Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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

Funeral for… what?

No wonder the Church is struggling in Belgium.
From Tradition in Action and Amor de la Verdad:
Catholic funeral for a dog in Belgium
It happened on April 22, 2015 in the city of Sambreville, Belgium, in St. Victor Church of Auvelais. [D. Namur] The parish … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Voice Mail or ¡Hagan lío!

I get interesting voice mail.
Remember, I don’t call back, but I listen to it.

To the woman in South Africa: Unfortunately, I couldn’t understand most of what you said, because of the poor audio quality the voice mail. It sounds like … Continue reading

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What ‘Quo primum’ says and what it doesn’t say

At his engaging blog Mutual Enrichment, Fr John Hunwicke has a good note about Pius V and Quo primum.  He points out a common error or two about that famous Apostolic Constitution.
Quo primum was the instrument of promulgation of the first “Tridentine” missal, … Continue reading

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The next time you are tempted to quit…

I had to share this video, which I understand has been “viral”.
Consider this demonstration of determination and desire the next time you are challenged with a task and want to quit.
Via WaPo:
Mason said [Army Capt. Sarah Cudd] with Army Public … Continue reading

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A dose of reality from Milwaukee’s Sheriff

I really like this Wisconsin sheriff.
From LifeSite:
Black Sheriff Says if Black Lives Mattered They’d Protest at Abortion Clinics
CNN’s Poppy Harlow interviewed Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke about the recent protests that some in the Black Community have sparked after the police … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! “Officer Down!”

From a priest friend comes something that I think quite good.
As you can see from https://odmd.wordpress.com/, Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Andrews, NC, is spearheading a dinner at which the heads of all law enforcement agencies in the region will … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Is divorce a sin? Should I confront priest who said it isn’t?

From a reader…
A local, newly Ordained, Priest has told my wife that it is NOT a sin to divorce me so long as she does not remarry. I believe that it is a sin to divorce since there is no … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Supper For The Promotion of Clericalism

It’s spring, and time for a Supper For The Promotion of Clericalism, in other words, no lay people allowed.  I am in favor of clericalism… the way I define it.  HERE
In less provocative terms, I’m having 7 priests over for … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: “We don’t go to Mass to adore Jesus…”?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Last summer I heard a bishop say, “We don’t go to Mass to adore Jesus…” (I was too shocked to hear why we do go.) Last week, my own priest in his homily, said something to the effect … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Is saying “God bless you!” a blessing?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I was just at a “seminar” that took place in a catholic church this past weekend and I knew right away that I was in the wrong place (thus the lower case c) when the parish priest introduced … Continue reading

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