"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
Just of interest, in the pre-1955 Missal, today’s station is listed as St Tryphon and the Gospel is Mark 6, 47-56.
Am appreciative of your Lentcazts, Father, thank you.
Thanks, Father Z and Father Troadec, for this helpful reflection before Confession this afternoon!
Of course we OPs love Santa Sabina as it is sort of our mother house. It is wonderful to pray in the rosary chapel early in the morning where there is adoration and before the doors are open to the public.
The image of Fra Angelico painting the crucifixion fresco is such a lovely one but I do hope he wore some sort of apron over his habit!
Imagine having a fresco like this on the wall of your cell!
I was recently listening to The China Show on the China ADV channel on YouTube, which is basically two guys who used to live in China, discussing the latest news about China (usually skulduggery and bad ideas, sadly).
And they pointed out that a lot of channels are paid by the Chinese government (through intermediaries like foundations) to put out a script saying what the CCP wants people to hear, and others are tricked into believing CCP lies and passing them on, for free.
But sometimes, channels that don’t have anything to do with China, are given scripts on topics that don’t have anything to do with China. They just want to denigrate somebody the CCP doesn’t like, or to cause general dissension and distrust within countries or groups they don’t like.
And it occurred to me… well, China doesn’t like Catholics much.
Not something to spend a lot of paranoia about — but if Catholic social media people start coming up with inexplicable stuff, that might be the reason.
Heck, there have been governments’ pro trolls and bots on apolitical entertainment blogs and channels, so I would be surprised if we didn’t have a couple CCP “water army” guys hanging around the Catholicosphere.
(And of course other governments and activist groups probably do this too, sometimes just to stir up excitement and distract from their own bad news stories.)