Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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

“For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh judgment to himself, not discerning the body of the Lord.”

Let’s review 1 Cor 11:27-30: Therefore whosoever shall eat this bread, or drink the chalice of the Lord unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and of the blood of the Lord. But let a man prove himself: and so … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Eucharist carried into space for astronaut on the ISS. Self-communication?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I’d be interested to know your thoughts from the liturgical side. Does this amount to self communicating?  I’ve never heard of this before and assume perhaps a first(Jesus first time in space since you know, creating … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Dying man hasn’t asked for sacraments. Can he be anointed?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: We have a question and prayer need for a man dying of cancer. He is a remarried Catholic without an annulment who doesn’t receive Communion. Not sure if he attends Mass. His daughter-in-law’s pastor said he … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Date for 2nd marriage set at parish before Tribunal decision

From a reader… QUAERITUR: My in laws divorced one year ago. My father in law is remarrying one month from now. He filed the annulment paperwork late last year and was told by the deacon handling it that it would … Continue reading

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PODCAzT 144: Pope Francis’ ‘Amoris laetitia’, Ch. 4: “Love in marriage”

UPDATE: I fixed the glitch at 24:02-24-22. Sorry about that. It was a lot of reading – with interruptions – and editing together.  If you had an “overlap” in that time range, you can download again or listen again and … Continue reading

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Is #AmorisLaetitia being beta tested?

Soooo…. Amoris laetitia is out. Or is it? Not a few times on this blog have I pointed out that, by the time the texts of documents are released officially in the Acta Apostolicae Sedis (AAS) changes are made. When we … Continue reading

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POLAND: Eucharistic miracle! Bleeding Host is human cardiac tissue

I don’t know about you, but I’ve had a less than enjoyable time for a while now. That said, in this time I have also hardened my resolve in several spheres. And yet, there are little bright points. Remember that … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: If Orthodox schismatics can receive Communion, why not divorced and remarried (adulterers)?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: “Amoris Latitia” contains the footnote [351] stating those living in irregular unions can be admitted to holy communion in some circumstances; the idea being that they may be in the state of grace, despite how (objectively) they … Continue reading

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Card. Schönborn: “sacraments” in Infamous Footnote 351 means mainly the Sacrament of Penance (Reconciliation)

The other day Pope Francis told journalists during the airplane presser on his return to Rome from Lesbos that, to understand the controversial bit in Amoris laetitia Infamous Footnote 351, we should have recourse to Card. Schönborn’s address at the presentation of the Post-Synodal Exhortation … Continue reading

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RECENT POSTS and THANKS! Mass for Benefactors

First, help each other… Your Urgent Prayer Requests Next, please contribute to this worthy project… ACTION ITEM UPDATE! Pontifical Vestments Project new PHOTOS And now some of the posts that have have and will scroll off the front page.  Since … Continue reading

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