Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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

Concerning Card. McCarrick

Card. McCarrick. What to say?
I remember that it was Card. McCarrick who suppressed information in a memorandum to US bishops from the Prefect of the Cong. for the Doctrine of the Faith, Joseph Card. Ratzinger, about guidelines for voting in … Continue reading

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URGENT UPDATE – Fr. Phillips EXONERATED! UPDATED!

UPDATE:
Everyone in the Chicago area…
You would not make a mistake were you to choose to go to Mass at St. John Cantius on Sunday.
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You remember the controversy that surrounded Fr. Frank Phillips of the Canons of St. John Cantius in … Continue reading

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Dubious dubia about the Dubia

Once upon a time there was a Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation that caused a lot of head scratching.  And so some Cardinals got together, four in all, and asked the writer of the Exhortation – or rather the Pope whose signature … Continue reading

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JUST TOO COOL: SPACE FORCE!

When I was driving to Michigan for this year’s Acton University, I heard a speech that Pres. Trump gave to a gathering of small business leaders.   During that speech he mentioned NASA and the development of the
SPACE FORCE!
I heard … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: What can the acolyte do and wear?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I was wondering if you know the rubrics or know where the rubrics for lay instituted acolytes in the EF can be found?
At my parish, we try and do a lot of things in the extraordinary form, and I am … Continue reading

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Day 1 #ActonU – Getting Started – Days and Deaths

There are some thousand participants from across the globe and many confessions and religion.
The first evening involves checking in, a social hour, supper and an address.

The first evening our speaker addressed us from Venezuela.

She is forbidden to leave Venezuela.
“We don’t … Continue reading

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“Disinformation” and some notes about the World Council of Churches

The Fishwrap (National Schismatic Reporter) is all excited about a visit His Holiness will make soon to the World Council of Churches in Geneva for its 70th anniversary.  John Paul II and Paul VI both visited the institution.  In turn, … Continue reading

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Catholic? Why?

Quotes from the article that follows:

Freely to assent to truth is the heart of what it means to be civilized.
A human order is built on fidelity to tradition and principle.
While there are signs of life in various places in the … Continue reading

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“Perdonamose!” Midsummer Snails, John’s Birthday Feast and You.

UPDATE:
Thanks for “snail money” as JP called it, and to: GG
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Your planet once again is whirling its way towards your solstices, Summer in the North and Winter in the South.  Since the emphasis in Western Civilization has been northern, I’ll … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: The South

It has been awhile since I’ve cooked something interesting for myself. After my trip a few months ago which included Sicily, I’ve had a hankering for Pasta alla Norma. Today I saw that my DVR had picked up the Met’s … Continue reading

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Pres. Trump and the Brown Scapular

This is really interesting.  HERE
The Governor of Guam, gave Pres. Trump a brown scapular for the First Lady.  And he talks about a statue of Our Lady of Fatima.
 
 

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WDTPRS – 4th Sunday after Pentecost: “HEY YOU!” *smack*

Here’s something a little different.  Let’s look at the Secret for the 4th Sunday after Pentecost, in the traditional use of the Roman Rite, also used on Saturday of the 4th Week of Lent, which has its Station Mass at San … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard at your Mass of Sunday obligation?
Let us know what it was.

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Surprise article at Commonweal about participation in the Traditional Latin Mass

There was a surprise at Commonweal, which generally leans left and against Tradition. It is about a week old, but I missed it: I don’t real Commonweal unless I can’t avoid it.
It starts out with an off-putting reference to the … Continue reading

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Speaking of Eucharistic Processions…

This is too good not to share.
Corpus Christi may have passed for this year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy the reportage, even from years ago.
John XXIII on Corpus Christi 1960. Compare and contrast?
Interesting details.

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