"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
Deus le vult!
Is this that fearsome 1950’s ideology which the ubiquitous Liberal of the Blogs keeps worrying about?
Henry: I don’t know who the “Ubiguitous Liberal of Blogs” is (ULOB) but, I would respond that this is the “ideology” that shaped countless souls who are now unapologetically in heaven.
More seriously, I’m wondering whether somebody with a contact ought to show this collect to the White House. Might put in perspective some of the more naive claims about various world religions heard from there recently. Would this be task be a responsibility of the USCCB government liaison office? Could we rely upon them to get it done?
I think a citizen could sent it, no?
Sure, but an ordinary citizen wouldn’t have the clout of the USCCB, would he? And those people in the USCCB government liaison office are paid big bucks to get the true Catholic position across. Why don’t you forward it to them? Jon or I could, but they’d surely take it more seriously coming from you, an ordained minister (as I understand they say in those lofty circles).
If I may jump in uninvited …
What does the encyclical really say?
Here is an interesting thought from “Deus caritas est” no. 28a last par.:
Ecclesia non potest nec debet sibi assumere politicam contentionem ut societatem quam justissimam efficiat. […] Justa societas non potest esse opus Ecclesiae, sed a politicis illud procurari oportet.
(The Church cannot and aught not assume the task of political contention in an effort to create the most just society possible. […] A just society cannot be the Church’s task: rather, it is to be achieved by politicians.)
“The most just society”?
Don’t skew the issue. A lot of suffering, persecuted Christians would settle for “an existing society,” Andrew. It’s entirely our right to defend them.
Besides, this is a prayer, not a policy brief.