Z-Cam and Radio Sabina

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About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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

    Happy Christmas, Fr. Z !

  2. Raphaela says:

    Father, is this Ustream thingy supposed to be broadcasting anything on a continual basis, as the old Z-Cam did? Because all I’m getting here is a black screen and silence…

  3. Fr. Dave says:

    What a beautiful Christmas scene. May the Blessings of Christmas be yours throughout the New Year.

  4. Ed says:

    Beautiful view…can I suggest a slight change, Father, of either lowering the camera, or raising the feeder a little bit? I see the little ones arrive, but they drop below our POV, and all I can see, then, is the upper portion of the feeder swinging; the birds are out of sight.

    Also, one belated comment on the podcasts – wonderful; please do try to continue that recorded catechesis, so thorough and enriching.

  5. YoungCatholicSTL says:

    Fr. Z:

    You need to remove the advertisements at the bottom of the cam. I keep seeing an ad for Most Holy Family Monastery – a sedevacanist group in New York.

    Otherwise, I love the views. Keep up the good work!

  6. Ttony says:

    Like Ed, I’d like the camera to be lowered a little.

    And Radio Sabina is a little quiet.

    But for a meditation on Good King Wenceslas’ taste in pizza (deep pan, crisp and even) the shots is superb.

    Cool Yule!

  7. Tzard says:

    Merry Christmas.

    BTW, you can’t fool me. That’s a painting in the background, not your backyard. ;)

  8. Merry and blessed Christmas, Father! I love the webcam! What beautiful scenery! It’s so wintry, unlike where I live. I agree with the other comments about giving us a better look at the birds visiting the feeder.

  9. Fr. Robert says:

    Your brethren here in Kalamazoo send their warm Christmas greetings with the pledge of prayer and a remembrance around our table today when we will finally have a proper meal (following all the Masses). Osso buco with a 2001 Amarone are on the menu, and we have room for one more at the table if you are in the neighborhood. Buon Natale! RAS

  10. Rafael Cresci says:


    I suggest you pan the outside cam a little more down, so we can see the birds eating from the feeder. Up to now I could just see its top swinging but no little fellas eating from it…

  11. Diane says:


    I agree with comment above that Z-cam needs to be lowered just a bit. We are being teased with a moving bird feeder, but it cuts off to high to see any of them feeding. Could be the wind, but methinks birds are feeding.

  12. Jenny Z says:

    YoungCatholicSTL: Father Z posted an article a few months about about Most Holy Family Monastery coming back into Communion, I do believe.

  13. TNCath says:

    A beautiful scene that reminds me of Christina Rossetti’s poem turned hymn: “In the Bleak Midwinter.” Merry Christmas!

  14. Vicki says:

    (But I agree… lower the camera just a smidge so we can see the birds feeding!)
    Thank you for bringing winter to the desert! (Although we did get some record-setting snow about a week ago.)
    Merry Christmas!

  15. The cam must have shifted in my absence.

  16. All I can see is a black screen with your Christmas message scrolling across and a white dot off center left.

  17. Simon Platt says:

    When I play this stream I get a few seconds of audio (background music) and video (gentle swaying in the breeze, occasional small bird) and then … silence and a frozen frame (apart from father’s Christmas greeting).

    I’m using Opera 9.63, Firefox 3.1b2 and Internet Explorer 7.0 on Windows XP Pro SP3.

    Can anyone help?

  18. Sister Mary says:

    RADIO SABINA and Z-CAM are back in operation! Merry Christmas to All! Thank you, Father Z for all your hard work!

  19. Kathy says:

    Merry Christmas, Fr. Z! I am enjoying all the beautiful music!

  20. M. A. Labeo says:

    Since Ustream was added, my browser crashes everytime I enter the site. I use Firefox on XP.

    As Ustream is embedded in one of the post in the opening page, it crashes even without trying to open the Z-cam.

    Works fine with Explorer.

    Thank you for your work Father. All the best.

  21. Dan says:

    Fr. Z your chapel is beautiful! No flowers though?

  22. Mary Jacquelyn says:

    I’ve been wondering about the lack of flowers too . . .

  23. Flowers… I don’t have a lot of access to good fresh flowers, frankly and they are an added draw on the budget. I like them for big feasts, of course. In the summer it is easy, because they grow here in abundance. Also, I didn’t have any plan to be here at Christmas, so I didn’t get any. I was snowed in for an extra day, until I could get out. Maybe for 1 January, if I am here.

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