Skip to comments.The Catholic Blogosphere: Q&A with Father John Zuhlsdorf
Posted on 08/07/2014 8:23:26 PM PDT by iowamark
Father John Zuhlsdorf is an American-born priest of the Suburbicarian Diocese of Velletri-Segni in Italy and a Catholic media figure. A convert from Lutheranism in college, he was ordained by Saint John Paul II in 1991. He worked in Rome as a collaborator in the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei and is now in Madison, Wisconsin, where he serves with full diocesan faculties and functions also as president of the Tridentine Mass Society of Madison. He is working on a doctoral dissertation for the Patristic Institute Augustinianum in Rome on the figure of King David as an exemplar of civic virtues shared by Saints Augustine and Ambrose.
Father Zuhlsdorfs website, Father Zs Blog, has been listed by the British magazine New Statesman, and other metric sites, as one of the top ten Christian blogs in the world. He had a column for many years on liturgical translation in the Catholic weekly The Wanderer, and has been involved in internet ministry since 1992. He now writes for the British Catholic weekly The Catholic Herald. He has appeared as a commentator on EWTN, Fox News and various radio stations. On August 1, I interviewed Father Zuhlsdorf by email on his work in Catholic media.
Your Catholic blog consistently draws more readers from around the world than many Catholic print publications. How have you been so successful?
I write about things people care about and I try to have a little something for everyone...
Perhaps most importantly, I provide something to push people or for people to push against. Finally, I try to leave a tip, that is, offer something that is mine, personal.
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I am reminded of both Scott Hahn and Steve Ray.
Steve Ray's book CROSSING THE TIBER was most illuminating. I went on a Footsteps of God pilgrimage with my Presbyterian Texas friend to the Holy Land with Steve Ray as our guide. Steve and Janet Ray were fantastic and we enjoyed the pilgrimage very much.
I learned all about them on EWTN, a Catholic network. Whodda ever thunk?
I don’t think much of the modern Jebbies, but I give them credit for reaching out to such a one as Father Zed for this interview.