Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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

Fishwrap’s Thomas Reese, SJ, attacks the US Bishops as they meet for not conforming to his agenda

Jesuit Thomas Reese, who was sacked from his post as editor of Amerika Magazine by the directive of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, has a piece today at the Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter) in which he reprimands … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving and Advent.. it’s COFFEE time!

In these USA, Thanksgiving Day is coming up fast.  After that, Advent will be upon us. You may have need for both hostess gifts when you are invited to people’s homes for Thanksgiving.  You may have need for small gifts for … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Why don’t bishops use the mantelletta?

From a reader… How come the practice is rare nowadays of bishops and monsignors wearing the mantelletta? Also, when does a bishop wear the mantelletta instead of the mozzetta? Are there specific rules for a bishop to determine if he … Continue reading

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What Did The Pope Really Say… about Lutherans and Communion?

Here we go again. Pope Francis has offered some confusing observations about the possibility of Lutherans receiving Holy Communion in the Catholic Church. I’m getting email… angry… alarmed… confused… sad… above all demoralized. Edward Pentin has the best press breakdown … Continue reading

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Solemn Mass in Extraordinary Form at a major American seminary

I received word via email… the Traditional Latin Mass has “returned” to St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Philadelphia. This is an exceptionally good development.  They should should have it every week, at least. Here are a few snaps from their … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Adult child living at parents’ home doesn’t want to go to Mass

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Our 18 year old says she does not want to go to Mass anymore. She is being home schooled through Seton Home Study and gets A’s in all her religion courses, so she is learning the Catholic faith … Continue reading

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CQ CQ CQ #HamRadio Sunday – Field Day

Actually I am in a cemetery at the top of the hill by the parish. As I write! That’s the vertical. I also managed to string up a 40m center-fed wire dipole. It’s 2045 UTC and I’m on 20 and 40. … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard for your Sunday Mass of Obligation?   I preached (at Mass in the Ordinary Form today) about the Four Last Things as a necessary point of day reflection because, I … Continue reading

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WDTPRS – 6th Sunday remaining after Epiphany: true “active participation” at Mass

As we approach the end of another liturgical year, an odd thing happens in the Church’s traditional, pre-Conciliar calendar. The Sundays left over after Epiphany, after Christmas, are finally dusted off and prayed until the liturgical year is concluded.  This has … Continue reading

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Mobile view of the blog

Are you readers able to see the mobile version of the blog on your phones?

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