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  • ASK FATHER: Baptizing aliens who burst into flames from water. No. Really.

    09/25/2014 3:49:56 PM PDT · by NYer · 31 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | September 25, 2014 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    From a reader (who has sent queries before about a writing project): I’m sorry if I’m been annoying at all in the past. But I have another question this one is for a writing project that might never get off the ground, but in case it does. Could water that is extratrestrial in origin e.g from a comet or another planet be valid matter for baptism? I parried back: Water is water. H2O. Right? And I went about my day, self-assured in my concise response.The inquirer reposted: Yep, essentially. But there exist other types of water like D2O [which everyone...
  • The hard truth about marriage, mercy and Eastern oikonomia

    09/16/2014 2:20:35 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | September 11, 2014 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Click to PRE-ORDER I have been posting about the soon-to-be-released book by five cardinala and four scholars called Remaining In The Truth Of Christ. This book is a defense of the Catholic doctrine marriage. It is an important book, some of it may be hard for all readers to read, but it is worth the effort.It is still available for 25% off as a pre-order. HEREThus, I was please to find an EXCELLENT comment in the other entry, so good that I reproduce it here as a separate post.I want to thank PaterAugustinus for his honest evaluation of Orthodox oikonomia....
  • Of the residences of bishops (The Yellow Journalism of CNN)

    08/04/2014 4:54:58 PM PDT · by NYer · 16 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | August 4, 2014 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    CNN has posted what an only be called a cheap shot at American bishops.This is yellow journalism.The story, HERE, is about the “lavish” residences of some bishops.The piece starts out with an rookie … or rather unprofessional… error, that is, the suggestion that the personal residence of the Holy Father, Pope Francis, is some sort of studio apartment over the local mercado. It cost a hell of a lot of money to get the building ready for the Pope to live in, and it ain’t cheap to provide security there. But poverty can be expensive.In any event, Fishwrap took this...
  • Prayers against a Black Mass

    08/03/2014 3:22:27 PM PDT · by NYer · 34 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | August 3, 2014 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    As you may have heard, some nitwits have scheduled use of a public venue in Oklahoma City for the purpose of a Satanic Black Mass. It is unclear if they have a consecrated Host.This is, I think, mostly a sophomoric stunt. It is, nevertheless, a horrible blasphemy.The Bishop of Tulsa, His Excellency Most Rev. Edward Slattery, has issued a letter to people in his diocese. HERE A letter from Bishop Slattery Countering with Prayer the proposed Black Mass in Oklahoma City My Dear People:As has been widely reported, a Satanic Black Mass has been scheduled for September 21 in Oklahoma...
  • Theres wreckovation, and then there is this

    07/27/2014 5:05:26 AM PDT · by NYer · 14 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | July 25, 2014 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    In Iraq, ISIS is bulldozing churches and turned the Cathedral of Mosul into a mosque. Meanwhile, many thousands of miles away…… in the National Post: What’s happening to Montreal’s churches? Quebec finding new ways to preserve its heritage in a secular ageMONTREAL — Weight machines fill the space where once there were pews, and visitors sip nutritional green smoothies, not communion wine. But despite its dramatic transformation into a private gym and spa, the onetime Dominican St. Jude’s Shrine on Montreal’s St. Denis Street remains a temple of sorts.“It becomes almost a religion for some people,” Sonya Audrey Bonin, general...
  • Catholic reaction prompts relocation of fauxdination (of wymin priestess)

    05/30/2014 11:57:16 AM PDT · by NYer · 13 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | May 30, 2014 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Yesterday I posted an ACTION ITEM! for your kind attention, a poll on a Michigan media site (please go an vote!) about an upcoming fauxdination of a woman that was to take place at a Congregration Church. You could tell how the paper/site was biased in favor of this offensive fake ordination.Our own eagle-eyed Elizabeth D, frequent commentatrix here, saw this followup story: Harassment forces relocation of Womenpriest ordination SaturdayTHREE OAKS, MI — Lillian Lewis, who is to be ordained [nope] as a priest [nope] Saturday by a dissident [yep] Catholic group, says harassing phone calls have forced relocation of...
  • ASK FATHER: Godparents must be confirmed, married properly

    04/21/2014 3:56:43 PM PDT · by NYer · 30 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | April 21, 2013 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    From a reader…QUAERITUR: I have been asked to be my nieces godmother but I have to make my confirmation. The lady at the church [?] told me I can not do so until I have my marriage convalidated by the church. I have talked to several people and they find that odd. My husband (who is Methodist) is going to be the godfather is weary about it finds it extremely odd as well. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you. I’m not sure who the “lady at the church” is – and sometimes these nameless and titleless people can...
  • Another church gets a new Communion rail!

    03/17/2014 7:43:57 AM PDT · by NYer · 45 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | March 17, 2014 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    The other day I posted about the installation of a new Communion rail in the Church of St. Mary in Pine Bluff, WI. HERENow I read that a new rail will be installed in St. Joseph’s Church in Macon, GA.From Southern Orders (excerpt): The unanimous consensus was conveyed to Bishop Hartmayer [in the diocese of Savannah] and he approved of the decision. Then a small fund raiser was carried out and as if God Himself endorsed our plan, out of the blue a large, large bequest was given to us in a Last Will and Testament of a wonderful parishioner...
  • Theres marriage and then theres marriage*

    03/02/2014 12:09:13 PM PST · by NYer · 18 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | March 1, 2014 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    I had a comment in my messages from an Observant Person who had the misfortune to read an article about Card. Kasper’s remarks on marriage in advance of the Synod.The Observant Person pulled a strange quote from Kasper via CNS: “he allowed for the possibility that in very specific cases the church could tolerate, though not accept, a second union.”? Huh? ”Tolerate though not accept”?There’s marriage and then there’s marriage*How can the Church tolerate what the Church cannot accept? There is a logical disconnect.What is this supposed to look like in concrete terms?Let’s take this into the parish. There are...
  • Catch-22 for Catholic Hospitals under Obamacare

    08/11/2013 5:42:26 AM PDT · by NYer · 45 replies
    WDTPRS ^ | August 10, 2013 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    You are a homeless person. You are sick and you know it is bad. You stagger into the ER of St. Ipsidipsy Catholic Hospital in Tall Tree Circle. You have no insurance, health coverage, or money. You are seen by a doctor and treated.The Obama Administration then punishes the hospital for treating you, a person without government-approved obligatory Obamacare.From the Daily Caller: Obamacare installs new scrutiny, fines for charitable hospitals that treat uninsured peopleCharitable hospitals that treat uninsured Americans will be subjected to new levels of scrutiny of their nonprofit status and could face sizable new fines under Obamacare. A...
  • A sermon explaining what Pres. Obama is doing.

    02/29/2012 11:10:59 AM PST · by NYer · 6 replies · 2+ views
    WDTPRS ^ | February 29, 2012 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    A good sermon on 5 February 2012 by Fr. Sammie Maletta at St. John the Evangelist Parish in St. John, Indiana.You will not regret the 11 minutes you spend. LISTEN HEREGood job, Father.WDTPRS kudos. From Courageous Priest ... Father Sammie Maletta Quotes from his Sermon For those of you who voted for I cannot believe you voted for this (referring to the mandate).Let us be clear, President Obama let us be CatholicThe government wants to get in our business and tell us how to run our business, how to run our Churches.I cannot make a decision about the Church without...
  • Pres. Obama invokes social Darwinism. Mr. President, look in the mirror.

    04/03/2012 5:49:50 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    What Does The Prayer Really Say? ^ | 4/3/2012 | Fr John Zuhlsdorf
    The President called the budget plan proposed by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), social Darwinism.Do you want an example of true social Darwinism? Look at Pres. Obamas eager support of abortion and even infanticide.Only the strong survive.The trajectory fueled by authentic Darwinism led to the eugenics and hate-filled agenda of Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood, the queen of big-business abortion, of which Pres. Obama is a huge supporter.Can we forget that Pres. Obamas unelected appointee, HHS SecretaryKathleen Sebelius openly declared that lowering live births would help pay for health care? The reduction in the number of pregnancies compensates for cost of...
  • Does this seem to you to be a new journalistic low?

    06/09/2011 5:16:47 PM PDT · by onyx · 58 replies
    Fr. John Zuhlsdorf / Fr. Z's Blog ^ | June 9, 2011 | .Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Does this seem to you to be a new journalistic low? Posted on 9 June 2011 by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf I haven’t ever heard of anything like this, except in my sometime-interest in astronomy, when people were recruited to monitor big listening arrays or perhaps help map the genome. The Washington Post has asked for 100 volunteer readers to go through some 24K emails from Gov. Sarah Palin’s tenure as Governor of Alaska.Can we imagine they are looking for the good things she did as Governor with the purpose of praising her?  Surely there will be some.  If they...
  • Why everyone logs on to Father Z

    02/29/2008 8:40:15 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 17 replies · 746+ views
    The Catholic Herald ^ | 29 February 2008 | Anna Arco
    Why everyone logs on to Father Z He was once a long-haired Lutheran. But now, says Anna Arco, he is a legend in the conservative Catholic blogosphere29 February 2008 The legendary Fr Z Fr Z walks through the bitterly cold Oxford night with the firm, fast steps of a man who has relentless energy, determination and strong convictions. With his black trilby tilted at a raffish angle and his black scarf firmly tucked into his black coat, he looks like a character out The Matrix. With three mobile devices on him he certainly carries enough electronic kit to warrant the...
  • Great news

    10/25/2006 5:35:19 PM PDT · by Frank Sheed · 133 replies · 1,533+ views
    What Does the Prayer Really Say ^ | October 25, 2006 | Fr. John Zuhlsdorf
    Great news CATEGORY: SESSIUNCULUM Fr. John Zuhlsdorf @ 11:00 am Folks, I received very good news today. Three sources confirmed something for me of great importance and a matter of consolation. At the moment, it is best not to publish it or talk too much about it, until it is brought to light by the proper authority. Nevertheless, I would kindly ask readers of WDTPRS in print and in this blog general to say in advance a prayer of thanksgiving to God. Whenever we have petitions, it is good to add a prayer of thanks together with the petition....