Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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

Pope Francis, Pope

I have been, frankly, both exhausted and a bit disgusted after the last Synod and I have been trying to have a little RnR.  That doesn’t make for a lot of posting of edgy stuff.
So, here’s a little meat … Continue reading

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Sistine Chapel “rented” out to Porsche?

Someone allowed the the Sistine Chapel to be “rented” for a corporate event. HERE  Someone else in the Holy Sees denies that it was “rented”.   However, a big German corporation gave money to the Holy See and, after that, … Continue reading

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Helen Hull Hitchcock – RIP

In your charity, please remember to pray for the soul of Helen Hull Hitchcock, who died recently.

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ROMA – Day 1: Hitting the ground running

Here we are again.

I arrived in time for rush hour.
The flight was uneventful, which is how I like them.

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Card. Kasper invokes journalist war against another Cardinal?

Card. Kasper looks around for people to blame for his own enormous gaffe.  But the ending is a little … dunno… threatening?
From CWR. Go there for links and other stuff.
The controversy about statements made last week about African bishops and … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Midtown Tunnel Edition

I hurtled through the Midtown Tunnel and I am on the Van Wyck on the way to JFK.

And so the pilgrimage to Rome begins.
UPDATE
I had a note that a couple of priest friends are also heading to Rome. Different … Continue reading

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Extraordinary Synod on Family is, thanks be to God, over.

The Extraordinary Synod on the family is, thanks be to God, over.
The bishops will meet again next year at the same time in the Ordinary Synod on the same topic: the Family.
Let me start with the pessimistic take, first.
In sum, … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Stop this and watch this

Watch and learn:

Enough said.
This is the guy who did this!
This book was the game changer.
As I post this 564 views.

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ASK FATHER: Prayer for the Holy Father’s intention?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
To gain an indulgence we are required to “pray for the Pope’s intention”. How are we to understand this – are we asking God to answer the specific prayer intentions of the Holy Father (crudely, asking God to … Continue reading

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NYC Day 2: Benedict Edition

The day began with eggs Benedict.

By the way. Did you see how some loons are saying that some Cardinals tried to conspire with Benedict XVI to sway the proceedings of the Synod? Sheesh.
Next, from the Met.  There is an exhibit … Continue reading

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