"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
Indeed, the public worship of God in the Church has taught for nearly 50 years that casual, nothing special has happened attitude.
What do you make of Fr. Murray’s comment, though, that he distributes Holy Communion to those who show no sign of reverence? Wouldn’t that be showing no sign of acknowledgement of whom one receives? At some point is it incumbent upon priests to deny Holy Communion to those who present themselves for a snack?
Jonathan Morris needs to make a living, that is why he is still appearing on Fox. Surely he made some friends there and they are kind enough to find him a slot.
It could not be a worse avenue for him to pursue.
He needs to go to a quiet anonymous life without limelight and work things out. I cannot help but believe he is in the grip of a spectrum of seductions.
Good points, but when is the last time ANYONE heard preaching about NOT approaching the altar if not properly disposed? I can without Mr Royal on this show…he is the quintessential mush-mouth apologist for the hierarchy and always speaks out of both sides. Even Mr Arroyo correctly rejected his analysis. Bring on a “no nonsense” Catholic layman like Hilary White, Michael Matt or Louie Verrechio!
The ratings would skyrocket.
I’m fine Chesterton’s cause won’t proceed. I think he would laugh at the idea. The whole point of GKC is, IMHO, that he was not a saint.
That notwithstanding, it would be great to see a statue of a saint in a church holding a cigar in one hand and a glass of red wine in the other. With text at the base of the statue:
I DIP MY NIB INTO THE CUP OF BACCHUS.
Father Murray and Mr. Royal are beacons of light, as we trod our way through the dark tunnel of modernism.
Father Murray always buoys my spirit. His clarity with charity is so uplifting for my soul. His comments whether his essays on The Catholic Thing, or his appearances on EWTN never leave me wondering what he meant (plenty to consider and think about though). I am so thankful for priests like him, Father Rutler and Father Z. They remove the fog of confusion that hangs over so may of the current issues in our Catholic faith.
I’m grateful for Raymond Arroyo also. He doesn’t duck issues in deference to the Hierarchy. Methinks he knows Mother Angelica is carefully listening.
About Jonathan Morris, I was shocked and saddened when he asked for laicization. Since I had not seen him on Fox and Friends (which I watch most mornings prior to work) for a few months, I was wondering if his contract was up or if his bishop had given him another assignment that gave him less time for media appearances. During Lent, Cardinal Dolan appeared frequently on Friday mornings, which got me wondering about Jonathan Morris.
Anyhow, I did see Mr. Morris (I don’t know if he can go by Dr. – that would depend on his educational credentials) yesterday with Pastor Jeffries and another person discussing sanctuary issues. He was introduced as Jonathan Morris, a Fox News Contributor, and like Pastor Jeffries (I live in DFW, and Pastor Jeffries Baptist congregation is packed, and Jeffries doesn’t sugar coat) , Mr. Morris appeared in civvies. The conversation I felt anyway, was productive.
I am wondering if Mr. Morris has some time left on his contract, and he does need to make a living. Last I heard he was staying with family members, and I did see the ten minute interview he did with Martha MacCallum. I remember he was incardinated into the Archdiocese of New York circa 2010, and I do know that the religious order he had previously belonged to had a shake up.
I do keep Jonathan Morris in my prayer intentions. I am sure he is going through a difficult time.
“Meanwhile, former Fr. Jonathan Morris (Mister), is still showing up on FNC. Why?”
Because he can, because they want him, and because they don’t answer to Rome. Besides, he could probably use the job.