Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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

FOLLOW UP on Gluten and Celiac post

There is a lively post on low-gluten hosts and celiac disease.  HERE In the comments under that post, a commentator says: TLM people don’t believe that lay people should ever touch a chalice, this means that I can’t receive communion … Continue reading

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ZMIRAK: Hawaii Sen. @maziehirono Is Right. We Must Intern the Knights of Columbus in Camps

Go read John Zmirak’s scorn-laced send-up of the moronic statements by Sen. Mazie Hirono (PartyOfDeath-HI) about federal a court nominee who belongs to the Knights of Columbus.  HERE Senator Mazie Hirono Is Right. We Must Intern the Knights of Columbus … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Gluten-free madness the work of the Father of Lies?

FOLLOW UP HERE From a reader… QUAERITUR: Might the gluten-free madness that grips Western society be the work of the Father of Lies? Most people who believe themselves to be gluten-intolerant are just engaging in speculation and it might be … Continue reading

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Of desecration of liturgy and identity. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Let me begin with several hooks upon which we can hang some useful ideas as we look down the line at an article from Regis Nichols at Crisis. First, in April 2017, a preface Benedict XVI wrote for the Russian translation … Continue reading

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NEW BOOK from William R. Forstchen. “Sauron’s Eye” is about to kill everything on Earth.

One of these days, friends, your planet is going to get really pasted by your yellow Sun.  It is not a matter of “if”.  It is a matter of “when”.  Contemplate losing all electricity.  What would happen to your life? … Continue reading

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Fun about a box of stuff, a papal tomb and ancient reading glasses (“cheaters”)

In addition to books that pour in, and a few magazines, I get the monthly newsletter from the Fabbrica di San Pietro.   They always have fascinating short articles with photos about aspects of the Basilica of St. Peter and the grounds … Continue reading

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booksI am catching up with all sorts of things that have stacked up. Here are a few of the books which recently came in. I haven’t looked into these yet. The first, I am going to very soon. A Catholic … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: “I’m seriously considering adopting some form of sedevacantism”

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Father, I’ll get straight to the point: I’m having difficulty believing that the Pope is the head of the Church. I know that regarding the past heresies Popes were often negligent in carrying out their duty to oppose error, … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Advice about homeschooling and High School

I’m out of my depth with this one.  I’ll bet there are quite a few of you out there who have sorted this issue. Hence, I’ll open this up to the readership. From a reader… QUAERITUR: My son will be … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made during the sermon you heard at your Mass of Obligation for this Sunday, Epiphany? Let us know what it was! For my part, I spoke about the various lights and “stars” which guide us … Continue reading

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Ready for the Epiphany Blessings

Getting ready for tomorrow’s blessing, this afternoon I removed the chalked inscription from my doorway. On Epiphany I will use blessed chalk to mark the door once again after blessing The Cupboard Under The Stairs. When the chalk is blessed … Continue reading

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The Party of Death, having a party at the 116th Congress

I switched off the news for a couple of months.  After the Kavanaugh hearings and the midterms, I just couldn’t take it anymore.  As for TV, I just can’t deal any longer with three heads in boxes all shouting at … Continue reading

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An Argentinian bishop on Communion in the hand

An retired bishop in Argentina, age 92, Most Rev. Juan Rodolfo Laise, O.F.M.Cap. has a book: HOLY COMMUNION Communion in the Hand: Documents & History – Some Reflections on Spiritual Communion and the State of Grace – 2018 218 pages hardcover … Continue reading

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Beans reveals his self-interest

Evidence of self-interest. Where does his mind go? Catholic publications obsessively insisting on the fight against heresy and heretics are the Catholic equivalent of “Playboy”. Only, “Playboy” used to publish better interviews. — Massimo Faggioli (@MassimoFaggioli) January 5, 2019 I’m … Continue reading

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Marble machine

And now for something completely different. A friend sent this. It’s amazing.

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