"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
Wait, I thought they demoted Pluto from planet status in the last few years. Or is it a planet again?
It is a dwarf planet. It crosses Neptune’s orbit for a couple of decades every few hundred years, so it cannot be a planet, even though it fulfills all the other requirements, so they made a new catagory to cover Pluto, Ceres, and other planetoids that are not quite full planets.
The Brontosaurus “came back” as a dinosaur… so could Pluto as a planet. Most science requires more than a couple decades of trendyism to take root.
“Wait, I thought they demoted Pluto from planet status in the last few years. Or is it a planet again?”
Pluto’s classification as a planet or a dwarf planet is completely irrelevant to the New Horizon’s mission. Labeling is not science, but mere book-keeping. Pluto, for its part, shed no tears at the supposed “demotion.”
It’s is one of numerous large bodies in our solar system, and potentially representative of an entire category of objects we’ve never studied up close before. Therefore, it was worth studying.
Pluto is a member of the Plutoids (sounds like a soft rock band). As a Kuiper Belt object, it is one of many thousands of orbiting bodies – and not even the biggest one. It may be representative of other Kuiper Belt objects, so it is important to see it. Still, I sniff and tear up at having only eight planets. There was a time when it was thought that there was a hypothetical ninth planet that perturbed Neptune’s orbit and for a long time we thought it was Pluto, but more recent data shows that the perturbations in Neptune’s orbit were observational/data error, so there never was a need for Pluto. It got discovered for the wrong reasons. Still, it was a nice accident, because it would, eventually expose the Kuiper Belt and the Kuiper Cliff (where the Kuiper Belt objects, suddenly, fall of in number very rapidly).