"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’ve noticed that a lot of old churches were designed to shed sunlight on the altar and the priest. This is harder to notice with a pulled-out altar.
There is a mystical significance in the light.
To be in just the right spot, aimed at just the right people as the sun peaked through that window – wow. A little later or earlier, it would not have been there.
I would still like to post that last one on my blog, but not without permission. Fr. Z – if you took these, may I use that last one as a lead in to these two posts?
Not sure about the mystical significance of mere phonons. The true Light Himself is a little over to the left of these, under the form of bread. As St John
teaches us, ‘the darkness did not comprehend it’, so we just gotta believe.
As long as the aesthetics don’t distract ones attention from the Lord though,
they can certainly be conducive to greater prayerfulness.
I can’t help thinking that the reading of the last gospel after Low Mass was a
huge loss to the Church. It would be interesting to find out the history of its original inclusion
one day. Perhaps that will explain why it’s felt no longer necessary.
Dear Father Z, I understand that the USSCB want to retain ‘Christ has died, Christ has risen, Christ will come again’. Do you think His Holiness will ignore this? Can’t you have another meeting with blessed Cardinal Arinze about other matters of concern!?!
The Last Gospel – the history if its inclusion was gradual (no pun intended)
The Catholic Encyclopedia says this began about the 12th century.
Pius V made this practice universal for the Roman Rite in his edition of the Missal (1570).
Scan down to # V. The Last Gospel to read more about it.