"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 really like this. It recalls the scriptural passage from which it comes more clearly–ie the centurion asking Christ to heal his servant on the strength of Christ’s authority because of who He is. If you recall the story in Scripture, it is an extreme expression of faith on the part of the centurion which Christ recognizes verbally. It’s completely appropriate for the place in the mass where it falls, just before Holy Communion. The passage is very deeply suited for meditation at that point. The Latin mass used to be filled with these “prayer feasts.” [I don’t know what else to call them.]
This passage used to be quite explicit in the Latin, was played down after V2, is back again because it belongs there.
I remember learning this response as a child preparing for First Holy Communion in 1969. “Ahhh” is right!
It’s ironic to hear constantly how the Novus Ordo opened up the scriptures to Catholics, yet systematically purged scriptural allusions — from “enter under my roof” to “from the rising of the sun to its setting” — from the liturgy.
I confess that the rampant mistranslations in the current English Mass annoy me quite a bit. Often I get around them by just saying, in a quiet voice, the original Latin, so I won’t have to utter something that doesn’t reflect what the Missal actually says. In this case, I habitually say “Domine, non sum dignus ut intres sub tectum meam, . . . .”