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About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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

Fr. Z’s annual rant about Ascension Thursday Sunday

We know with holy and Catholic Faith that what was not assumed, was not redeemed (St. Gregory of Nazianzus – +389/90).
Our humanity, both body and soul, was assumed by the Son into an unbreakable bond with His divinity.
When Christ rose … Continue reading

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Paris: Day 5 – Churches and paintings

This morning took us to Saint Etienne-du-mont to visit the church and venerate the tomb (alas, missing most of its borrower), St. Genevieve.

Here you will also find the grave of Pascal and of Racine.
Who wants to do the perfect, and … Continue reading

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Jayabalan takes apart a book on the Pope’s left-leaning economic expression

My friend Kishore Jayabalan has a great response to some left-leaning vaticanisti.   Take a few minutes.  He has good explanations and little bite.
Economic Manicheanism at the Vatican

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Fishwrap is afraid of the “Credo” priests letter

Michael Sean Winters at the National Schismatic Reporter (aka Fishwrap) is upset that over 800 priests and some bishops signed a letter asking that traditional Catholic doctrine be upheld at the next Synod of Bishops.
It’s strange simply to write that.
I … Continue reading

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Paris: Day 4  – Bonnard

There is an incredible exhibit at the Musée D’Orsay of Pierre Bonnard.  
  
The exhibit nearly did me in.  There were pieces from all over the world, but photos were only possible of those from Paris.  I’ll have to share later, … Continue reading

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Paris: Day 3 – Water lilies and chicken

As one does, we had a stroll in the Tuileries Garden.

 
Chestnuts are blooming.

We went to the Orangeries to see some Monet, the monumental water lily and pond panels from 1927, in two oval rooms that represent infinity.

I didn’t realize that … Continue reading

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Warning about “dark web”, hacks of your webcams

I saw a story on CNN (which I almost never watch) about a growing trend… an alarming trend. I bring it to your attention so that you can take steps to guard against a really nasty hack.
It is possible … Continue reading

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Is the revolution beginning? “Hundreds” of priest learn TLM in England

Is the revolution beginning?
From Church Militant:
Hundreds [!]of UK Priests Learn Ancient Rite of Mass
Hundreds of priests in the United Kingdom gathered in the city of Bath in England last week to learn how to say the Traditional Latin Mass. … Continue reading

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Corpus Christi, Maiden Lane – wonderful things happening!

I was recently reminded of the great work Fr. Robinson is doing at Corpus Christi in London, Maiden Lane near Covent Garden.  He has a great restoration project going that could use some global support!
You should know that this is … Continue reading

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Paris: Day 2 – Chartres and a new clerical style?

I’ve barely been online all day. What a change.
Today we went to Chartres.

I have great memories of this place, which intimately tied with my personal history.

Great controversy surrounds the cleaning of the interior.
People will ask me what I think….

I’ve already … Continue reading

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