Author Archives: Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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

MIT Prof. Gruber (of ObamaTax fame) promoted abortion for “marginal children”

We know that Pres. Obama is the most fervently pro-abortion president in history.  He even supported infanticide when he was in the Illinois legislature. We know that the leadership of the Democrat Party, and indeed the party as a whole, … Continue reading

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Card. De Paolis on communion for divorced, remarried: “If approved, the consequences would be of unprecedented gravity.”

The outline of features for the next Synod of Bishops in October 2015, or Lineamenta, has been released.  The Lineamenta is based on the last Synod’s final document, the Relatio Synodi.  For the Relatio, the members of the Synod voted on each paragraph.  According to the … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 12: “Let not the partaking of Thy Body, O Lord…”

Here is a 5-minute, daily podcast to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your personal meeting with the Lord.
These podcasts are a token of gratitude to my benefactors who donate and send items from my … Continue reading

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E cineribus resurgit! The restoration of a church that burned on Christmas Eve

Here is a great story.  A little church, St. Mary’s in Brussels, IL (Diocese of Springfield in Illinois) burned down on Christmas Eve a few years ago.  It just reopened.  The restoration looks wonderful.
Stories, with video, HERE and HERE
Here is … Continue reading

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Catholic League on anti-Catholic Minnesota Public Radio

From the Catholic League:

Minnesota Public Radio Is A Scam
December 10, 2014
Bill Donohue comments on Minnesota Public Radio:
National Public Radio is no friend of Catholicism, but usually it tries to hide its bias. By contrast, Minnesota Public Radio (MPR) is so … Continue reading

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Fr. Z to priests going to Rome for the Jan ’16 CCC conference (or other reason)

I have wanted to attend the Confraternity of Catholic Clergy conference in Rome from 5-9 January.  I’m doing travel arrangements right now (and I sure could use some donations for it… I don’t get C.Ed. allowances, etc. … Continue reading

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ADVENTCAzT 11: Jesus’ birth “of the Virgin”

Here is a 5-minute, daily podcast to help you prepare for the upcoming feast as well as for your personal meeting with the Lord.
These podcasts are a token of gratitude to my benefactors who donate and send items from my … Continue reading

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NEW:Manual for Spiritual Warfare

I received this note from TAN, which sent me a PDF of the new book from Paul Thigpen:
Manual for Spiritual Warfare by Paul Thigpen, PhD, new from TAN Books. I have also sent a hard copy in the mail, so … Continue reading

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Latin American Catholicism, the jury is still out

If we Catholics don’t know our Faith, we can’t live it. If we don’t know it, we can’t share it. As the old phrase says, “Nemo dat, quod non ‘got’!” If we are not knowledgeable, articulate and forthright in expressing … Continue reading

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St. Juan Diego’s miracle

Under normal circumstances, for a beatification there must be a miracle which has been rigorously studied and approved by the Congregation for Causes and Saints accepted by the Holy Father.
In the case of Juan Diego, John Paul II decided to … Continue reading

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