Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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

WDTPRS – 10th Sunday after Pentecost: Mercy does not mean turning a blind eye to Justice

The Collect for the 10th Sunday after Pentecost in the Extraordinary Form survived, sort of survived, to live in the post-Conciliar, reformed Missale Romanum!  You can find it, somewhat wounded, for the 26th Sunday of Ordinary Time in the Ordinary Form Missale … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 18th Ordinary Sunday: clear, cold reality

When the priest, alter Christus, says our prayers during Holy Mass, Christ, Head of the Body, speaks. His words have power to form us. Formed according to the mind of the Church, we Catholics then go out from Mass to … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ – #HamRadio Saturday – QSO / QSL Card 1st Draft

Last week I mentioned that I – who am not yet proficient in Morse Code – used my iPhone app to decode some signals that I picked up.  I heard people from Maine and Oklahoma. This week I set up my … Continue reading

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1 August – Seven Holy Maccabees & St. Peter in Chains: Wherein there is cool Catholic stuff

I am sure you already know that today, in the new, Ordinary Form, calendar, is the feast of St. Alphonsus Maria de’Liguori, the bishop and doctor of the Church so famous for his contributions to moral theology. However, today is … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Priest’s cassocks with shoulder capes

From a reader… I was wondering if any secular/diocesan priest is allowed to wear a black mozzetta as part of their choir dress? I have seen pictures of some priests wearing a black mozzetta such as the Canons Regular of … Continue reading

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MUNICH: “Married” lesbian remains head of day care center

This is interesting… From LifeSite: ‘Married’ lesbian approved as head of Catholic day care in Cardinal Marx’s diocese July 31, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – The website of the German Bishops’ Conference, katholisch.de, reported yesterday on the first case of a practicing homosexual … Continue reading

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A Scrat Interlude

Something light… but maybe not.   I think most of you know that I don’t like squirrels… except Scrat.  I actually have squirreled away somewhere a Scrat decal for the cover of my laptop, where the glowing bitten apple of sin … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Voice Mail & ASK FATHER: Catholic and Orthodox wedding question

I’ve been monitoring my voice mail.  A question came in a while back which I can now treat. Let’s have the audio…

This is an interesting question. I’m a Latin Church, Catholic priest and not really qualified to speak about … Continue reading

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Blue Moon

On my way out of an eatery where I had met a reader and priest heading to Lacrosse for yet another conference with Cardinal Burke, as well as the great Archbp. Cordileone, [HERE] I saw the rising moon. Photos almost … Continue reading

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Fishwrap – once again – publicly attacks the Church’s moral teaching

Over at the Fishwrap (aka National Sodomitic Reporter) Jamie Manson (openly lesbian activist, promoter of women’s ordination, mentored by Sr. Margaret Farley, and darling of the LCWR), laments the Church’s teaching about homosexuality. This piece is part of Fishwrap‘s incessant effort to undermine … Continue reading

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