"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 heard Abp Keleher celebrate the OF in Latin in San Francisco in 2005 on the Sunday before the International Catholic Stewardship Council Conference. He apologised at the end of the Mass for praying the canon silently but he said, as he smiled broadly, that’s just how he learned to do it.
Totally off topic:
Just exploring new elements on the website. Excellent. Really first class.
Is that the “finished product” or are more changes/tweeks planned ?
I HAVE seen one — an FSSP ordination several years ago in Lincoln, Nebraska, with Bishop Bruskewitz officiating. His Lain is impeccable. It sounds like he speaks it all day long. I remember the men prostrate before the altar; how their chasubles were arranged to get longer and longer as different steps in the ceremony were completed; the promises they made and the way their hands were bound before them. Even the relatively dreadful church building couldn’t take away from the mystery and majesty of that day. There were five or six groups of different orders of nuns present, all in full habits. The schola and choir were completely hidden behind a screen — no “performances” to distract! Wonderful memory. Fine priests, too. They serve our community in Phoenix.
how their chasubles were arranged to get longer and longer as different steps in the ceremony were completed
At the traditional ordinations I have attended or seen, there appeared to be two delineated steps in the ritual, conferring separately (1) the power to offer sacrifice for the propitiation of sins, and (2) the power to forgive sins. The first was carried out prior to the canon of the Mass, and the chasubles remain “folded” (half-length) until the second was carried out after Holy Communion.
Perhaps someone with actual knowledge of the ordinary ritual of ordination can correct or clarify, but my impression from attendance at OF ordinations is that these two powers of a priest are no longer conferred explicitly or separately.
One of my Choir friends has officially gone off to join their seminary. I am very excited for him and always thank God for the good work that FSSP does in this world.
I attended the FSSP ordinations in Lincoln, Nebraska just this past May; it was absolutely beautiful!! I would recommend that every Catholic attend ordinations at least once in their life…it was a sublime experience!
I might be going to this. My sister & brother-in-law’s family belong to the St. John Vianney Latin Mass Community that’s based out of Maple Hill(I usually tag along with them for Mass as the parish my mom belongs to is a bit out there)and we’ve become fans of his from when he helps out at the commuter Mass here in Topeka(He has brilliant homilies).
I took pictures of his Mass offered in the EF at Saint Francis of Assisi Church, in Portage des Sioux, Missouri. I’ll share them once I get them all processed.
And here they are! Photos of Mass in the EF, by newly-ordained FSSP priest Fr. David Kemna: http://www.romeofthewest.com/2010/10/photos-of-newly-ordained-father-david.html