"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
Ask your local museum which professional cleaner they use to clean and restore vintage clothing and textiles.
In the ten years I have been doing restoration work I have seen gorgeous antique vestments sent to the cleaner and destroyed in the process. Old silk, when exposed to the heat and chemicals of dry cleaning, will most likely disintegrate and the (also silk) embroidery will disappear.
If you call the Lyric Opera in Chicago and ask them how they clean their lovely 100+ year old costumes they will tell you “they don’t.” The best care for these pieces is prevention and preservation.
If you are beyond prevention and preservation with a piece that is already damaged, depending on the level of soil, restoration may be the only real option to save it. I am happy to consult and make recommendations if anyone wants to reach out please feel free: https://www.viaprovidence.com/contact
V.P. is correct, there is no dry-cleaning protocol, even a natural and gentle one, that will be safe. The only cleaning agent I have ever seen work on fragile antique cloth is sodium perborate, and then only on washable fabrics like linen and cotton.
If Via Providence can’t help, you might try contacting The Liturgical Co., who does vestment restoration as well: http://www.theliturgicalco.com/