Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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

Not exactly Crispy Skin Chicken…

… or Beijing Kao Ya.
From Breitbart:
CRISPY DUCKS: SOLAR ARRAY TEST CREMATES 130 BIRDS IN ONE MORNING
Supporters of renewable energies hope that new advances in solar technology will figuratively set the world on fire, but for hundreds of birds in Nevada last … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 16: Thursday of the 2nd Week of Lent

Today is Thursday of the 2nd Week of Lent.
Reminder: 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 … Continue reading

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Veyron’s successor?

I believe you know that I am still in mourning over the production of the last Bugatti Veyron. HERE
However, one of you alert readers sent me a piece from Car and Driver about the next Bugatti project. HERE
Chiton
Perpend:
Bugatti decided that … Continue reading

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4 March 1865: Lincoln’s 2nd Inaugural Address

A friend dropped a note to me:
Today is the 150th Anniversary of Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address!  I just reread it.  I think it’s the finest writing (so far) in American English.  Perhaps it’s worthy of a blog post?
I seem to recall … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Close Call Edition

As usual, my flight is delayed.  It happens a lot at this airport.  I’ll have to dash for my connection.  Sigh.

UPDATE
I made it with about 5 minutes to spare.  I hope I’ll have a seat open by me.

Meanwhile, I got … Continue reading

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Christ’s childhood home found?

The “historical Jesus” is only of passing interest in comparison to the Lord of Salvation.
The Daily Mail has a piece about how archaeologists, reading medieval manuscripts, have identified a likely place …

Hewn into a hillside, this is the humble stone … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 15: Wednesday of the 2nd Week of Lent

Today is Wednesday of the 2nd Week of Lent.
Reminder: 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 … Continue reading

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Spectacular video of Mont Saint-Michel

A New Advent I saw a wonderful video with footage taken in part via drone of Mont St Michel off the coast of France.
It says by way of introduction:
After the construction of a raised causeway in 1859, Mont … Continue reading

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“They paved paradise and they put up a….”

Right now I am in the midst of making daily podcasts and, in them, mentioning the Roman Station church of the day.  I provide a little history of the churches.  Thus, I am daily reminded that churches can come and … Continue reading

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Renaissance triumphalist crowing both in bad taste and divisive

I saw a mordantly amusing comment from Fr. Hunwicke over at his blog HERE.  He mused about the recent 50th anniversary of Paul VI going to a Roman parish to say Mass in Italian.   Perpend.  My emphases and added … Continue reading

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