Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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

Was a priest banned by Twitter for reminding women modestly to cover up at Mass?

It seems that Fr. Kevin Cusick – a prolific tweeter and a columnist at my old stomping ground The Wanderer – was banned from Twitter because of reactions to his comment to women to dress modestly at Mass for the sake … Continue reading

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DAY 6 – Novena of Prayer to the Holy Spirit – AUDIO

Let us, upon our knees, pray in a special way to God the Holy Spirit during this time between Ascension Thursday and Pentecost. This is one way to pray.  I invite the readership to join in. MANNER OF PRAYING THE … Continue reading

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UPDATES: Black vestments, Gitmo, challenge coins, and some food

I thought I’d give you updates on a few things. First, regarding the Black Vestments project the mighty TMSM is pushing forward.   I had shown ya’ll a photo of the fabric for the set, though it had gold writing, instead … Continue reading

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BOOKS RECEIVED: Taylor Marshall’s “Infiltration: The Plot to Destroy the Church from Within”

Prayers, please. I am down with a head cold, very stuffed up, head-achy, and fatigued. Hence, I am catching up on some reading.  I have a stack of … no, rather … stacks and stacks of books pressing on me, … Continue reading

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75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Rome – 4 June 1944

The 75th Anniversary of D-Day is 6 June. Today, however, is 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Rome. In the following video, you can see among other things the invasion of Anzio, just below the Castelli Romani across the plain … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Gifts for new priests… an out of the box idea.

UPDATE 4 June: From my heralidic artist, David Burkart: Dear Father, Just to clarify, I assisted clients in developing original designs for the majority of the clerical arms displayed at my website prior to rendering them.  A few, like you, … Continue reading

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Pres. Trump recalls 40th anniv. of Pope John Paul II’s visit to Poland

I found this in my email.  I regularly get messages from the White House Office of Public Liason.   This surprised me a little.  Also, HERE Presidential Message in Commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of Pope John Paul II’s First Pilgrimage … Continue reading

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DAY 5 – Novena of Prayer to the Holy Spirit – AUDIO

Let us, upon our knees, pray in a special way to God the Holy Spirit during this time between Ascension Thursday and Pentecost. This is one way to pray.  I invite the readership to join in. MANNER OF PRAYING THE … Continue reading

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JUST TOO COOL: Lewis Chessman found!

Once upon a time I was an avid chess player.  I was never into fancy boards and pieces, but I do appreciate fine work.  But even if you aren’t especially interested in chess itself, this is a story for your … Continue reading

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Excellent patron saint for LGBTQ – St. Charles Lwanga and Companions, Martyrs

As “Pride” month continues… Today is the feast of St. Charles Lwanga and companions, murder victims and martyrs of homosexual depravity. Today we might also contemplate the various ways in which the State is encroaches in our lives in this … Continue reading

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Bp. Tobin catches hell for warning about “Pride” events. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

I suspect that before too long we will see violence in the streets and overt attacks on churches over this. Boston Globe story about the vituperative blow-back that Bp. Thomas Tobin of Providence, RI is getting about a tweet he … Continue reading

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DAY 4 – Novena of Prayer to the Holy Spirit – AUDIO

Let us, upon our knees, pray in a special way to God the Holy Spirit during this time between Ascension Thursday and Pentecost. This is one way to pray.  I invite the readership to join in. MANNER OF PRAYING THE … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made in the sermon during your Mass of Sunday obligation? Let us know.  And let us know if you celebrated Sunday after Ascension, 7th Sunday of Easter, or Ascension Thursday Sunday.

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June and Martin, SJ

Why is Jesuit homosexualist Father James Martin’s obsessive focus so troubling?  Here’s an example. No mention of June as the month dedicated to the Sacred Heart. Rather, his focus for June is on “pride” in sodomy. To all my many … Continue reading

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DAY 3 – Novena of Prayer to the Holy Spirit – AUDIO

Let us, upon our knees, pray in a special way to God the Holy Spirit during this time between Ascension Thursday and Pentecost. This is one way to pray.  I invite the readership to join in. MANNER OF PRAYING THE … Continue reading

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