"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 hope you cast your vote for before you left the States, Fr. Z!
The Russian communists were always talking about “vperyod” (“forward”) although they never really seemed to go much of anywhere…
It means that he’s using a fairly common bit of obvious political imagery which happens to also be the state motto of Wisconsin, Nixon’s 1969 inauguration slogan “Forward together” (although Nixon would probably be considered to the left of Obama nowadays), FDR, and others. It also means that you’re about six months behind the times when it comes to election news.
Honestly, Father, indulging in pointless political cheap shots like this and the others which have become unfortunately common on your blog cheapens yourself and disgraces the priesthood that you represent.
[If you don’t like this blog, by all means feel free not to visit!]
Seriously? Disgracing? Pointless? Wow! Why did I miss that?
Come now, Father. Surely it doesn’t require a great leap.
Marxists sure do like their slogans.
Well, the anthem of the HJ was “Vorwärts! Vorwärts! schmettern die hellen Fanfaren”.
And, on the other hand, the Yiddish paper that has been published in NYC for over a hundred years is the ??????????? (“Forverts”). They started out as hard-core Communist (there’s a bust of Karl Marx on the building) but have moderated over the years to something that’s just kind of left.
The motto is overwhelmingly associated with the far left.
Paulus Magnus: get a grip.
Rats! Yiddish typeface won’t go either.
What will our manner of hailing him be should he win ? Shall we all make a big “zero” with our hands in the air? I kind of liked that one – too bad they didn’t stick with it – made me laugh.
“It means that he’s using a fairly common bit of obvious political imagery which happens to also be the state motto of Wisconsin, Nixon’s 1969 inauguration slogan “Forward together” “….
Hmmm… Nixon…Watergate… Resignation/Impeachment… One can only HOPE !
Forward! Except for the tens of millions we slaughtered in the womb….Wait…oops…
As pointed out here its a fairly common socialist/communist term. The left has a knack for reducing agendas into neat terms that seem benign in nature. Back when Progressive what found objectionable they turned to Liberal, and now they are turning back to Progressive, who would not want to be progressive, or forward in their views. I remember when my granny called me her ” gay boy ” as I always had a smile on my face or when she would relate ” we had a gay time at mass today “, now gay has a different meaning. Pro-choice is a nifty term to soften the definition of infant murder. I could go on but we all get it. Perhaps they take their lead from a lower power, afterall is not the evil one also known as the deceiver?
Dear Paulus Magnus,
I was very taken aback to read the negative comments you made about Fr Z and his blog.
I’m sure he can handle it – he seems to be made of stern stuff, but that’s not the point of me writing to you.
First of all, Fr Z is a priest – an alter christus – and as such, deserves respect.
Second, publicly broadcasting grievances about a priest and his blog is helpful to no one. If you have a genuine concern contact him by email or just don’t read his blog.
Third, PRAY FOR HIM!
In Domino :)
Very well… “forward ever, backward never” as Erich Honecker used to say.
Yeah, the paths of glory lead but to the grave , do they not?
I learnt to sing
Avanti o popolo, avanti populo
Bandiera rossa, bandiera rossa
Avanti o popolo, alla riscossa
Bandiera rossa trionferà.
Bandiera rossa la trionferà
Bandiera rossa la trionferà
Bandiera rossa la trionferà
Evviva il socialismo e la libertà!
whilst on a Catholic pilgrimage, late sixties.Cheerful song, too.
Mind you , it’ wasn’t QUITE as a bove: some lines were changed, eg, to fit those lady pilgrims happily and visibly blessed by soon-due progeny.
E name, name, (twice) e pregnata” approx.
Which after salvation first and foremost ,and more Holy priests, would still be a good concomitant: Plenty of catholic pilgrims including plenty young( why delay? ) married (not shacked up, living in sin or contracepting)couples including those open to life, ( of, hence whom, many, those who God so blesses, wi’ a “bump” to the fore) the best sort of avanti, forwards, or whatever.
God send we live to see such ,even nationally minority, catholic cultures in Christendom again : cheerful, sojouners in this vale of tears rather than backbones of the establishment on the whole, ramshackle, a touch unkempt, but way above occupy anywhere level filth, all ages, not that well to do , numerous, babies and kids everywhere families, quarrelsome superficially, sharing- Im not that old, yet so many of you will have never seen it!
I want their words, not their dreary longfaced turf.: Avanti it is then
For me my nomen di cyber has to do with MY state of mind and MY spirit as I headed into my second half century. In any case Avanti Bev went forward to the polls this morning and ol’ Saul Alinsky would not have liked my vote nor would ol’ man Daley (Richard the First). Thinking about that makes me “FELICEBEV” all day.
Don’t forget O’s “mentor?” Frank Marshall Davis, communist, founder and editor-in-chief of the communist party U.S..A. newspaper. Front page of May Day, 1948, issue: “Bravely forward!……”
On a related bit of imagery, from the “Preface” of R.H. Benson’s The Dawn of All (1911), referring to its predecessor, Lord of the World:
“In the present book I am attempting–also in parable form–not in the least to withdraw anything that I said in the former, but to follow up the other lines instead, and to sketch–again in parable–the kind of developments, about sixty years hence which, I think, may reasonably be expected should the opposite process begin, and ancient thought (which has stood the test of
centuries, and is, in a very remarkable manner, being “rediscovered” by persons even more modern than modernists) be prolonged instead. We are told occasionally by moralists that we
live in very critical times, by which they mean that they are not sure whether their own side will win or not. In that sense no times can ever be critical to Catholics, since Catholics are never in any kind of doubt as to whether or no their side will win. But from another point of view every period is a critical period, since every period has within itself the conflict of two irreconcilable forces. It has been for the sake of tracing out the kind of effects that, it seemed to me, each side would
experience in turn, should the other, at any rate for a while, become dominant, that I have written these two books.”
Still have not read it! Is it as good as his LotW? Is it ever less likely? Or…?
In any case, the illegitimate immanentizers of the imagery of ‘forward’, etc., must be resisted in their attempts to hijack and abuse, by all who recall “extendens meipsum, ad destinatum persequor, ad bravium supernae vocationis Dei in Christo Jesu.”