Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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

Devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus

A few people have mentioned that Card. Burke suggested praying devotions to the Holy Face of Jesus.
I wrote to someone in Hong Kong (which I would like to visit), who put me on to a site dedicated to Devotion to … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Anointing in the Time of Ebola

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I´m writing from Spain where sadly, a nurse is extremely ill with Ebola virus. She was infected while treating a Spanish missionary who was brought back from Africa to get treated.
My question is this: imagine she asks for … Continue reading

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NEW Z-SWAG! (This one might surprise you.)

It’s time to have a little fun.
Over at the piranha tanks of Fishwrap‘s combox, you readers – you – were being ridiculed as …
“Zed-Heads”.
For those of you who may not know, “Zed” is a British English way to name the … Continue reading

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Did no one know that when the MSM got hold of the ‘Relatio’, people were going to go bananas?

We continue to watch the spin and the spinning of the spin after yesterday’s Synod… what can we call it?…. debacle.  Yes, debacle.  The release of the Relatio post disceptationem, an unprecedented mid-point summary document, was a debacle.   It … Continue reading

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It’s time to get onto a war footing.

After looking at my email and some comments in the queue I am compelled to say…
Be sober and watch: because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, goeth about seeking whom he may devour.
1 Peter 5:8
Everyone… CALM DOWN.
There is … Continue reading

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“The truly bizarre document that the Vatican released Monday”

Have you been following the reports of Robert Royal about the Synod of Bishops?
Here’s today’s:
Synod Day 8 – A Bizarre Document and Process Print
I have been in Rome, by my rough count, 100 times during my adult life. Some visits … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Are there different ways to get an annulment faster?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Is the process for the Petrine privilege quicker than the annulment process? Is it easier to get? Thanks.
Again with the “getting.”
Let’s get those annulments and let’s get them fast!  Right?  After all, my friend Ellen’s best friend’s cousin’s hairdresser … Continue reading

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Jihadist magazine shows black flag flying from St. Peter’s Obelisk

Meanwhile, even as – as some people claim – there are within the Church those who wish to bring her down. There are – as is patently clear to anyone with a brain – there are outside the Church those … Continue reading

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Of annulments and Christmas trees

From the often amusing Eye of the Tiber:
Cardinal Kasper Adds Three Sacraments
Vatican City––Citing the need for the Church to “update herself with modern times,” Cardinal Walter Kasper declared that the Church has now added three Sacraments to the original seven … Continue reading

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Synods are messy. The media quarantine isn’t helping.

One of the reasons why the “Synod of the Media” has been so successful in spinning the Synod is because of the media gag that the head of the Synod of Bishops, Lorenzo Card. Baldisseri, imposed.  For this extraordinary meeting … Continue reading

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