Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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

What’s up with the false English translation of the Synod’s Final Report?

Now that the 2014 Extraordinary Synod of Bishops has been over for a while, we have to start asking some questions about the synodal documents that emerged during the meeting, namely the midpoint report, or Relatio post disceptationem, and the … Continue reading

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Courageous Priest ACTION ITEM!

The folks at Courageous Priest have another tee and hoodie sale going on to raise money. They invited me to share this and then give me a taste of the sales.
I am working entirely on my phone right … Continue reading

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PARIS – Day 4: Le déjeuner sur le Musée d’Orsay

I don’t have many pics to show of what I did pretty much all day, which was slowly work my way through the Musée d’Orsay… for hours.
I saw pretty much everything that I needed to see.

We couldn’t take photos, however. … Continue reading

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Card. Burke – off the leash – in Ireland

In the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald, read about what Card Burke said about some of the burning questions for the Church today.
A sample:
Warning that Satan was sowing confusion and error about matrimony, the cardinal patron of the … Continue reading

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PARIS – Day 3: Winged Edition

Today I am wallowing amongst the treasures of the Louvre. I haven’t been here for years.
Seeing the Winged Victory from afar and up close remains the memory of a whole lifetime.

This is the angle at which she was meant to … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Figuring out this pontificate

Here is a video from Michael Voris, who offers one point of view.
For your thoughtful, thought-filled, discussion.
Think before hitting that “Post” key.

Moderation queue is ON.
First comment: I wish they’d change the music at the end.

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It’s time to build camps! Dangerous illegal immigrants invading!

In Grand Marias, MN, there is a Restaurant called, fetchingly, “South of the Border”.  Not a lick of Tex-Mex in sight.  It’s pretty funny.
Apparently the Canadians up there in Canadia are having their own border problems.   A friend sent … Continue reading

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22 Jan 2015 – Washington DC – Pontifical Mass for Nellie Gray, March for Life

You may recall that a few years ago The Paulus Institute sponsored a magnificent Pontifical Mass at the Throne in the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC.  Bp. Slattery of Tulsa was the celebrant for the Mass, which … Continue reading

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PARIS – Day 1 & 2: at a snail’s pace

My flight was on time, but that of my friends (hosts, actually) was delayed, so I made my way into the city and then, to stay awake, took a walk. I am in the 6th, so I headed over to … Continue reading

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Seal of Confession holds even after penitents die

There is a CNS piece that teaches something about the Seal of Confession.
Seal of confession is absolute, even after penitent dies, officials say
VATICAN CITY — The secrecy of a confession is maintained so seriously and completely by the Catholic Church … Continue reading

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