Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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

THIS IS WAR! Wherein Fr. Z calls on bishops and priests to FIGHT BACK as priests and bishops!

Preliminary note:  For the last two nights, I have had nightmares.  Last night was as bad as anything I have ever had and it was incredibly real.  As I wrote this post, I had the dreaded BSOD.   Hasn’t happened for … Continue reading

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Akita, Communion in the hand, and homosexuality

The Bellarmine Forum there is a longish piece which makes a connection between some topics:
Our Lady’s Messages at Akita
Communion in the Hand
Homosexuality
Said Our Lady at Akita:
“The work of the devil will infiltrate even into the Church in such … Continue reading

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Card. Zen on the “Provisional Agreement” with the PRC on Bishops

When I lived in Rome I had some contact with the Chinese Catholic ex-pat community.  Today, I can only imagine their heartbreak and fear.
The reaction of His Eminence Joseph Card. Zen is at LifeSite.
“It’s a complete surrender … I have … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 25th Ordinary Sunday: Each love fuels the other, when love of God is first.

This week’s Collect for Mass for the upcoming 25th Ordinary Sunday (Novus Ordo, obviously), was introduced into the Missale Romanum with the Novus Ordo but it is influenced by a prayer in the ancient Veronese Sacramentary.
Deus, qui sacrae legis omnia constituta … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Fr. Murray on aspects of The Present Crisis

Let libs tremble and clutch their pearls upon their fainting couches.
My good friend Fr. Gerald Murray was interviewed by Raymond Arroyo last night on The World Over.

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ASK FATHER: Adding water to Holy Water

What are priests for?
Short answer: They offer sacrifice.
The role of the priest is to confect the Eucharist, absolve sins, impart blessings, preside at all manner of approved rites.   The jocular Scriptural basis for this is, of course, “For God so … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: If in letters Benedict XVI imparts still the Apostolic Blessing…

Debates about the true status of Benedict XVI could root the stuff of novels.
There are those who say that Benedict XVI is still really Pope.  There are different reasons given.  One is that his abdication was under duress and is, … Continue reading

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A story of spectacular complexity, involving shady people, huge money, interlocking directorates, vast loans, and the Papal Foundation.

Read this.
Zenit reports.
Pope Francis on September 20, 2018, received in the Apostolic Palace Consistory Hall of the Vatican, the participants at the Conference of the Sons of Holy Mary Immaculate on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Venerable … Continue reading

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One Mad Mom spanks James Martin, LGBTSJ – UPDATED

UPDATE:
I had a call from a friend who underscored her real shock at Martin’s ghastly suggestion in his tweets.  The more I think about it, the more loathsome the true content of Martin’s tweets appears.
He told people that they shouldn’t … Continue reading

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Bishop R. Walker Nickless of Sioux City on #ViganoTestimony

Bishop R. Walker Nickless of Sioux City has made a statement about The Viganò Testimony.
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As I mention our priests, seminarians and deacons, I want to thank the faithful of the Diocese of Sioux City who have offered support, prayers and … Continue reading

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And now a word from our sponsor…

And now a word from our sponsor…
Today – the 20th day of the month – is one of this blog’s very lean days.
There are only three people signed up to make monthly donations.
There are a lot of you out there who … Continue reading

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BOOKS RECEIVED: Vatican I: The Council and the Making of the Ultramontane Church

So time ago, I received a new book from a reader about Vatican I. I am not a great fan of the author, John W. O’Malley, who is a liberal Jesuit (tautology).  His book on Vatican II was sharply partisan.
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The upcoming Synod’s “working document”

George Weigel described the guiding document for the upcoming 2018 Synod of Bishops and Non-Bishops.
Anyone looking for a remedy for insomnia might try working through the Instrumentum Laboris, or “working document,” for the XV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Should we pray for or against the success of the Synod?

I’ve had a few questions in email about the upcoming Synod.   People are worried that it is rigged.   Imagine such a thing!  “Surely NOT!”, you might gasp.
Questions have ranged from the new constitution for the Synod’s operation to whether we … Continue reading

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What passes for important today.

Once upon a time, Roman Pontiffs and the Curia they assembled as hired help concerned themselves with the great issues and questions of the day.   Minor issues were left to others to deal with.
These days, in the age of the … Continue reading

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