Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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

WDTPRS – Christ the King (2002MR): The world will be consumed in fire

We approach the last Sunday of the liturgical year. In the post-Conciliar calendar of the Roman Church this is the Solemnity of Christ the King.  In the older calendar, this is celebrated (with a rather different meaning!) at the end … Continue reading

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Fr. Z’s Kitchen: Sole Food!

Never take for granted the love of a Good Woman. Therefore, when one of my readers mentioned in the combox a recipe called Sole Bonne Femme, “Good Woman”, I determined to get me some o’ that love. Since I was … Continue reading

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It’s “Stir Up Sunday”! What are your plans?

Tomorrow, 22 November, is the Last Sunday of the Church’s Liturgical Year. It is therefore… STIR UP SUNDAY! The “stir up” comes from the first words of the traditional Collect in the Roman Rite. It also comes from the tradition … Continue reading

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“Asking Our Lady to Help Us Make Up for Lost Time” AUDIO INTERVIEW

On this Feast of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary, I want to give a couple priest friends a plug. Msgr. Charles Mangan I have know since the 80’s.  He is a priest of Sioux Falls and he worked … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ #HamRadio Saturday – Frigid

First… Fr. Z’s Blog Ham Radio Operators Not on the list?  Wanna be? Drop me a line. Last week I had a spur of the moment field day.  It was an autumnally beauteous day. I figured that we weren’t going to … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Is it a sin not to have a cere-cloth on the altar?

From a preist reader… QUAERITUR: We recently began the Tridentine Mass in Santa Fe, at the oldest church building in the United States, San Miguel Chapel, built in 1610. [Kudos!  It would be nice to visit sometime.] I have a … Continue reading

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Pope Francis to German Bishops: Your Church is a mess! Fix it and … GO TO CONFESSION!

The German bishops are making their ad limina visit.  Every few years diocesan bishops have to go to Rome to meet with offices of the Roman Curia and, usually, the Pope. Pope Francis gave an address to the German bishops that was … Continue reading

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Fr. Z asks help: finding fabrics

Is there anyone out there I could put onto a project? I need to find some fabric – gold silk – that matches a set of vestments I had made in Rome last year.  During my last trip I went … Continue reading

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Lutheran Satire

Ever since Pope Francis met with some Lutherans and said pretty confusion things about reception of Holy Communion [HERE], I’ve been keeping half an eye out for a video from Lutheran Satire. They have a couple already about Pope Francis. They … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can Orthodox obtain indulgences through the Catholic Church?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I am an Orthodox Christian. I believe that the Roman Catholic Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church are both Apostolic Churches, albeit, not in full communion. I converted to EO from Calvinism after being raised Pentecostal. … Continue reading

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