"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
Indeed, will someone post what this literary group discusses? It seems a shame to hide such erudition under a bushel basket…
(Marginally on topic: it is ljubenica season in my native land: time for watermelon juice and Welschreisling drinks.)
“We are reading the poetry of John Henry Newman.” And being moved to listen again sometime soon, whether together or singly, to what Elgar does with the first example, if your response is anything like mine, on seeing it.
I’ve just finished volume 1 of Meriol Trevor’s inspired biography of Newman (The Pillar of the Cloud). I’m going to start vol 2, Light in Winter, next.
It’s beautifully written and hugely absorbing. What an amazing man he was; I really had no idea of what he’d really gone through.
The Pillar of the Cloud sounds like a good book… Slightly off topic, except to refer to another Catholic book that many have read, the next time someone films the Lord of the Rings, the 111th birthday party should be filmed at Coxton Park, Birmingham, near Newman’s chosen resting place, and near the place where one of Newman’s former chaplains (Father F.X. Morgan, if memory serves, or maybe Francis Morgan, or Murphy) found an affordable cottage as a temporary home for a poor exhausted widow from South Africa who was raising two sons, one of whom would, it is believed, base some of the imagery of Hobbiton and the Shire on the park that received so much glory, in his heart, from the charity his family received from Newman’s friend.
This passage from Elgar’s, The Dream of Gerontius always grabs my soul. I used to have problems with opera or oratorio sung in English, since I found it hard to understand. Gerald Finley proved me wrong:
Was the Fortune Cookie in honor of Justice Scalia’s footnote in Obergefell?
“The Supreme Court of the United States has descended from the disciplined legal reasoning of John Marshall and Joseph Story to the mystical aphorisms of the fortune cookie.”
Sometimes we “must be cruel to be kind” and then it gets kind of hot!
As much as I admire Blessed John Henry Newman’s Lead Kindly Light , his poem to his own Guardian Angel is one that has always gotten me on a much deeper level than the “Angel of God. . . “ prayer . I first read it in a book entitled St. Michael and the Angels, but they would appear to have left out several verses . The Complete poem seems to go as follows :
Cardinal Newman truly must have been a man of vision as well : Back when he walked on this earth, he was actually praying for those of us living today ; so it seems. The following quote is attributed to him:
What edition of Newman’s poems is your group using?
It looks like one or another edition or printing of Verses on Various Occasions, judging by the second photo! Three are scanned in the Internet Archive: the one dated 1874 on the title page has this poem as LXXXVII starting on page 149, but both the one dated 1888 and the one dated 1889 and described as a “NEW EDITION” have it as here.
Here’s the 1889:
The 1903 one transcribed at
only has the first ten lines on p. 153.