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About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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  1. Tecumseh says:

    Could we have a roll call of all these excellent ladies and gentlemen please

  2. Tecumseh says:

    I’m off to the north sea tomorrow, otherwise I’d have left my Northern fastness and travelled south, so count me as a Phantom No 18.

  3. Peter 1 says:

    All old people!

  4. Ubi Caritas says:

    Peter, my thoughts exactly.

    I am sure that there is a bus load of young Catholics just around the corner. The bus has probably been delayed. London traffic probably! After all, there are apparently so many young Catholics interested in traditional Catholicism. Such a huge event in the trad world wouldn’t be virtually deserted, but for a few old people, surely!

  5. Ubi Caritas says:

    My above post was meant to come across a little more light-hearted than it appears to have done, now that I re-read it. Don’t take offence folks!

  6. Ella says:

    I’m 18 and could have gone but decided that I really wouldn\’t have anything to say.

  7. John Enright says:

    Ella, I’m sorry that you didn’t go to the blognic; you could have said “Thanks” to Frs. Z, Blake and Finigan for all of the hard work they do on your behalf.

  8. Dominic says:

    I’m not as young as Ella (though I was once 18 – does that count?) but couldn’t make it. I hope everyone had a great time however old they are!

  9. Peter 2 says:

    It gave the wrong impression. Many believe Traditional Catholics are elitists.This event kind of confirms my opinion.Sorry! [I am sorry too! You haven’t the slightest idea of what this is all about. It was really very pleasant many good people from all around, as far away as Brighton made their way into town just to meet others and have a good time. In any event, I am happy to award you with the …]

    Another winner of the Sour Grapes Award!

  10. Jordanes says:

    Peter and Ubi Caritas don’t like that the photos are “all” old people. I guess they must be 14 or something: only a few of the people in those photos could be accurately called “old” (I’m 40 by the way). But really, they shouldn’t be surprised that gathering didn’t have a lot of especially young people, since they would be more like to have to work or take care of small children, whereas older folks and retirees would have more freedom to make time for such a thing.

    As for Peter’s complaint about “elitism” among Traditional Catholics — hanging out and enjoying the company of friends at a London pub is “elitist”??? And where do you get the idea that these are all (or any of them) “Traditional” Catholics (I suppose you mean “traditionalists”).

    Okay, I guess it was a little elitist: only those who 1) knew about the gathering, 2) cared enough to want to attend, and 3) had the ability to attend were able to be there. Father Zuhlsdorf and his companions have unjustly discriminated against folks like me, who live in the U.S. and have to spend their money on their children instead of plane fare. Oh the cruel injustice of it all!

  11. Peter I says:

    I am the first Peter. I was poking fun. I know there are plenty of traditionally inclined younger Catholics — I am one of them! Peter number two: you should go to your local TLM on Sunday and take a look around!

  12. Mac McLernon says:

    I see at least one young blogger there! Second picture down.

  13. Jordanes says:

    I am the first Peter. I was poking fun. I know there are plenty of traditionally inclined younger Catholics—I am one of them!

    Okay, thanks for clearing that up.

  14. RichR says:

    Was that the next bishop of Westminster in that last photo?

  15. RichR: Many think it was!

  16. Sylvia says:

    Wow, I have a Crucifix identical to the one in the last picture! It was given to me by my grandmother, and now I keep it on my bedside table. I certainly did suspect it was an altar Crucifix…do you think it ought to be given to a priest or is it okay to keep? My grandmother tended to “preserve” a lot of things from her old parish, not always for sacred purposes.

  17. mcitl says:

    EEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwwww ooooooooooooooooollllllllllllllddddddddddd peeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeple!!!!

    Why doesn’t someone tell them they’re NOT ALLOWED!!!!



  18. William says:

    I found the same Crucifix at Goodwill for $3.50.

  19. Tecumseh says:

    My father suffered a very serious medical condition on Wednesday afternoon. He has a hand made crucifix very similar to the one shown. The man who crafted the crucifix was a metallurgist, he died some years ago. Both have many friends in the “Traditionalist” community.

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