Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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

It’s as if Francis had met with the homophobic dictator Kim DaeVis

UPDATE: Go to the bottom to see what Pope Francis responded on this issue to a reporter during the flight from these USA back to Rome. ORIGINAL Published on: Oct 1, 2015 @ 13:26 Yesterday I posted about reactions to the … Continue reading

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FR. Z BLOG EXCLUSIVE! The return of…

I wanted to alert the readership that I received a note from, the distinguished artist ZUHLIO! Zuhlio is deeply concerned about the upcoming Synod of Bishops. He has decided to come out of retirement – again – with a new hit … Continue reading

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Bp. Olmsted (D. Phoenix) issues to men a tremendous call to battle!

Liberal catholics want to wussify the Church.  They effectively embrace the world’s ways and think the Church should adapt her teachings and practices to shifting secular mores.  They accuse those who still dare to stand up in the public square and defend … Continue reading

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Pope Francis meets with Kim Davis. The Left melts down.

The catholic Left are desperate to silence the so-called “culture warriors”, especially to squelch Catholics who uphold clear Catholic teaching in the public square. You may have heard that during his visit to these USA Pope Francis is reported to have met privately with the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: If 50% of marriages are invalid, how do I know if my marriage is valid?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: If approximately 50% of current “Catholic” marriages are actually invalid, how do I know if my marriage is valid? I was a cafeteria Catholic at the time of the wedding, husband was unbaptized. We got a … Continue reading

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A Roman Mystery: The Lost Tomb of St. Jerome

If there have to be reality TV shows or treasure hunt movies, I propose finding the tomb of St. Jerome (+420) in the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome. I may write a novel!  It would have vampires, I … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ #HamRadio Open Band Alert

I’ve been listening on and off during the day to 20m.  I’ve heard Sweden, Sao Paolo, Island of St. Helena, Croatia, S. Italy.  What a contrast from a week ago. Chime in here if you hams want to make some … Continue reading

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New sacred music disc recorded in the Sistine Chapel

Here’s some musical news.  The Sistine Chapel Choir recorded a new disc of sacred music in the Sistine Chapel.  It is produced by Deutsche Grammophon and it is called Cantate Domino.  UK HERE Recorded in the chapel for which most of … Continue reading

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A Feast of Angels

In the older Roman calendar today is the Feast of the Dedication of St. Michael the Archangel, which refers to a basilica dedicated in his honor. This has been the time of year to honor angels for a long time … Continue reading

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Off the cuff Francis on the family

Francis in Philadelphia speaking off the cuff about the family with a more or less simultaneous translator. Start at 1:58:29 to about 2:20:30

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