"The…….hills are aliiiiiiive…..  "

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Fr. Z is the guy who runs this blog. o{]:¬)
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  1. mike says:

    At what point does his giant invisible teddy bear become a credibility issue?


  2. Tim Ferguson says:

    …and it’s very frightening. AAA-aaa-aaa-aahhh…”

  3. Zach says:

    “Ok, I admit it! I forgot my speech!”

  4. woodyjones says:

    “Don’t worry, the motu is coming, for good or for bad.”

  5. Wm. Christopher Hoag says:

    Und der amerikane Besücher war sehr groB!

  6. Cerimoniere says:

    …with the sound of chanting; with chants they have sung for a thousand years…”

    Which reminds me of the other old favourite, “I’d like to teach the world to chant, in perfect monody.”

  7. Denis Crnkovic says:

    No, really… I have it on the best authority… it was the biggest walleye ever caught in Wisconsin, but it got away from Fr. Z…

  8. danphunter1 says:

    Msgr.Ganswein:”I wish my thumb looked that perfect”

  9. tim says:

    Yes, Yes, hurry!! C’mon, Let’s go get him! Sodano’s still in there!

  10. Humboldt says:

    “. . . with the sound of music, with songs they have sung for a thousand years.
    The hills fill my heart with the sound of music. My heart wants to sing every song it hears.”

  11. afanco says:

    “One day, Msgr. Ganswein, this will all be yours.”

  12. Il cardinale e mobile!

  13. Londiniensis says:

    ” … and, as he was answering my questions, the English translator’s nose grew THIS long ! “

  14. Dick Williamson says:

    Ach! Heilige Maria!
    GruB Gott! GruB Gott! Welkomm, Bischof Fellay!

  15. Irulats says:

    “Congratulamini mihi, quia inveni drachmam, quam perdideram!”

  16. Brian Douglass says:

    “You Shall Not Pass!”

  17. Bruno Maria says:

    I did it…myyyy waaaay!

  18. Joe says:


  19. John Polhamus says:

    “…will be printed on EXTRA-large paper so ALL the bishops of that generation can read it without their specticals!!”

  20. Kevin P. Edgecomb says:

    The Lord told St Peter to go catch a fish, and it was THIS BIG . . . !

  21. Al says:

    “I feel pretty, oh so pretty…”

  22. Kevin says:

    I love you all THIS much!

  23. Mac McLernon says:

    It’s off topic (but very relevant to your blog, Father, as they’ll probably be after you next…)

    check out the letter from ICEL which Fr Tim Finigan received on the new translation and copyright!

  24. John Polhamus says:

    “Ze Motu Proprio vil be printed on paper ZIS big! Zo zat everyone can read it vissout zer glasses…even ze bishops!!”

  25. Humboldt says:

    “One day, Msgr. Ganswein, this will all be yours.”

    Ha, ha,ha, first he would have to be named archbishop of Munich, but the see is still vacant.

  26. Humboldt says:

    As for translation, the only acceptable one is a FAITHFUL translation. There is nothing in between

  27. aelric says:

    Pope Benedict XVI tries out for the role of song leader at next year’s “Mahoneyfest.”

  28. terry says:

    At the end of his concluding remarks after the Concert offered on the occasion of his 80th birthday (April 16, 2007), His Holiness delighted the audience with an impromptu rendition of “Life is a Cabaret” which brought the house down

  29. Hammerbrecher says:

    “The hills are alive, with the sound of motu proprio”

  30. Jon says:


    While you’ve been away from the board there’ve been ICEL developments at Father Finigan’s blog I’m sure you’ll find interesting.

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