Category Archives: Fr. Z KUDOS

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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Minnesota: Extraordinary Form with preaching in Spanish

Brick by brick in Minnesota! From a priest in my email: This Friday, July 3, I will be offering Mass at 7pm at St. Mark’s -350 Atwood St, Shakopee -in the «Extraordinary Form» – also known as the Old Latin … Continue reading

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Congratulations Card. Burke: Happy Birthday and 40 years of priesthood!

Today is Cardinal Burke’s 67th Birthday!  Ad multos annos! ___ Originally Published on: Jun 29, 2015 @ 12:16 Today is His Eminence Raymond Card. Burke’s 40th anniversary of ordination to the sacred priesthood.  He was, I believe, ordained by Paul VI. … Continue reading

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Bp. Tobin’s Tough Love: Hirsute flabmeisters… mature women with skimpy clothes… hyperactive gum-chewing kids checking their iPhones

His Excellency Most Reverend  Thomas J. Tobin, Bishop of Providence has sobering reminders for his flock. HERE No doubt His Excellency is addressing himself only to the Catholics of Providence. So, if you are not in that diocese pay no attention.  My emphases and … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Senate passes bill to ban abortion after 20 weeks.

I just watched the video stream of The Extraordinary Ordinary, His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison, offering the opening prayer of the Wisconsin Senate on a day when the Senate voted to ban abortion after 20 weeks. The prayer … Continue reading

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D. Burlington – Brick by Brick in Vermont

I received news that in Vermont’s Diocese of Burlington, at Immaculate Conception Co-Cathedral, there will soon be regular offerings of Holy Mass according to the Roman Rite’s Extraordinary Form. Bp. Christopher Coyne, often visible in social media such as Twitter, wrote … Continue reading

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Congratulations Newly Ordained Fr. Tim Ferguson!

I was in Marquette, MI on Friday for the priestly ordination of a frequent commentator and parodohymnodist here, Fr. Timothy Ferguson.  His road to the priesthood was 29 years long!  As he quipped: “thirty less one”. He sent a note … Continue reading

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Another bishop thinks Catholic teachers should be role models

Another bishop supports the idea that teachers in Catholic schools must serve also as role models. The Cardinal New Society, which watches the status quaestionis of Catholic education in these USA, has a letter that His Excellency Most Rev. Richard … Continue reading

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Corpus Christi, Maiden Lane – wonderful things happening!

I received a note from Fr. Robinson of the little church in Maiden Lane near Covent Garden in London, Corpus Christ.  Father has quite the restoration project going and it is worthy of notice by everyone. I also remind the … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick: A priest says first public Extraordinary Form Low Mass

Here is something for your Brick By Brick file. From a priest in Oklahoma: In 2007 on September 14, the effective date of the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum, I offered my first Extraordinary Form Mass, as the priest for a … Continue reading

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