Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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

The ULTIMATE SOLUTION for COMMUNION in time of CORONAVIRUS

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Is there an effective way for a priest to distribute communion on the tongue at a Latin Mass while keeping to the requirement to “sanitize his hands between communicants?” What would this look like? I might … Continue reading

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PRIESTS: Are you available to take a “Gregorian Mass” intention? UPDATE

UPDATE 29 May: Priests responded: Right now, the number of priests available, waiting in my email: 0 If lay people want a Gregorian Mass set, write to me HERE.  Put in the subject line GREGORIAN MASS REQUEST  Only that.  I’ll … Continue reading

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WISCONSIN: Churches specifically targeted with restrictions as other buildings open. ACTION ITEM!

This. Where I am, after the county said that churches could open up to 25% capacity, like many businesses such as gyms and movie theaters, they then reversed their rule and will now force churches to have only 50 people, … Continue reading

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Request from @FatherZ to priests in Diocese of Arlington: contact

Fathers, I need a favor. Drop me a line? Thanks. Click HERE

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29 May – HOLY MASS (TLM) St. Mary Magdalene de’ Pazzi – LIVE VIDEO: 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5)

I will LIVE stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). Today: Mass forSt. Mary Magdalene de’ Pazzi, Virgin. I will add prayers “Tempore mortalitatis“. Will you please tell others about this … Continue reading

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A little perspective, please? “Imagine you were born in 1900….”

I was sent this. It helps to put what we are going through in perspective. At Fakebook a post by one Karl B. Andersen: It’s a mess out there now. Hard to discern between what’s a real threat and what … Continue reading

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A priest learns the Traditional Latin Mass during COVID-1984

In contrast to the pure stupid coming up in COVID-1984 time, there are bright spots. I was directed to a blog post by a priest, Fr. Joseph Faulkner of St. Wenceslaus in (I love this name) Wahoo, Nebraska.  I have … Continue reading

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New layers of stupid emerge during COVID-1984: violation of anonymity of penitents seeking Confession

COVID-1984 Melodrammavirus is bringing out new layers of stupid, hitherto theorized, but not yet experienced. On Fakebook I saw: Really? Now I read this at Stream: I Went to Confession. Was Asked to Give My Name for Contact Tracing. I … Continue reading

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28 May – HOLY MASS (TLM) St. Augustine of Canterbury – LIVE VIDEO: 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5)

I will LIVE stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). Today: Mass forSt. Augustine of Canterbury, Bishop and Confessor. I will add prayers “Ad petendam compunctionem cordis“. Will you please tell … Continue reading

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UPDATE: The movie ‘Apocalypto’ – Now online!

Remember how last year I was looking for a disc of the Mel Gibson movie Apocalypto? Very hard to find. Hollywood and the libs really hate Mel Gibson. It’s brutal.  But it is educational.  Trailer HERE PLEASE – IN THE … Continue reading

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New arrivals and Fr. Z’s Kitchen

A really big knife. It’s intended for pizzas, but I am contemplating other uses. And now, directly outside the window across from my door. I was going to post this the other day.  On Memorial Day I got together with … Continue reading

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Spectacular B as in B, S as in S

Today in the reading for St. Venerable Bede, we heard from St. Paul to Timothy: For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their … Continue reading

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VIDEO: Today NASA with SpaceX will, God willing, launch men into space, from these USA!! #LaunchAmerica @FatherZ wistfully muses

What I would give today to be several decades younger so that I could be a chaplain in the US SPACEFORCE! Today NASA with SpaceX will, God willing, launch men into space, from these USA!! First time in long time. … Continue reading

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27 May – HOLY MASS (TLM) Venerable Bede – LIVE VIDEO: 1200h CDT (GMT/UTC -5)

I will LIVE stream a Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Daylight Time (= GMT/UTC -5 and ROME 1900h). Today: Mass for Venerable Bede Confessor, Doctor. It is the 29th Anniversary of my 1st Mass.  I will add prayers “Pro seipso … Continue reading

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Approval of miracles will lead to canonization and beatification. A surprise and a request from @FatherZ

At Vatican News we see that a miracle was approved for Bl. Charles de Foucauld, Apostles to the Muslims.  This will lead to his canonization. Also of interest is the miracle approved for Ven. Pauline-Marie Jaricot, foundress of the Society … Continue reading

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