Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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

Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made during the sermon you heard for this 2nd Sunday of Easter?
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I spoke of the four characteristics of the risen body which we will enjoy: brightness, subtlety, agility and the one I’m really … Continue reading

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L.A. Days 1-3: Of Finches, Bites and Libraries

The Octave of Easter is turning out to be a time of visits with friends, meals and monuments (in a wide sense).
Here is a monumental salad, chopped.  Presentation like this is difficult, by the way.

At the Getty, a lovely bit … 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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ASK FATHER: Extraordinary Form marriage vows but Ordinary Form Mass

From a priest…
QUAERITUR:
A devout Catholic couple would like to get married using the EF vows (in English), but would like to have an Ordinary Form Latin Mass.  Could I do their vows in the EF outside of Mass, and then … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z agrees with Fishwrap’s @MichaelSWinters … but…

The other day retired liberal SCOTUS Justice John Paul Stevens issued an op-ed in Hell’s Bible in which he argued for the repeal of the 2nd Amendment.
I’ll get to MSW in a moment.  Bear with me.
A writer for the WaPo, … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – Quasimodo Sunday “in albis”, Low Sunday

In the post-Conciliar calendar Sunday is technically the “Second Sunday of Easter.”
It is sometimes called “Thomas Sunday” because of the Gospel reading about the doubting Apostle.
It is also famously called “Quasimodo Sunday” for the first word of the opening chant, … Continue reading

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Season Opener: The Eagle Has Landed

You don’t see this every day.   And it is my hometown Twins home opener.

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Those wacky Germans. At it again!

“Up?  No, that’s really Down”, they say.  “Black is white.”  “2+2=5”
What?!?  You don’t see it?  Then you must either be a hater or you are afraid of something, or maybe you are incapable of loving.  Maybe you are stupid.
Since Amoris laetitia … Continue reading

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“as the churches come down all around me”

Churches come and churches go.  They are means to an end.  When there is need for a church, a church is built.  When there is no need – or these days no desire – for a church, the church falls … Continue reading

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4 April – St. Isidore of Seville, the Internet and YOU

I often forget to pray before using the internet. I sometimes fail in charity when using it. This tool of social communication and research and entertainment has amazing upsides, but it also has spiritually deadly perils. We all should be very … Continue reading

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