"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
Maybe this is only tangentially relevant, but the pictures of this newly-minted monk remind me of a story I once read somewhere about a little boy who saw a Capuchin friar with a big, bushy beard, and decided he needed to become a priest so that he too could have a big, bushy beard. It was no whim: the boy did indeed grow up to be a priest.
To me, stories like this carry two lessons: (1) there are no small things in the spiritual life. (2) God is indeed a God of love, because only Love knows the beloved so minutely and so thoroughly, and only Love is never too grand to take special care for the tiniest details. God gives us the wonder and beauty of creation, and a share in His supernatural life in Baptism and the other Sacraments; according to our human way of thinking, if we were the givers, we would think that ought to be more than enough, and we wouldn’t stoop to giving any more. But since His ways are not our ways, if one more tiny little thing, like a bushy beard, is needed to draw us to Himself, He will not withhold it from us.
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Birra Norcia is delicious, I especially like what the Belgian yeasts are doing in the dark ale. I need to order some more.
Aw, I wish you had included the pictures of the boys in with these. :) It has to have been a highlight for my son and his class from Gregory the Great Academy to have spent a few days in Norcia with the monks. My son did tell me when a couple of monks visited the school a few months ago how kind they were. They boys are on a walking pilgrimage from Assisi to Rome (they should arrive in Rome tomorrow) they are walking without or food and singing, juggling and begging for their food. Please do pray for them. We have not had contact with them but seeing pictures of them in the monks’ newsletter was a highlight for me. God bless these good and kind monks for taking the boys in for a couple of days. May God reward them. Congratulations on their new solemnly professed monk.
I’ve still not tasted any of their beers, unfortunately.
I did manage to score a bottle of the Massachusetts Trappist basic ale Spencer’s (I had previously tasted their IPA) — but I am rather looking forward to the forthcoming English Trappist beer from Mount St Bernard Abbey.
It has apparently been about 450 years since the last time there was a Trappist beer in that country.