"The great Father Zed, Archiblogopoios"
- Fr. John Hunwicke
"Some 2 bit novus ordo cleric"
"Rev. John Zuhlsdorf, a traditionalist blogger who has never shied from picking fights with priests, bishops or cardinals when liturgical abuses are concerned."
"Father John Zuhlsdorf is a crank"
"Father Zuhlsdorf drives me crazy"
"the hate-filled Father John Zuhlsford" [sic]
"Father John Zuhlsdorf, the right wing priest who has a penchant for referring to NCR as the 'fishwrap'"
"Zuhlsdorf is an eccentric with no real consequences" - HERE
- Michael Sean Winters
"Fr Z is a true phenomenon of the information age: a power blogger and a priest."
- Anna Arco
“Given that Rorate Coeli and Shea are mad at Fr. Z, I think it proves Fr. Z knows what he is doing and he is right.”
"Let me be clear. Fr. Z is a shock jock, mostly. His readership is vast and touchy. They like to be provoked and react with speed and fury."
- Sam Rocha
"Father Z’s Blog is a bright star on a cloudy night."
"A cross between Kung Fu Panda and Wolverine."
Fr. Z is officially a hybrid of Gandalf and Obi-Wan XD
Rev. John Zuhlsdorf, a scrappy blogger popular with the Catholic right.
- America Magazine
RC integralist who prays like an evangelical fundamentalist.
-Austen Ivereigh on Twitter
[T]he even more mainline Catholic Fr. Z. blog.
-Deus Ex Machina
“For me the saddest thing about Father Z’s blog is how cruel it is.... It’s astonishing to me that a priest could traffic in such cruelty and hatred.”
- Jesuit homosexualist James Martin to BuzzFeed
"Fr. Z's is one of the more cheerful blogs out there and he is careful about keeping the crazies out of his commboxes"
- Paul in comment at 1 Peter 5
"I am a Roman Catholic, in no small part, because of your blog.
I am a TLM-going Catholic, in no small part, because of your blog.
And I am in a state of grace today, in no small part, because of your blog."
- Tom in comment
"Thank you for the delightful and edifying omnibus that is your blog."- Reader comment.
"Fr. Z disgraces his priesthood as a grifter, a liar, and a bully. - - Mark Shea
Isn’t that curious that you would have posted this picture and this comment just as the Holy Father made the following comments on the occasion of the 2,759th anniversary of the founding of Rome?:
“Si celebra proprio oggi il Natale di Roma, a ricordo del tradizionale anniversario della fondazione dellÃ¢â‚¬â„¢Urbe, ricorrenza storica che, riportandoci col pensiero alle origini della CittÃƒÂ , diventa occasione propizia per comprendere meglio la vocazione di Roma ad essere faro di civiltÃƒÂ e di spiritualitÃƒÂ per il mondo intero. Grazie allÃ¢â‚¬â„¢incontro tra le sue tradizioni e il cristianesimo, Roma ha svolto nel corso dei secoli una peculiare missione, e continua ancor oggi ad essere importante richiamo per tanti visitatori attratti da un cosÃƒÂ¬ ricco patrimonio artistico, in gran parte legato alla storia cristiana della CittÃƒÂ .”
So many visitors attracted to the rich artistic patrimony of Rome …
Interesting! And yet, I ask myself, why is it that in an age that mostly rejects the values of previous generations, particularly of the Christian civilization that preceded us, so many keep seeking an opportunity to view and to touch at least something that was left behind, be it a museum, a church, a building, a Roman street…
It definitely feels like humanity in search of Christ?
All roads do, in fact, lead to Rome
Andrew: Your wrote: “It definitely feels like humanity in search of Christ?”
Or, they could be in search of a plate of spaghetti all’amatriciana.
“Or, they could be in search of a plate of spaghetti allÃ¢â‚¬â„¢amatriciana.”
OTOH, giving the declining quality of our restaurants and the average quality of our
clergy, I am not sure about which is the harder to find these days…
Fabrizio: I, however, we both know where it is still possible to eat very well indeed in Roma. As for the clergy… nemo est iudex in causa propria.
It’s a long way for many people to travel for a piece of “pancetta”.
well, I said “average” quality. I am well aware that
there are many wonderful priests in the
dioceses of Italy. As a matter of fact being a priest,
especially a pastor, pastor is an extremely though
task these days. He is often alone in his daily duties,
confronted by cultural chaos and often poorly trained
They deserve all our prayers and support. I must say
though, that contributions from overseas seem to
help improve the above mentioned “average quality”!
Especially when they get so italianized that they could
not only help the flock to find Christ, but also to
discover the best places in town for an “amatriciana”!!