Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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

Mass “of Belonging”. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

If you were in St. Petersburg, you could have attended a “Mass of Belonging”. From The Tampa Tribune: Sacred Heart Catholic Church celebrates inclusion with ‘Mass of Belonging’ TAMPA — Frank Sammartino and Don Sullivan said they did not feel … Continue reading

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6 Oct – Synod notes

A couple interesting points: Yesterday, at the opening of the Synod, the General Relator (“president”) of the gathering, Hungarian Peter Card. Erdö of Esztergom-Budapest gave a speech (English HERE) to put the participants on their course for the gathering.  He … Continue reading

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NYC Day 3: Walk in the Park and Defeat of the Yankees

It was a lovely, relaxing day. It was one of those days that you long for all year long.  Perfect blue sky, slight breeze, warm sun but hot hot. I was on my way to the Met… as is my … Continue reading

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What to do if the Host disappears?

Yesterday I was in conversation with friends about De defectibus. There is a section in the front of the older versions of the Missale Romanum indicating which defects might make Mass invalid or illicit and/or how to correct them, etc. In one place, the … 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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NYC Day 2: Seminaries and Spaghetti

The day began with a Solemn Mass for the 19th Sunday after Pentecost. I got to be a deacon for the Mass, which is rather rare for me. It was sacred fun. I don’t believe there are any photos. Later … Continue reading

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ALERT! ‘Laudato si” now available in the Church’s official language

Do your best to suppress exuberant outbursts in your workplace cubicles! I am informed that, months after its release, the encyclical Laudato si’ is now available in Latin. Yes, the official version (that no one has yet quoted) is now on the Vatican … Continue reading

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The Synod begins – a few notes

I admit to having Synod Fatigue™ already.  I am so sick of it already, that even now I force myself to write this. I hereby commit myself to use my irritation and concern to my advantage.  I will force myself to pay … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point in the sermon you heard for this Sunday? Let us know.

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NYC Day 1: Pastrami

I feel about 75% better today after sleeping for about 10 hours.  Half of me is still in Japan (adjusting ad orientem is hard for me while going west isn’t that bad) and the other half is worn out from … Continue reading

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