Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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

The Feeder Feed: Chicago Edition

This morning took me to the Chicago Art Institute. I was especially keep to see some Impressionists, but I started in chronological order in European paintings.
This is interesting. Here is something by Matteo di Giovanni (+1495), part of a series … Continue reading

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How he should have responded to the “gotcha” question

I have mixed feelings about Gov. Scott Walker running for President.   It would be hard to lose him to the state I live in, because he is doing a cracker-jack job.   Time will tell.
Anyway, liberal newsies are already … Continue reading

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I am in mourning. It’s the end of an era.

I am in mourning.
I received this from a reader today.
Bugatti Sells 450th and Last Veyron
It’s the end of an era
(Bloomberg) — Volkswagen AG sold the 450th and final Bugatti Veyron, marking the end of one of the most exclusive supercars … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM: Let’s get a custom breastplate for a Swiss Guard. UPDATES

I have a project for us all.
When I was in Rome last October with a pilgrimage group for the Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage (there is another coming up this October – see the ad on the sidebar), we had a private tour … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 07: Tuesday of the 1st Week of Lent

Today is Tuesday of the 1st Week of Lent.
Reminder: GO TO CONFESSION!
How long has it been?

Here is another 5 minute daily podcast for Lent.  They are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your … Continue reading

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CHICAGO: Chinese Food Edition

Where I am, near the Steam Pipe Trunk Distribution Venue, there is no good Chinese food. It is a hardship.
So, when I get to Chicago, I really enjoy finding some good Chinese fare at what must be one of the … Continue reading

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GO TO CONFESSION… in Cleveland! 4 March UPDATE! Not only Cleveland.

I received this from a reader:
I am visiting my company in the Cleveland Diocese this week and I heard at mass yesterday that the entire diocese, every single church, will be having confessions from 5-8pm on March 4. What a … Continue reading

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Request to readers: towel rack… yes… you read that right…

If I had to build a church or restructure one, there are some traditional things that I would be sure to include in the sacristy.
I would make sure there are adequately deep drawers and closets for vestments, a vault, a sacrarium, … Continue reading

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Is there an agenda at work behind Pope Francis’ back?

Monday Vatican is out.
First paragraph…
Pope Francis: An Agenda Behind his Back?
Is there an agenda at work behind Pope Francis’ back? As he carries out his plan of renewal for the Church, one that is based on the purification of hearts, … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 06: Monday of the 1st Week of Lent

Today is Monday of the 1st Week of Lent.
Reminder: GO TO CONFESSION!
How long has it been?

Here is another 5 minute daily podcast for Lent.  They are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your … Continue reading

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