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About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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

    “Whoah! Slow down; one motu at a time!”

  2. Thomas Stinger says:

    Hold on now ladies, this is not the prayer of ordination for you

  3. Thomas Stinger says:

    Hold on now ladies, this is not the prayer of ordination for you!

  4. Kevin says:

    Up, up, and away!

  5. FloridaJohn says:

    “Whoa! Back, back, you liberals! I’m not signing any more Motu Proprio’s!”

  6. Thomas says:

    “Some French bishops came and begged me not to release it, so I said, ‘Talk to the hands!'”

  7. Mark says:

    There will be NO MORE litrugical dancing at Mass! That means YOU Roger Michael Cardinal Mahony.

  8. Krister says:

    “Volare… o… o…”

  9. Steve says:

    “Wait’ll you hear this one. A priest and a rabbi walk into a bar and…”

  10. Tim Ferguson says:

    Now this side of the audience hall, “Row, row, row your boat…”

  11. Syriacus says:

    (in Italian) – “Nel Vangelo di oggi c’è scritto che la porta è stretta, capito? Non agitatevi lì giù……Mettetevi in fila con calma, e aspettate ciascuno il vostro turno, quando vi verrà chiesto l’Ausweis celeste…”

  12. Michael says:


  13. Henry Edwards says:

    “Please hold your applause. This is the extraordinary form of the Roman rite!”

  14. catholiclady says:

    Gentlemen, start your engines and may the fastest Popemobile win.

  15. Beth V. says:

    Simmer! Simmer down now…I didn’t say that all of you are trying to get in through the wide door, just most of you. Ve have vays to help you get in the narrower door. So simmer, I said!

  16. Terri says:

    WAIT! WAIT!!! I said I DON’T inhale the incense!

  17. Legisperitus says:

    “I really enjoyed that mime preaching the homily, so now I’ll do one of my own… ‘Help! I’m trapped in a glass box!'”

  18. Chris Garton-Zavesky says:

    “Calm down, everyone! I can’t replace ALL the recalcitrant bishops at once, so each one should wait his turn.”

  19. Pater Iterum Jubilus says:

    Show this caption in the year 2017 AD:

    ” . . .and for those of you who are still attached to the Novus Ordo, it will be allowed on Sundays at 1:30 PM once a month in a select place in the diocese. If there are problems. contact the Ecclesia Loonia Commission . . .”

  20. Andrew says:

    … and this year’s academy award in the “best caption” category goes to …

  21. Marcus says:

    “A sedevacantist, a womanpriest, and a bishop in Communion with Rome walk into a bar, but the bishop ducked… I got a million of ’em, folks!”

  22. mtober says:

    “I am happy to announce that I will offer a Solemn Pontifical High Mass in the usus antiquior every Sunday for the rest of my Pontificate!”

  23. Kevin says:

    Oooooooooooo, the Motu’s out it’s time to chant
    Doo daa, Doo daa
    Watch the liberals freak and rant
    Oooooo the doo daa daaaayyy…….

  24. MrTips says:

    Whaddya mean NO? This IS my best Fr Z. impersonation!
    Check his photo!

  25. Nick says:

    Look Ma, No Hands!

    (It looks like he is riding a motorcycle)

  26. TNCath says:

    “Now Bishops, what I have written, I have written. So, GET OVER IT and GET BUSY!”

  27. bgt says:

    “Do or do not; there is no try”

    (Am I aging myself, here?)

  28. Al says:

    No. Really, it was this big. But, you should have seen the 1 that got away. Would someone wearing the “Shoes of the Fisherman” exagerate something like this?

  29. NAC Seminarian says:

    I am a seminarian at the North American College and we were right up front and to the side at the audience. He greeted us after the Angelus and prayed that we grow in, “… wisdom and pastoral charity.” during our time of formation. This was right when he came out and when he looked and saw that we were there, a good number of us in cassocks, he got a great big smile with this surprised look. It was a wonderful experience.

  30. peter mcneil says:

    “Where is thumpkin, where is thumpkin , here I am , here I am”

  31. sean says:

    “Quiet! There is a diocese in Antarctica waiting for each and every one of you”

  32. dcs says:


  33. Jordan Potter says:

    Recte “Fahrvergnugnen” (and I think there’s an umlaut over the “u.”)

    I don’t remember much of my high school German, but I remember that much anyway.

  34. Michael says:

    “…happy birthday, dear Georg…”

  35. Justin says:

    A la tuhuelpa legria macarena
    Que tuhuelce paralla legria cosabuena
    A la tuhuelpa legria macarena Eeeh, macarena

  36. joe says:

    “No…wait, wait…so then…get this…Mahony says to Trautman…”


  37. Fr Justin says:

    all togesser, now: ooooooooooooo clemens; oooooooooooooooooo pia; oooooooooooooooooooo dulcis Virgo Maria!

  38. Jay says:

    Woah-ho-ho! Hang on a sec! You were actually thinking that I am a traditionalist!?!?!?! Get real! *chuckles*

  39. RBrown says:

    NAC Seminarian,

    Your rector was a classmate of mine at the Angelicum.

  40. RBrown says:

    Caption: Italian food is delicious. But Ooooooooooooh, that German bier!

  41. Rivendell says:

    Alright everyone, all together now –

    “Michael row the boat ashore, halleluuuuuuuuuujah…”

  42. Chris Garton-Zavesky says:

    What? You want an encore?

  43. Chironomo says:


  44. Trevor says:

    Well now! How did you know I was going to name Fr. Zuhlsdorf as my desired successor?

  45. joe says:

    “For those of you leaving the Church with Marty Haugen…try not to bang your guitars on the way out…and you ARE on the way out.”

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