Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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

Trump appointee’s stockings

From ChurchPop: You don’t see this very often in Washington D.C.! Representative Ryan Zinke (R-MT) has been nominated by Donald J. Trump to be the new Secretary of the Interior. And at his Senate confirmation hearing, Rep. Zinke wore something … Continue reading

Posted in Just Too Cool | Tagged | 14 Comments

Fathers! You are the mighty enemies of our enemy, Hell!

GO TO CONFESSION! What a victory for the demons of Hell it has been to run down the Sacrament of Penance until it is barely thought of in some parishes. Fathers, if you are parish priests and have the obligation … Continue reading

Posted in GO TO CONFESSION, Priests and Priesthood | Tagged , , , , | 46 Comments

UPDATE: White Pontifical Vestments Project

Good news.  We are alllllmost there.  We have hit our goal. Now I want to exceed our goal… with your help.   I am so very grateful to all of you who helped. In my gratitude, I’ll now raise the … Continue reading

Posted in ¡Hagan lío!, "How To..." - Practical Notes, ACTION ITEM!, Hard-Identity Catholicism | Tagged , | 3 Comments

BOOKS Recently Received: Beautiful manuals for devotions

I have recently received some books from TAN. First, let me mention a couple of “manuals”. There is the Manual for Marian Devotion (US HERE – UK HERE) and the Manual for Eucharistic Devotion.  (US HERE – UK HERE) They are available on Kindle … Continue reading

Posted in REVIEWS, The Coming Storm | Tagged | 9 Comments

The Maltese Fiasco – The Movie?

I haven’t yet heard who will star in this new film noir boxoffice buster. Meanwhile, my friend Fr. Murray has a comment at The Catholic Thing. Meltdown in Malta [They should start using The Maltese Fiasco, btw] […] The bishops of Malta have … Continue reading

Posted in Lighter fare, Mail from priests, One Man & One Woman | Tagged | 14 Comments

Poste Vaticane – Commemorative stamping to honor Martin Luther

Yesterday I heard that the Vatican Post was to issue a commemorative stamp honoring Martin Luther.  HERE To honor someone who so publicly ripped asunder the fabric of Christendom is appalling.  Who’s next?  Judas Iscariot? This is like: Augustus Caesar minting … Continue reading

Posted in Pò sì jiù, You must be joking! | Tagged | 48 Comments

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

Posted in REVIEWS | Tagged , | 38 Comments

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

This is interesting.

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 31 Comments

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

Posted in Hard-Identity Catholicism, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM | Tagged | 13 Comments

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

Posted in CRUX WATCH, The Drill | Tagged , , , | 32 Comments

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

Posted in "But Father! But Father!", "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, GO TO CONFESSION, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Vatican II | Tagged , , , , , , | 40 Comments

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

Posted in Canon Law, One Man & One Woman, Our Catholic Identity, Pope Francis, Sin That Cries To Heaven, The Coming Storm, The Drill, The future and our choices | Tagged , , , | 46 Comments

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

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 28 Comments

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

Posted in Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, WDTPRS | Tagged , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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) — Matteo Matzuzzi (@matteomatzuzzi) January 14, 2017 [Decoded: “Differently from what is … Continue reading

Posted in One Man & One Woman, Our Catholic Identity, The Coming Storm, The Drill, The future and our choices | Tagged , , , , , | 15 Comments