Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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

FOLLOW UP: Fr. Z asks help from priests: Can you take a Gregorian Mass set, stipend?

UPDATE 22 September: Since I updated, 10 priests have contacted me to say that they can take Gregorian Masses, in either the Ordinary Form or Extraordinary Form.  You can work it out with them. If you need Masses said, drop … Continue reading

Posted in Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Mail from priests | Tagged | Leave a comment

ASK FATHER: Confession line very slow and Father looks out at people waiting

From a reader… QUAERITUR: In our parish, when our Associate Pastor is hearing Confessions, he comes from behind the screen, opens the door and “greets” each person, in view of all waiting in line, then is very insistent upon hearing … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, GO TO CONFESSION, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Priests and Priesthood | Tagged , , , | 39 Comments

UPDATE Road Warrior Tips: Cheaper data abroad (KeepGo) and soft landings

UPDATE 20 September 2016 Some of you have availed yourselves of getting a KeepGo through the link I provided, below.   Thanks!  I have received some additional data. HERE I was very satisfied with how my KeepGo kept me connected in both … Continue reading

Posted in Just Too Cool, On the road, What Fr. Z is up to | Tagged , , , | 16 Comments

ASK FATHER: How to “steel ourselves” and not come down off from our crosses?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Dear Father Z, In your post regarding the 18th Sunday after Pentecost you advised us to steel ourselves and not come down off from our crosses. Would you be so kind as to offer some specific … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, Hard-Identity Catholicism, Our Catholic Identity, Semper Paratus, The Coming Storm, The future and our choices | Tagged , | 8 Comments

ASK FATHER: Why are we responsible for the sin of Adam and Eve when weren’t there?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Father, no priest/bishop/theologian/book has ever answered my question on how human beings after Adam & Eve can be responsible for their sins when, apart from our first parents, we weren’t even participants in their disobedience. I really don’t understand … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, Hard-Identity Catholicism, Our Solitary Boast | Tagged | 33 Comments

ASK FATHER: Why MUST one be in communion with Rome?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Why MUST one be in communion with Rome? The Eastern Church has celebrated the sacraments without communion with Rome for 1000 years, but still they have wonderworking Saints. GUEST “ASK FATHER” ANSWER from a priest who participates here: Why … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, Both Lungs, Hard-Identity Catholicism, Mail from priests | Tagged , | 25 Comments

Recent Islamic terror attacks in NYC and Minnesota

I have tangential connections to the place where the recent Islamic terror bomb was planted in New York City and to the city where the Islamic terrorists stabbed people in a mall in my native Minnesota. First, I went to St. Cloud … Continue reading

Posted in Semper Paratus, The Coming Storm, The future and our choices, The Religion of Peace | Tagged , | 26 Comments

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

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 38 Comments

This saint, after 1969, never said Mass using the Novus Ordo

Summorum Pontificum was a tremendous gift to the whole Church.  It was certainly one of the most – if not the most – important achievements of Benedict XVI, part of what I cal his Marshall Plan.  It is a great … Continue reading

Posted in ¡Hagan lío!, Benedict XVI, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Our Catholic Identity, Saints: Stories & Symbols, SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM | Tagged , , , | 13 Comments

19 Sept – NAPLES: The blood of St Januarius liquefied!

According to ANSA the miracle was repeated today: the preserved blood of the 4th c. martyr St. Januarius (San Gennaro) liquified.  Good thing for Naples! Here is something that I wrote for the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald: The … Continue reading

Posted in Just Too Cool, Pray For A Miracle, Saints: Stories & Symbols | Tagged , , , , | 8 Comments

PSA: International Talk Like A Pirate Day

Setting aside all the insignificant stuff, like indissolubility of marriage and Communion, Popes and potential heresy and schism, let’s keep our eyes focused on what really matters. Today, 19 September, is… Talk Like A Pirate Day. If you do nothing … Continue reading

Posted in Lighter fare, Preserved Killick | Tagged | 8 Comments

Read the reviews right away before they are removed.

This is HILARYous. Read the reviews right away before they are removed. Clinton and Quisling Kaine.    

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | Tagged , | 23 Comments

Ross Douthat on candidate Quisling Kaine (D-VA) and on Francis’ papal doctrine dance

At the NYT (aka Hell’s Bible) see what Ross Douthat has to say: Dilution of Doctrine LAST weekend Tim Kaine, the Democratic vice-presidential nominee and a churchgoing Catholic, briefly escaped obscurity by telling an audience of L.G.B.T. activists that he … Continue reading

Posted in 1983 CIC can. 915, Sin That Cries To Heaven | Tagged , , , , , , | 16 Comments

Your Sunday Sermon Notes

I can picture it now.  It’s time for the homily at Sunday Mass.  You resolve to pay close attention and remember details because you know that Fr. Z will ask… Was there a good point or two made during the … Continue reading

Posted in SESSIUNCULA | Tagged , , | 26 Comments

¡Viva Cristo Rey! Mexican bishop persecuted by homosexualists

It’s coming. It it time to take  “¡Hagan lío!” to another step. From LifeSite: Mexican bishop says he’ll evangelize in prison if he’s locked up for ‘homophobia’ September 16, 2016 (LifeSiteNews) – The Catholic bishop of Cuernavaca, Mexico, is being investigated … Continue reading

Posted in ¡Hagan lío!, Si vis pacem para bellum!, Sin That Cries To Heaven, The Coming Storm, The future and our choices, The Last Acceptable Prejudice | Tagged , , , | 17 Comments