Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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

WDTPRS 8th Sunday after Pentecost (1962MR): Being even more ourselves.

Today’s Collect is from the ancient Veronese Sacramentary and the Gelasian and the so-called Gregorian. It survived the liturgical tailors with their scissors and thread to live on in the post-Conciliar Missale Romanum on Thursday of the 1st week of … Continue reading

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Please use the sharing buttons! Thanks! 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 … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 148: Interview with Fr. Richard Heilman – Part 1

In this PODCAzT we hear the the first of two parts of an interview I did with Fr. Richard Heilman, pastor of St. Mary’s Church in Pine Bluff, WI a few minutes to the west of Madison.  I’ve written about Fr. … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ #HamRadio Saturday: Zuhlsdorf’s Law strikes again… and again.

Last week I wrote that I passed my Extra exam, to upgrade my license.   Really.  I did actually pass. So, I patiently checked the FCC site every couple days to see if the upgrade was posted.  No joy. Then I … Continue reading

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WDTPRS 15th Ordinary Sunday: Be living lenses of God’s light!

For those who still whine about the 2011 English translation, this week we have a good example of a dramatic difference between the Obsolete ICEL version and the Latin and the Current ICEL versions. The Collect or Opening Prayer for this 15th … Continue reading

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They’re baaaack!

I’ve just learned via RNS that the NUNS ON THE BUS are back! Nuns really get around these days. They are also being summoned to Rome for chats. But I digress. Nuns on the bus will ride to political conventions … Continue reading

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Card. Sarah’s words to priests and bishops about “turning toward the Lord”

Card. Sarah’s appeal to priests and bishops on 5 July in London: […] I want to make an appeal to all priests. You may have read my article in L’Osservatore Romano one year ago (12 June 2015) or my interview … Continue reading

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PRAY! Ask the Queen of Peace to intercede for these USA RIGHT NOW.

Friends, please spend time on your knees, perhaps with your Rosary, and ask the Queen of Peace to intercede with Her Son for graces for these USA right now. I write this as I see reports on TV that, during protests … Continue reading

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A Jesuit reacts to Card. Sarah’s request that priests celebrate “ad orientem”

At Fishwrap (aka National  Schismatic Reporter) there is a reaction to the plea made by His Eminence Robert Card. Sarah, Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship to priests around the world to say Mass ad orientem beginning with Advent. Here is … Continue reading

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Wherein Pope Francis and Card. Burke agree about ‘Amoris laetitia’

Card. Schoenborn gave an interview about Amoris laetitia to Antonio Spadaro, SJ an excerpt of which is in Civiltà Cattolica.  Almost before the excerpt was released MS Winters at the National Sodomitic Reporter issued a 1500 word fatwah proclaiming Schoenborn’s infallibility, while also … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z responds to some frustrated readers

My mailbox is filling with notes of disgust from readers who ask for my reaction to something posted at the Fishwrap (aka National Sodomitic Reporter) and about some other news items today. How to put it…? [No.  Nope.  I can’t write … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Birettas for Seminarians Project!

UPDATE: In honor of the anniversary of Summorum Pontificum I’m moving this to the top of the stack. ____ In the past we have had here a project to get birettas for seminarians.  It was a success (for example HERE) but, alas, it … Continue reading

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D. DAVENPORT: 9 July – TLM and Presentation: “Thomas More’s Martyrdom and the Rule of Law”

Recently we have seen the Rule Law trampled upon.  It was trampled and then the tramplers tramped back and retrampled it.  That’s the way things are going in these USA now, my friends. Now, more than ever, do we need … Continue reading

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More nuns called to Rome! Sisters of Mercy

More hand-wringing at Fishwrap (aka National Sodomitic Reporter) over another summons of US nuns to Rome for a chat. They can join the Loretto Sisters, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, the line is getting longer. Sisters of Mercy also being … Continue reading

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Your Good News

Do you have some good news?  I need some good news.   What’s up these days?

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