"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
Fr Z and The Motley Monk should collaborate in a TV show for The Food Network.
I could really have used that placemat while teaching my little ones how to set a table! I photocopied the relevant page out of the Joy of Cooking instead, but it wasn’t life size.
The pizza fork/knife on the other hand, I would probably cut a finger off.
May we add spaghetti, lobster, etc. bibs?????
I love the placemat as an idea for teaching kids! I have always used the F-O-R-K =L-E-F-T and K-N-I-F-E= R-I-G-H-T-, S-P-O-O-N= R-I-G-H-T- ( same number of letters in the words).
Wow, motheroften, what a great memory aid!
Too bad my youngest is now 19 and a U.S. Marine . . . . guess I’ll be able to use it with the grandchildren eventually!
Your Marine might’ve been given a similar mat with outlines of various parts of the M16A2 service rifle (I think they’re still using A2s in boot camp, because they A4s were fielded pretty recently) to help him learn how to take it apart, clean it, and reassemble it, when he was a recruit. Not that hard, for most people, but someone thought it was good idea. By the time boot camp is over, you can do it with your eyes closed – you’ve done it so often.
We’re heavily into the shooting sports here, so he could field strip an M-1 Garand and a 1911A1 before he left, as well as the FN-FAL, the SMLE, and a couple of other military orphans. Adding the M-16 wouldn’t be much of a problem (though we’re not big believers in .223 Rem/5.56 NATO around here).
But I never could get him to put the knife on the right and the fork on the left.
Of course, I’m not a DI either. Just as well.
I recall learning to set a table in K where we glued paper shapes of forks, knives, spoons, plates, etc. to a paper placemat.
The pizza cutter/fork. Very cool. Pizza hut should come out with that. KFC’s spork’s now old hat.
I was fortunate enough to have a mother who considered table-setting an appropriate activity for 10 year old girl scouts. (And I mean “formal settings,” she assumed the breakfast table had already been taught.)
We drilled on the placement of fish forks and knives, salt cellars and ashtrays (remember those individual little ash trays?), what glass went where, and how to cope with “French service.”
My mother died in January and I’m sure she will check out the arrangements at the Celestial Banquet.
I liked the placemat. I assume the instructions are Trace the Black and Don’t Spill the Red
Those are funny-looking gadgets, Father Z!
I like the pizza fork/cutter-at least one can eat pizza ‘nicely’ and in small pieces! Not so messy!
AnAmericanMother-ooo, that picture of the DI is a hoot! And your ‘baby’ is a Marine! OORAH! Tell him that I thank him for his service in protecting our country!
I’m sure you’re very welcome! When I send the next MotoMail (a nifty service where they download an Email at the APO address and deliver it to him **for free**) I will be sure to let him know!
Jack Webb was “The DI” before Gunny Ermey was the DI. OORAH!
Condolences on the loss of your mom. You’re probably right, even where the heavenly feast showeth somebody’s got to set the table. :-D