"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 writing sounds very Dominican. Thanks be to God.
Just ordered it!
Yes! My first star baby. Anyone who hasn’t heard of Fenton, should. He was a warrior during V2.
This has been on my wishlist for several months. Thanks Father for posting about it. I’ll buy it using your Amazon button.
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These kinds of things that appear to turn topics like prayer into an orderly computer code like format are quite a hyper-masculine approach. From conversations with other women I can say I am not the only woman who values men partly because they tend to think in an orderly way and that is pleasing and valuable. But taking it to such an extreme as the above example also suggests to me inevitably why the different approach of women is a necessary complement.
My spiritual life book study group, having worked our way in detail through The Interior Castle, The Way of Perfection, The Story of a Soul, The Spiritual Canticle, The Ascent of Mount Carmel, and the Dark Night of the Soul, has now begun the Book of Her life by Saint Teresa. The thing about these Doctors of the Church and great friends of God who are so expert on prayer is that the long of the short of prayer is that it is a love relationship, a friendship, a filial relationship, a spousal relationship. Saint Teresa’s writing is famously messy and colloquial, Saint John of the Cross is far more orderly. The thing that leaves me the most flat about the above example of a “computer executable” of the prayer of petition is that it fails to begin with God’s initiative. Maybe the book discusses that at some other moment. But man never thinks of turning to God wholly of man’s own accord. Already a relationship exists which is hardly alluded to by the above cardboard theology.
Elizabeth D, I’m more or less wired to think like a man, as they say, but, as you indicate, it is good to not overdose on any one approach to spirituality. God approached us first, it’s true.
Is there anything in it about the official prayer of The Church, the Liturgy of the Hours?
I would like to recommend “Beginning to Pray” by Anthony Bloom. It’s a fairly short book and good if you’re just starting out.