Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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French preview of interview with Card-designate Farrell about ‘Amoris Laetitia’

At the French site Le Croix we find an article with quotes from the head of the newly created Dicastery for the Laity, Family and Life, Cardinal-designate Farrell.  He defends Amoris laetitia rather energetically, saying – with no hint of doubt … Continue reading

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Acton Institute’s Fr. Sirico comments on Pope Francis’ remarks on money

Did you see the comments which Our Holy Father made about money, capitalism, etc? Fr. Robert Sirico of ACTON INSTITUTE is well situated to add some comments of his own about money, capitalism, etc., to build on what the Holy … Continue reading

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When was the last time you heard those words?

A correspondent sent the following, which I offer for your consideration: Our Lord speaking to St. Faustina in the Diary of Divine Mercy: “He who refuses to pass through the door of My mercy must pass through the door of … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM: TLM training for priests

Sometimes when I respond to people who ask how they, too, can have the Traditional Roman Rite where they live, I say: GET TO WORK and make it happen!  Persuade, cajole, bribe priests.   Beg, borrow, buy vestments.  Unlock, lock, … Continue reading

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INTERVIEW with Card. Burke about their Five Dubia about problems in Amoris Laetitia

In the wake of the Five Dubia about Amoris laetitia submitted by the Four Cardinals, one of The Four has been again interviewed.  His Eminence Raymond Card. Burke was interviewed about the Five Dubia by the National Catholic Register‘s Edward Pentin, probably the … Continue reading

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NOW AVAILABLE! Safe-Space Liturgy Of Post-Election Consolation

The other day we watched the libs meltdown. Being all discombobulated, some of the tender things weren’t able to cope with daily tasks.  They needed “safe spaces” in which they would receive hugs and reassurances and teddy bears. “What a … Continue reading

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Interesting meetings: Pope with Curial heads, USCCB’s election of officers

The Bolletino today shows that His Holiness had a meeting with the heads of dicasteries of the Roman Curia this morning. That’s interesting. Does this mean anything? It is particularly interesting in that it happened directly on the heels of … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Will SSPX priests be able to absolve validly after the Year of Mercy closes?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I’ve been searching through the Internet, and since I’ve found absolutely nothing regarding this matter, I’ve thought I might as well just send this question to you so that you can be the first (hopefully) to write about it. … Continue reading

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Obama reads a “mean tweet” from Trump. Who’s laughing now?

This is from October, but I am just seeing it now.  I thought I’d share. Arrogance incarnate?

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INTERVIEW with Card. Burke about their plea to Pope Francis “Seeking Clarity”

Yesterday we all read about the Bombshell.  HERE  Four Cardinals presented formal “Yes/No” questions (dubia) to Pope Francis and to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith about confusing points which were stirred up by the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Amoris … Continue reading

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Famous Roman Bernini landmark vandalized

Some complete…. jerk… busted one of the tusks off the delightful Bernini elephant in Rome near the Pantheon, in front of S. M. sopra Minerva.  HERE In the Rome of Our pontificate, this person would have things broken off of … Continue reading

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You are now guilty of homophobia until you prove your innocence.

I saw this story a few days ago at Pewsitter, but I am just now getting to it.  I was reminded to return to it by the comment made by one of my correspondents: Spain has lost it’s mind. Frankly, … Continue reading

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Fraternity of St. Vincent Ferrer in NYC

I received a note from a priest of the Fraternity of St. Vincent Ferrer which I share now with the readership: Dear Father Zuhlsdorf, I hope this message finds you well. I am FR. JORDAN-MARY, a priest of the Fraternity of … Continue reading

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BOMBSHELL: The Four Cardinals Letter to Pope Francis – “Seeking Clarity”

UPDATE:  I’d be willing to bet that The Four are merely the tip of the spear.  I’d wager that they represent a large gang of quiet Cardinals who want answers, but because they are presently in curial or diocesan positions … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point in the sermon you heard for you Mass of Sunday Obligation? Let us know.  

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