"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
I find many of your postings focused on secular things, and even those that are related–however obliquely–to spiritual matters have a certain bent to them that drifts, in my view, away from rather than toward what I understand as the Catholic spirit. Some of the rhetoric is troubling to me. Maybe I’m looking for a priest who sees his role as one of gentleness–gentleness when he consoles and gentleness when he corrects error. Maybe your idea of the Catholc spirit is different from mine. Maybe I’m in the wrong blog. [Who am I to disagree? But don’t despair. I am sure there is a blog out there which is a much better match for you. BTW… how is your Advent going? Doing some penance in the spirit of the season? I didn’t notice a comment from your under the entry where I asked people that.]
Yes, maybe you are.
“The heavens shew forth the glory of God, and the firmament declareth the work of his hands. Day to day uttereth speech, and night to night sheweth knowledge. There are no speeches nor languages, where their voices are not heard. Their sound hath gone forth into all the earth: and their words unto the ends of the world.
“He hath set his tabernacle in the sun: and he, as a bridegroom coming out of his bride chamber, Hath rejoiced as a giant to run the way: His going out is from the end of heaven, And his circuit even to the end thereof: and there is no one that can hide himself from his heat. The law of the Lord is unspotted, converting souls: the testimony of the Lord is faithful, giving wisdom to little ones. The justices of the Lord are right, rejoicing hearts: the commandment of the Lord is lightsome, enlightening the eyes.”
“You cannot evade the issue of God; whether you talk about pigs or the binomial theory, you are still talking about Him…. Things can be irrelevant to the proposition that Christianity is false, but nothing can be irrelevant to the proposition that Christianity is true. Zulus, gardening, butcher’s shops, lunatic asylums, housemaids and the French Revolution — all these things not only may have something to do with the Christian God, but must have something to do with Him if He really lives and reigns.”
Daily News December 12, 1903
Every time, every time we here in Pomeroy on the Palouse pass through space debris or otherwise have have a chance to see something cool (and THANK YOU FR. Z FOR INFORMING US!), the weather does its best NOT to cooperate. Tonight we’re expecting more snow. It’s been snowing since noon and at 6:30 p.m. we already have a whopping 3″ (Well that’s a large amount for us here).
Heavens! (no pun intended), I love it when Fr. Z puts up these type of articles. I agree with Suburbanbanshee, how beautiful.
We are all overcast so I see nothing of this, so you who have been blessed with clear skies–enjoy the view for me too!
I am so glad that you remind us of the meteor showers. We love to look at the night sky and praise God for His Creation. There is no distinction between the “secular” and the “religious: for a Catholic, who sees all things in God. In one of my favorite psalms, Psalm 8, we read: “For I will behold thy heavens, the works of thy fingers: the moon and the stars which thou hast founded.” And, of course we love, love, love the bird photos…..
sorry about the : not “–I am all thumbs this evening….
I saw about seven last night as I was crossing Puget Sound on the ferry! Thanks for the tip.
Has anyone else seen this? If you scroll down lower there is a video.
Glory be to God for dappled things —
For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow;
For rose-moles in all stipple upon trout that swim;
Fresh-firecoal chestnut-falls; finches’ wings;
Landscape plotted and pieced — fold, fallow, and plough;
And all trades, their gear and tackle and trim.
All things counter, original, spare, strange;
Whatever is fickle, freckled (who knows how?)
With swift, slow; sweet, sour; adazzle, dim;
He fathers-forth whose beauty is past change:
Pied Beauty by
Gerard Manley Hopkins