Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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

Happy Name Day, Card. Burke!

In the traditional Roman calendar, today is the Feast of St. Raymond of Penfort.  As such, today is the onomastico, or Name Day, of His Eminence Raymond Leo Card. Burke.
Coincidently, St. Raymond is the patron saint of canonists.
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WASH DC – DAY 1: March and Pontifical Mass

It was a beautiful day in the nations capital. It couldn’t have been better for the March.
After the March today we had a wonderful Pontifical Mass at the faldstool with Bp. Paprocki. I don’t have photos yet, but I am … Continue reading

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A great quote

To tell the priest to throw away theology and impress us with his personality, is exactly like telling the doctor to throw away physiology and merely hypnotize us with his glittering eye.
G.K. Chesterton

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My View For Awhile: Yeah… I know….

I know, I know.
If it weren’t for the fact that the great people at Paulus institute organized the Pontifical Mass tomorrow (I’m on the crew), and if it weren’t such a good cause, I’d be back at the Steam Pipe … Continue reading

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If you want peace, DEFEND LIFE!

There are rumors floating around about a restructuring of the Roman Curia, and a document which would replace Pastor bonus (will it be called”Mercenarius malus“?).
Something in an article in CNA (HERE) that caught, and disturbed, my eye.
The draft is under … Continue reading

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Samuel Gregg on Benedict XVI’s Regensburg Address and Islamic Jihadism

At NRO be sure to take in every word of Samuel Gregg’s exceptional answers in a short interview on questions that have to be asked about Islam. Gregg brings us back in particular to Benedict XVI’s insightful Regensburg Address.
Here is … Continue reading

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YOUR URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS

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Registered or not, will you in your charity please take a moment look at the requests and to pray for the people about whom you read?
Continued from THESE.
I get many requests by email asking for … Continue reading

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ESOLEN: How to kill vocations – Feminize everything!

Ultra Fr. Z kudos to Anthony Esolen who has a must-read, do-not-miss, go-there-to-read-it-now piece about making the Church effeminate and, thereby, killing vocations to the priesthood.
How to Kill Vocations in Your Diocese
ANTHONY ESOLEN
Cardinal Raymond Burke has recently laid some of … Continue reading

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OLDIE PODCAzT 127: The Eve of St. Agnes and a Bleak Midwinter

This is the Eve of St. Agnes and, therefore, time once again for a PODCAzT I made a while back.  HERE
I, fan of poetry that I am, read out Keat’s poem, 42 Spencerian stanzas.  It is torrid and lush, with marvelous … Continue reading

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“Namore of this, for Goddes dignitee … Thy drasty riming is nat worth a toord!”

All of us who are interested in language are, at some point, fully engaged with Chaucer.  I like to stay engaged with Chaucer even today through his blog (HERE)… but I digress.
I read today a piece at the UK’s Spectator about … Continue reading

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