"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
Can’t we just all get along?
Those letters were placed on windshields all around St. Stanislaus/Milwaukee during the Old Rite Mass this morning.
If I read it correctly, Fr. Cekada is one of the three or four actual, real-live RC priests left on the face of the Earth.
Good to know, I guess.
The Rev. Anthony Cekada appears to be with the SSPX
No, Father Cekada is not with the Fraternity, he’s a sedevacantist under Bp. Sanborn. They are actually critics of the SSPX though usually not this nutty.
Let’s recognize two things: there is an enormous amount of work to be done (MP aside), and there are many traps to avoid in the process.
Father Anthony Cekada was expelled from the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) more than 20 years ago, in 1983, for his sedevacantism (see the wikipedia article) and the refusal to implement the reforms in the Holy Week of Pope Pius XII demanded by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre CSSp inside the SSPX.
He is closely connected to the following sites:
And the abbÃ©s Marchiset, Mr Ing. Dr. Th. Stopka and other sedevacantist authors who deny the validity of the revised 1968 Pontificale Romanum and the validity of the “New Mass of Paul VI alias Montini”.
Unlike his other articles, Fr. Cekada (from Cincinatti, OH) this time not even made the effort to prove his assertions by references, which he normally does. In fact Cekada is not unreasonable on a human level. He does provide references for his allegations, unlike the “Fathers of traditio.com”. And why is Cekada so afraid anyway? Is it because of the CMRI debÃ¢cle with 20 ex-sedevacantist CMRI Sisters joining the Diocese of Spokane as a Religious Association last Friday July 6?
Pray for him.
I believe that Fr. Cekada is actually a Cincinnatti Dolanite:
While his comments are unsolicitous in the extreme, his group is, I believe, behind the quite useful breviary.net:
Let them have their sour grapes and eat them too! Slightly off-topic perhaps, but after attending a Trad. Latin Mass for the FIRST time today, I feel I’ve been a part of something so glorious and God-oriented! I hope and pray Birmingham sets up a TLM soon, because I can’t drive 5 hrs round trip but this once! It was worth it today, though. Still floating a few feet off the ground…. Deo gratias!
Janet, haven’t you been to the Oratory yet?
(The term ‘indult’ is no longer correct.)
Antonius: ah, sorry, wrong Birmingham. I’m in Birmingham Alabama. :-)
Looks like Rev. Cekada has a PODCAzt of his own on the Motu…
Could the source of his bitterness be any clearer? Rev. Cekada wants to BE Fr. Z!!!
Actually, Fr. Cekada was ordained in Milwaukee–he’s from the area–
Although “ordained” in his case is a very tricky term, indeed.
Awwww, I thought maybe Fr. Thomas Reese would get the sour grapes award since he’s been running his mouth in opposition to the Summorum Pontificum all weekend long. ( Chicago Tribune, Reuters etc.. )
Fr. Cekada was ordained a priest in Switzerland in 1977 by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre. As far as I know Milwaukee is not in the Helvetian Confederation. Rev. Cekada is undoubtedly a valid Roman Catholic priest, even if you do not like him being a validly ordained Roman Catholic priest. He remains a priest despite other factors.
So ordained is not tricky at all. Rather, your questioning of Cekada’s ordination is tricky and false. Of course your statement is but an imitation of what Cekada would say about priests ordained in the new rite by e.g. a Cardinal Siri of Genoa.
I would not classify this as “sour grapes,” at least not according to the traditional definition. Rather, I would say it falls into the “unintentional comedy” category. The line about “pure poison” is really quite funny.
I think Alex is a bit right as Cekada usually posts some logical articles, especially concerning the Thuc consecrations issue.
Really, when one thinks about it, it is in his best interest to post what he has posted on the MP, while it may not have all of the references, it is a little thought provoking.