Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

jtz_photo_crossFr. John Zuhlsdorf, or simply “Father Z”, is convert from Lutheranism.  He was first drawn to the Church by the beauty of traditional Catholic liturgy. After studying Classical languages at the University of Minnesota he entered the seminary and completed his formation in Rome at the Pontifical Lateran University. In 1991 he was ordained to the priesthood by Saint Pope John Paul II. He worked as a collaborator in the Vatican’s Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei“, (eh-CLAY-see-ah day-ee) and did post-graduate work in Patristic Theology, on the Fathers of the Church, at the Augustinianum (Au-gus-tin-ee-AH-num) in Rome. Fr. Zuhlsdorf has appeared on television on EWTN, CBS, and Fox News.  He has written for many print publications such as The Wanderer, in which he had a column on liturgical translations for eleven years, and now also the British Catholic weekly The Catholic Herald.  Today Fr. Z is best known through his internet work on his award-winning blog.  He lives and works in the Diocese of Madison and travels giving talks, conferences and retreats.

Fr. John Zuhlsdorf, “Father Z”, a Catholic priest ordained by St. John Paul II, has a background in Classical Language and Patristic Theology and worked in the Vatican’s Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei“. He has been a weekly columnist for The Wanderer and the UK’s Catholic Herald, and runs his award-winning blog (fatherzonline.com). He lives and works in the Diocese of Madison and travels, giving talks, conferences and retreats.

You can read Fr. Z’s blog here: http://wdtprs.com/blog

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