"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
There must be a way to involve the adjective “rakish” in this thread.
I will hopefully be acquiring a Jijin in June whilst in Beijing for a philosophy conference ;)
Depending how serious you are, you might consider looking at online stores that sell costumes from the Beijing Opera. The Jijing seems pretty much identical to the Ming dynasty hat used by officials/scholars, as one would see in pictures of Matteo Ricci. I do not know if there were any specific regulations regarding its construction beyond that.
Jijin generally fell out of use after 1924’s Chinese Bishop conference, which decided to ” latinize” several inculturated aspects especially regarding to cleric dresses, such as cleric hat-Jijin, cleric cope (similar to Fr. Matteo Ricci’s) and so on. So Biretta and cassock were used from then to up until the 1990s (when the New Mass came). The only significant aspect that is still visible is the private devotion during Mass for laity. Which is a written and congregational reciting of Pre-, during (up until the offertory) and Post-Mass prayers audibly. The text was believed to be translated by 17 century Jesuits and the rythem was inherited from the Buddahist chanting (which was the former religion of the converts), this is called “the tone of reverence”. So nowadays they could possibly be obtained by individual request to th dress-makers I suppose.
@StMichael71 The Southern Church in Beijing is a Latin Mass parish (with Chinese local customs) so might have some information of acquiring it.
The cappello Romano was commonly worn by priests in the southern parts of the Netherlands until the Council. In a television series called “Dagboek van een herdershond” (Diary of a shepherd dog), filmed in 1978, it was still prominently featured, as can be seen in this picture: https://www.televizier.nl/Uploads/2016/8/1978-Dagboek-van-een-herdershond.jpg