Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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

WDTPRS – 1st Sunday of Lent (N.O.): our season of transforming mystery

The Roman Station for the 1st Sunday of Lent is St. John Lateran. COLLECT – LATIN TEXT (2002MR): Concede nobis, omnipotens Deus, ut, per annua quadragesimalis exercitia sacramenti, et ad intellegendum Christi proficiamus arcanum, et effectus eius digna conversatione sectemur. Quadragesima is the … Read More

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LENTCAzT 2021: 04 – Saturday after Ash Wednesday: “The Lenten journey enables us to look upon our brethren with new eyes.”

For Lent I offer daily 5 minute podcasts.  They are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season.  The Roman Station today is San Trifone (Sant’Agostino) in Campo … Read More

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YOUR URGENT PRAYER REQUESTS

PLEASE use the sharing buttons! Thanks! Registered here or not, will you in your charity please take a moment look at the requests and to pray for the people about whom you read? Continued from THESE. Let’s remember all who … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Is confirmation necessary for ordination?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: To validly take up holy orders, must a Catholic also be confirmed in addition to being baptized? There are two absolutely necessary things for valid ordination to Holy Orders… all three Holy Orders, Diaconate, Priesthood, Episcopate: … Read More

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LIVE VIDEO – 19 Feb 2021 – 1200 NOON CST – Traditional Latin Mass – Friday after Ash Wednesday

I’ve resumed, for a while at least, the live-stream of my daily Traditional Latin Mass at NOON Central Standard Time (= UTC -5 and ROME 1800h).  (Check out LatinMass.live) ROMAN STATION: Sts. John and Paul BEFORE MASS: Angelus, Statement of … Read More

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Daily Rome Shot 81

From my apartment window back in 2007.

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AUDIO: Way of the Cross in different versions read by Fr. Z

Here are my audio projects of the Way of the Cross. Remember… On 1st Fridays, please pray the Act of Reparation. GO TO CONFESSION! For priests, especially, try The Way Of The Cross For Priests from the Benedictines of Silverstream Priory.  HERE.  Would you consider … Read More

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LENTCAzT 2021: 03 – Friday after Ash Wednesday: “St. Charles Borromeo went to confession every day.”

For Lent I offer daily 5 minute podcasts.  They are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season.  The Roman Station today is Ss. Giovanni e Paolo. Today … Read More

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ASK FATHER: Does a stillborn baby have to be baptized?

From a reader… QUAERITUR: Does a stillborn baby have to be baptized? A friend just gave birth to an 8-month stillborn baby who died in her womb early yesterday morning. What is the procedure before burial? Would appreciate your help. … Read More

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Daily Rome Shot 80

Photo by Bree Dail.  

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ASK FATHER: I feel disconnected from God after being involved in New Age practices.

From a reader… QUAERITUR: I feel disconnected from God after being involved in new age practices. I feel a dark presence in my life and pray for it to go away but it doesn’t. What can I do? So many … Read More

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WATCH – 18 Feb 21 – Mars Rover “Perseverance” to land at approx. 1555 EST

UPDATE 19 Feb: Just too cool… Perseverance has microphones.  HERE From NASA: Tune in for live coverage and landing commentary from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) beginning at 2:15 p.m. EST on the NASA TV Public Channel and the agency’s website, … Read More

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LENTCAzT 2021: 02 – Thursday after Ash Wednesday: “Give back some of God’s gifts to God”

For Lent I offer daily 5 minute podcasts.  They are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season.  The Roman Station today is San Giorgio in Velabro. Today … Read More

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A suggestion for Lent: prayer before using the internet

With the beginning of Lent, some people might reduce their use of the internet. For those who continue, however, and who engage in any sort of social media or interactions, may I recommend prayer? Here’s one that has become pretty … Read More

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Rush Limbaugh passed away

Rush Limbaugh passed away this morning. We have lost a hero. Pray for him. Requiescat in pace.

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Ash Wednesday by Eliot

Back in 2013, with a remnant of a cold, I read T. S. Eliot’s Ash Wednesday. It’s interesting to go back to that post and see the comments.  For example, Supertradmum is no longer with us.  Say a prayer for the repose … Read More

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You are NOT exempt from service, dear readers.  None of us are. Wherein Fr. Z rants.

At Crisis today there is a good piece about “cancel culture” and the would-be despots who use it as a tool of bullying and intimidation. “Cancel culture” is within the walls, now, of the Church as well, like orcs at … Read More

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POLL: Distribution of ashes and the form used – #AshWednesday #Lent 2021

This year we may have differing practices for the distribution of ashes today, Ash Wednesday. Let’s have a poll to find out what you readers experienced. Choose your best answer. Anyone can participate.  To post a comment you have to … Read More

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LENTCAzT 2021: 01 Ash Wednesday – Unto dust thou shalt return.

For Lent I offer daily 5 minute podcasts.  They are intended to give you a small boost every day, a little encouragement in your own use of this holy season.  The Roman Station today is Santa Sabina. Today is Ash … Read More

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Ash Wednesday – Fasting, Abstinence, and You (with notes on alligator, endothermic moonfish, &, of course, muskrat

According to the 1983 Code of Canon Law for the Latin Church, Latin Church Catholics are bound to observe fasting and abstinence on Ash Wednesday. Here are some details. I am sure you know them already, but they are good … Read More

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