Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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

Church Sign: “Welcome! We are heavily armed!

Since it’s Sunday… a friend forwarded this to me from Right Wing News:
Tampa church warns: We are armed & ready to use deadly force if a shooter attacks us
The churchgoers at River at Tampa Bay Church are taking their safety in … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can the priest receive Precious Blood by intinction?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Is it permissible for the celebrating priest to receive communion via intinction? Or must they physically eat the host and drink from the chalice?
Thank you very much for all you do.
I am not sure there is a way … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 33rd Ordinary Sunday: the “sign of peace” – Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Since the day I was ordained, I have celebrated both forms of the Roman Rite, the Novus Ordo and the TLM.
When I am called upon to say the Novus Ordo, I jump up and help out.  I prefer the older, traditional … Continue reading

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Robert Mickens – Scaredy Cat

The analogy has been offered before.  Once upon a time there were only a few news outlets which had a strangle hold on news, which was pitched from only one, liberal, view.   Then came talk radio and after that cable. There … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Must I confess mortal sins which I honestly forgot in previous confession?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
After a valid confession, if we later remember a forgotten mortal sin, are we strictly obligated to mention it in our next confession, or is it optional? I have found contradictory answers by both priests and laypeople online. … Continue reading

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REMINDER: Registration, passwords, moderation

First, a reminder that a few weeks ago, after a rocky software update for the blog I had to recertify 17K user accounts manually which somehow were put into “pending” mode.   In that process you you were sent an email … Continue reading

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Police Dept. offers “active shooter” training for clergy

A dear friend sent this nifty story from Philly.com!
GLOUCESTER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBS) — The Gloucester Township Police Department is hosting a free active shooter training event for local clergy next month.
In a bulletin, police say they want to help clergy become … Continue reading

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U.S. priest in L’Osservatore Romano promotes either dissoluble marriage or polygamy

You have to pay attention to language, especially in the hands of libs.   They twist and they turn.  They set you up with implicit premises which you might breeze right by.   They lead you astray and into the dark places … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: How to shop online with your Amazon thingy?

From a shopping reader…
QUAERITUR:
In order for you to get your kickback from the Amazon link, is it necessary to do each search from your link, or just when a purchase is made?
I don’t buy that much (not a Prime member) … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Emergency Baptism “in utero”

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Recently, a baby in Texas was temporarily removed from her mother’s womb for life saving spine surgery. After the 20 minute surgery, the baby was returned to the womb, and was born healthy several months later. (Truly a … Continue reading

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The Four Last Things, False Paths, and @JamesMartinSJ

Homosexualist activist James Martin, SJ, tweeted this today.

Gospel: Today Jesus talks about not only the end times, but the end of our lives. Is it morbid to think about your death? No, it can be clarifying. It helps you to … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: A lunch tribute to #MaximumBeans

Each time tweet attention hungry Massimo “Beans” Faggioli encounters a traditional or faithful person, position, or has a set back, he gets a little sour.  He can’t really help it. He is angling for elevation as a cadre in the … Continue reading

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INDIANAPOLIS 17 NOV – YOUNG PEOPLE! Traditional Solemn Mass for the National Catholic Youth Conference

There will be a SOLEMN Mass in the traditional, Extraordinary Form at the NCYC (National Catholic Youth Conference)
Solemn High EF Mass
Friday, November 17th 2017
11:30 AM
Indiana Convention Center
Mass will be located in the adoration chapel in the convention center
(500 Ballroom)
At NLM … Continue reading

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The dying out of women religious, and the crisis of religious, priestly vocations. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

If anyone in the English speaking world knows what the status quaestionis is concerning American women religious it’s Ann Carey. She has written insightful books about, especially, why some orders are imploding from their own suicide pact with modernity.  See … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: A prayer for protection while traveling

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I ride a Vespa PX150 around town as it’s quick and cheap to run. When I start the scooter each time I recite the Apostles’ Creed, Our Father, Hail Mary and Gloria while the engine is warming. Then … Continue reading

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