Call me crazy - but I did check in at one point and the blog showed up fine. Later in the afternoon, I didn't have access. I was concerned. I wondered what happened to him. I kept checking - no link. I worried - not about my access - but what if something happened ...? (So you see, I do love him and follow him, even though I get annoyed that he doesn't even know I exist - err, that he says things I don't like? What? I'm kidding. Or am I?)
All rightey then!
Tonight, his blog is back up and it appears he was under some sort of attack. Seriously. Here.
In the meantime I searched online and came across an interview Fr. Z did with America Magazine. It's quite good. The people who commented - those who dislike him, weren't surprising, but they were rather telling - about them. If you are interested in Father's status and ministry, read the introduction here.
Anyway, I'm glad his site weathered this latest 'storm' and he is back online.
I removed a recent post wherein I criticized Fr. Z. I was wrong to post it, and I was wrong in my opinion about something he said. He sometimes boasts that he has forgotten more than most of us know about a certain topic. That is probably true. What I think is even more true, is that he has been more consistent, more faithful, more constant in his vocation than many of us who make assessments about him: his personality, his character, and his vocation. He has persevered and never deviates - his face is set like flint - towards Christ.
God bless him.