"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
Have a Guinness. :)
I’m having two. Thank God its Sunday!
Glass of Gin always helps :)
Guinness is goodness, I hear.
Yeah, that’s happening to me right now.
Guinness is a gooood idea.
I prefer Murphy’s.
But the BBC ran a story showing that Guinness might actually be good for you:
I make no health claims in this post.
Guiness is okay. If you ever get a chance at Shiner Bock, TAKE IT! Bavarian goodness!
Wow, you can tell we aren’t Baptists (or Jansenists, I guess) here but Catholics, when the first 4 pieces of advice boil down to “have a drink!” (Please take that in a spirit of ribbing, everybody! I’m NOT being critical.)
Seriously though, when things crack up for me, plans go awry etc. I usually try to tackle something that has been on the back burner, important but not urgent or maybe not even that important that has been gnawing on me for awhile. Housework, organizing, especially if it involves physical labor like weeding an area of the garden that has been looking bad. Sometimes it just means making a decision, like “OK, I’ll get rid of that thing” and make plans to do it. For me at least, it helps to take some weight off of the other things. If it feels like progress in any area at all, it usually helps me feel at least 50% better.
BTW, Shiner Bock is wonderful stuff and at a good price point. Fueled my grad school years in Austin, TX. And its recently been more available in the Midwest. BUT it is not a true Bock as it is made YEAR round. Not just in early Spring, Lent. Schell Bock is a delightful true Bock, made in New Ulm, MN.
You haven’t prayed for patience recently, Father?
That’s always a big mistake.
Speaking of stout, I attended my nephew’s wedding this weekend in Poughkeepsie, NY; unfortunately, it’s about 20 or 30 miles from Woodstock, NY, and traffic was a problem due to the 40th anniversary of the concert. Anyway, one of the beers available at the reception was called “Mother’s Milk” from Keegan Ales, which I think is as good or even better than Guinness (which is great in and of itself!) I don’t know anything about the company which makes this beer, but I think I’ll have to investigate further!
Maybe a holy hour is in order…. or confession???
I have found that even if it is just a build up of venials, going to confession turns my mood and outlook around. So does a holy hour before the Blessed Sacrament.
Just my $.02
As a Dairy Farmer I know what these kind of days are like, some last into weeks and yes sometimes it is just best to follow the old saying, “get some sleep it will look better in the morning” except around here the old Germans tend to add a beer or two to the sleep part.
Relax God loves you what more do you need ;>)
Bah! Sekt in the morning, beer in the day, brandy at night!
Father Z. those types of days are perfect for emptying Purgatory!!!
I am sure you already know this!
Practical tips here:
and read accounts about how the Holy Souls in Purgatory help their benefactors.