"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
Wow, the Catholic Democratic voters guide is really sad and it twists the words of the Bishops to support their positions. The worse problem I have about all this is that I see a lot of the youth, in the youth ministry I volunteer at, follow this logic on a lot of issues. ” ‘Beware of false prophets who come to you disguised as sheep but underneath are ravenous wolves.” MT 7:15
Interestingly, the site is not responding this morning, at least not after 30+ seconds. It’s possible someone has launched a denial of service attack.
I was able to reach the site.
As Romney said in his speech regarding media bias, the headlines would read:
“Obama Embraced by Catholics. Romney Dines with Rich People.”
So apparently, “Catholics for Obama” are both literally and figuratively, a joke.
Picky of me, but it’s been a few years since they updated their copyright notice at the bottom of the webpage.
Also near the bottom is a nifty quote from Kardinal Kennedy. (For some reason I can’t copy-paste or I would.)
There is only one just penalty for treachery and treason.
There is only one just penalty for treachery and treason.
First it must be identified as treachery or treason. No one in Washington has the courage to make such a finding. Too many living in glass houses, I guess.
Gee, who would have seen this great photo op coming? See? The catholics love Obama? They’re whoopin’ it up.
Dolan should have uninvited Obama. Either that or stayed home himself. He has no business yuking it up with the most pro-abortion president in the history of this land. What kind of a Catholic leader is that anyway. I have lost any respect I had for him.
And thus, those crazed concerns from those that voiced dissent to the inviting of Obama to the dinner are justified. I knew there was a reason I’m not on the Cardinal Dolan fan group.
I know its sounds all very well to sit back and second guess Cardinal Dolan, but the fact is that to dis-invite (or not invite) Obama would have been a bridge burning act of political war. Especially if the invitation for Romney had stood.
Now many here might feel that the time has come for that kind of action. If you feel that way, great. Just be sure you’re ready for what could follow. Now it might be that if Obama wins that Catholics will face this anyway.
For starters expect the IRS to pull the Diocese of New York’s tax free status. If you’re okay with that, great. But if you’re a member of a New York parish be ready to cough up the difference in donations to allow the diocese not to have to close parishes due to the smaller income. If you’re not a member be ready to do it anyway.
Next expect the Cardinal to have to deal with priest problems as lefty priest disassociate themselves form the diocese. Great again you might say, except if there are enough of them who leave how will he keep the parishes open?
Next count on the media to pound the Church even more than normal. They won’t stick to facts, they’ll dredge up every semi-fact and outright lie they can come up with.
Then there will be the string of lawsuits that will accuse the diocese of using individual liberal Obama voters contributions to the Church for political purposes in violation of the law. It won’t matter that there all without merit, the diocese will have to defend against them anyway.
As I see we may see this anyway if Obama wins and the administration wins the HHS mandate or even loses. I don’t expect a second Obama presidency to follow the law or constitution any more than they have so far. If he wins I expect the administration will do everything it can to hold up the lawsuit until Obama can appoint another supreme court justice or two. Or too lick his wounds at a loss until he can appoint another supreme court justice or two.
Also remember if things get bad enough in New York, between the local government and the diocese or the federal government and the diocese expect Rome to take an interest. Even if they believe the Cardinal is morally right they might move him and put in a more , ah, diplomatic archbishop just to prevent hardship on the part of the members of the diocese.
Unless we’re ready to trigger the next step of persecution today it might be better to be circumspect a little while longer.
Well said Megash.
I dunno, Megash. In the list of what might follow an enormous provocation like being disinvited to a high-profile charity dinner, you forgot to include this possibility:
The administration puts a mandate on contraceptive coverage in its health care law, thereby denying Catholic employers religious freedom and ensuring more lives lost to early abortions.
Obama slaps us all in the face, including our bishops, and its somehow prudent or circumspect to hope for a reconciliation and invite him to a charity ball so he can tell jokes and pose for pictures with one of our cardinals? I’m not a big critic of Cardinal Dolan, but I can’t see Obama’s attendance at that dinner as something good, or even workable. What’s the good fruit that comes from it?