"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
Oddly, I was just thinking of you, and wondering where this Yankee fan could leave a cheer. : )
I think A.J. is pitching tonight. He’ll be out of his slump.
Actually, Burnett got dropped from the lineup for the series with the Twins, it’s Sabbathia tonight. They are going to try to make it with only 3 starters – Sabbathia, Petit, and Hughes.
Father, are you going to be at the pontifical mass in NYC Thursday? You may have to go in plain clothes after dropping that comment out there. Those people are crazy up there! Remember the “John Rocker Incident”?
Sorry Father Z but I must disagree with you on this one — Yankees all the way–Go Yanks
Father, I usually fight off twinges of jealousy when you announce that you will be in New York, one of my favoutire cities. But this time, I’m afraid not. I have a previous engagement at Target Field. I will try to start up a rousing chorus in the stands of “Ite Gemini!” for you, but I have my doubts.
I have seen you stricken with this ailment before. Please seek assistance immediately. I recommend repeated viewings of Gary Cooper in The Pride of the Yankees mixed intermittently with Sinatra medleys.
Yankees de victor erit!
The Senior Circuit is where it’s at.
Father Z-better be careful in New York City. Don’t advertise the fact that you are from Minnesota!
‘Ite Gemini’-oh, that’s a good one!
i was in mn last year when the yanks sent the twins packing. now i’m in philly… i really need to pick my cities better. Father, i will be sure to pray for you tonight, for a conversion of heart
I don’t generally follow baseball at all, but since they made the playoffs…
You go, Father. When asked who I root for, my stock answer is always “Who’s playing the Yankees”.
Self-congratulating dynasties, overpaid self-indulgent athletes, and people with an over-blown sense of entitlement deserve to be crushed, thrown into the pit, and covered in brimstone.
I’ll be rooting for the Twins.
(full disclosure: I’m a Red Sox fan. Lived in the Bronx. Mumbled a prayer of conversion every day when passing the stadium subway stop at 161st Street on the D train)
Vincite, Rubri de Cincinnati!
Or possibly, “Dicite nigri, amate rubri!”
The Red Sox are to be commended for the way they toyed with the Crankees this past weekend. The enemy of my enemy…..
Go Phils! Go Twins!
I’ll root for the Twins until they reach the World Series against the Reds.
Joey Votto, MVP
Father Z: I will be, of all places, in NYC for the the glorious defeat of the over-paid Yankees by the noble Twins of Minnesota.
In devotion to Our Lady of Victory over the Yankees?
Let’s see… This past weekend –
The Yankees won in an undistinguished manner Saturday afternoon.
The Yankees lost in an undistinguished manner Saturday night (I was there. Both teams played poorly. )
The Sox beat the Yankees on Sunday.
To say the Sox “toyed with” the Yankees is a gross exaggeration.
I root for the Yankees. I have no idea how they will do. I think they are capable of winning it all again, but there are other very good teams in the playoffs and the Yankees have not played well of late.
I think there are a couple of points that are to the Yankees’ benefit in facing the Twins now, as opposed to the second round.
1. If Morneau is still out (the last preview I read, a few days ago, said he might be back for the 2nd round but would miss the first), then the Twins lineup is not as good as it might be.
2. Being the first round, The Yankees had time to arrange their starting pitching.
Forget the baseball games! Of course, this is from a total football freak. However, I must finally comment on one of the best Ad-men in the business, Fr. Z. The “mystic” monks should pay you an agent’s commission! I look forward to getting to the end of some blogs (don’t take that the wrong way; that didn’t sound quite right) just to see your clever endorsements! Keep ’em coming.
We know who the Princes of the Church will be rooting for this October… GO REDS!
>Or possibly, “Dicite nigri, amate rubri!
Go Twins. We’ve done great without Morneau, and I’m praying he’ll be better by Spring Training, but we’re ready this year. We gave it all we had in game 163 last fall, and we didn’t have anything left when we went to New York, but now.. they’re in our House and we’re ready. Death to the Yankees!
I am a Mets fan…..I need my Mystic Monk coffee in an IV
Go Phils and go Twins! Down with the Yankees!
God bless you Fr. Z.
Go Twins! Yay for Mystic Monk Coffee!
Mystic Monk coffee! Its good stuff.
In 2004, the Red Sox were without star slugger Nomar Garciaparra, and faced a dreaded Yankees team that had plumbed new depths of the word “curse” the previous year.
The rest, as they say, is history.
Here’s hoping the 2010 Twins have the same mojo without the beloved Morneau.
We’re gonna win Twins, we’re gonna score
We’re gonna win Twins, watch that baseball soar
Knock out a home run, shout a hip-hooray
Cheer for the Minnesota Twins to-day
PS…any neutral bystander simply MUST root for Thome to get a ring.
PPS…I love the fact that, among all the other records they possess, the Yankees are the ONLY baseball team EVER to blow a 3-0 lead. That, my friends, was, is, and probably forever will be, the gold standard for choking. Don’t forget this when all the other accolades are trotted out this weekend.
I have no special feelings for the Twins, but they are playing against all that is unholy in baseball. Down with the Yanks! Ite Gemini!
“In 2004, the Red Sox were without star slugger Nomar Garciaparra, and …”
The difference being that Morneau has been unavailable due to injury (he suffered a concussion, right?).
If I recall correctly, the Red Sox got rid of Nomar during that season.
In thanksgiving for the near-perfect performance of our pitching machine Roy Halladay, I ordered a bag of Espresso for Mr. Girgadis and a Mystic Monk hoodie for me. We live a few miles from the ballpark and during the playoffs, it’s easy to mistake the roar of the crowd for a freight train headed toward our house. It reallly does get that loud. Red October – God help me, I do love it so!