Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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

OLDIE PODCAzT: St. Joseph’s hymn dissected & a hard sermon from St Bernardine of Siena

Back in 2009 I made a PODCAzT about the hymn sung in the Liturgy of Hours in honor of St. Joseph. In this rapid PODCAzT, we will drill into a beautiful Gregorian chant hymn to St. Joseph in the Liturgia … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2017 20 – Monday of the 3rd Week of Lent: Envy

UPDATE: There are problems with the iTunes feed.  This happens EVERY YEAR!  I don’t know how to fix it. Today is Monday in the 3rd Week of Lent.  The Roman Station is San Marco. GO TO CONFESSION!

Sometimes you hear in these podcasts pieces … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: Lovely Nightmare Edition

It’s a beautiful day, nicest in a while.  Of course that means that after a great Chinese meal with friends… … I’m going somewhere else! Going into the airport, a tour bus got stuck under a bridge and the delay … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2017 19 – 3rd Sunday of Lent: SCRUTINY SUNDAY

UPDATE: There are problems with the iTunes feed.  This happens EVERY YEAR!  I don’t know how to fix it. Today is the 3rd Sunday of Lent.  The Roman Station is the Basilica of St. Lawrence outside-the-walls. GO TO CONFESSION!

Sometimes you hear in … Continue reading

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“If you don’t commit adultery, I’ll kill myself!” – “Well, okay.”

My friend Fr. Gerald Murray has again offered some insights over at The Catholic Thing about… The False and Dangerous Coccopalmerio Gambit Ready for some casuistry? [which is the use of clever but unsound reasoning, especially in relation to moral … Continue reading

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Pope Francis GOES TO CONFESSION!

I see at Vatican Insider that there was a penitential service at St. Peter’s Basilica.  We have once again the image of a Pope making his confession, not hearing confessions. Meanwhile, Francis addressed a gathering of the extremely-helpful annual workshop for … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 3rd Sunday of Lent (1962MR): “When the priest’s hand extends over you, you are sheltered from the attacks of Hell.”

In ancient Rome on this 3rd Sunday, catechumens who desired to enter Holy Church and be baptized at Easter would be lead in a great procession to the Basilica of St. Lawrence “outside-the-walls” where they had been on Septuagesima Sunday.  … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ – #HamRadio Saturday: ZedNet possibility and June Field Day potential

One of our frequent commentators here, WB0YLE, who is my online Elmer, has been lavishly generous with technical knowledge and skills.   He is the one who set up the Echolink node for our use. WB0YLE is taking our networking possibilities … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2017 18 – Saturday 2nd Week of Lent: Become good students of history

These daily 5 minute podcasts for Lent are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season and to thank the benefactors who help me and this blog. Today is … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 3rd Sunday of Lent (2002MR): “Do you wish your prayer to fly toward God?”

Roman Station: St. Lawrence outside the walls An examination of our conscience is a humbling experience.  When we look to see who really are inside, we can have different reactions.  Sometimes we find things which frighten and discourage us.  If … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2017 17 – Friday 2nd Week of Lent: Focus on your vocation as it truly is

These daily 5 minute podcasts for Lent are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season and to thank the benefactors who help me and this blog. Today is … Continue reading

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20 March – MADISON, WI – Pontifical Mass for St. Joseph

On Monday, 20 March 2017, at 7 PM His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino will celebrate a Pontifical Mass at the Throne (Extraordinary Form) in the Chapel of the Holy Name Heights in Madison (Bishop O’Conner Pastoral Center – … Continue reading

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An argument and call for ‘ad orientem’ worship

From the increasingly valuable Crisis Magazine with my emphases and comments: Re-turning to the Lord: A Call for Ad Orientem Worship FR. JACOB S. CONNER, V.F. [a priest of the Diocese of Lake Charles] Lent is a season of conversion. During this time, it’s common … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM – URGENT PRAYER REQUEST – Fr. Philip Johnson

From time to time over the years I have requested that you pray for now Father Philip Johnson, who suffers from a brain tumor.  Fr. Johnson was recently ordained. However, today I received this: Begin forwarded message: From: “Msgr. David … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2017 16 – Thursday 2nd Week of Lent: Two sorts of Churches

These daily 5 minute podcasts for Lent are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season and to thank the benefactors who help me and this blog. Today is … Continue reading

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