Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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

29 Sept – Holy Innocents -Manhattan – BLUE MASS… TLM!

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Six consecutive sixes in one over

It may be a synchronicity, but lately several people have written or spoken to me about Cricket. The game, not the singing insect. While we know that Baseball is the sport God loves the most, I figure He must also … Continue reading

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Facebook locks out Catholic priest Msgr. Charles Pope, for being a “Monsignor”

I think I may have mentioned my plan to change legally my first name to “Monsignor”, ’cause that’s about the only way I’ll ever get the title. Irony abounds around my friend Msgr. Charles Pope, in Washington DC, a fine pastor and … Continue reading

Posted in Liberals, The Coming Storm, The future and our choices, The Last Acceptable Prejudice, You must be joking! | Tagged , , | 45 Comments

ASK FATHER: How to explain the Eucharist to a 3 year old?

From a reader… Father, My son is three years old. I’m looking for a very simple way to explain the Eucharist to him. I have been pointing out the host to him and saying, “See that’s Jesus that Father is … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can we pray to the deceased who are not saints?

From a reader… I know that the Church encourages the faithful to pray for the intercession of Saints and those who are on the path to being canonized. However, what does the Church teach in regards to praying to the deceased who … Continue reading

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Does Pope Francis strike you as being easily scared?

I saw this at The Telegraph: Donald Trump to the Pope: ‘Isil wants to get you’ Donald Trump says he would not allow the Pope to criticise capitalism if they were to meet face to face, and would scare him … Continue reading

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Welcome Aboard New Registrants!

To participate in the combox here, you must be registered and approved (by me). Since the blog is under constant attack by spammers and nefarious ne’er-do-wells, I use the “about you” field in particular to screen registrations. Welcome aboard recent … Continue reading

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UPDATE: English translation of Memoirs of Louis Bouyer

The English translation of The Memoirs of Louis Bouyer: From Youth and Conversion to Vatican II, the Liturgical Reform, and After has finally been produced.  UK click HERE Soon after it was put on sale, it because unavailable.  Apparently the supply chain … Continue reading

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You are the periphery which can revitalize the Church!

Some time ago, I wrote HERE: If there is a malaise in the Church today, if there is an interior decay (and there is), then [as Pope Francis says] we should look to peripheries for that which can help to … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: “I went to confession at a SSPX parish for several years.”

From a reader… QUAERITUR: After I became Catholic, some friends introduced me to tradition and I began to attend a SSPX parish with them. I went to confession at this SSPX parish for several years. I have heard that the validity of … Continue reading

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