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About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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

Extraordinary Synod on Family is, thanks be to God, over.

The Extraordinary Synod on the family is, thanks be to God, over.
The bishops will meet again next year at the same time in the Ordinary Synod on the same topic: the Family.
Let me start with the pessimistic take, first.
In sum, … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Stop this and watch this

Watch and learn:

Enough said.
This is the guy who did this!
This book was the game changer.
As I post this 564 views.

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ASK FATHER: Prayer for the Holy Father’s intention?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
To gain an indulgence we are required to “pray for the Pope’s intention”. How are we to understand this – are we asking God to answer the specific prayer intentions of the Holy Father (crudely, asking God to … Continue reading

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NYC Day 2: Benedict Edition

The day began with eggs Benedict.

By the way. Did you see how some loons are saying that some Cardinals tried to conspire with Benedict XVI to sway the proceedings of the Synod? Sheesh.
Next, from the Met.  There is an exhibit … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point in the sermon you heard for your Sunday Mass?
Another question: Was the Synod that just closed mentioned in the sermon?  In what terms?
Was the Beatification of Paul VI mentioned?

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WDTPRS Collect 19th Sunday after Pentecost- “Why did God make you?”

The snippers and stitchers of the Consilium allowed this Sunday’s prayer to survive unscathed in the post-Conciliar editions of the Missale Romanum. The Collect still echoes the ancient sentiments of Holy Church wherever the Roman Rite’s Ordinary Use of Holy … Continue reading

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Wherein Card. Burke is compared to Archbp. Lefebvre

Just in case you were wondering what sort of people were on the other side of the issue, this is a Twitter exchange between the Jesuit James Martin and Massimo Faggioli, a liberal academic in St. Paul:

Card. Burke is compared … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 29th Ordinary Sunday: “bear with me” – glory and pregnancy

The Collect for the 29th Ordinary Sunday is found the ancient Gelasian Sacramentary among the prayers for the 5th Sunday after Easter.  Those of you who participate in celebrations of Holy Mass according to the 1962 Missale Romanum will hear … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ final address to the Synod as it closes

Pope Francis addressed the Synod participants at the end of the Synod.  I’ll out the blah blah:
(Vatican Radio) At the conclusion of the Extraordinary Synod on the Family, Pope Francis addressed the assembled Fathers, thanking them for their efforts and … Continue reading

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NYC Day 1: Pastrami Edition

I am at the glorious Pastrami Queen on Lexington.

Mushroom Barley soup

Pastrami

Corned Beef

“Smile!” … yep… he was smiling.

We spent time in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, sort of my Mecca, to which I bow several times when I come to this … Continue reading

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