"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
Funny how so many kids get it, while so many nuns of the 60s era do not.
I think that you have to give a fair amount of credit to the parents. I certainly wouldn’t have been thinking about those kinds of things at 14, and didn’t really until I became involved in a good orthodox campus ministry at the University of Wisconsin.
Has she been reading Fr. Z?
Kid by kid is a great motto!!
“Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, he is the greater in the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:4
Reading this gives me a lot of encouragement. I have a nine year old son (I’m 29) and he made his first communion last year. He, from the beginning, instinctively received on his tongue. He may have seen my wife receive on the tongue, as she always carried our brain injured child in her arms up with her. But i asked him about it, and he said it just feels right.
I suppose we stand out a little in our Church — we go to a small town Church in Taiwan, where we live and work. In some ways, I feel that living outside the mainstream allows us to be more traditional.
I was a little nervous that I was allowing my son to be rebellious by letting him to receiving on the tongue, but after the Motu, I see it in a different way.
Anyway, just some thoughts. Thanks for the wonderful post.
Somebody get this kid a blog!
This is beautiful. Children ‘get it’ until they have it pounded out of them by DRE’s and liturgical experts and Catholic schools. I don’t want to bear bad news but did anyone see this? apparently the Holy Father’s string of 10 month, x thousands of kneeling communicants has been broken. Is this significant or just someone being sneaky?
That reminds me of a visit I made to a seminary a few weeks ago. A group of children had been spending the weekend at a nearby convent and they and some of the sisters came to the seminary for Mass. It is so hearthening to see more than one 10-year-old receive Communion on the tongue. It surprised me too: these were Dutch children at a Dutch Mass, and although Communion on the tongue is on the rise in my parish, it’s usually adults doing it.
God bless her parents! And God bless the catechist who teaches her!
Yes, Father Z-‘out of the mouths of babes’ !
Good for her!
While I can only applaud this girl’s decision to receive by mouth, I have to also pray that she does not turn her good decision into an occasion to judge others. One thing we in the Christian East are taught regarding fasting is to keep our eyes on our own plates and not worry about what others are eating or not eating. I think that discipline works in this situation, as well. People who receive in the hand are not doing anything illicit.
Note, I am NOT saying that this girl is judgmental, but that the danger is there. I know because I caught myself crossing the line in my youth.
“But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face; that thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father Who is in secret: and thy Father Who seeth in secret shall reward thee openly.”
Perhaps the proudest moment of my life came during a post-Mass all-parish “meeting” at which Father announced that we would henceforth be standing at the consecration. He asked for questions and my then 15-year-old daughter stood up and said “But Father, that’s when we are present at the Cross! Why would you stand in the presence the death of Our Lord, when you could kneel?” Father mocked her for being young and naive, made some noises about the importance and dignity of the congregation, and made a couple of meaningless non-sequiturs about Roman jurisprudence. My daughter said “But the Eucharist is the Crucified body of Our Lord.” Father again tried to change the subject to her youth and demanded to know who had put her up to attacking the priest (which I hadn’t and no-one had). Suddenly realization came into her eyes, and she asked in an astonished voice “You do believe in the Real Presence, don’t you Father? Don’t you?”
The priest turned around and walked away. He refused then or ever to respond to that question.
I never put it in her head to question the faith or orthodoxy of a priest, but she could see on her own that lack of reverence for the Sacrament was in this case a cover for lack of faith.
She is now mother of three beautiful kids and still a Catholic. The priest involved had his faculties revoked, until he should renounce his (from the pulpit) endorsement of the book Holy Blood, Holy Grail (the source of the DaVinci Code). He works as a Rent-A-Priest in New Mexico