Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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

REACTION: HBO’s The Young Pope

I have now seen two episodes of the new HBO (etc.) series The Young Pope. It has already run across the Pond. It is visually rich, cynical, creepy, weird, unpredictable, sacrilegious and clever. Try to get your head around Fellini’s Roma … Continue reading

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Kelly Ann Conway, The March For Life, SCOTUS, Roe v Wade

This is interesting.

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Solemn Mass Green Eye Candy

As Prez of the Tridentine Mass Society of the Diocese of Madison, I want to leave it all on the field.  We are doing our best to SAVE THE WORLD, one Mass at a time.  We want Holy Mass to … Continue reading

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Is ‘Amoris laetitia’ compromised because of ghostwriter plagiarism?

There is a bit of hard reporting and analysis at Crux today which merits close attention. Also, at the end, I have a face-saving solution for everyone regarding the Five Dubia and controversy about Amoris laetitia Chapter 8. Here is some helpful … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can absolution be granted when no purpose of amendment exists?

Under another entry here a commentator asked: Can absolution be granted where no purpose of amendment exists? If granted, with no purpose of amendment, does it even ‘take’? No. And No. In normal circumstances, when there isn’t danger or some … Continue reading

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Canonist Ed Peters on The Maltese Fiasco

Distinguished canonist Ed Peters, at his indispensable blog In The Light Of The Law, has posted in the wake of what we must now call… The Maltese Fiasco The Bishops of Malta issued a dreadful set of guidelines for the implementation … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard during Holy Mass to fulfill your Sunday obligation? Let us know! This week I have a bye.  I’m going to be deacon for a priest who has not yet … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 2nd Ordinary Sunday (NO) & 2nd after Epiphany (TLM): We are beggars

I can’t think of a time when it was more important to beg God for mercy and aid, with bent knees, face to the ground. In the reformed calendar, we have moved into the Time called “Ordinary”, by which we mean … Continue reading

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IMPORTANT: Interview with Card. Caffarra about the Dubia and ‘Amoris laetitia’ confusion

UPDATE: I was sent this Tweet of Matteo Matzuzzi of Il Foglio: Diversamente da quanto si legge in giro, Caffarra @ilfoglio_it non risponde a Müller (questione cronologica) https://t.co/cSnq1DwrFk — Matteo Matzuzzi (@matteomatzuzzi) January 14, 2017 [Decoded: “Differently from what is … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Pontifical Vestments Fund Raising UPDATED!

UPDATE: The fabric has been delivered, thanks to a clerical intermediary, to Gammarelli in Rome.  On Monday I will send in the order, directions of what to do, and get back the estimate of costs. So… you need to step up now! … Continue reading

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14 January: Happy Feast of the Ass!

Rev. Mr. Greg Kandra reminds us that today is the Feast of the Ass.  Wikipedia HERE I wrote about this back in 2012 HERE There are medieval liturgical rites which ought to be revived… not just on this day but … Continue reading

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Ninevah 90 starts 13 February

My friend Fr. Richard Heilman has an initiative which you should all know about. It starts one month from TODAY so this is time sensitive. It is called Ninevah 90. HERE Si vis pacem, para bellum.

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RECENT POSTS and THANKS to readers, benefactors

I made a change to the sharing buttons plugin.  I think the blog loads a little faster now.  Perhaps you could make greater use of the buttons? Pretty please? I am deeply grateful to all of you benefactors who donate … Continue reading

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Italian Archbishop: “In 10 years we will all be Muslims because of our stupidity.”

Meanwhile, an Italian bishop had something interesting to say. I hope the Maltese read this after the way their bishops went to the zoo.  HERE This is an Emeritus Archbishop… so no one can do anything to him, if you … Continue reading

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Maltese Bishops Go To The ‘Amoris laetitia’ Zoo: Disaster… inexcusable nonsense… green-lighting sacrilege

UPDATE: aka – The Maltese Fiasco ___ Earlier today I had a great misfortune to read a statement from the Bishops of Malta which is a complete disaster.  I was going to post about it tomorrow, but canonist Ed Peters beat … Continue reading

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