Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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

Travel altar cards for TLM – special sale

I received a note from the nice lady of SPORCH who makes the marvelous travel altar card set for the Extraordinary Form.
I have over 40 lower left old style travel sets available at a reduced price.  These are sets that … Continue reading

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Holy Communion at mega Mass in Manila – POLLS

This is how Holy Communion was distributed during the mega-Mass in Manila.

Here is a poll.
Anyone can vote, but you have to be a registered participant to comment.

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, Liturgy Science Theatre 3000, Our Catholic Identity, POLLS | Tagged , , | 80 Comments

“Five Revealing Details” about Pope Francis

One of my new go-to guys for thinking about things Vatican is Andrea Gagliarducci and his Monday Vatican post.
Today he has a piece about “Five Revealing Details” about Pope Francis, what he is doing, what he aims to do.
Evangelii gaudium … Continue reading

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Have Catholic Democrats heard Pope Francis’ denunciation of same-sex stuff?

From American Thinker:
Dogs and gays: Pope Francis and Catholic Democrats
By Robert Klein Engler
Has anyone besides a few pundits found it odd that many Catholic Democrats have spent more time worrying about dogs going to heaven than they have about whether … Continue reading

Posted in De Novissimis: Four Last Things, One Man & One Woman, Our Catholic Identity, The Coming Storm, The future and our choices, The Sin That Cries To Heaven For Vengence | Tagged | 19 Comments

ITALY: Muslims smash, urinate on statue of Mary

From from Gateway Pundit:
Muslim Immigrants Smash & Urinate on Virgin Mary Statue in Italy
Immigrants attacked local Christian in Perugia and then smashed and urinated on a Madonna statue.
Raymond Ibrahim reported:
A man was kneeling in prayer before the statue of the … Continue reading

Posted in Si vis pacem para bellum!, The Coming Storm, The future and our choices, The Religion of Peace | Tagged | 24 Comments

ACTION ITEM – POLL – Card. Burke on Church becoming “feminized” UPDATE

Over Crux, the same-sex union between the Fishwrap and the secular Boston Globe (with all the same characters).
There is a poll, on the left side.. scroll down.

I, for one, agree.  Make up your own mind.
Results as of this writing…

Perhaps all of you could … Continue reading

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I am now home, back at the SPTDV.
Today I struggle up to go say a 7:30 Mass, after which I felt really awful.
I have a bit of a temperature and I spent most of the day sleeping.
So, I have a fair piece … Continue reading

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SCOTUS to hear unnatural “marriage” case. It’s time to do reparation, invoke God with powerful prayers.

So, the Supreme Court will finally have to get into same-sex stuff.   I don’t want to call it marriage.  The best I can do it call it “marriage”.   Whatever the civil, legal terms are used, it it impossible … Continue reading

Posted in ACTION ITEM!, One Man & One Woman, Our Catholic Identity, Si vis pacem para bellum!, The future and our choices, The Sin That Cries To Heaven For Vengence | 99 Comments

My View For Awhile: Jiggity-Jig Edition

I am at Heathrow as I write. I went from my front door to the lounge in just under an hour using a combination of Uber, Heathrow Express and fast track security. There are a few perks… few… … Continue reading

Posted in On the road, What Fr. Z is up to | 30 Comments

Pope Francis: “Paul VI… had the strength to defend openness to life.”

From EWTN news:
Pope Francis took the opportunity during an address to families in the Philippines to praise Blessed Pope Paul VI’s encyclical opposing contraception and affirming Church teaching on sexuality and human life.
The Pope spoke Friday to families gathered at … Continue reading

Posted in Emanations from Penumbras, One Man & One Woman, Our Catholic Identity, Pope Francis | Tagged , , | 37 Comments