"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
Requiescat in pace. He was a good son of Mother Church and a holy priest.
He wrote an excellent few pages at the end of Chiesa e Sacra Scrittura, Un secolo di magistero ecclesiastico e studi biblici, Subsidia Biblica 17, entitled, “I riflessi del progresso biblico, particularmente della Constituzione dogmatica Dei Verbum, per la teologia. If anybody’s got that handy, you might want to give it a read and say a prayer for the repose of his soul.
Oh wow. I’ve never heard of him, but just his numbers point to such a long time of service, sacrifice and love. I pray he gets to Heaven!
Requiescat in pace.
May the Angels lead him into Paradise.
Unless I am badly mistaken, he was also the papal nuncio here in the States for most of the eighties.
Laghi was indeed the the last Apostolic Delegate to the United States and became the first Nuncio, when diplomatic relations were established in 1984. He was made delegate right after Archbishop Jean Jadot (who, unlike most other papal representatives to the US was not named a Cardinal after leaving office). After Jadot, there were some pretty major problems to deal with. Laghi did a decent job(not perfect – and I’m sure other commenters will break the dictum “de mortuis nihil nisi bonum” and wax eloquent about the flaws of Laghi and his time here), and left the US with a better college of bishops than he found when he came.
As with many in the papal diplomatic corps and in the dicasteries of the Holy See, many of the things he did were behind the scenes and will remain clouded to history despite their profundity.
He certainly touched my life in a positive way in a couple regards. I will certainly keep him in my prayers.
I\’m not sure if many people realize this but Archbishop Jean Jadot is still alive and will be 100 next month if he makes it.
Archbishop Jadot is currently the fourth oldest bishop living (unless Bishop Francis Yong-Ho of P’yong-Yang, North Korea, who went “missing” in the 50s is still alive at the age of 102, in which case, Jadot would be the fifth oldest)
Abp Laghi was a key figure in the 1982 actions ending the Bernardin US bishop factory. Cardinal Bernardin was pushing Abp Kelly of Louisville for New York. Abp Laghi wanted O’Connor–and JPII agreed. Cardinal O’Connor’s influence then grew as Cardinal Bernardin’s faded.
Should be 1984 not 1982.
When Bishop McCarrick was installed as the first bishop of Metuchen, NJ, my little brother got whacked in the head by Cardinal Laghi because he and some of the other boys were fooling around in the sacristy. I always told my brother that Bishop Laghi must have known what he was doing because he figured out who the instigator was…
RIP, Cardinal Laghi.
H. Em. +Pio Cardinal LAGHI was a good friend of H. Em. +John Cardinal O’CONNOR, both of whom paved the way for the ordination of Deaf men to the presbyterate. Their work continues today in the ministry of the Dominican Missionaries for the Deaf Apostolate.
Thank you, Cardinal Laghi, for your work.
Of course, Memory Eternal! + I’m just sad, because when I was a student at the Josephinum, he was Apostolic Delegate to the US at the time, our seminary was celebrating 100 years, and I got to meet him. What a kind, sweet man!