"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
You have an incredible ministry, Father. Thank you for being a rock in trying times.
Fr. Z, you are doing a wonderful thing here, but I would cation about resting too surely on your laurels in all of this. Yes, tradition is coming back, slowly, but we shouldn’t expect a rush. [And I have not written otherwise. It process is speeding up, but there is a long way to go.]
Think on this: for over twenty years SSPX were made to feel that they were not part of the Church for supporting the very liturgy that the Council of Trent said was indissoluabe, then, after Vatican II prelates said the liturgy was maleable…
The great Cathedrals in Europe were forged over hundreds of years to house an even greater treasure: the Liturgy. St. Bernard said is was the greatest treasure on earth, next to Scripture.
So, if the cathedral builders on the great planes spent centuries building a proper housing for a liturgy which itself took centuries to build, what possessed a mere man to change the former in a few years? What possessed a man to do that?
Fr Z, just to let you know iTunes podcast/download is working fine – received the download automatically via my subscription.
Malta: Fr Z is always saying “brick by brick” so he is far from resting on his laurels – rather he is fighting in the front lines and I for one greatly appreciate all his work, effort and sacrifice. As they say in the trenches “Thanks for the ammo Padre!” May God bless you in your work Fr. Z!
From an old ‘Gregorian Mass’ lover, God bless you and thank you. Your pod cast comes in so clear. We all must pray daily for our Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI
I echo the voicemail caller who used Don Camillo to placate the kids. I was waiting in the grocery store parking lot with 3 little boys under the age of 6 while my wife braved the shopping crowds for half an hour. Your story had the boys quite entranced.
Thanks Fr.Z. – great pod cast!
I feel like Pope Benedict is channeling the very voice of God (cf. Jonah 4:11) in his plea for concern… at the very least, I would guess he was inspired by it:
“Can we be totally indifferent about a community which has 491 priests, 215 seminarians, 6 seminaries, 88 schools, 2 university-level institutes, 117 religious brothers, 164 religious sisters and thousands of lay faithful? Should we casually let them drift farther from the Church?”
“And should not I pity Nineveh, that great city, in which there are more than a hundred and twenty thousand persons who do not know their right hand from their left, and also much cattle?” (Jonah 4:11)
Dear Father Z:
Thank you for another great PodcaZt which I enjoyed on my run this morning. It really struck me how well the text sounds when read aloud, almost as though it had been written to be read, like a sermon. It really disappoints me how the press has taken what it wants from this masterful writing to pursue its own agenda to sensationalize and discredit the Church and our wonderful Holy Father.
Can anyone help me with the mechanics of downloading ALL of Father’s PodcaZts? The iTunes feed dribbles them out, and I would like to have a complete set of them.
Jonathan, go to the area on the left under “Pages” – Fr. Z’s Podcazt Page”
They are all listed, and, on a PC, you can right click and save as.
At my parish we had a priest visiting from the diocese of Santiago de Compostela, who heard my confession. He started the absolution as I started the act of contrition. I thought at first that he was speaking Spanish, but then as I listened to him finish up, realized it was Latin. Is there any chance he was doing this in the EF form of the sacrament, or was he just letting the EF practice influence the OF?