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About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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

It’s time to kneel down and pray for our nation

The Supreme Court came down in favor of same-sex marriage today.  The Slip opinions are HERE.
Held: The Fourteenth Amendment requires a State to license a marriage between two people of the same sex and to recognize a marriage between two … Continue reading

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Posted in One Man & One Woman, Our Catholic Identity, Sin That Cries To Heaven, The Coming Storm, The future and our choices | Tagged , | 178 Comments

Wherein Fr. Blake hits a century

No, he’s not 100 years old.
My friend Fr. Ray Blake, PP of St. Mary Magdalen in Brighton, has a great post on his blog.  HERE

A friend of mine reports this conversation:
“Father, my boyfriend is depressed; I want you to talk … Continue reading

Posted in HONORED GUESTS, Mail from priests, New Evangelization, One Man & One Woman, Our Catholic Identity | Tagged , , , , | 7 Comments

The Church in Madison is alive! VIDEO

Tomorrow, 26 June, His Excellency Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison, will ordain 6 men to the holy priesthood.
In the last decade or so, since Bp. Morlino has been in Madison, a fairly rural diocese, the number of … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Our Episcopal priest recently became a nun….

This was so quirky, that I had to post it. I asked a priest friend to write a response.
From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Our Episcopal [?] priest recently became a nun. She insists on wearing her habit when serving mass. Is this proper or … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Petrine Privilege or usual “annulment” procedure? Help!

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Is it a better option for us to seek a Petrine Privilege rather than go through the usual annulment procedure if my husband was not baptized for his 1st marriage or his marriage to me? His 1st wife … Continue reading

Posted in "How To..." - Practical Notes, ASK FATHER Question Box, One Man & One Woman, Our Catholic Identity | Tagged , , | 11 Comments

Ed Peters on Pope Francis’ remarks about “separation” of spouses

Distinguished canonist Ed Peters has comments at his fine blog In The Light Of The Law. He doesn’t have a combox, but he doesn’t mind discussion of his stuff over here. Be sure to check his other posts.
The pope’s comments … Continue reading

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POLL: SCOTUS upheld ObamaCare subsidies in states

For the second time, the Supreme Court upheld ObamaCare. They ruled in favor of subsidies in states that did not set up their own health care exchanges.
This decision was 6-3.  HERE
Chief Justice John Roberts voted with the court’s liberals to … Continue reading

Posted in The Coming Storm, The Drill, The future and our choices, You must be joking! | Tagged , , , , , | 83 Comments

ASK FATHER: I work on Sunday. Can I go to Mass on another day?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
Never dreamed I’d be asking this, but I suppose I had better: Due to my current job or the job that I’m hoping to take soon, getting to Mass on Sunday can be difficult. If I’m up until … Continue reading

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Interesting job opportunity with Benedictines of Norcia

The marvelous monks of Norcia, Italy, have a job opening for a Director of Communications.
Wow. It’s a new era of the world when a monastery needs a director of communications. Once upon a time, monks reached out to the world … Continue reading

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One White House reaction to Laudato si’

I had posted a link to 11 things that you won’t see reported in the MSM about the new encyclical Laudato si‘.
Now we have a video clip of White House spokesman Josh Ernest saying that he hadn’t seen the pro-life language … Continue reading

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