"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
The Massachusetts man is a permanent deacon.
How on earth do you make such a determination? I’m sure there must be standards of evidence and procedure.
Memphis: The procedure is extremely complicated.
At first all sorts of evidence must be gathered, everything that pertains. Records, witnesses testimony, etc. It must be collected in the right procedure laid down by law. Then, once everything is gathered, it is sent to Rome and the next phase begins. In Rome the evidence is examined scientifically and theologically. The science dimension must show that what happened cannot be explained by physical or natural causes. In the case of a healing, it must be proven that the healing was sudden, complete and enduring. Theologically it must be shown to have occurred in conjunction with prayer to the person in question, and that there are spiritual effects as well in the life of the person or persons. There are panels of experts which examine all these arguments for or against these points. Finally, they give their decisions, yay or nay, and then it goes to the members of the Congregation, cardinals and bishops, who listen to everything, just as in a court case, and vote. After that, the decision goes to the Holy Father, who accepts it or not.
That is a very simplified explanation. I can assure you that this is an extremely rigorous process!
Thank you Father,
I’m reassured by the rigor of the process