Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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SYNODGATE: A canonist weighs in – Fr. Z gives advice

The esteemed canonist Ed Peters has something to say about #Synodgate – the heist of the Five Cardinals Book™ from the mailboxes of participants at last October’s Synod on the Family. (HERE)
Thus, Peters:
It was worse than a crime—it was a blunder
There … Continue reading

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SYNODGATE – Five Cardinals Book stolen from participants’ mailboxes at last year’s Synod on Family

It seems that this story about #Synodgate is being picked up by lots of people.
What will be really interesting to watch is who does not pick this up.
_____ ORIGINAL Published on: Feb 25, 2015 @ 9:32
I have wanted to write about this … Continue reading

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Pontifical Council for Culture… winning the minds and hearts of women everywhere!

I have sometimes offered that, were I Pope, I would create two new dicasteries (while axing a bunch of others).  Firstly, there would be a Sacred Congregation for the Dusting of the Holy Doors.  After all, the major basilicas all … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 09: Thursday of the 1st Week of Lent

Today is Thursday of the 1st Week of Lent.
Reminder: GO TO CONFESSION!
How long has it been?

Here is another 5 minute daily podcast for Lent.  They are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your … Continue reading

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Reason #142 for Summorum Pontificum

This is from Vatican Radio:
(Vatican Radio) Pope Francis and the Roman Curia are in the middle of their weeklong Spiritual Exercises in Ariccia, outside Rome.
According to L’Osservatore Romano, the retreat master, Carmelite Father Bruno Secondin, has shared reflections with the … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick in St. Louis

Brick by brick, my readers, brick by brick.
I had some good news:
Here is a good example of the Traditionalists “Riding The Bike”. [See this rant HERE.]
A Parish near St. Louis is starting a Latin Mass through the efforts of a few dedicated … Continue reading

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“Filial appeal” to Pope Francis asking him to hold the line

This is pretty interesting…
From Breitbart:
EUROPEAN ROYALTY APPEALS TO POPE FRANCIS ON CHURCH TEACHING
A coalition of royals, prelates, and Catholic activists have sent a “filial appeal” to Pope Francis asking him to hold the line on Church teaching regarding the family.
The … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s Day promotion for Courageous Priest – reminder

The nice people at Courageous Priest are still working on their t-shirt fundraiser.  They have a St. Patrick t-shirt which, for a change, doesn’t promote anything stupid, immoral, or disrespectful to the Saint.
Since I simply loath what has been done to the Feast of … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 08: Wednesday of the 1st Week of Lent

Today is Wednesday of the 1st Week of Lent.
Reminder: GO TO CONFESSION!
How long has it been?

Here is another 5 minute daily podcast for Lent.  They are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your … Continue reading

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The Feeder Feed: Chicago Edition

This morning took me to the Chicago Art Institute. I was especially keep to see some Impressionists, but I started in chronological order in European paintings.
This is interesting. Here is something by Matteo di Giovanni (+1495), part of a series … Continue reading

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