Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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

Francis Card. George – RIP

I just received word that His Eminence Francis Card. George has died.
He was Archbishop of Chicago for 17 years and a great churchman.
He was quoted saying some time ago about our era:
“I expect to die in bed, my successor will … Continue reading

FacebookEmailPinterestGoogle GmailShare/Bookmark
Posted in SESSIUNCULA | 36 Comments

Of the LCWR and the end of the CDF “crackdown”

At the conclusion of the CDF investigation of the LCWR, it is interesting to watch the conga line dance threading its delirious way through the liberal catholic MSM led by Fishwrap‘s Tom Fox, AP‘s (not catholic, but liberal) Nicole Winfield and Rachel Zoll, Commonweal‘s … Continue reading

Posted in Biased Media Coverage, Magisterium of Nuns, Women Religious | Tagged , , , | 48 Comments

San Francisco: ACTION ITEMS! SPIRITUAL BOUQUET! MASS MOB!

I call on all the readers here to pray and offer fasting and alms for the spiritual defense of Archbishop Cordileone of San Francisco.
Will San Francisco be the Alamo of the Church in these USA?
Today, in the ultra-liberal San Francisco … Continue reading

Posted in ACTION ITEM!, Hard-Identity Catholicism, One Man & One Woman, Our Catholic Identity, Pò sì jiù, Si vis pacem para bellum!, Sin That Cries To Heaven, The Coming Storm, The future and our choices, The Last Acceptable Prejudice | Tagged , , , , | 61 Comments

ASK FATHER: What’s with all the kissing in the Extraordinary Form?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I was wondering what is the point of kissing in the Extraordinary Form? Such kisses include kissing the priest’s hand after handing the server or deacon his biretta or kissing the celebrant’s hand after handing him the thurible, … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, Hard-Identity Catholicism, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000 | Tagged , , | 25 Comments

ASK FATHER: 58 years old, never confessed, given Communion or confirmed. What now?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I am 58 years old and was baptized as RC I was never confirmed /never made first holy communion and rarely attended church. I was drawn back to attending church about a year ago and as I am self employed and … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, Fr. Z KUDOS, Just Too Cool, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000 | Tagged | 12 Comments

ASK FATHER: Is it okay to have an Armenian Apostolic member as godparent for a Catholic?

From a reader…
A friend who was baptized, confirmed and received Holy Communion as an infant in the Armenian Apostolic Church regularly assists and receives Holy Communion at Mass, in both the ordinary and extraordinary forms of the Roman Rite.
She has been asked to … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000 | Tagged , | 3 Comments

ASK FATHER: Does drinking alcohol before wedding affect validity of marriage?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Would one of a couple going to a bar for a moderate amount of alcoholic drink before a nuptial Mass have any effect on the validity of a marriage?
Marriage is a serious thing. Matrimony should be entered into seriously and soberly.
For … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, One Man & One Woman | 16 Comments

ASK FATHER: I made a hasty promise to God. Now what?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
At one time in my life I hastily made two promises to God:
1-) Never commit a certain sin;
2-) Never drink coffee again.
Certainly, promise 1 should never have been made, but I digress. My question is twofold:
Is it possible to … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box | Tagged , , , | 8 Comments

Happy Birthday Holy Father! Benedict XVI – 88 yrs

His Holiness Benedict XVI turned 88 today!
Ad multos felicissimos annos!
Please stop and say a prayer for him.

Posted in Benedict XVI | 19 Comments

ASK FATHER: Marriage in “another suitable place”

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
My grandson will be married in a year. He has not been baptized but raised in a Christian home. His wife to be is Catholic. He insists their marriage can take place in a hotel and witnessed by a deacon. … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, One Man & One Woman | Tagged , , , , , , | 20 Comments