"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
There are some messages posted on the Vatican website having to do with this presentation written by some ecclesiastical dignitaries. It’s all in Italian, since we are no longer Roman Catholics, but members of the Italian national church. The Holy Father’s message will also be published in due time in Italian, along with German, Spanish and the rest of the “major” languages, but no Latin. That’s the way the cookie crumbles these days.
For those who prefer to read Lenten messages in Latin I recommend Migne’s Patrologia Latina Tomus 54 “S. Leonis Magni, Romani Pontificis, Opera Omnia.” The Latin is delightful and the messages are profound.
One question which begs an answer (maybe two answers):
1) Why would the Holy Father issue a letter for Ramadan in the first place?
2) I also heard of lettres coming from the Vatican congratulating Buddhist and what used to be called “pagan” groups commemorating their own various holidays. Issuing a lettre for these occasions as a gesture of good will is nice….once. But why do it year after year? It demeans our own Church if you know what I mean!
Kenjiro: I don’t think being polite is demeaning.
And this is not the place to be making an attack.
Andrew: Is the Migne edition of Leo still in print? I was looking for an edition to buy some months ago, and all I could find was the two-volume set in the Corpus Christianorum. As this was somewhat beyond my budget, I ended up downloading the Tractatus from an online site and am happily reading them as time permits, but I’d really prefer to have a printed edition.
Incidentally, that video you link to is… well, I wish I could do that, is all I can say! Sadly, I have zero opportunities to develop anything in the way of spoken Latin skills…
The entire PL and PG is available on CD-Rom. Most decent university librareis will have it in their data-base, and individuals can order it off the web site (just google it) for about the price of a few volumes of CCCL — but still expensive compared to paperbacks
Msgr. Cordes in the press conference: “Un breve sguardo al testo di questÃ¢â‚¬â„¢anno ci fa rilevare che esso si distingue in modo evidente dalle precedenti trattazioni delle necessitÃƒÂ della famiglia umana. Infatti mette con forza al centro il Dio Padre di GesÃƒÂ¹ Cristo e pone dunque un accento non antropocentrico, ma teocentrico. Il Santo Padre si occupa meno della dimensione orizzontale, per mettere in luce piÃƒÂ¹ chiara quella verticale del vivere cristiano. Questo cambiamento del pensiero si puÃƒÂ² osservare in genere nella predicazione di Benedetto XVI. Sembra desiderare che ci rivolgiamo con piÃƒÂ¹ grande intensitÃƒÂ al Padre nei cieli; che ci affidiamo al suo Figlio GesÃƒÂ¹ Cristo.”
This is great!
Rosendo: And a much needed corrective.
My thoughts precisely. And I take this opportunity -my second post, that is- to congratualte and thank you for your blog.
I regret my negative post above. I owe you an apology. There was no need for it. Someday I’m going to learn how to be a sweet guy who only makes nice and positive comments. In the meantime I’ll have to be quiet.
I ordered my copy a few years ago and it is a reprint: the print quality is poor but legible. The price is way too high, but I’ve never regretted paying for it. I think I ordered it from Belgium and it took a few weeks to arrive in the US. I think you can e-mail your questions to the “corpus . christianorum @ brepols . net”. I know they have a catalog.
Andrew, I sort of agree with you. I don’t see how we can assert that Latin is still the language of the Church when key documents are released in any number of other languages and only later rendered into Latin. If documents were always released first in Latin, it would send a powerful signal. I actually e-mailed Libreria Editrice Vaticana a while ago asking if they had Latin translations of the collects for the new saints. They e-mailed back that there were no Latin translations yet, and they had run out of the “original” Italian copies. Doesn’t that say it all?
Andrew: Thank you! I’ll see what I can find out from Brepols.