"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
Yesterday I saw a young man with his cellphone a few inches from the end of his nose. He was paying no attention to his surroundings. He did not even glance up once. This would be bad enough if he were walking. Instead, he was on a skateboard, going around a corner on city streets.
He was probably playing Pokemon Go. There was one kid who somehow was so preoccupied with it he unintentionally crossed the Coutts/Sweetgrass CA USA border crossing. How, I don’t know, since it’s a major border crossing you can see from miles away. He was detained until his mother came to pick him up. There have also been reports of people walking over cliffs because they were so captivated by their screens.
I have never been able to get the iTunes thing to work.
Paying attention to the world around us is uncommon common sense, but there are certainly professionals in certain fields who are much better at doing it than I am. This leads me to the question, perhaps a silly one, about whether there is a course one can take, or a book one can read, or somesuch similar thing, in order to improve one’s skills in usefully paying attention to the world around us.
[The most immediate option I can think of, would be Concealed Carry Weapons classes, the sort you take to obtain a license/permit to carry. Whether you are interested in carrying or not, these classes generally deal with situational awareness, deescalation of conflict, the physiological and psychological symptoms of high stress. There are more advanced courses, but that CCW class will get you into it. And, of course, taking such a class and even obtaining the license, doesn’t oblige anyone to carry! You might call the instructors of different classes and ask them about what they present and where you can find more.]
I had no idea listening to a podcast could be so dangerous! From now on I’ll only do that from home, in the dark, with my sidearm in reach. Maybe you should discontinue podcasting, since they imperil your listeners?
[Perhaps you were trying to be funny.]
PostCatholic: Actually, listening to Father Z’s podcaZts have kept me from many a road rage incident during traffic jams. Not that I would kill anybody—(?), but the harm to my immortal soul is always a threat.
Hidden One, what you describe sounds a lot like mindfulness, and there are tons of resources available for that, just look it up. You can adapt whatever materials to your own situation. There are tons of stuff on it because it’s sort of a fad in therapy circles now but it is very helpful and is related to some of the things that religious get into in some circumstances.
“Yesterday I saw a young man with his cellphone a few inches from the end of his nose. He was paying no attention to his surroundings. He did not even glance up once. This would be bad enough if he were walking. Instead, he was on a skateboard, going around a corner on city streets.”
The “Darwin Awards” come to mind here, particularly since most of those who are obsessed with their smartphones have yet to pass on their DNA to any offspring….since western society’s gene pool is evidently in need of a healthy dose of “chlorine” (pardon the mixed metaphors), perhaps this phenomenon is yet another example of the mysterious workings of Providence?
PostCatholic, wow. Thanks for the loving solidarity. Nothing like ridiculing other people’s problems and plights?
Perhaps I was. I urge you to make as many podcasts as you wish, unless they are a danger to others.
Fr. Z, taking CCW classes makes sense, but I’m in Canada, and they aren’t available.
Our bishop just sent out a letter encouraging “situational awareness” in response to what occurred in France.
When people start getting personal with each other, I shut off the combox.
I’ve removed some comments.