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- Fr. John Hunwicke
"Some 2 bit novus ordo cleric"
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"the hate-filled Father John Zuhlsford" [sic]
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"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
Awesome that you included the current Liturgy of the Hours. I own the current four-volume set and I find it a wonderful spiritual practice despite being a layman.
Though on the Intercessions, I thought the parts in italics were supposed to be recited as part of it.
They certain can be in communal recitation.
I see, thank you.
I will keep that in mind the next time I visit my grandmother. I’m sure she would like to recite the office.
Sequendum breviarium romanum antiquum, novissimis diebus liturgiam horarum aranea digitorum oramus. Mirabilis!
This question has nothing to do with the Divine Office. Often I see paintings portraying the first Pentecost. In the paintings I see a flame above the head of the Blessed Virgin. If Mary was conceived without the stain of original sin (Immaculate Conception) and the Holy Spirit overshadowed her at the Annunciation and Jesus was conceived in her womb, why would Mary have to receive the Holy Spirit on Pentecost?
Consilio: Without this becoming a rabbit hole…
We don’t know. However, we can make some conclusions based on what we do know. Yes the Holy Spirit overshadowed Mary at the time of the Incarnation. However, being so united with Her son, she has a privileged role in the Church. She is Mother of the Lord and Mother of the Church. At Pentecost the Holy Spirit breathed life into the Church. Holy Church’s Mother was there present. She, perhaps, received there additional graces to be Mother of the Church, spiritual mother of all the members of the Church.
The centrality of the Mother of Jesus in the midst of the disciples with the same flame of the Holy Spirit in an attitude of reception of the gift and of thanksgiving speaks to us of the “Marian profile” of the Church, where Mary represents the very essence of the Church: pure reception and transmission of the gift of God.
This is why she was present and is depicted as receiving also the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.
It beats my question, which would’ve been, why’s the Holy Spirit ignite the Apostles via laserbeam?
My sense of humour must be a bit out of control lately; I don’t know that I’ve made a serious comment here in a while… but then, everyone else generally beats me to any points I’d want to make.
Merci, mon père.