Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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

Not just new sins, but new categories of sins!

Fr. Hunwicke – whom I thank for the recently conferred title Archiblogopoios* – has done it again.  He is on the proverbial roll.
Here’s the whole thing… I can’t resist.  Be sure to go over there, spike his stats, and read the … Continue reading

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Just Too Cool: Vatican Library manuscripts digitized, online

From Business Insider with lots of extremely cool images:
The Vatican Library was founded in 1451 by Nicholas V. It holds some 180,000 manuscripts, 1.6 million books and 150,000 images and engravings.
Last year, non-profit organization 

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Italian bishop forbids people to receive sacraments from SSPX

At L’Espresso I saw this, in Italian:
Pope Francis forbids Lefevbrite priests from saying Mass
The follows of the ultra traditionalist French bishop, already excommunicated, are now in Bergoglio’s crosshairs. Through one of his most faithful men he has forbidden them to … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 7: Umbrian Edition

We had Mass this morning, with the pilgrims, a votive Mass of the Holy Trinity, at Ss Trinità dei Pelegrini, which seemed fitting.
Then we found our bus for Orvieto!
My View For Awhile:

I’ve been here quite a few times, but it … Continue reading

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VIDEO: must watch! No. Really!

WOW.  Just… WOW.
From 2012.
I am not sure how to get hold of any of these good people, I’d be happy to come to celebrate Holy Mass in that chapel – of course with the necessary recognition of the diocese – … Continue reading

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Pope Francis doesn’t have to “break the Church”

Last summer during Acton University I had the chance to get to talk at length with Russ Douthat of Hell’s Bible (aka The New York Times… echo chamber of record for the liberal snob elite).  Douthat is a voice of … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: Christ the King (1962MR) – “no hugs and fluffy lambs”

Each year Holy Church presents to us the history of salvation, from Creation to the Lord’s Coming (His First and also His Final Coming).  At this time of year, as we move in the Northern Hemisphere into the darkness of … Continue reading

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Rome – Day 6: “FALL BACK!” Edition – REQUEST FOR PRAYERS

In Rome, where I am right now, we set our clocks back now, 25/26 October.
Therefore, I get an extra hour of sleep which I am obviously not having, because I am posting this.
This “fall back” change isn’t such a big … Continue reading

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Robin Hooders saving people from parking fines

I saw this at the Free Thought Project:
Parking Meter Activists Under Fire After Saving Drivers $80,000 in Fines
Stepping in between the State and their revenue stream can be quite hazardous.
Activists in Keene, New Hampshire have adopted a charitable strategy in … Continue reading

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Benedict XVI to Juventutem for Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage

During the Mass last night at Ss. Trinità and today at San Pietro, a little bit of Benedict XVI’s message was read to the pilgrims.  The message was more or less complete depending on the language of translation.
However, no reading … Continue reading

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