"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
Timing is very important to some situations.
You also have the situation where some bishops are reluctant to butt in, especially when ND’s local bishop has already spoken. But then, some dumerazel starts making silly statements on his local editorial page about what Catholics believe, and all of a sudden, it’s a problem in that diocese. Or you get some guy on CNN claiming that only a few US bishops are against this, so a few more bishops decide to jump in.
It’s really pretty amusing, actually. A lot of newspeople and mistaken Catholics are practically dragging their bishops into this, or torquing them off enough to make even the most timid souls speak up and grow spines.
The way they are doing it is perfect it keeps the momentum going and the pressure on while if they all issued a joint statement it would be news for a day and then gone, is it intentional? I hope so as it would be as sure sign that they are starting to get how to really be effective in today’s world.
In my world, it’s akin to sequencing your fire support assets to keep pressure on the enemy, keeping his head down while you move toward the objective, echeloning your assets by using the biggest weapons early to get their attention and do the most damage early. As you get closer, you use weapons with progressively less drastic but more precise, more localized effect until you get to the objective where you close with, and destroy the enemy with maneuver forces. I doubt that there’s a planned response to this, but perhaps the plan is from “on high.”