Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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

Pew by Pew: a lesson Christian identity suicide

How to commit identity suicide, pew by pew.
I saw in the Christian Post:
Removing Church Pews for Muslim Prayer Mats in the Name of Religious Tolerance
My alma mater, The University of Chicago, was recently in the news for an overtly politically … Continue reading

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AC-DC or Transgender Comics

There is, you should know to your horror, a trend in catholic “theology”, written by subversives, to “queer” theology.  Nothing is sacred.
You all know what is going on in society as a whole.
So, even as I remind the readership of the … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Anglican confession… valid?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
On my journey to the Catholic Church, just prior to deciding to join the Church we investigated a High Anglican church (most of ours are Low, and the High are much more Catholic in feel though not as … Continue reading

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FOLLOW UP: Religious Freedom under attack in the US Senate – FAIL

The other day I urged you, in unity with the USCCB, to contact your Senator’s offices and express your opposition to the passing of S. 2578, the ‘Protect Women’s Health From Corporate Interference Act of 2014’. This would have gravely … Continue reading

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STUDENTS: Text Books, Back To School, and You

Since we are midway through July, many of you students out there will be thinking about your college or university courses. It’s textbook time.
If you are ordering textbooks online through Amazon, or anything else for school, would you do me … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: “The Body of ‘grace’”?

From a reader…
QUAERITUR:
I am distressed. I went to mass today and received, as the priest said over and over, “the body of grace.” Don’t get me wrong, I love grace, but I was expecting the body of Christ. Is this … Continue reading

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Anglicans have a home

Across the pond in Ol’ Blighty, the Church of England has approved female bishops.
This was inevitable.  The CofE is on the State’s leash and the State blows with (and creates) the wind of social changes, trends, fads, etc.
But wait, traditional … Continue reading

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BOOK RECOMMENDATION: Disinformation

The other day I recommended Disinformation: Former Spy Chief Reveals Secret Strategies for Undermining Freedom, Attacking Religion, and Promoting Terrorism by Ronald Rychlak and Lt. Gen. Ion Mihai Pacepa.
Now I want to recommend it warmly.  (UK link HERE)

Rychlak has written about the … Continue reading

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“If one person smiles at me on the way, I will not jump.” JOY and YOU.

I saw this at ITS TACTICAL but I think it comes from the always interesting The Art of Manliness:
It’s the 1970s. A 30-something man makes his way across the Golden Gate Bridge. He’s passed by pedestrians and cyclists, and steps around … Continue reading

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ACTION ITEM! Religious Freedom under attack in the US Senate – URGENT

Since the Supreme Court ruled on the Hobby Lobby case, some members of Congress are trying an end around to undermine our religious freedom.
YOU need to get involved with this one.  YOU need to pick up your phone and call … Continue reading

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