Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Fr. Z is the guy who runs this blog. o{]:¬)

LENTCAzT 2020: 01 Ash Wednesday – The ash marks won’t last, except…

It is Ash Wednesday.  Lent begins. The Roman Station is Santa Sabina on the Aventine Hill.       REMINDER: I am on pilgrimage in the Holy Land.  I remember my benefactors in my prayers. I provide these especially in gratitude to … Continue reading

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24-25 Feb 2020 HOLY LAND TLM PILGRIMAGE – Day 4-5: Carmel and Caesarea, Bethlehem and Baptist

Zuhlsdorf’s Law has kept me from posting. On the way… a view from a distance of the place where Mary was probably born. Above Haifa is the Stella Maris convent, built around the cave in which Elijah stayed. We had … Continue reading

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LENTCAzT 2020: 00 Shrove Tuesday – GO TO CONFESSION

And so we begin again a series of daily 5 minute podcasts for Lent.  They are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season. I provide these especially in gratitude … Continue reading

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Is Francis perhaps backing away a little from the progressivist, lib, German-driven agenda?

I wonder if Sandro Magistro is right? He doesn’t often put his foot wrong. At his place, Magister has an analysis piece worth reading. He is of the mind that the resistance to the obvious machinations of the Germans, and … Continue reading

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HOLY LAND TLM PILGRIMAGE – Day 3: Primacy of Peter, Pan, NOT Peter Pan

Sunrise over the Sea of Galilee. What it sounded like. https://wdtprs.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Galilee_birds_dawn_02.mp3   Today we explored Peter. It is Quinquagesima Sunday, but because we were at the place where the Lord appeared to the Apostles after the Resurrection, and Christ interrogated … Continue reading

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HOLY LAND TLM PILGRIMAGE – Day 2: Beatitudes, Fish and Fisherman

Today we went up to the mount where the Lord delivered the greatest sermon ever to be given and recounted, the Sermon on the Mount. On the way, we went by the opening of the valley that leads up to … Continue reading

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Forty years ago… USSR v US at Lake Placid

I’ve been lately in a place where a lot of miracles were worked.  However, today I also remember the so-called “Miracle on Ice”. Forty years ago… can it be that long?… the US ice hockey team beat the Russians. I … Continue reading

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HOLY LAND TLM PILGRIMAGE – Day 0-1: Sunset, Sunrise, Son of God

Last night before my flight I saw the sun go down on Manhattan from Brooklyn. This morning I saw it rise over the Sea of Galilee. Fishermen were pulling in nets this morning. The place we are staying is right … Continue reading

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It seems Francis isn’t a big fan of homosexualist Jesuit James Martin

I think that Jesuit homosexualist activist James Martin is probably pretty bright.  He has found a niche wherein he excels.  He has carefully cultivated an image.   Since his message perfectly dovetails with “the wisdom of this world”, adored by the … Continue reading

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My View For Awhile: This year, Jerusalem

I’m on my way to the Holy Land. In the midst of the first of two layovers, the next one longish. So far, everything is going smoothly.   Even in the psychedelic bad trip tunnel in DTW. The blog combox has … Continue reading

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Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

I am gearing up for a pilgrimage to the Holy Land.  All Masses will be in the traditional Roman Rite. I will take my benefactors and donors along in my intentions while I am saying Masses at the holy sites. … Continue reading

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17 February 1600: Giordano Bruno’s date with the stake

I almost forgot!  Today, 17 February, is the anniversary of Giordano Bruno’s meeting with the stake in the Campo de’ Fiori of Rome.  Anti-Catholics and masons put up a gloomy, ugly huge statue of him, the base decorated with plaques … Continue reading

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JUST TOO COOL: All 12 Raphael Tapestries back in the Sistine Chapel

For your Just Too Cool file. For the first time in centuries all 12 tapestries commission by Leo X and designed by Raphael are back in the Sistine Chapel where they belong. For a week only. The 12 tapestries were … Continue reading

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Fathers! Votive options on Tuesday and Thursday after Sexagesima: Passion of the Lord and Reparation for Insults against the Eucharist

Today I received an email with an interesting liturgical note. I was reminded that on Tuesday after Sexagesima Sunday (in other words, as I write, tomorrow 18 Feb), there was a tradition of saying a Votive Mass of the Passion … Continue reading

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Your Sunday Sermon Notes: Sexagesima and 6th Ordinary 2020

Was there a good point made in the sermon you heard at the Mass that fulfilled your Sunday Obligation? What was it? There are a lot of people who don’t get many good points in the sermons they must endure. … Continue reading

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