My view for a while

Off to Phoenix.

I could use some prayers for this cold!


About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Fr. Z is the guy who runs this blog. o{]:¬)
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  1. frodo says:

    Welcome to Phoenix Fr Z!

  2. my kidz mom says:

    5-day forecast here in our fair city: 71 tomorrow but dropping over the next several days. Any plans for a wild west blognic?

  3. wanda says:

    Prayers for your safe travels, Fr. Z. Enjoy the warmer climes, as well.

    P.S. I was happy to spot a Goldfinch (?) on Z-Cam!

  4. acardnal says:

    I see two Tom Clancy (& co-writer) books in your seat back. If you like those kinds of novels, I have some other authors I can recommend in that espionage/military thriller genre: Alex Berenson, Daniel Silva, Brad Thor, David Hagberg, Andrew Kaplan, Dalton Fury, Robert Ludlum and Vince Flynn.

  5. Supertradmum says:

    Prayers for your cold to go away. I have had a cold for five days, highly unusual for me, complete with sneezing, coughing, ear ache, sore throat….Sincerely hope you are not experiencing the whole enchilada.

    Hot toddies sound good to me, as I sit here with Lemsip (sneeze).

  6. Dr. Edward Peters says:

    That looks like the seat I was in awhile back. Cool. (I don’t recall those books being there, but I wasn’t paying attention, so who knows.)

  7. HyacinthClare says:

    Where are you going to be here? I’ll come a-runnin’!

  8. NBW says:

    Praying for you! Have a safe trip, Father.

  9. monmir says:

    Boring view! I enjoyed the Z-cam today, thank you Father for all your great work.
    Prayers for a safe trip.

  10. Allan S. says:

    Father, prayers for your cold and your three, ongoing intentions. May I ask: what more can you tell us about the new extraordinary daily offering image appearing in your side bar?

  11. UncleBlobb says:

    Father, prayers.

  12. abdiesus says:

    dittos @frodo
    Fr., in the unlikely event you are not already committed for the duration of your visit, might I invite you to EF Mass at Mater Misericordiae, a mission of the FSSP and the Diocese of Phoenix?

    M-F 6:30am/6:30pm · Sat 6:30am/8:00am · Sun 9:00am/11:00am

    Blessings on your travels, your visit, and Prayers for your cold and your three intentions!

    Pax Christi,
    Jeff H.

  13. frjim4321 says:

    Hope it was a good trip.

    I used to like Clancy before he started getting so political.

    Totally agree with acardnl, David Hagberg is a fantastic writer!

  14. Allan S: Filippino Lippi.

  15. iPadre says:

    I’ll take you to Adoration 11 pm – Midnight.

  16. mammamia says:

    Fr. Z, Fr. Z!! My daughter, carrying my granddaughter that is due to make her appearance any day, is an NFP practitioner at the Phoenix Diocese in the evenings! If you see a beautiful young woman with an extraordinary smile and 9 months with child, please tell her I love her!

    (I should mention NFP works both ways, she was told “it would be a miracle if you ever conceive” and, well, what do you know, do things according to Church teachings and look what can happen! Prayers please for her, baby girl and son-in-law!)

  17. One of those TNCs says:

    Welcome to Phoenix!
    Are you traveling incognito, or can fans meet you someplace?

  18. Bea says:

    Wish I could be there. It’s not that far but far enough.
    The weather is warming here in AZ. Maybe this will be the cure for your cold.
    A very close friend of my daughter works in the chancery offices I wonder if you’ll run into her.
    Lovely young lady. I know her since kindergarten days.

  19. David Zampino says:


  20. Ralph says:

    I am so jealous of the Diocese of Phoenix with their wonderful Bishop. An excellent man!

    We are south of Phoenix. While our Bishop is a fine human being, we don’t quite see eye to eye on maters of the faith. And, he is not nearly as supportive of the extraordinary form as he should be.

    Hope you have a nice visit. Enjoy the weather.


  21. Bea says:

    I’m in the same diocese.
    I feel just like you do.
    “Not nearly as supportive of the EF as he should be” is an understatement as to what we’ve experienced and heard from others in other parishes.

  22. Ecclesiae Filius says:

    Welcome to Phoenix. Blognic?

  23. Ralph says:


    Without naming the parish (s) or the pastor (s) (for fear of reprisal) – when the bishop learned that the pastor had been approached by “a stable group” about starting a regular extraordinary form mass (which the said group was willing to finance) – he called and put a stop to it. He feels that the St. Giana Oratory and Holy Family Parish, staffed by the ICTKSP, is sufficient.

    I have been told (personally) by priests that they fear strong reaction from the Bishop if they start a regular public EF Mass. With the Holy Father’s MP, he may not be able to sanction them, but he can make their life hell.

    Bishop is, overall, a good and caring man. I can’t for the life of me understand his resistance.

    I always try and remember to pray for him.

  24. Bea says:

    A person and I were reminiscing and longing for the EF Mass.
    She (a person from another parish other than mine) said “the bishop doesn’t want it” I told her “SP /MP states any priest can celebrate it or find someone to do it to satisfy the aspirations of the laity” Her shoulders sagged and said “The bishop has forbidden it”

    He inherited the ICTKSP, otherwise we wouldn’t even have that.

    I, too, pray that God will touch his heart and obedience to the Holy Father will prevail.

  25. The Masked Chicken says:

    “The bishop has forbidden it”

    He can’t, without a very good reason. He can only make it difficult.

    The Chicken

  26. Ralph says:


    In charity to the Bishop,

    If memory serves, he actually brought in the ICTKSP. When he first became Bishop, the St Gianna Community was meeting at St. Ambrose under the leadership of Father Rego, who drove all the way from Ajo to serve mass – the saint that he was!

    After Father Rego’s untimely passing, RIP, Bishop moved the community to Holy Family and eventually placed both the community and the parish under the care of the Institute.

    I feel it’s only fair to give him credit for that good work.

  27. Ralph says:

    Mr. Chicken,

    A Bishop can apply pressure in a host of ways to get what he wants. From parish assignments, poor reviews, rejection of capital funds – he holds the power.

    I want to be sure to add that, although I don’t always agree with our Bishop, I don’t think him a bad man. I feel he is just of that particular generation that lost the way and has never seemed to recover.

  28. Bea says:

    Yes, the ICTKSP was brought in when the bishop brought them in after our dear Fr. Rego passed on, but I thought it was because Fr. Rego had left that stipulation when he left behind his financial legacy. I may be wrong on that.
    What a loss his passing was to us all.
    Were you at his funeral Mass?

  29. Bea says:

    Mr Chicken
    I know he can’t actually forbid it, but those were the words this particular person or “the bishop won’t allow it” I don’t clearly remember if she used the words “forbid it” or “won’t allow it” either way she made the gesture of hopelessness when her shoulders just sagged.
    At this point I feel the “biological solution” is our only hope for the TLM, but I still pray. God is good, all-powerful and almighty. We may be surprised when HE steps in, God Willing.
    May our spiritual wasteland be turned into a blooming desert.

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