John Todd Zuhlsdorf is an American Catholic priest, formerly of the Diocese of Velletri-Segni, and currently of the Diocese of Madison.
Zuhlsdorf was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1959.
As a young man he studied at the University of Minnesota.
He is also a Catholic Internet personality, often known as "Father Z". He currently resides in Madison, Wisconsin. He felt called to serve as a priest and entered the seminary and was ordained a priest by Pope John Paul II on May 26, 1991.
Later, Zuhlsdorf became a weekly columnist for the Traditionalist Catholic newspaper The Wanderer, and has appeared on EWTN and the Fox News Channel.
He is best known for his blog French Z"s Blog (previously named: What Does the Prayer Really Say?), in which he advocates for reverent celebration of both authorized forms of the Roman Rite liturgy of the Mass, the ordinary form and the extraordinary, and for revival of the sacrament of Penance.
"The Staggers", the blog of the British magazine New Statesman, listed Zuhlsdorf"s site as one of the top ten Christian blogs in the world. Zuhlsdorf is president of the Tridentine Mass Society of Madison, Wisconsin.