Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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

ASK FATHER: Should I “poison” by Facebook account?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Will I be guilty of causing scandal if I “poison” my Facebook data in order to protect myself from them? I just read an article how it is better to run a script to make your … Continue reading

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Of “schism” and the abolition of the USCCB

A couple of reading assignments for this morning. Check out Ross Douthat on the Left’s “schism” hysteria.  HERE Also, at Crisis there is a piece which suggests the abolition of the USCCB.  HERE This passage summed up a lot of what … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard during your Mass of Sunday Obligation? Let us know. For my part, I wrote the 7th and final offering in the Our Lady of Sorrows Project and then I … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Sorrows Project: 7th Sorrow – The Burial of Jesus

Today is the Feast of Our Lady of Sorrows.  So, on this day, after the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, we conclude our brief work. So far… 1st Sorrow – The Prophecy of Simeon 2nd Sorrow – The … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Sorrows Project: 6th Sorrow – The Piercing of the Side of Jesus, and His Deposition.

So far… 1st Sorrow – The Prophecy of Simeon 2nd Sorrow – The Flight into Egypt 3rd Sorrow – The loss of the Child Jesus in Jerusalem 4th Sorrow – Mary meets Jesus on the way to Calvary 5th Sorrow … Continue reading

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Jesuit-run Amerika aims at Francis’ “detractors”. Incoherence ensues.

Jesuit-run Amerika Magazine trotted out a piece by a Barcelona-based Jesuit professor of theology which claims to explain why certain, primarily northern, theologians reject Pope Francis’ theology. The article intentionally misconstrues what it is about Francis’ teaching that seriously alarms more … Continue reading

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@JamesMartinSJ and internet bullying

It seems that a Twitter user accused Jesuit homosexualist activist Fr James Martin of writing fake supportive letters to himself.  The person who wrote that accusation (who later apologized) used a sardonic generic label “RadTrad Twitter™”: “So, it appears we … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Sorrows Project: 5th Sorrow – The Crucifixion of Jesus

So far… 1st Sorrow – The Prophecy of Simeon 2nd Sorrow – The Flight into Egypt 3rd Sorrow – The loss of the Child Jesus in Jerusalem 4th Sorrow – Mary meets Jesus on the way to Calvary Now we … Continue reading

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Fakebook

For some reason, the Fakebook sharing button seems to be working. Share while we can!

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Mind-blowing profundity at the reconstituted John Paul II Institute 2.0

Sometimes I like to post lighter fare on a Friday.  But today, I am so moved, so overwhelmed and thunderstruck with awe, that I must share this quote.  Honestly, folks, I’m gobsmacked.  I’m all at sixes and sevens. We once … Continue reading

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RECENT POSTS and THANKS!

Things scroll off the front page pretty fast.  Here are some posts going back a couple weeks. First, can we pray for each other? Your Urgent Prayer Requests And now: Our Lady of Sorrows Project: 5th Sorrow – The Crucifixion … Continue reading

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YOUR URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS

Please use the sharing buttons! Thanks! Registered here or not, will you in your charity please take a moment look at the requests and to pray for the people about whom you read? Continued from THESE. I get many requests … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Fr. Murray, Prof. Royal on EWTN on Francis’ latest PPP (Papal Plane Presser) comments

My friends Fr. Murray and Prof. Royal were on EWTN with Raymond Arroyo’s The World Over. They discussed Francis’ comments during the latest PPP (papal plane presser).

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@FatherZ responds to @PhilipPullella of Reuters about the Holy Spirit and the elections of Popes

I had retweeted my friend Fr. Blake’s tweet. I don’t see this continuous criticism from our beloved Holy Father as Christlike, I find it painful and destrucitve of faith and unity, and contrary to the action of the Holy Spirit’s … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Sorrows Project: 4th Sorrow – Mary meets Jesus on the way to Calvary

So far… 1st Sorrow – The Prophecy of Simeon 2nd Sorrow – The Flight into Egypt 3rd Sorrow – The loss of the Child Jesus in Jerusalem Now we turn to… Mary meets Jesus on the way to Calvary. (Tradition … Continue reading

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