Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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

Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point or two from the sermon you heard for your Mass of Sunday obligation? Let us know. For the EF, I spoke of the move I am currently enduring and sorting and getting rid of things. … Continue reading

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WDTRPS: Quinquagesima Sunday – Prepare for battle!

In our traditional Roman calendar tomorrow, Sunday, is Quinquagesima, Latin for the symbolic “Fiftieth” day before Easter.  Today is one of the pre-Lenten Sundays which prepare us for the discipline of Lent. The priest’s vestments are purple. No Alleluia. The … Continue reading

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WDTPRS: 5th Ordinary Sunday – A clear and certain trumpet

This Sunday’s Collect is in the pre-Conciliar Missal for the 5th Sunday after Epiphany.   Our prayer presents imagery of a family and, on the other hand, a group of dutiful soldiers. Familiam tuam, quaesumus, Domine, continua pietate custodi, ut, quae … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z promotes monkish beer! – UPDATE

UPDATE 5 February: From the the chant monks, the beer monks of Norcia… This week, the first major shipment of Birra Nursia left the walls of the monastery and of Norcia and began its long journey to the United States. … Continue reading

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Making it illegal to differentiate between male and female

One of these days horrible things will start happening because of the blurring of sex and the because of the sick and twisted “gender” re-engineering that is going.  We are hurtling toward the brink. From CNA: Could it soon be … Continue reading

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Robert Micken’s Lutheran conversion may be complete

It seems that Robert Micken’s Lutheran conversion is complete. HERE You recall that Mickens was fired by The Tablet because of his horrid online denigration of Benedict XVI.  HERE Recently, Archbp. Rino Fisichella announced a couple initiatives for the Year of Mercy to boost … Continue reading

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LIBS! University level liturgy course for YOU! BIG PUPPETS!

At the UConn Drama department: Puppet Arts Classes in puppetry were first taught at UConn in 1964 by Professor Frank W. Ballard, who had joined the faculty of Theatre Department as a set designer and technical director eight years earlier. … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: St. Blaise Blessing from a laywoman

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Yet another weird anomaly for our Modernist parish is having laity assist the priest in blessing throats on St. Blaise’s Feast. The laymen make no “Sign of the Cross” at least, merely place the candles across … Continue reading

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3 Feb: St. Blaise and the blessing of candles and of throats

Every time I get my throat blessed on St. Blaise Day, I get a sore throat or bronchitis.  Although… this year I have already had it, so I hope I’ve dodged for February. Ever the optimist, I keep going back … Continue reading

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Tabernacle by Tabernacle

A while back there was a flurry of discussion in Madison, WI about the long-standing, patiently-implemented, diocesan-wide policy of returning the tabernacles for the Blessed Sacrament to the center of churches. News reached me that in Brooklyn, a church is … Continue reading

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