Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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

Compare and Contrast: An Archbishop’s statement about Obergefell v. Hodges

His Excellency Most Reverend Alexander Sample, Archbishop of Portland, issued a statement about SCOTUS’s pathetic same-sex “marriage” decision. HERE
‘Simply wrong’
Archbishop Alexander Sample responds to decision by Supreme Court legalizing same-sex “marriage”
I am deeply saddened by the narrow majority decision of … Continue reading

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Things scroll off the top page pretty fast these days. Here are some links to recent posts:
We are obliged to RESIST! “Clear and emphatic opposition is a duty”
And then…

Congratulations Card. Burke: Happy Birthday and 40 years of priesthood!
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Congratulations Card. Burke: Happy Birthday and 40 years of priesthood!

Today is Cardinal Burke’s 67th Birthday!  Ad multos annos!
Originally Published on: Jun 29, 2015 @ 12:16
Today is His Eminence Raymond Card. Burke’s 40th anniversary of ordination to the sacred priesthood.  He was, I believe, ordained by Paul VI.
That was a good … Continue reading

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A Blog Bug squashed: SITEMETER compromised, malware

Bloggers… you should also pay attention.
Some of you have reported, when coming to this blog, the odd phenomenon of being redirected to some odd page elsewhere in these interwebs.  It is a rare phenomenon, but troubling.
Some of you have reported, and … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Milwaukee Art Museum – Anti-Catholic offense! @MilwaukeeArt

You may have heard about the highly offensive move of the Milwaukee Art Museum.  They displayed a “portrait” of Benedict XVI made from colored condoms.  That’s just plain nasty.
The Vicar General of the Diocese of Madison, Msgr. James Bartylla, wrote … Continue reading

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@MadisonDiocese: 1st Masses in the Extraordinary Form

Here is some good news!
Six men were ordained for the Diocese of Madison this year. This relatively rural diocese has 35 men in formation! So much depends on the bishop.
Of the six men ordained this year, two of them celebrated … Continue reading

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Jupiter and Venus are having a … conjunction! In plain sight!

Jupiter and Venus are having a conjunction!  In plain sight!  No Obergefell v. Hodges for them, no sirree!
From SpaceWeather (and your own observation).

For the next few nights, the distance between the planets will continue to shrink. On June 30th they will … Continue reading

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“We have two tools at hand that the other side does not: truth and grace.”

From Crisis we have a piece called “Taking Back Marriage” by Scott Rickert with my emphases and comments:
For the Christian, of course, evangelization is the ultimate solution to cultural problems. And evangelization is not the calling simply of popes and bishops, priests … Continue reading

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Notes concerning SCOTUS same-sex decision Obergefell v. Hodges

Here are a few points of interest concerning  SCOTUS same-sex decision Obergefell v. Hodges.
My patented emphases and comments.
First, see the comments of Phil Lawler:
So now is it ‘hate speech’ to deplore the Obergefell decision?
The ink was barely dry on last week’s Supreme … Continue reading

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NOTE TO READERS: Registration, Comments, getting LOCKED OUT

Even as you read, right now, this blog is under siege by vile spammers trying to register to post their putrid slime.   I now have logs that show me what’s going on.
I ratcheted up the drawbridge and released the gators into … Continue reading

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