Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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

Double (anti-Christian) standard in Colorado

Remember my post about when homosexualists come to destroy your Christian business? HERE
Now there is this!
At Town Hall I saw that someone is fought back.
Colorado Double Standard: Bakers Should Not Be Forced to Make Anti-Gay Cakes
Bill Jack wants to make one … Continue reading

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Why is Religion News Service – RNS – so liberal?

It’s almost always the case that when I post anything about Religion News Service (RNS), it’s because what they publish is liberal editorializing rather than religious news.  David Gibson of RNS seems to go out of his way to make conservative Catholics … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Non-seminarian Lectors and Acolytes

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Can laymen who are not in the seminary, upon request, receive the orders of lector and acolyte? My parish likes having me read, they say I am good at it, but I am not sure that I feel … Continue reading

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Five Cardinals Book™ in a new language!

I received the great news that the Five Cardinals Book™ is now out in POLISH.  HERE
It isn’t just out in Polish, it received an endorsement from the Polish Bishops Conference.
That is quite a step.  That means that the Polish Bishops … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Sequence ‘Victimae paschali laudes’ on Divine Mercy Sunday

From a priest…
QUAERITUR:
Our Canadian Ordo says we may use the sequence Victimae paschale laudes on this coming Second Sunday of Easter, which sequence I dearly love.
Such was not the case in the Missal of St Pius V, including St John … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Can the pre-1955 Holy Week Rites be used?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Is there a specific rule banning the use of the pre-55 holy week rites, and really the pre-55 missal as a whole? Or may a priest use it if he desires?
Some say, and with good reason, that the pre-1955 rites … Continue reading

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Terrorists in Kenya tormented students before killing them

From The Christian Post I learned another horrible thing about terrorists of the Religion of Peace.
As the death toll from the Garissa University College massacre climbed to 148 Friday, eyewitness accounts from survivors revealed a harrowing picture of how students were … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Haven’t been to confession for 40 years

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I’m 49 and haven’t been to confession since I was about 9 I say prayers every day and pop into church now and then to light candles the thing is I’ve not been to well recently and would … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Blessed Sacrament in unattended church

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I attend a local parish in a rural area that is a small mission church from a larger one 20 miles away. There is no daily Mass here, but the Blessed Sacrament is reserved in the Tabernacle during the week.
Yesterday … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Miscarried babies and heaven

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Does a miscarriage baby go to heaven if not baptized?
One of God’s greatest attributes is His mercy. We read in the letter of James 2:13, that mercy triumphs over judgment. Mercy is a reflection of His being Almighty.
We … Continue reading

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