Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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

ASK FATHER: Recent comments about same-sex unions… a “slap in the face” of those trying to leave homosexual lifestyle?

From a reader in a comment… QUAERITUR: When “going to the periphery” crosses the line is when the exception becomes the rule of law. What about COURAGE ministry, isn’t this a slap in the face of those trying to enact … Continue reading

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Venezuelan dictator Maduro cites Francis to promote same-sex marriage legislation

The other day I posted my thoughts about the dreadfully confusing and anxiogenic remarks on video made by Francis in which he obviously condoned same-sex civil unions, as he has done in the past.  HERE Some have tried to explain … Continue reading

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LIVE VIDEO – 24 Oct. 1200h CDT – NOON Traditional Latin Mass – St Raphael, Archangel

Daily, I live-stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h).  (Check out LatinMass.live) Today: St. Raphael, Archangel Prayers Added: For the sick close to death After Mass: Exorcism against Satan and Fallen … Continue reading

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#ASonnetADay – 71. “No longer mourn for me when I am dead…” (with bell… not cowbell)

#ASonnetADay – 71. “No longer mourn for me when I am dead…” (with bell… not cowbell) pic.twitter.com/SLmEYxmSNX — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) October 24, 2020

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FAIL! @JamesMartinSJ claims you can’t dismiss false teaching on same-sex unions because Francis developed doctrine. Wherein Fr. Z Rants

Jesuit homosexualist activist James Martin said this on CNN: “[Pope Francis] may have in a sense, as we say in the church, developed his own doctrine. We have to reckon with the fact that the head of the church has … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: “What prayers or novena for a Trump victory?”

From a reader… I’m writing from New Zealand and I’m a great believer in the power of Novenas. It will soon be the United States election which not just concerns the States but the entire political axis of the World. … Continue reading

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LIVE VIDEO – 23 Oct. 1200h CDT – NOON Traditional Latin Mass – St Anthony Maria Claret (& Feast of the Holy Redeemer)

Daily, I live-stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h).  (Check out LatinMass.live) Today: St Anthony Maria Claret (Feast of the Holy Redeemer) Prayers Added: For protection of vocations to the priesthood … Continue reading

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#ASonnetADay – 70. “That thou art blamed shall not be thy defect…”

#ASonnetADay – 70. “That thou art blamed shall not be thy defect…” pic.twitter.com/ZAp3QDAAaV — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) October 22, 2020

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LIVE VIDEO – 22 Oct. 1200h CDT – NOON Traditional Latin Mass – Sts Nunilo & Alodia – St. John Paul

Daily, I live-stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h).  (Check out LatinMass.live) Today: Votive Mass: Sts. Nunilo & Alodia, virgin martyrs (Sapientiam sanctorum) Prayers Added: St. John Paul (from Si diligis) … Continue reading

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Fishwrap’s whining attack on Amy Coney Barrett

Today the Senate Judiciary Committee will vote on the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the SCOTUS. The National Schismatic Reporter (aka Fishwrap) – because everyone wants to know what their writers think – has an editorial against Judge Barrett.  … Continue reading

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22 October: Sts. Nunilo and Alodia! Virgins and Martyrs

Last year at this time I was in the Vatican gardens. I saw the “Peace Tree” where an Imam recited a sutra from the Koran intended to claim the Vatican for Allah.  Nope.  I said some very harsh things to … Continue reading

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#ASonnetADay – 69. “Those parts of thee that the world’s eye doth view…” (With advice!)

#ASonnetADay – 69. “Those parts of thee that the world’s eye doth view…” (With advice!) pic.twitter.com/decksDqCle — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) October 21, 2020

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For those who don’t believe that Francis said that there should be legal same-sex unions.

For those who don’t believe that Francis said that there should be legal same-sex unions. Here is Pope Francis endorsing homosexual civil unions, in the new documentary ‘Francesco’ by Evgeny Afineevsky pic.twitter.com/Ptguo08iMX — Catholic Sat (@CatholicSat) October 21, 2020 UPDATE: … Continue reading

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They just need to keep doing what they’re doing!

Someone once said something along the lines of, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” The Bitter Pill (aka The Tablet aka RU-486) has a story that 130 year old Wonersh Seminary in … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Prayers “for the gift of tears”

In my daily live-stream Mass today I added orations, as I often do, for various needs and purposes.   One of the sets of prayer to which I often turn in the section in the traditional Missale Romanum, the Orationes diversae, are Ad … Continue reading

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Francis has openly called for civil unions for homosexuals. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

Today – the 1st anniversary of when the demon idols of the hideous Pachamama were pitched into the Tiber River [HERE] – we learn that Francis has openly called for civil unions for homosexuals. He did so in an interview … Continue reading

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LIVE VIDEO – 21 Oct. 1200h CDT – NOON Traditional Latin Mass – Votive Mass of St. Joseph

Daily, I live-stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h).  (Check out LatinMass.live) Today: Votive Mass: St. Joseph Prayers Added: The gift of tears After Mass: Exorcism against Satan and Fallen Angels … Continue reading

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#ASonnetADay – 68. “Thus is his cheek the map of days outworn…”

#ASonnetADay – 68. “Thus is his cheek the map of days outworn…” pic.twitter.com/TzGLAaWhbj — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) October 20, 2020

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LIVE VIDEO – 20 Oct. 1200h CDT – NOON Traditional Latin Mass – St John Cantius

Daily, I live-stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h).  (Check out LatinMass.live) Today: St. John Cantius Prayers Added: The gift of tears After Mass: Prayer in time of Pandemic Will you … Continue reading

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#ASonnetADay – 67. “Ah! wherefore with infection should you live…”

#ASonnetADay – 67. “Ah! wherefore with infection should you live…” pic.twitter.com/5RrCwjTUTu — Fr. John Zuhlsdorf (@fatherz) October 19, 2020

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