Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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

Help the Transalpine Redemptorists!

The Transalpine Redemptorists waaaaaay out on Papa Stronsay of the Scottish coast are doing some campaigning to help them make ends meet. They have a calendar which looks pretty nice.
I had a nice note from “Br. Martin” who sent me … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point in the Sermon you heard for your Sunday Mass?
Let us know what if was!
(Of more than one, of course, if they’re good.)

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ASK FATHER: CQ CQ CQ … QSL?

It’s Ham Saturday for me, it seems. I have had email about Echolink (which I still haven’t gotten into… mea culpa).  And now this, from a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I would like to know what your thoughts on including Catholic art on QSL … Continue reading

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Bp. Conry (D. Arundel & Brighton) suddenly resigned. Fr. Z muses.

As I write, the news of the resignation of Bp. Kieran Conry, 63, of the Diocese of Arundel and Brighton in England is hitting social media.  I had an embargoed signal about it, but it is out now.   In … Continue reading

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Pondering Francis

I have been trying for a while now to get my head around what Pope Francis might really think about economics and markets and so forth.  I have been puzzled by a few of his remarks. I think I am … Continue reading

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Malicious email from nefarious ne’er-do-wells

I spotted this via a Tweet by Patrick Madrid.  While you are at it, would you please follow me on Twitter?
At PC Magazine there are some tips to spotting malicious email.
I get a lot of email.  A LOT.  My antennae … Continue reading

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Why “oikonomia” isn’t a solution for divorced and civilly remarried.

Italian writers have finally gotten to the section by Archbp. Cyril Vasil, SJ, in The Book, that is, the “Five Cardinals” book in defense of the Catholic teaching on marriage.
Available now in the UK: HERE
 Archbishop Vasil is Secretary of the Congregation … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 26th Ordinary Sunday – The Bowels of Mercy

Our Collect for the 26th Ordinary Sunday, slightly different from its ancestor in the ancient Gelasian Sacramentary, is also in the 1962 Missale Romanum for the 10th Sunday after Pentecost.
Deus, qui omnipotentiam tuam parcendo maxime et miserando manifestas, gratiam tuam … Continue reading

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When inculturation is wrong: “whoring after ephemeral relevance, a prostitution to the present age”

Over at Corpus Christi Watershed there is a good piece by Prof. Peter Kwasniewski of Wyoming Catholic College about inculturation.
Inculturation is unavoidable.  Inculturation has given us magnificent benefits.  If you want a good example of great inculturation try: Baroque.
But inculturation … Continue reading

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Fishwrap’s venomous MSW

When liberals run out of ideas, they resort to personal attacks.   This is the SOP of the venomous* Sean Michael Winters.  Today’s example is HERE.
Winters didn’t like Ed Peters’ examination of a suggestion made by Card. Scola about slimming down the … Continue reading

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