"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
My husband and son are Daniels. My son used to argue with his friends in defense of St. Daniel!
Also, I think Fiery Furnace Boys would be a great band name. They could sing about the four last things.
Thank you! I do delight in knowing about and commemorating these ‘OT’ Saints (as my Zed-moniker suggests) – I still have a list from aquinas138’s comment to your 1 July 2010 post on St. Anna tucked into one of my dictionaries of Saints.
The Fiery Furnace accent in this post somehow gets me wondering if there is any human liturgical mind at work in their coinciding with the beginning of the O Antiphons (whether on 16 or 17 December, variously!)? Fiery Furnace contrasting with limbus Patrum (and pointing to Heavenly Glory: cf. some Patristic exegesis of St. Matthew 27:52-53)?
As a Daniel, I have a special interest in this feast day! I am wondering, however, what to make of the fact that Web pages seem pretty consistent in saying that Roman Catholics mark July 21 as St. Daniel’s feast day, whereas Eastern Orthodox mark Dec. 17… and yet Fr. Z’s Roman Curia wall calendar clearly marks Dec. 17. Has there been a change?
What happened to; Meshach, Shadrach, and Abednego? Is that just a different translation?
Titantom, the names you mention are the Chaldean names given to the three men. The other names are Hebrew.
Venerator: The OT saints are excellent. Elijah and his triumph over the Baal and Asherah crowd on Mt. Carmel, etc. If I recall there is a Litany to Old Testament Saints.
If only I could get one of these calendars. I want to gift one to a very Holy Priest.
Un-ionized: Thank you!
It would be great to see that Litany: I wonder where one could conveniently find it online…? (I’m sure there are handy books – I just can’t think how to zoom in on one!)
That is a bit bewildering – finding various dates without any further discussion or explanation. I tried moving across languages from his English Wikipedia article – and found this even more bewildering link in the German one:
Again, I feel confident there must be some handy book – but what and where?
Venerator: This should work: catholic(dot)org/prayers/prayer.php?p=467
If that doesn’t work catholicsaints(dot)info probably has it. This site also has lists of patron saints of cities and education etc. Hope this helps.
Many thanks! (I suppose I can ‘trope’ it to include St. Lot, in keeping with The Book of Wisdom 10:6 – ‘Haec justum a pereuntibus impiis liberavit fugientem, descendente igne in Pentapolim’?)
Your second suggestion is a favorite point of reference – very, variously, helpful, indeed!
On Sunday, my parish church dedicated a new icon of St Sarah, the wife of Abraham. Just beautiful, and I don’t think I’d ever seen an icon of her before.
Venerator: Thanks for another bible verse in Latin- good practice. Pentapolim, impiis, and justum helped to get a translation started, pereuntibus not so much. I’m familiar with Lot in Genesis, but unsure at first, with my meager Latin, where this was going in this verse from Wisdom. But all ended well before referring to my Bible.
Lot does bring to mind 2 Peter 3:10. Alas Venerator, I still cannot respond with writing a verse such as 2 Peter 3:10 in Latin- I’m still working with phrases and memorized sentences. However, here is a phrase (you probably know it) that has a double-meaning for the O Antiphons: ero cras.
Alas, I am not so heartily Latinate myself: I delight to use:
and various concordances – and searching for Scriptural references online from echoes in my memory of various translations (often, thanks to sung settings).
But today, ‘eros cras’ indeed!
(That verse from Wisdom is a fine point between Genesis and 2 Peter 2:6-8, in the depiction of St. Lot, too!)