"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
Isn’t it a bit ironic that one can obtain an indulgence during the week of Christian unity? :)
One of the very things that Luther found so difficult about Catholic teaching that ultimately lead him astray.
Perhaps the Cardinal should issue an explanation of what an Indulence is, in the proper sense. Maybe we can get a couple of our Lutheran brothers and sisters in the Lord to take advantage of it. Wouldn’t that be a great sign toward Christian unity!
…but presumably, James, our “separated brethren” would not be able to fulfil the conditions. At least I hope not.
But having just written that last sentence I realise the loss incurred by the holy souls. Although it does seem odd at first hearing that this indulgence is attached to this particular time it is perhaps a particularly apposite occasion. We should indeed be encouraging protestants to be reconciled to the church in part so that they can avail themselves of spiritual benefits for themselves and for the holy souls.
It would be a good thing for other dioceses to replicate. Sadly, I can report:
Incidentally, Father, Damian is reporting that the successor at Westminster may very well be Bishop Malcolm MacMahon of Nottingham:
His Lordship was at the Merton TLM conference last Summer in England, to the great delight of all, as reported by HH:
Sorry about the spacing; don’t know what happened.
I just had to ask myself “what did that post really say?”.
On first reading, “Incidentally, Father, Damian…”, scanned as “Incidentally, Father Damian”.
I do not know quite what I would make of a Fr. Damian Thompson!
I was surprised to hear that Damian Thompson has become a priest!
What a good one he would be though!
In a time when we watch denominations like the ‘Church’ of England fall into pieces it is really important to pray for the return of all to the flock entrusted to St Peter.
What I find a bit absurd is that the Week of Christian Unity was originally celebrated between the Feasts of the Chair of St Peter in Rome (Jan 18) and that of the Conversion of St Paul (Jan 25). The wisdom of the 1950s decided that the former feast was unnecessary and removed from the calendar – so in the current liturgy this week lots its liturgical anchors!
One can only hope that there will be a revision of quite a few of the Reforms leading up to the 1962 Missal, quite a few of them simple do not do much good.
Can’t you see Damian wearing a biretta?