"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
Best Religious Blog finalists:
The Deacon’s Bench
What Does the Prayer Really Say? (WDTPRS)
A Payne Hollow Visit
I don’t recognize any of the others. Is WDTPRS the only Catholic blog here?
Henry: I suspect that may be the case.
The Deacon’s Bench is Catholic too – its written by Rev. Mr. Greg Kandra, a deacon of the Diocese of Brooklyn.
I tried voting for you but it was rejected.
Was it the Devil?
WDTPRS and the Deacon’s Bench are indeed the only Catholic blogs. Some of the Blogs listed are intellectual featherweights. Christian Rings Tones anyone? Sheesh.
People can vote more than once, but only once in a 24 hour period.
It appears to me from verbiage at the site that serious voters are actually expected to vote daily so long as the poll is open!
Then we’d all better so do.
During the rundown to the final days of the nomination period, Father Z seemed to be in neck and neck competition with lots of the usual suspects from St Blog’s Parish.
How is it now that none of those blogs, some of them quite popular, made it as finalists.
The Deacon’s Bench blog, brand new, is by a permanent deacon who is an executive with CBS News. It is an excellent blog.
Evangelical Outpost is a very good blog, but not Catholic. It’s the only non-catholic religion blog I read. But FrZ will definitely be getting my vote. You are in good company, Father.
Look like WDTPRS has the early lead with just under 38%.
You can vote 1X every 24 hours.
The devil lost. I voted successfully today…for Holy Schmidt.
Evangelical Outpost is a very good blog, but not Catholic.
I\’ve been watching the totals off-and-on. WDTPRS has a steadily falling percentage (from 40% at break of day), Evangelical Outpost a steadily rising one.
Looks like the evangelicals may be more zealous than the Catholics — in exercising their right to vote once every 24 hours.
Some of the Blogs listed are intellectual featherweights.
Ah, but you see…such “intellectual featherweights” are more accessible to those of us who have not been raised in churches. It is precisely those kind of “intellectual featherweight,” or shall we say less theologically complicated, blogs that have made people like me feel closer to God, and have led us to places such as this one as we’ve learned more. It is because of those light-hearted blogs that I’ve come closer to conversion and RCIA. It’s blogs such as WDTPRS that will supplement my religious practice once I know what things like “oblata” are, but a diet of theology alone would be a roadblock of confusion for me (although I do love this blog–don’t get me wrong!).
Maybe those featherweights are “holier than thou” rather than the other way around, Templar. Certainly it pleases God to have those bridges between the curious, unschooled Christians and the theologically expert, and I would think disparaging them would not please Him at all. Praise the Lord for those bridges!
Dear Father Z, Keep the great work!. You have followers here in Mexico City…
God Bless You.
An evangelical with a sense of humour! Refreshing. Now where are all those trendy/mod bloggers with a sense of humour? Perhaps they believe in the ‘spirit of voting,’ rather than the text itself? By the way, for a non-American what is a Lewis and Shor?
Lewis and Short is arguably the best Latin-English dictionary available.
It was not my intention to disparage, but allude to the fact that Christian Ring Tones, and Screen Savers will bring you no closer to Salvation. I am sorry if you (or anyone else) took offense.
And it’s not like Father Z is a Cloistered Monk producing illuminated tomes here. If you look around his Blog you’ll find references to Tolkien and Battlestar Galactica!! Quite Secular, but at the same time, he takes the work of God seriously. That was my only intention.
Yours in Christ; Templar
That’s funny. Healthy competition makes everybody better, right?
May the best blog win!
Fr. K: The mighty L&S is published by Oxford University Press. I have a link to it on the left side bar.
604:289, WDTPRS in the lead!!
now at 42.3%.
I should have such an easy time voting NEXT November….
FOLKS: About the Cross being in the center and turned to the celebrant, you should review the PODCAzTs I did about Joseph Ratzinger’s understanding of why we face liturgical East. He talks about the position of the crucifix at Mass.
Every time I vote, Fr Z has roughly twice as many votes as the next highest contender. That won’t keep me from voting early and often, though!
It is curious that one blog was able to edge out so manyothers to make it to the finals yet has only 11 votes now. Even two people voting daily could have propped that up.
My own blog will likely never win an award, as I seem to have about 7 readers – 6 of whom are also contributeors. LOL But for the rest of us, it is sometimes just fun to “put it out there on the net” and let the Holy Spirit do the rest. From time to time, someone googling comes accross an article in the archives and gives a shout.
Besides, it at least keeps me off the streets!
Way to go, Father Z. I have voted early and often!
Looks like you won, father. Congratulations!
OK everyone, time to start working on the 2008 Vote Count now!! :-)
Congratulations Father Zuhlsdorf!
I think it’s time to break out that Bugatti pic again!
Did I win a Bugatti? Really?
Just remembering your previous win in the Catholic blog awards. If only a Bugatti was the prize :) The occasion may require popping some Veuve….then again, due to budgetary restrictions I think I’ll need to wait until the Holy Father celebrates the Usus Antiquior, which truly will be an occasion to celebrate.