Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Fr. Z is the guy who runs this blog. o{]:¬)

James Foley, journalist murdered by ISIS Islamic terrorists, prayed the Rosary

I was sent a link to this at the site of Marquette University:
Phone call home
A letter from James Foley, Arts ’96, to Marquette.
Marquette University has always been a friend to me. The kind who challenges you to do more and … Continue reading

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HAM RADIO and ECHOLINK revisited

A while ago, I posted about Ham Radio and many of you operators came out of the woodwork. The topic of Echolink came up.
I received this today:
Dear Fr. Z.,
Do you speak Italian? [yes] I think so, but if no, to … Continue reading

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REVIEW: The Giver

I went to see The Giver today, since it had been touted as a solidly pro-life movie.
It was that!
I won’t reveal any spoilers, although many of you have probably read the book.
As I watched, I suspected I was both missing things … Continue reading

Posted in Emanations from Penumbras, Global Killer Asteroid Questions, REVIEWS, The Coming Storm, The Drill, The future and our choices, The Last Acceptable Prejudice, The Olympian Middle | Tagged , , , | 7 Comments

Student sneezes. Girl says, “Bless you!” Girl suspended.

ISIS has its secularized counterparts in these USA.
From WSMV:
DYER COUNTY, TN -
(WMC) – A young girl, who claims she was standing up for her religious beliefs in the classroom, was suspended after breaking a class rule of saying “bless you” … Continue reading

Posted in Liberals, Our Catholic Identity, Religious Liberty, The Coming Storm, The Drill, The future and our choices, The Last Acceptable Prejudice, You must be joking! | Tagged , | 26 Comments

ISIS sign appears in Ferguson

At Jihad Watch I saw a photo of a “protester” (read = thug) in Ferguson, MO, holding up an ISIS sign.
He and his discontented buddies should go - right now - to join the caliphate!
Once they are there, let them try their … Continue reading

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American journalist beheaded by members of Religion of Peace

I think it is pretty much certain now that Islamic terrorists of ISIS murdered an American journalist, James Foley, by beheading him.
From BBC:
Islamist militants ‘kill reporter James Foley on video’
The militants said the killing was revenge for US air strikes … Continue reading

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Ann Carey, expert on women religious, dissects LCWR keynote – “convoluted, confused, and unfounded”

Ann Carey, author of the thoughtful and balanced Sisters in Crisis Revisited: From Unraveling to Reform and Renewal, masterfully dissected the astonishingly myopic and self-centered speech given at the recent LCWR meeting by Sr. Nancy Shreck.  I urge you to … Continue reading

Posted in Liberals, Magisterium of Nuns, Puir Slow-Witted Gowk, Women Religious, You must be joking! | Tagged , , | 28 Comments

CRITICAL UPDATE!! LCWR Empowerment Moment

Over at Sancte Pater I found what must have been the next frame, or photo, shot after the one I posted HERE.
You might remember the photo.  The new prez, or co-mentor, or whatever she is called, between two women with … Continue reading

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MOSUL: ISIS Islamists forcibly circumcise Christian, sell Yazidi women as slaves

More love from the Religion of Peace.
Is the use of military force justified to stop this?
From Jihad Watch:
Islamic State forcibly circumcises Christian men, sells 700 Yazidi women
[... I won't post this part...]
“ISIS Forcefully Circumcised Assyrian Christian Men in Mosul, Sold … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Departing priest crooned a show tune at Mass

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
One of our priests is moving on, and yesterday he gave his farewell at Mass.
Instead of a homily, he talked up St. Francis’ contributions to social justice, and about how our faith is represented in the many programs … Continue reading

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