Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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

Vatican Secretariat of State to monitor use of images of the Pope, take “appropriate action”

Did you all see this in the Bolletino? The Secretariat of State includes among its responsibilities the protection of the image of the Holy Father, so that his message may reach the faithful intact, and so that his person is … Continue reading

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How low will the ‘c’atholic Left stoop?

More dopey – no, that’s not right – stupid and/or malevolent smears of Raymond Card. Burke have emerged.  The catholic Left is absolutely unhinged by Card. Burke and will do anything to anyone, anything to undermine him.  It must be his … Continue reading

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How the Left organizes and operates

A couple videos which you might want to review. First, how the Left is organized. If you think this isn’t also happening in the Church you are puir slowwitted gowk. And then there is this nut ball, stoking the well-organized … Continue reading

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UPDATED REACTION: HBO’s The Young Pope

I finally slogged my way through HBO’s The Young Pope.  “Slogged”, I say, firstly because it is a weekly series.   Next, because as the series dragged on I gradually lost interest.  Lastly, as it came to “The End” at … Continue reading

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Feast of the Cathedra of Peter: in the basilica

First of all, congratulations to the Anglican, Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of Peter! Here are a few photos of St. Peter’s taken a few years back on this feast of the Cathedra of St. Peter. It is pretty dark in … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Why on earth did they start offering Mass “facing the people”?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: When I first started attending the TLM, I really struggled with Mass celebrated ad Orientem. However, the more I attended the TLM and Mass according to the Missal of Divine Worship (aka, Anglican Use), which in … Continue reading

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US Ambassador to the UN: “For those who don’t have our backs, we’re taking names”

The new US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, brought a rather different tone to her first press conference after a meeting of the Security Council. This is refreshing. Haley told reporters, “Our goal with the administration is to show … Continue reading

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Ad orientem in Cologne’s great Cathedral

One of our frequent and long-time commentators here, Henry Edwards, sent some screenshots of the Holy Mass celebrated by Rainer Card. Woelki at the spectacular Cathedral of Cologne’s high altar (i.e., the real altar, the grown-up altar, the main altar) for … Continue reading

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Prayer Request

I’m down with the crud.  Prayers, please.  It’s kind’a horrible.

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Brick By Brick: A church gets a make over

Some parish churches are victims of awful post-Conciliar, faithless wreckovation. Some are awful because of budget problems when they were being constructed. Some are just plain awful. There’s hope. A priest friend of mine has given a make over to … Continue reading

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1 Year Later: Fr. Paul Scalia’s funeral sermon

One year ago today I watched Fr. Paul Scalia celebrate Holy Mass for the repose of his father’s soul: the funeral of late Justice Antonin Scalia.  The sermon was noteworthy and I bring it back to your attention one year … Continue reading

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Your Good News

Do you have some good news to share with the readership? Let us know.  I’m sure that we all could use some.  

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News from earthquake shaken Norcia and the Benedictine Monks

News has come from the monks of Norcia.  They have a huge challenge ahead as the rebuild.  Please support them.  They are a rock solid, worthy cause.   Some times it is hard to know if your monetary support is … Continue reading

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Brick By Brick – Altar By Altar: Turning again to the liturgical East again

In my email today I had more than one note about pastors shifting their sanctuaries to ad orientem worship. One note said: Starting this week, our Table altar is going into storage and all Masses at our parish will be ad orientem … Continue reading

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Card. Arinze Defends Catholic Doctrine… Again

With the help of LifeSite we hear from the great Francis Card. Arinze, Cardinal Bishop of the Suburbicarian Diocese of Velletri-Segni, former Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments, Archbishop Emeritus of Onitsha, Nigeria.  His Eminence … Continue reading

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