Category Archives: Fr. Z KUDOS

Ross Douthat explains the situation to liberal ‘c’atholic academics.

Ross Douthat is not lying down and letting the effete liberal catholic academic mafia kick him. He has declared war. Rather, perhaps he has openly stated that a state of war does in fact exist – he didn’t start it – and that … Continue reading

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Card. Urosa Savino of Caracas to the Synod: Can we contradict the teachings of the Lord, St. Paul, the Church?

From CNA a little ray of sunshine: Strengthen marriage with truth and mercy, Venezuela’s Cardinal Urosa tells synod Vatican City, Oct 20, 2015 / 06:01 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Both truth and mercy can be found in consistent Catholic teaching on … Continue reading

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Archbp. Aquila: German bishops promote “cheap grace”

His Excellency Most Reverend Samuel Aquila, Archbishop of Denver, has something to say. From the NCRegister: Did Thomas More and John Fisher Die For Nothing? The idea that Catholics should be allowed to remarry and receive communion did not begin … Continue reading

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Synod Nightmare Scenario: Card. Burke on devolution of doctrine to local bishops and conferences

From Lifesite… read the whole thing, but this is probably the most important bit. There has been talk of devolving some decision making about various issues to regional conferences of bishops or to local bishops. That would, of course, be … Continue reading

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Card. Burke: “Yes, I’m a fundamentalist”

In Italian bookstores a new book by Card. Burke has appeared in Italian: Divino Amore incarnato – La santa Eucaristia sacramento di Carità (Cantagalli). This is the Italian translation of His Eminence’s Divine Love Made Flesh. For the occasion, the Italian Il Foglio interviewed Card. … Continue reading

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Card. Sarah: “We find ourselves between ‘gender ideology’ and ISIS”, apocalyptic beasts… demonic origin

What Nazi-Fascism and Communism were in the 20th century, Western homosexual and abortion Ideologies and Islamic Fanaticism are today. Thus, Card. Sarah. Robert Card. Sarah is Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and an amazing fellow.  Read his great new … Continue reading

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Card. Napier corrects part-time papal spokesperson – UPDATE

1726 GMT: I just saw Card. Napier live on EWTN who had come directly from the Synod Hall. He made a bit of a correction to his own correction/addition of Fr Rosica.  Be sure to pay attention to this. ____ … Continue reading

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Bp. Olmsted (D. Phoenix) issues to men a tremendous call to battle!

Liberal catholics want to wussify the Church.  They effectively embrace the world’s ways and think the Church should adapt her teachings and practices to shifting secular mores.  They accuse those who still dare to stand up in the public square and defend … Continue reading

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The Rolling Stone of Catholic journalism and MS Winters’ Fainting Couch

I bring to the readership’s attention a piece by Fr. Robert Sirico of Acton Institute.  He responds to a ridiculous piece in Rolling Stone, in which Acton and he are mentioned.  HERE Rolling Stone, that bastion of journalistic professionalism, declined … Continue reading

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A priest writes about learning the Extraordinary Form: “What a gift!”

From a priest… Dear Fr. Zuhlsdorf, My name is Fr. ___, and I am a priest of the Diocese of ___. I would appreciate it if you would keep my e-mail anonymous. I wanted to tell you that I am … Continue reading

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POPE FRANCIS FOR YEAR OF MERCY GRANTS THAT SSPX PRIESTS CAN VALIDLY ABSOLVE!

Huge news. This was under embargo till noon, Rome time, which must be honored. [UPDATE: The Bollettino is now available HERE] The Year of Mercy begins 8 December 2015 until 20 November 2016. It is about to be announced that the Holy Father has sent … Continue reading

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Down with pews! Away with them!

I have a recurring dream about having to build a church.  It’s Romanesque and open, uncluttered, especially by pews. My friend Fr. George Rutler is in Crisis.  He is talking about pews.   He has a few digressions – he … Continue reading

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D. Fort Worth: New Extraordinary Form parish erected!

This is from a reader… Fr Z, thanks for all you do. You are one of the top 3 reads every day for me. Bishop Olson recently erected a personal parish for those who ‘remain attached to the celebration’ of the EF. … Continue reading

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Bp. Kagan (D. Bismarck): Statement on Boy Scouts decision on homosexuals

Fr. Z kudos to His Excellency Most Rev. David D. Kagan, Bishop of Bismarck. From the diocesan website of Bismarck: Letter from Bishop: Decision on Boy Scouts of America August 3, 2015 Dear Faithful Catholics of the Diocese of Bismarck, … Continue reading

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Wherein a friend is promoted!

Fr. Z kudos to a friend of mine, William, for his promotion to the Papal Order of St. Sylvester! He showed me some of his new gear today. Papal Knights still have the privilege of riding their horses into St. … Continue reading

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