Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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

San Francisco: Pontifical Mass!

I was sent some photos from the Pontifical Mass at the Throne on Sunday celebrated by His Excellency Most Reverend Salvatore Cordileone.
First, it is nice to see the canopy.

As a matter of fact, we are getting a canopy together for … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: What time of day should Father be saying his Office?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I know some priests who pray all the Hours of the divine office at a particular time…for example:
There is this priest who went out for an important trip..he probably didn’t have any free time in the evening so … Continue reading

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Crux – Fr. Z’s initial observations

I have been watching the new initiative from the Boston Globe, with the involvement of former Fishwrap writer John Allen: Crux.
I have some initial observations.
Happily, it seems to me that Crux has the potential to make the National catholic Fishwrap irrelevant.  Sadly, it … Continue reading

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Our Sorrowful Mother, Queen of Martyrs

Today is the Seven Sorrows of the Blessed Virgin Mary.  Can you name them?
Here the entry from the Roman Martyrology:
Memoria beatae Mariae Virginis perdolentis, quae, iuxta crucem Iesu adstans, Filii salutiferae passioni intime fideliterque sociata est et nova exstitit Eva, … Continue reading

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Intinction

The other day the Holy Father Pope Francis witnessed, during Holy Mass for the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross, the marriages of a passel of couples, some in some irregular situations. Leaving that aside, there was one thing … Continue reading

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YOUR URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS

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Registered or not, will you in your charity please take a moment look at the requests and to pray for the people about whom you read?
Continued from THESE.
I get many requests by email asking for … Continue reading

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Those zany Satanists!

In case you were wondering, the satanic event scheduled to be held in an Oklahoma City civic center (thus, state operated), is still on and has sold out.  HERE
But, hey!  Don’t worry.  These are just benign people doing their thing.  Right? … Continue reading

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Good news on the Spanish Front!

I received good news today (Sunday 14 September, as I write). Not all the news – most – I have received lately has been good.   Perhaps things have not gone well in Blackfen or in Bakersfield, but in Dunn, … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a great point from the sermon you heard for this Sunday, the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross?
Let us know.

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Summorum Pontificum 7 years on. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Today is the anniversary of the implementation of Summorum Pontificum.  The Motu Proprio will surely be recognized as one of the most important achievements of the too-brief pontificate of Benedict XVI.  It has already created a huge knock-on effect in … Continue reading

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