Thank you for something!

Our Lady, thank you.

One more step.

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