"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
Father Z., You said, “Pope Benedict spoke about the woman Phoebe who was described with the Greek word “diakonos”. The Pope made a clear distinction that the word “deacon” for her did not have any heirarchical ministerial implications, Phoebe nevertheless exercised a measure of responsibility in her local Church and St. Paul gives her due recognition, saying that she had helped many people including himself.”
Seems that bid has been cut from the official version….
Irulats: That is just a summary. The longer address was in Italian.
Found it on Teresa Benedetta’s site..
I can’t wait to read it! I may even have to stumble through the Italian.
At the moment, the Vatican’s website is only showing a precis of the address in all languages other than Italian. However, from looking at the transcripts of some earlier Audiences, it appears that they are complete line by line translations from the original texts. I therefore assume that the current precis is just a holding exercise until a complete translation can be prepared. However, if this is indeed the case, it might perhaps be useful to have this indicated in some way.
The audience can be found on Zenit (http://www.zenit.org/english/audience/visualizza.phtml?sid=102978).
I know that the pope began this series of audiences with reflections on the nature of the Church, and then continued by going over the lives of the apostles and their contemporaries. I have downloaded these audiences, put them in a word document, and plan to read it as if it were a book. It seems likely to me that next week’s audience will be about Ash Wednesday and the beginning of the Lenten season. I wonder if, after that, the Holy Father will continue to elucidate other points about the Church (perhaps illuminating some of the lives of the Fathers and Doctors, or the history of some institutions in the Church), or if he will instead begin another series of audiences. In either case, I’m excited to see what our Holy Father has in store for us.