ALERT: Blog Maintenance Coming

Very soon we will make some necessary changes to the server, etc., where the blog is hosted.

I wasn’t able to pull the trigger this weekend, but it will probably happen tonight.

Therefore, as the changes are made, the blog may be down or not updating for a while. Some comments close to the actual changes may be lost.

Also, I am suspending registration.


PS: I am also beginning to play with the Z-Cam again.  Remember the Z-Cam?

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  1. catholicmidwest says:

    Ok, Fr. Z, maintain away.

    I do remember the Z-cam. Please make it easier to use!

    God bless you and thanks for all you do.


  2. Frank H says:

    Bring back Z-cam views of the bird feeders!

  3. wanda says:

    Z-cam, Z-cam, Z-cam! I 2nd Frank H.’s motion.

  4. Janine says:

    can i third Frank H.’s motion?

  5. VexillaRegis says:

    I’ve missed the birds too! Birdie nam nam!

  6. monmir says:

    missed Mr. Ray, although I have one here, and all these hungry little fellows.

  7. Patti Day says:

    I received an email saying that the Z-Cam would be operating at 7:00 pm and 11:00 pm along with Radio Sabina. I wasn’t sure what birds would be at the feeder at 7:00 pm on a cold Minnesota night, maybe night-flying penquins? Anyway the Z-Cam was off the air.

  8. acardnal says:

    I see a feeder full of sun flower seeds.

  9. majuscule says:

    Oh, so you’re migrating, too!

    I should have guessed!

  10. Sandy says:

    Oh yes! I miss seeing the birds! They are a gift from God with all their beauty and always make me smile. God bless you, Father, stay healthy and safe!

  11. mairead says:

    Oh yes. Bring back the Z-cam please.

  12. downyduck says:

    I so missed Z-Cam and Radio Sabina… can’t wait to listen to the Advent broadcast.

  13. benedetta says:

    What downyduck said. Me too!

  14. Geoffrey says:

    I remember the OLD days of the Z-Cam and Radio Sabina with the 24/7 (or thereabouts) live view of the Sabine Chapel. Please bring it back! By ‘motu proprio’, if necessary…!

  15. CaliCatholicGuy says:

    I’m with you Geoffrey – I remember that, and occasionally you’d see Father arrive and say low mass. So cool to ‘attend’ mass with Father Z. I also miss the view in Father Z’s office while he held chats and did work. Loved his ‘sede vacante’ sign!

  16. Geoffrey says:


    Yes! I recall catching Fr Z say Mass once… on a Thanksgiving Day, actually. And that same day Radio Sabina introduced me to the voice of Frank Patterson.

  17. thefeds says:

    Fr. Z, I would hope that the vast majority of your readership would feel as I do. Take whatever time you need you get your infrastructure in order as you need, and some time to rest as well. Come back rested and ready to inspire those who value your opinion and leadership!

  18. Pax--tecum says:

    Please bring back the Z-Cam. I have always loved it!

  19. benedetta says:

    Patiently waiting here for the Z-Cam and Radio Sabina.

  20. Pastor Bonus says:

    While you’re at the maintenance Fr. did you know that your blog cannot be accessed via the Cloud wifi network in the UK?

  21. Pastor: No, I did not know that.

  22. Assuming blog traffic is less around this time, might be a good time for a take-down to do maintenance? Thanks for the warning though, in case I try to check out the blog during the onslaught of Thanksgiving busyness.

    As with others, I miss all the views, news, sounds and snooze that the z-cam offered too – and if there is any chance of the z-chats coming back, I can suffer the loss of my lifeline a few days I guess.

    I pray that it all goes smoothly and quickly, without angst. May lots of angels help you!! They can be quite handy y’know ;-)

  23. I can almost hear faint strains of Chinese Opera…

  24. oh. no. drat. That was the silverware drawer spilling onto the floor…

  25. Elizabeth D says:

    I like the explanation someone gave that Fr Z is migrating. I do hope there will be birds again?

  26. xsosdid says:

    Loved the Z-Cam. The bird feeders, the music, and even you at your desk, Father. I hope you bring it back!

  27. The Masked Chicken says:

    “I like the explanation someone gave that Fr Z is migrating. ”

    Following the birds?

  28. acardnal says:

    I don’t if anyone else noticed but it appears that a large number of reader comments are missing as of about 9:15 PM CST, 19 November. Probably due to server maintenance.

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