"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
“The Solemnity of the Birth of St. John the Baptist, the Forerunner of the Lord, who, already filled with the Holy Spirit in his mother’s womb, exulted with joy for the Advent of human salvation and of Him Whose birth he prophesied, the Lord Christ; and so much grace shone in him that the Lord would say of him that there was none greater among those born of woman than John the Baptist.”
I’ve no doubt been beaten to it, but ….
The solemnity of the Birth of the sainted John the Baptist, the Precursor of the Lord, who, when still in his mother’s womb, filled with the Holy Spirit, exulted with joy at the advent of man’s salvation and whose birth itself presaged Christ the Lord; and such great grace shone in him that the Lord himself said about him that there was no one greater among those born of women than John the Baptist.
Beginning with Google Translate, which is woefully inadequate, then trying to figure out the sense of it:
“The Solemnity of the Birth of St. John the Baptist, Precursor of the Lord, who, while still in the womb of his mother, was filled with the Holy Spirit and rejoiced in the birth of the Lord Jesus Christ, as was prophesied for the salvation of humans; and so great a grace shone in him that the Lord says of John the Baptist, as of no other, that he is the greatest among those born of women.”
Very nice, everyone. I guess my only contribution is to note that, interestingly enough, it is John’s *mother* who is filled with the Holy Spirit, not him: “in utero matris…repletAE..” Makes for awkward translation into English, to be sure! I do hope all of you enjoy this wonderful festal day. And I wish you a very happy name day, Fr. Z.
P. “Oportet me minui” C.
My Latin is rather rusty, but I attempted it anyway:
The Solemnity of the Birth of holy John the Baptist, the precursor of the Lord, who even in the womb of (his) mother, (she being) filled with the Holy Spirit, exulted with joy for the coming of human salvation and whose very birth foretold Christ the Lord; and much grace shone in him, so that the Lord himself said concerning him, that (there is) no one greater among those born of women than John the Baptist.
Etiam, mihi felix dies natalis. And happy name day, Father!
I am no expert translator, but I would suggest rendering “nativitatis” as “nativity”, as is done in The Roman Missal, Third Edition.