Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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

CHICAGO: Chinese Food Edition

Where I am, near the Steam Pipe Trunk Distribution Venue, there is no good Chinese food. It is a hardship.
So, when I get to Chicago, I really enjoy finding some good Chinese fare at what must be one of the … Continue reading

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GO TO CONFESSION… in Cleveland! 4 March UPDATE! Not only Cleveland.

I received this from a reader:
I am visiting my company in the Cleveland Diocese this week and I heard at mass yesterday that the entire diocese, every single church, will be having confessions from 5-8pm on March 4. What a … Continue reading

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Request to readers: towel rack… yes… you read that right…

If I had to build a church or restructure one, there are some traditional things that I would be sure to include in the sacristy.
I would make sure there are adequately deep drawers and closets for vestments, a vault, a sacrarium, … Continue reading

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Is there an agenda at work behind Pope Francis’ back?

Monday Vatican is out.
First paragraph…
Pope Francis: An Agenda Behind his Back?
Is there an agenda at work behind Pope Francis’ back? As he carries out his plan of renewal for the Church, one that is based on the purification of hearts, … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 06: Monday of the 1st Week of Lent

Today is Monday of the 1st Week of Lent.
Reminder: GO TO CONFESSION!
How long has it been?

Here is another 5 minute daily podcast for Lent.  They are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your … Continue reading

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“O, swear not by the moon, the inconstant moon”

You know… ever since February started, I have had the strangest feeling that it was the wrong day.
Ever have that?
Get out your red pens.
Each day I turn another page of my copy of the Martyrologium Romanum, which is always out … Continue reading

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OLDIE: Images of the Basilica of St. Peter on this Feast of the Cathedra

Here is an oldie but goodie from back in 2008:
Here are a few photos of St. Peter’s taken last year (2007) on this feast of the Cathedra of St. Peter.
It is pretty dark in the Basilica, so steady is the … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 05: 1st Sunday of Lent

Today is the 1st Sunday of Lent.
Reminder: GO TO CONFESSION!
How long has it been?

Here is another 5 minute daily podcast for Lent.  They are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use … Continue reading

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Two African Cardinals standing up!

In the lead up (already) to next October’s Synod, the continuation of last October’s wild ride with its bizarre rules, backroom maneuvers, and strange proposals, Africa (pace Card. Kasper) is coming into its own.
I saw this at the National Catholic … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 1st Sunday of Lent (2002MR): Sacramentum

There is an intimate bond between the Lent and Easter cycle with the Person of Christ.  The cycle makes present for us, and draws us into, Our Saviour’s “Paschal Mystery” (pascha from Hebrew pesach, Passover) in a sacramental way.  Remember!  … Continue reading

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