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- Fr. John Hunwicke
"Some 2 bit novus ordo cleric"
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"Father John Zuhlsdorf is a crank"
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"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
Could someone instruct the ignorant (me) and tell me what are the “recently founded Catholic Churches”?
My guess, based on the fact that this is the pope’s missionary intention, would be to pray for newly-established mission churches recently founded in the most remote parts of the world (or not-so-remote, but maybe hostile to the true faith –many people are and always have been).
What is the best way for a a mother to encourage vocations in her sons without pushing?
First, pray for them intensely to God and ask Him to do
some of the heavy lifting for you. Children are
impressionable and if they see a good example, they
generally will follow it.
Secondly, talk to your children about vocations
every once in a while. Don’t make it a big deal.
Just say, “Have you ever thought about…” and then
leave it alone.
In addition to the other suggestions posted here, you might want to have a look at the Wee Believers My Mass Kit.
I always had a question regarding indulgences and praying for the Pope’s intentions: Can the Pope obtain indulgences? Considering how one of the requirements is to “pray for the Pope’s intentions”, you can see how I have wondered this!
There is no such thing as “recently founded Catholic Churches.” The Catholic Church was founded upon the rock of Peter. There is but One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church. Can it be that the Patriarch of the West doubts this?
But who abrogated the title “Patriarch of the West”? Was it he who rescinded Mrs. Windor’s claim to be “Defender of the Faith”? What a perversion of history!
This quote smacks of the most insidious and tendentious inculturation, to put the most charitable interpretation on it.
Benedict needs a better copy editor. Even since Regensburg. Let him absent himself from mosques and synagoges as well.
“But who abrogated the title “Patriarch of the West”? Was it he who rescinded Mrs. Windor’s claim to be “Defender of the Faith”? What a perversion of history!”
I am not sure if you are speaking in jest or not, but I will address this. His Holiness the Pope decided to drop the title “Patriarch of the West” because using the title made it appear that he was on an equal basis to the patriarchs of the east, i.e. Constantinople, Moscow, etc. The Vicar of Christ is not on an equal basis with anyone.
Referring to Her Majesty the Queen as “Mrs. Windsor” is very disrespectful. Though if anything, it would be “Mrs. Mountbatten”.
HM the Queen’s current style ‘Defendor of the faith’ originates in the parliamentary bestowal of the title on Edward VI in 1544. Each sovereign who has acceded the throne since then has been known by that title. There is no legal continuity between that title granted by Leo X to Henry VIII (which was revoked by Paul III) and that of the current monarch.