"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
I smell the sweet circle of life here. The bishops have approved what I believe is the third new translation since Vatican II. The next translation in about 10-15 years will include Thee, Thou and Thy; and then finally the Church will return to Latin :-)
When I was at the major seminary in Chicago, there was a rather large visiting priest offering Mass. When he said, “The Lord be with all of you” a group of guys behind me (who knew this priest well and his antics) responded, “and also with all of you.”
And I remember well once at Mass when the priest said,
“The Lord is with us!” And the lay brother behind me
came back with “And also with them!”
In German, we thankfully still have (and always had) the “et cum spiritu tuo” correctly translated. But we do have two kinds of “you” – the formal “Sie/Ihr/Ihnen” and the informal “Du/Dein/Dir”.
They say there was once a priest who wanted to be polite and said “Der Herr sei mit Ihnen” (The Lord be with you – formal), to which the lay people answered “Sie mich auch” (sth like “You can kiss mine too”).
Great anecdotes! Keep them coming!