"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
Bishop Trautman will be ineffably upset. Tom
Hmmm. “Ineffable melody.” 1969 ICEL translation: “song we can play with one flat. Sing a new F major and F minor into being.”
…Oh God, you are SOOOO Big.
Let me be big like you…
Anyone else want to continue…????
(would probably end up better than anything a “Liturgical Commission” could come up with…:))
Oh, Father….I am so sorry you posted this. Before reading this post, I had not idea that there was such an organization as the “Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions.” Now, having looked over their website, I am feeling nauseous.
Who knew that in addition to the Bishops Committee on Liturgy and the USCCB Secretariat for Liturgy, our country also needed the “Southwest Liturgical Conference, Association of Consultants for Liturgical Space, the Liturgical Conference, the Georgetown Center for Liturgy, the National Organization for Continuing Education of Roman Catholic clergy,” etc., etc…..
Maybe instead of shuttering churches and schools, we should start shutting down some of these organizations and re-allocate the funds to keeping our parishes alive! Oh well, wishful thinking.
We need the new translations now in our Mass. We also need to keep South African Catholics in our prayers as they had a \”freak out\” moment when the new translations were brought in a few months ago.
You say \”brick by brick\” but I think some people were so upset they could have hurled those bricks.
But of course, I am all for skipping the new translations and going to Latin instead.
I was watching an old episode of How I Met Your Mother and when one of the characters said “ineffable” the other responded by saying “good word” and explained the meaning. Joe and Mary Catholic surely deserve language on par with TV sitcoms.
Too many liturgical conferences, consultants, organizations, centers, etc. all fed by our diocesan monies…sigh for the simplicity of the good old days of the transcendence and simplicity of the Traditional Latin Mass.
What Loudes said. Oh my, I had no idea! Dear God, make our bishops strong and faithful to the Holy Father.
The FDLC has many, many problems. However, what is particularly funny is watching the old members deal with the young members. They don’t know what to do with us. Give us another 40 years and the FDLC will either be a proper group fostering organic liturgical growth, or they will disband. Either one is good for me.
Just as ironically, if you do a Google search of “ineffable” on the USCCB website, you get about 25 hits. My favorite is the NAB translation of 2 Cor 12:3-4: “And I know that this person (whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows) was caught up into Paradise and heard ineffable things, which no one may utter.”
Regrettably, since this passage has made it into the current Lectionary (See the 1st Reading for Sat. of the 11th Week of the Year (Year I)), our people must have been utterly confused by what Paul may or may not have heard.
Ah, but “liturgists”, with their advanced degrees, can understand words like “ineffable” so it’s OK to use them in their own prayers.
Who are you, Most Excellent Sledgehammer? Maybe I’ve seen you at one of these meetings…