"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
Yes Fr. I have had some problems with the IE7 crashing. I can’t remember what the problem was but it hasn’t been happening lately.
Yes, I am using MSIE 6.0, and it pops up a thing asking for a Flash update. When I decline to get the update, then the browser crashes, and I am invited to send an error report to Microsoft.
I think one time I elected to get the update, and the browser also crashed then.
No problem with Mac and Safari. Make the switch!
It doesn’t crash my browser (Safari), but it hangs, often for close to a minute; the behavior started after you added the video display. I do hope you’ll remove it….
No crashes, but it takes unusally long time to load although the blog isn’t that full of large pictures.
No problem from this IE7 user
No problem with Firefox Father.
I’m using Firefox 22.214.171.124 and it says on the top of page: “Additional plugins required to display all the media on this page.” I DID NOT install anything and so far I can read your page Okay!
When We try to scroll up and down, the page moves very slowly.
As the original poster with regard to all this, I am running Mac and Safari. I get the SBOD (Spinning Beachball of Death) for about a minute until the page is able to be perused. It started, I think, yesterday?
Thanks Fr. Z for looking into this. I love your site and check it often!
Here’s an update. I was using flip4mac, which translates wmv files embedding in webpages, making them quicktime files. I removed the program, and everything is working fine now. Sorry to cause any frustration on your part.
I’m running Firefox on a Mac and it really slowed down yesterday. The video link isn’t worth the slow down if it is indeed the video.
No problems, either with Firefox 126.96.36.199 on an older Windows XP computer or with Firefox 188.8.131.52 on a newer Windows Vista computer.
No. My IE7, however, is crashing regularly–I think it’s due to a recent Yahoo!! homepage re-format (pushed, of course, by Yahoo!!)
Zathar, very smart of you to think of flip4mac. That was the problem on mine as well: it was trying to play the video in the frame that Father Z. introduced onto the page.
If anyone else is having this problem on a Mac, you might want to check your “System Preferences.” If flip4mac is installed, there will be a preference pane called “Flip4Mac WMV.” You can disable the culprit by uncheking the option that reads “Use Flip4Mac WMF Internet plug-in.”
I, too, am using a Mac and ever since your return to the Sabine Farm I get the “spinning beach ball of death” when I attempt to load your blog using Safari. I’m using Firefox and it seems to be doing OK but not as smooth scrolling as usual.
Hope this helps.
I am using Firefox on a Mac and the page stutters dreadfully when I try to scroll down.
Yes, Father, I’ve had these problems over a good few weeks now. I use Internet Explorer 7 and it usually seizes up totally when trying to open the WDTPRS page – I need two or three goes (after closing IE7 each time) to get it to open properly. Other blogs seem to be OK except for the NLM blog, where I’ve had similar problems although much less frequently.
Father, I run an ancient MAC OS 9.2.2 with IE 5.2.
The blog opens fine but the text is black on a black background so to read it I must “select” or highlight the text.
A pain but works fine.
I just sent this bug report to the folks who run google reader…
Currently when I click on a feed for a blog containing an mp3 player
embedded in it (from internetmonk.com and https://wdtprs.com/) I
get a pop up message that says (roughly)
“MIME Type Configuration: Some of the MIME types previously associated
with the Quick Time plug-in are currently associated with other
applications. Do you want to restore these MIME type associations to
Quick Time? Yes/No”
No matter what I click, google reader freezes the IE (6.0.2900.2180)
I use google reader on my work computer running Windows XP Pro and
can’t easily update IE and the permissions won’t let me change my mime
associations using Quicktime.
I think this is a new problem. I was previously subscribed to a feed
which embedded podcasts and until a couple days ago, I think that feed
wasn’t freezing IE when using google reader.
Samuel J. Howard
The new video feed is causing havoc under Linux (Ubuntu 6.06). Every blog page I load pops up a large, new video player.
No problem here. Running Ubuntu and Firefox with the Totem plugin.
Im using Safari. Quicktime starts, and then the “spinning beach ball”…
Okay… I removed the video player. Let’s see if some of your problems resolve.
Dear Fr. Z,
As of today (Thursday, June 7th, 1:27 PM EDT), everything seems back to normal with my Mac and Safari and your blog. Deo gratias!
Oremus pro invicem,
Ah. That’s better. Many thanks!