Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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

ASK FATHER: Must the Exsultet be sung by a cleric?

From a reader
QUAERITUR:
Must the Exultet be sung by a cleric?
Short and simple.
The short answer is: It ought to be.
In the Novus Ordo I believe it is permitted for a non-cleric to sing the Exsultet. I guess that option looks more … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 41: Monday in Holy Week

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Today is Monday of Holy Week.
Examine your consciences.

Have you made your good confession?
Today I use a cut from the Choeur Gregorien De Paris: Gregorian Chants / Liturgy for Holy Week.  Also hear something from the wonderful  CD of … Continue reading

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And you thought you had problems!

I think they are being told to but out.

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BIG PUPPET ALERT!

My native place of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has its large share of loony dissent.  Some of it is so strange that you wonder if you are actually imagining it.
That said, I am not making this up.
From … Continue reading

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How Italians differ.

I recently rediscovered this great filmette about the … well… you’ll see.
Funny and true.

I’ll be in Rome soon, so I will fire up once again my donation button in case anyone would like to pitch in for a cup … Continue reading

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Z-SWAG: In The Wild – Phoenician Edition

From a reader:
Dear Fr. Zuhlsdorf,
I came across “Save the Liturgy, Save the World” and “Say the Black, Do the Red!” while reading Fr. John Lankeit’s bulletin letter to the parishioners at Sts. Simon and Jude Cathedral, Phoenix, Arizona (Diocese of … Continue reading

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Your Palm Sunday notes

So, what was Palm Sunday like where you were?  Were there palms? Olive branches?  Was there a procession out of doors?  Did Father preach at all and was there any good points?  Was the Passion spoken or sung?  By deacons? … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 40: Palm Sunday – “pause, take time to reflect”

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Today is Palm Sunday. Holy Week begins.
Examine your consciences and then…

GO TO CONFESSION!
These daily podcasts for Lent are intended to give you a small boost every day,
I persevere in this daily project in thanks to my … Continue reading

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I’m sure the content has nothing to do with their choice.

This is rather amusing.
From The Week:
Obama’s press secretary decorates home with Soviet propaganda
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney and his family are featured in a worshipful profile in this month’s Washingtonian magazine.
It’s the sort of adoring journalistic exercise reserved for … Continue reading

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The ‘c’atholic Left, Faketivism, and You

Here is something that could tie together the recent anti-Catholic catholic high school explosions with lefty groups such as the LCWR, Network, FutureChurch, NCAN, etc., and the Fishwrap, The Tablet, Commonweal, America, US Catholic, etc.
This was found the blog of … Continue reading

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