Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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

ASK FATHER: “Annulments” and appealing to the Roman Rota

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I have a question about annulment and the process.  A friend of ours and her husband have gone through the process in our local diocese. The friend sought the annulment for reasons that we believe (but do not know … Continue reading

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Another HUGE reason for Summorum Pontificum!

Reason… PICK A NUMBER!!… for Summorum Pontificum! A friend sometimes sends stuff by email to torment me and I write back “I’ll never be able to UNSEE that!” I was going to spare you readers this, but there are lessons to … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick in Australia

From my email: Dear friends This is a photo of Bishop Richard Umbers, 46, auxiliary bishop of Sydney (the youngest bishop in Australia and the first born in the 1970’s) from the Opus Dei prelature, celebrating a pontifical extraordinary form … Continue reading

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Pres. Trump and Cuba’s “Damas de Blanco”

Yesterday I watched Pres. Trump’s speech in Miami regarding Cuba. One thing that struck me is that he talked about the “Ladies in White”. I don’t recall… did Pres. Obama ever talk about them?

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Disaster in liberal Germany leads to massive parish crisis closures

By their fruits… From this story at It looks as if the German Diocese of Trier will reduce the number of parishes from 887 to 35. Dear readers, parishes are not the sole responsibility of bishops and priests.  They are … Continue reading

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The Catholic Church has succumbed to a “liberal left ideology which is destroying the West”

Edward Pentin of the National Catholic Register has a riveting interview with an Egyptian Greek Melkite Jesuit. No, no. This is a good one. He interviews Fr Henri Boulad, an expert on Islam. You would do well to read the whole thing … Continue reading

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Hurray! Another Synod (“walking together”) of Bishops!

I’m sure you are all really excited about the prospect of another Synod (“walking together”) of Bishops!  The last two Synods were so helpful for our Catholic identity and unity.   This time the theme will be “Young People, the Faith … Continue reading

Posted in Liberals, Our Catholic Identity, Synod, The Drill, What are they REALLY saying? | 68 Comments

Takin’ Him To The Streets

‘Tis the season for processions.  We Catholics love to process with the Blessed Sacrament and in honor of the Most Sacred Heart of the Lord and also to venerate Our Lady and many patronal saints.  Some time ago I posted … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Corpus Christi: I affirm my subjugation to Christ vanquisher of hell and my sins.

In the traditional Roman calendar for the 1962 Missale Romanum today, Thursday, is the Feast of Corpus Domini, or Corpus Christi.  In the post-Conciliar Missal’s calendar today is also Corpus Christi. In the Novus Ordo many people will observe Corpus Christi on Sunday, … Continue reading

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Did Pope Francis appoint a commission to overturn ‘Humanae vitae’?

I’ve been receiving angry, anxious, frustrated and even panicky emails about a “commission” which was allegedly appointed by Pope Francis to “reinterpret” Paul VI’s important and prophetic (as well as hated by libs and feared) encyclical Humanae vitae. My sources tell … Continue reading

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Card. Sarah and a new book about true compassion for the same-sex attracted

The other day I posted about some new books which publishers had sent to me.  While I have been able to open a few, one of them I hadn’t explored at all.  I now read a bit more about it … Continue reading

Posted in Sin That Cries To Heaven | 10 Comments

More on Fr. James Martin’s wickedly stupid remark

Over at Catholic Culture, the perspicacious Phil Lawler has pointed words for Fr. James Martin, the Jesuit obsessed with homosexual advocacy. No, not every lifestyle is sinful “Pretty much everyone’s lifestyle is sinful,” Father James Martin told the New York … Continue reading

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Grizzly vs. Toyota Sequoia

Car jacking is a real threat.  You don’t want to walk away from your vehicle, unlocked, keys within.   It is best to lock the door and take your keys lest you have an unwanted visitor. That said, here is … Continue reading

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More of Fr James Martin’s whining

The question in this tweet from CUA’s Prof. Chad Pecknold pretty much sums it up about this Jesuit. First, the screenshot of Martin’s loopy comment.  Then Pecknold: Does Father Martin not believe that Catholics should receive Holy Eucharist having been … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: UP Edition

I am in Northern Michigan.   I’ve seen exotic things. Here is a special hat, apparently having deep cultural significance. A priest friend says this is really important in the UP. I found LATIN on a traffic sign. And this … Continue reading

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