Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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

Kerknet – the portal website of the Catholic Church in Flanders – attacks Ordinatio sacerdotalis

How do you say Fishwrap in Flemish? My first thought was, this antic trumpery would not have been attempted in the pontificates of St. John Paul II or Benedict XVI. A Belgian Catholic newspaper, what seems to be the official Flemish language catholic newpaper … Continue reading

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Adventures in Preaching! And another, far more important event.

This is both smile and face-palm inducing at the same time. I picked this up from Church Militant. It seems that Bishop Donald Hanchon played a ukulele in the pulpit of Assumption Grotto in Detroit during a Confirmation Mass last Tuesday. I’ve … Continue reading

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Interviews you should look into

First, there is an interview with Card. Burke at LifeSite.  In the summary before the interview itself: Answering a question in which I remarked that “many Catholics are troubled by the text,” Cardinal Burke did not deny that some of … Continue reading

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“demonic gender ideology”

Another note in the wake of the wonderful National Catholic Prayer Breakfast. During his speech, Card. Sarah referred to “demonic ‘gender ideology’“. I think we should all start using this description whenever the topic comes up. From the LifeSite report … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Westward Edition

I am on my way home after a few great days in Washington DC. I love Uber. Airport Burger review…. Ben’s Chile Bowl… It’s only after you order and pay that they tell you it’ll take more than 10 minutes. … Continue reading

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OLDIE PODCAzTs for the Octave of Pentecost

Some Pentecost oldie PODCAzTs. I made these in 2008 during the Octave of Pentecost.  Perhaps they will be of interest to WDTPRS newcomers. 056 08-05-12 Octaves – Fr. Z rants & Augustine on Pentecost – PENTECOST MONDAY 057 08-05-13 John … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z rants

Over and over, wrong and wrong again; with the Church not speaking to the world from her wisdom, but the world teaching the Church a lesson in its foolishness, and the Church going along, like the puny kid in the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: “Maximized” priest returns to duties after marriage and divorce

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Maximized priest returning to priestly duties Our new parochial vicar (NO parish) is a priest who was married, divorced, and is now “returning to priestly duty.” What exactly does this mean? Can he licitly confect the Eucharist? Can … Continue reading

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National Catholic Prayer Breakfast 2016

I am at the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast! With Card. Sarah.  Paul Ryan is behind us.   And… … with Sam Gregg and Alejandro Chafuen, both with Acton Institute. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan.  No political red-meat, and he was … Continue reading

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Prof. Thomas Stark interviews His Eminence Raymond Card. Burke on ‘Amoris laetitia’

Prof. Thomas Stark interviews His Eminence Raymond Card. Burke on Amoris laetitia. From HERE

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