Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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

9 August – LIVE VIDEO Traditional Latin Mass – 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5): 10th Sunday after Pentecost

Daily, I live-stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). Today: 10th Sunday after Pentecost Prayers Added: After Mass: Exorcism against Satan and Fallen Angels Will you please tell others about these … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Z is challenged to record a Shakespeare #ASonnetADay

From a reader… Father Z you used to make podcasts where you read poetry but you havent done that for a long time now.  I used to like those. I just found on Facebook something the actor Patrick Steward (Captain … Continue reading

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8 August – LIVE VIDEO Traditional NUPTIAL Mass – 1330h CDT (GMT/UTC -5): Wedding

I have a wedding Mass this after noon at 1:30PM CDT. I believe it will be live streamed HERE. (If you go to that site early, it might default to the video of last Sunday’s Mass.) I don’t know if … Continue reading

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Wherein Fr. Hunwicke made me laugh.

Fr. Hunwicke has, at his indispensable blog, an informative piece which literally made me laugh. Father immediately drew my attentive reading through his title: “Papa Lambertini’s conundrum”. Papa Lambertini is, as you know, one of my favorites favourites among the … Continue reading

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7 August – LIVE VIDEO Traditional Latin Mass – 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5): St. Cajetan

Daily, I live-stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). Today: St. Cajetan, Confessor Prayers Added: For patience After Mass: In time of Pandemic Will you please tell others about these Masses?  … Continue reading

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Nun TikTok

Lighter fare for Friday. PEOPLE: Please try not to freak out.  This was on TWITTER.   TWITTER!!!  Not TikTok. Since I posted about nuns today…. I’ve been introduced to Nun TikTok and please may I brighten your day with this. @NunsHolding … Continue reading

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LCWR and CMSWR: compare and contrast

The Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) is going to hold a virtual “assembly” this year, rather than gather physically. Understandable. Indeed, virtually all of them are vulnerable to the worst results of COVID, given their average age. The LCWR … Continue reading

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More love from @AustenI

Ladies and gentlemen, Austen Ivereigh! If there is a conflict between the rubrics for the extraordinary form and the bishops’ directives during the pandemic, the obvious solution is to suspend the extraordinary form until it is safe to resume. https://t.co/LU7F11SxFg … Continue reading

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A great piece about St. Damien of Molokai and a couple thoughts about AOC

Not long ago, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY 14 – aka AOC), said that a statue in the US Capitol of St. Damien of Molokai, was part of a “white supremecist culture”. What a foolishly ignorant thing to say.    AOC … Continue reading

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JUST TOO COOL: Feast of the Transfiguration – special blessing of grapes!

Go buy some grapes and take them to the priest  for the Feast of the Transfiguration (tomorrow, 6 August), with a page from the Rituale Romanum (HERE). The Roman calendar has many little treasures which remind us of how our … Continue reading

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6 August – LIVE VIDEO Traditional Latin Mass – 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5): Transfiguration of the Lord

Daily, I live-stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). Today: Transfiguration of the Lord Prayers Added: Sixtus II et al., For the tried and tempted After Mass: In time of Pandemic … Continue reading

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Sun Daggars!

This is super cool. I’ve always been interested in how people track time, during the day and across the seasons. I’ve posted about the sundial of Augustus in Rome and the obelisk of St. Peter’s, the sunclocks of St. Sulpice … Continue reading

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URGENT: CDF responds to ‘dubia’ about the baptismal formula, “WE baptize you….”

I have to issue an important correction. Back in 2009, I answered a question about the validity of the form for baptism: “We baptize you…”.  I wrote at the time that my first inclination was that that was invalid.  Then … Continue reading

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5 August – Traditional Latin Mass – St. Mary “at the snow” – VIDEO: 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5)

Daily, I live-stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). Today: Dedication of the Basilica of St. Mary Major Prayers Added: For the sick, close to death After Mass: In time of … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Beirut blast hits church during Mass. Awful.

We should pray for the priest in this video. WATCH: Shockwave hits during mass in Beirut pic.twitter.com/ciRSkru8zM — BNO News (@BNONews) August 4, 2020

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