Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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

Krauthammer on “Wolf Hall”

I have seen the whole series Wolf Hall via BBC.
I entirely agree with Charles Krauthammer at WaPo:

“Wolf Hall,” the Man Booker Prize-winning historical novel about the court of Henry VIII — and most dramatically, the conflict between Thomas Cromwell and … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Commentator during Mass

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Our local Ordinary Form parish has started having “teaching” Masses on Sunday. They have a lector explain everything as it is happening during the Mass. As a catechist I know people need to learn about the Mass; however…It … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Eastern Catholic Priest or Deacon as Deacon for Traditional Latin Mass?

From an Eastern Deacon…
έρωτᾶται*:
Can an Eastern Catholic Priest or Deacon serve as Deacon for the Latin Mass?
Why… YES!
As a matter of fact, I have dealt with this before, concerning the Eastern Subdeacon, but the law applies to priests and deacons.
Perhaps … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ – Ham Radio Saturday – Annuntio vobis gaudium!

UPDATES below.
Original published on: May 2, 2015 @ 10:16
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This morning I took my General Class license examination.

I passed with a perfect score (as I did for my Tech exam).

Now it is on to the Extra Class exam!

The study books, by the way, … Continue reading

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Sign up for ‘Summorum Pontificum’ Pilgrimage to Rome with Fr. Z (19-29 October)

I want to bring to your attention the upcoming annual Summorum Pontificum pilgrimage to Rome 19-29 October.   It is handled by Orbis Catholicus and my friend John Sonnen.  I will be going.
HERE
The signup deadline is, I think, 1 July.
I was with … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can non-Catholics go to confession?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
My mother is a non-Catholic who sometimes attends mass with me (a convert). She has considered entering the Church (her mother–as a side note–became a Catholic in her late 80’s, with me as her sponsor.) A good friend of mine, who … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Sanation of Protestant marriage without dispensation

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Thank you Father for your great blog! Are there situations where it would be appropriate to get a marriage regularised as a natural marriage even though there is a possibility it could be sacramental? I ask this as … Continue reading

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New SF Blog: One Mad Mom

I direct the readership’s attention to a blog post by a newcomer…
She reacted to the attacks on the Star of the Sea parish and Frs. Ill and Driscoll by the liberal priests in San Francisco.
She’s not happy.
Go see!  Spike her … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Three questions from a sinner who wants to come home.

From a reader…
QUAERUNTUR:
I have been gone from the Church for about 10 years, and I am just starting the journey of coming home; I am a disgusting sinful mess…
I have 3 questions [I usually take one at a time, but this … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Baptized Greek Orthodox but left

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I was baptized Greek Orthodox but left the church for 10 years. I so want to return. Can I just start going again?
This is unclear.  Do you mean that you want to return to the Greek Orthodox Church? If so, … Continue reading

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