Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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

ADVENTCAzT 17: “the yearning for something purer and greater”

Here is a 5-minute, daily podcast – today for Tuesday of the 3rd Week of Advent – to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your personal meeting with the Lord.
These podcasts are a token of gratitude to my … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: TLM for 25th Wedding Anniversary

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
My wife and I will be celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary this coming year.  We are regular attendees of an Extraordinary Form Mass at a local oratory dedicated to the same.  We are planning some sort of celebration … Continue reading

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“One of the great papist characters in modern fiction”

At the UK’s best Catholic weekly, the Catholic Herald, there is a fun piece about books I often mention here, the Aubrey/Maturin series by Patrick O’Brian, who would be 100 years old this year.
Which I would that he had lived … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 16: Love always includes an inexhaustible willingness to forgive

Here is a 5-minute, daily podcast – today for Monday of the 3rd Week of Advent – to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your personal meeting with the Lord.
These podcasts are a token of gratitude to my … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Mistake about minister of Sacrament of Matrimony and validity

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
When making vows at a Catholic Wedding in a Catholic Church if a Groom genuinly beleives that the officiating priest at a wedding is the minister of the Sacrement of Matromony, and not the bride and groom (as … Continue reading

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Succisa virescit: Another parish church reborn after destruction

The other day I posted about the rebuilding of a little parish church which had burned a few years ago on Christmas Eve.  The rebuilding was quite the success.  E cineribus resurgit.
I see now that another parish church, destroyed – 47 … Continue reading

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Nota bene: Apostolic Visitation of US sisters and CDF scrutiny of LCWR are NOT the same

There is some speculation about what may be said on 16 December in Rome about the Apostolic Visitation that was conducted of communities of women religious in these USA by the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: last trip edition

Off again, hopefully for the last trip of the calendar year!

And boarded…

I’m reading Peter Kwasniewski’s new book. HERE

UPDATE:
Upgraded.

I’m reminded of the big band song from WWII. “You’re 1-A in the Army, but you’re A-1 in my heart!”
UPDATE:
The (Delta) screen is … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 15: Creation holds its breath – “Will she say ‘yes’?”

Here is a 5-minute, daily podcast – today for the 3rd Sunday of Advent – to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your personal meeting with the Lord.
These podcasts are a token of gratitude to … Continue reading

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Blog problems – UPDATES

I reverted to an older version of my theme while we do some work on the problem.
UPDATE:  We isolated the pesky problem that was causing a redirect from the blog to some stupid hack page.
See my Litany for the Conversion … Continue reading

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