"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 dunno, sometimes I click on the clock just to reassure myself Marini’s still harmlessly a-snore!
I have to admit I adblocked the clock quite some time ago because it was slowing down page loading (and it might also have been one of those widgets that wants to set cookies, but I can’t remember now). So “what clock?” both sums up my reaction to reading this post and implicitly answers the question of whether it’ll be missed. :)
The clock did slow down the loading of the page. In fact, even just scrolling down the page, the clock would slow things down. And I never consulted it anyway.
Your page loads about 5 times faster than before!
Thank You Father
P.S. Ask His Holiness to deliver the MP faster, next time you pass him in the hall, or eat with him in the cafeteria.
Tom S: He is supposed to come over tonight, but I just got a call from him. He is looking for a parking spot along the Lungotevere right now. I don’t know why he didn’t just walk.
The clock still appears on the sidebar…
Adam: You will need to refresh your browser, I think. It’s gone.
I would like to see it replaced with a sundial.
Here were the results displayed on my screen:
Good riddance! 49
22% of all votes
Please bring it back? 0
73% of all votes
Clock? What clock? 166
75% of all votes.
Sumpin jest ain’t right with those figures!
Is the Holy Father sneaking out again ala JPII?
The clock was also a baseball. If you had a plain baseball, without clockworks, it would load quickly and usually from cache. How about a baseball autographed by a notable Catholic player, say Stan Musial? Or one could rotate through a list of several autographs.
There’s a pretty good article on the game, and some of its Catholic players, here:
Among other things, the article mentions that baseball is a timeless game, having no clock to run out. Also that the bases are run counter clockwise. It sez, “A game that could theoretically go on for eternity strikes a distinctive Catholic chord.” Appears to me that there is merit in a baseball and a clock being two quite separate things.
Roger Maris was a practicing Catholic.