Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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

ASK FATHER: Deny Protestants Communion? Exempt them from the collection!

From a reader… If Protestants aren’t allowed to receive communion maybe they should not be allowed to put money in the collection plate either. Somehow I think an exception will be made for that. A couple things occur to me … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point in the sermon you heard at your Mass of Sunday Obligation? Let us know what it was. For my part, for Sexagesima, I spoke of receiving well the Word in God, in which Christ is … Continue reading

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Recent Posts, Thanks to Donors, Mass for Benefactors

First and foremost, help each other.  YOUR URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS Also, posts scroll out of view pretty quickly.  Here’s what’s been going on lately. Peters on Allen on Francis’s silence on abortion, etc. ASK FATHER: Father said say Act of … Continue reading

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YOUR URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS

Please use the sharing buttons! Thanks! 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 … Continue reading

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Peters on Allen on Francis’s silence on abortion, etc.

You heard, I’me sure, about the huge lay-run “Family Day” event in Rome that drew vast crowds from all over the peninsula to the City. Pope Francis and the Italian bishops were un-involved and even silent about this big and important manifestation … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Father said say Act of Contrition afterwards. Fr. Z rants… at priests.

From a reader… who recently went to confession! Everyone… GO TO CONFESSION! QUAERITUR: I just went. Yay! After confessing my sins I had a question about a friend who fell away from church. It took 2 minutes, 3 tops. I don’t usually … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Reciting the Office or reading silently

From a seminarian… QUAERITUR: I am a seminarian and I pray the EF Office faithfully. I know I have read somewhere that even when praying alone the words should actually be pronounced (however quiet) and not read as completely silent. … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Report a priest who gave Communion to a Protestant minister?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Does one have to report a priest who knowingly gave communion to a protestant pastor? In my parish we had an ecumenical rorate mass [An “ecumenical Mass”…?] during advent and the protestant pastor present (who also … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ #HamRadio Saturday: Winter Field Day – Lost!

Now for another edition of Ham Radio Saturday. I created a page for the List of YOUR callsigns.  HERE  Chime in or drop me a note if your call doesn’t appear in the list. Today I have been listening on 20m … Continue reading

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ROME: Huge crowd for Family Day

Family Day is underway in Rome. Huge crowds have converged on the Circo Massimo. Here are some pics from the Great Roman™ Fabrizio.    The traditional parish staffed by the FSSP is represented. More

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