Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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JUST TOO COOL! “Beating of the Bounds!”

This is for your Just Too Cool file. My friend and a commentator here, Fr. Martin Fox has on his blog a post about starting the custom of the “Beating of the Bounds”.  In times past, around Ascension or the Rogation … Continue reading

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“Let the Supreme Court send bishops and priests to jail … the Church cannot go against the law of our Lord Jesus Christ.”

Mexican Catholics know something about persecution. From LifeSite: Mexican bishop and his clergy: We will go to jail rather than bless gay ‘marriages’ June 25, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) – Following a declaration by the Mexican Supreme Court nullifying state laws prohibiting … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ #HamRadio Saturday: Summer Field Day – UPDATED

It is Field Day today.  Alas, I am not out there.  I my try to get out to my usual outdoor spot, the cemetery on the hill above the parish.   It is really high and the denizens don’t mind.  And it … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: 13th Ordinary Sunday – divine adoption and the splendor of truth

At work in the Collect for this weekend’s 13th Sunday of Ordinary Time are themes of divine adoption and the splendor of truth. Our prayer connects being wrapped up in error with separation from God.  It joins divine adoption with … Continue reading

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A priest’s plea: “Please, Holy Father: Enough”

My friend Msgr. Charles Pope has a piece at the National Catholic Register which echoes what I have heard and read from many priests.  He is as vexed as many priests about some off-the-cuff remarks made by His Holiness the Pope … Continue reading

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A black hole shreds a star

[1] Unto the end, for the presses [gittith]: a psalm of David. [2] O Lord our Lord, how admirable is thy name in the whole earth! For thy magnificence is elevated above the heavens. [3] Out of the mouth of … Continue reading

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New Star Trek series for TV in 2017

Who knew about this?  I didn’t. This seems symptomatic of a lot of screen entertainment these days: revivals and sequels, not much that is wholly new. I suppose the flicks are so expensive to produce now that they don’t want … Continue reading

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An imaginary dialogue of US nuns and Vatican officials

As the number of leaders of groups of US women religious being summoned to Rome has been growing, an expert on the status quaesitionis of the same US groups, Ann Carey, offers some insights in the form of a dialogue.  You all … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ ‘Armeniam Visit” [sic]

When world leaders visit each other, they generally exchange gifts. Sometimes they get the spelling right, too. At least in photo given to reporters, #PopeFrancis gift to prez has typo. (Been there done that.) “Armeniam” pic.twitter.com/07l834e0BI — Cindy Wooden (@Cindy_Wooden) … Continue reading

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A Litany to Sr. Joan Chittister (… no… really!)

You’ve seen the recent stories about leaders of US women religious being summoned to Rome for to explain the situation. On the heals of another such story today (HERE) comes this, which I spotted at Church Militant. Apparently the US … Continue reading

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