"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
Judging from what we’re learning about the cleptocracy that replaced communism, it appears that prayers for Russia’s conversion are still appropriate. Materialism is unsurprisingly still entrenched in the country’s culture and is seeking to spread its influence just as communism did.
After Lenin seized power in Russia in 1917, the next phase toward Utopia, according to Marx and Engels, would be the “Dictatorship of the Proletariat (workers).” Then, after human nature had been modified sufficiently, the State would “wither away” and humanity would live in utopian communes.
As we all know, the Soviet Union was a dictatorship from start to finish, and a Dictatorship of the Nomenklatura, not of the Workers. The Nomenklatura were Communist Party members and the “elite” of Soviet society. They were the Politburo members; newspaper editors and writers who produced propaganda against enemies and for Communism; economists who set production goals that were impractical and unhealthy; education ministers that filled textbooks with Marxist theory; etc. The Nomenklatura had the biggest apartments, shopped at stores prohibited to the average worker, and often flew off to the latest International Peace Conference.
Of course, the Soviet Union was never about Utopia or the welfare of the workers. It was about power.
Looking around the Church today it seems that some clergy, religious, and laity have absorbed part of the writings of Marx and Engels, and a method or two of Lenin’s. Then again, some in the Church today are perhaps inspired by Joachim of Fiore, a 12th century Italian Cistercian.
Joachim of Fiore believed that humanity would progress through three Ages. First, the Age of the Old Testament and God. Second, an age of the New Testament, Jesus Christ, and the Catholic Church. Finally, in the future, the Catholic Church and its doctrines would be unnecessary and the written Gospel would be replaced by a utopian “Holy Spirit” new age.