"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
We are very fortunate here in the Diocese of Rochester NY to have his Excellency Bishop Salvatore Matano here, as he was the formerly bishop of Burlington Vermont. I kept reading reports that those in Burlington were very worried when Bishop Matano was reassigned, but it sounds like the Diocese of Burlington is in great hands! Bishop Matano has done much to nurture the community attached to the Extraordinary Form of the Mass. He has reopened a church and made the time of the Vetus Ordo much more accessible to those wishing to attend, well as nurturing the hermeneutics of continuity in the Novus Ordo in the earlier Mass in the same church. God Bless both of these wonderful bishops and their continued work!
And thanks also to Fr. Brian O’Donnell. He’s been saying the old Mass and will be saying it at the co-cathedral.
From these very pages: https://wdtprs.com/2011/08/a-bishop-witnesses-priests-strange-mass-and-doubts-about-going-to-him-for-confession-subtitle-you-are-not-alone/
It appears that Bishop Coyne’s attitude toward the TLM in 2011 was “people prefer it because it’s predictable.” I hope that in the intervening four years he has seen that people prefer it because it provides graces in abundance and is the Mass of Ages, not just as a sure way to avoid “All Are Welcome” and ringing the children around the altar at Consecration.
Though I never had the chance to meet Bishop Coyne, I was glad to have him here in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis; First as Aux. Bishop under an ailing Archbishop Buechlein (please pray for him as he is still in poor health) then Administrator and again Aux. Bishop under Archbishop Tobin.
I’m glad that he is spreading the EF Mass to the Co-Cathedral.
RobS – I don’t know Bishop Coyne personally, but I know a lot about him second-hand and it is my strong sense that he is a man of genuine heart. I wouldn’t be hoping so much for his conversion as for my own purity and magnanimity.
Like Bishop Coyne, I have great affection for the Ordinary Form. Each Form has its strengths and both are equally valid. It should also be noted that liturgical abuse can occur in both – a priest prior to the Second Vatican Council who could recite the Extraordinary Form flawlessly while thinking about what he was doing after Mass was over, while less obvious was no less abusive than the Ordinary Form priest who ad libs the prayers.
I was wrong about Bp. Coyne: after watching a video he did about the EF I got the impression he disliked the EF. This is one of those times I am happy to be wrong!
A slight correction, if I may: Mass will be at St. Joseph co-cathedral rather than Immaculate Conception. Word is that the basement chapel is being fixed up properly (with altar rails, etc) for the TLM!
My wife and I went to Mass (OF) at the Immaculate Conception co-cathedral a couple of weeks ago for Pentecost, and we were impressed by the reverence with which the Mass was said, e.g. incense, Roman Canon. We were a bit apprehensive, as it is a very modern looking building, especially on the outside. Thus, I’m not surprised that Bishop Coyne would provide a prominent home for the EF.