Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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

NYC – Manhattan’s Church of the Holy Innocents – VIDEO

You probably know about the Church of the Holy Innocents in midtown Manhattan’s reviving Garment District.  This is the only church in NYC where you can find Holy Mass in the Extraordinary Form.
Holy Innocents is a great place and many … Continue reading

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Just for nice

I am a little surprised that I haven’t been sent any photos from the Solemn Mass we celebrated at the beautiful St. Martin of Tours in Louisville.
My great thanks to the new Juventutem chapter there and also to the pastor … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point or two which you remember from the sermon you heard for your Sunday Mass?
Let us know.
For my part, for this 10th Sunday after Pentecost, spoke briefly about our need not to be presumptuous about our … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Home again, home again

As my time here in Louisville draws to a close, I want to share some shots of the beautiful altar cards we used at the Solemn Mass.

The nice lady who makes these and has the little cottage industry SPORCH (sometimes … Continue reading

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Bourbon country…

I am I Louisville, ground zero of Bourbon, which is so much more than just a great breakfast drink.
Today I gave two talks today on matters liturgical, spiritual, ecclesiological. The day is sponsored by Juventutem.
What a beautiful church is St … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Pontifical Edition

I am off again.

However, before dashing to the airport, we had ourselves a Pontifical Mass at the Throne for Our Lady’s Feast.
Before Mass the bishop consented to consecrate a new chalice, which was then used for Holy Mass.

Yes, we need … Continue reading

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Sure, the world is going to hell in a handbasket.  Not to worry.  We are all going to be wiped out pretty soon, anyway.
From The Independent:
Huge asteroid that ‘could end human life’ defying gravity as it moves towards Earth, scientists … Continue reading

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STUDENTS, PARENTS: Text Books, Back To School, and You

Since we are midway through July, many of you students out there will be thinking about your college or university courses. It’s textbook time.
If you are ordering textbooks online through Amazon, or anything else for school, would you do me the … Continue reading

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PRP – 4th Glorious Mystery: The Assumption

Back in 2006 I put together a “Patristic Rosary Project”, digging into the Mysteries we reflect on in recitation of the Rosary through the lens of some texts from the Fathers of the Church. I will have to return to … Continue reading

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New art from Daniel Mitsui. Inculturation Alert!

Daniel Mitusi occasionally sends me new pieces of art which he has created. This time he sent me his new Wedding at Cana.  For his site click HERE
You may recall that his little daughter has spent quite a bit of … Continue reading

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