Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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

ASK FATHER: Membership in a parish, borders, registration

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I am a parishoner at an ethnic church in the Archdiocese of X with national boundaries where there are Masses, sacraments, services, etc in my preferred language.
However, I live 20 minutes away in the Diocese of Y. Who is “my bishop”? … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 12: 2nd Sunday of Lent

Today is the 2nd Sunday of Lent.
Reminder: GO TO CONFESSION!
How long has it been?

Here is another 5 minute daily podcast for Lent.  They are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own … Continue reading

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Internet to be regulated by Feds… what could possibly go wrong?

 

 
Anyone else worried about this?
Think… Amtrack… health.gov… U.S. Post Office…
What could go wrong?

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Bp. Galantino, 66, resigned

I note with interest in today’s Bolletino that His Excellency Nunzio Galantino, Bishop of Cassano all’Jonio and Secretary of the Italian Bishops Conference has resigned at age 66.
You might recall that Bp. Galantino has made some odd statements. For example, … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 2nd Sunday of Lent: Purify your “spiritual view” lest God be offended

Here is the Collect of the 2nd Sunday of Lent, a new composition for the Novus Ordo based on a precedent in the Liber Mozarabicus Sacramentorum:
Deus, qui nobis dilectum Filium tuum audire praecepisti, verbo tuo interius nos pascere digneris, ut, spiritali purificato … Continue reading

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Two years ago… Sede Vacante

Two years ago today, Pope Benedict XVI abdicated.
My posts from that sad, remarkable day, HERE.

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Hit job on Card. Pell because he’s doing his job

His Eminence George Card Pell was appointed by Pope Francis to oversee cleaning up the finances of the Holy See. He is doing his job. And so as Pell drills into the financial corruption and is getting closer to the … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 11: Ember Saturday of the 1st Week of Lent

Today is Saturday of the 1st Week of Lent. Today is an Ember Day.
Reminder: GO TO CONFESSION!
How long has it been?

Here is another 5 minute daily podcast for Lent.  They are intended to give you a small boost every day, … Continue reading

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Ancient Greek Fish on Friday

One of the blogs I follow is Pass the Garum. They recently moved to a new site, by the way. As you know from reading this blog for a while, garum is a fermented fish sauce that the Romans put … Continue reading

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Will Pope Francis be the only able-bodied diocesan bishop NOT to celebrate Mass of the Last Supper with priests and people?

From the marvelous Fr. Hunwicke.  I had to smile.  HERE
Job Sharing?
Why don’t people swap roles occasionally? Fr Lombardi could go riding around in airliners making remarks to journalists; then the Holy Father could do the News Conferences explaining what the … Continue reading

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