“I have never killed a man, …

…  but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.”

About Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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

    Has to be on the same list as the threat to Winston Churchill:
    “If you were my husband, I’d poison your soup!”
    “Madame, if I were your husband, I’d eat it!”

    A stronger faith and consideration of the Four Last Things keeps that to a manageable level!

  2. markjohn316 says:

    That quote is by Clarence Darrow

  3. rakesvines says:

    I will kill to defend the innocent – specially against Muslim terrorists. All the Christians in countries where Muslims run amok need to be armed. In this video, Muslims are forcing a court to condemn to death a catechist who allowed Muslim children to attend her class – even with the permission of their parents. This happened in that country that Obama hailed as a model of religous diversity.

  4. RichR says:

    Reading the title of this post, I was expecting to come upon a post about how not to go to confession…….

  5. O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell. Lead all souls to Heaven, especially those most in need of Thy mercy.

  6. prisoner says:

    Of obituaries…I recently found my Great great Grandfather’s. My family has never seen it.
    Submitted by Kathie Harrison

    It was a sad week to chronicle the death of our friend William Mannion a man as God ever made. He left his family and grandchildren to whom his name will be tenderness and love so long as they may live. His years were long but full of life from the cradle to the grave.

    Just a fortnight ago the writer had the pleasure to meet him, and was surprised to see his countenance, though usually calm and sedate, light up with the sweetest smiles and he told me he had a nap and was enjoying a dream which carried him back to the happy day on which he received his first communion, and that he was weaning his soul from all earthly affections, lifting its aspirations to heaven and laying its prayers at the foot of the divine throne. Thus in dreaming and praying, he spent his illness, the last illness he was destined to spend on this earth.

    The funeral was held from St. Peter’s Church on March 15. Rev. Father Giblin being the celebrant of the solemn requiem mass. The remains were laid at rest in Calvary cemetery, a large concourse of people. May he rest in peace. Mr. Mannion’s six sons were pallbearers.

    Mr. Mannion is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary Mannion, and ten children, namely: George and Leo of Marshall, Minnesota; William of Obert, Nebraska; John and Laurence of Sioux City, Iowa; Michael, Charles and Joseph of Newcastle, Nebraska; Mrs. Michael Dougherty of Newcastle, Nebraska and Mrs. Minnie Rice of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Mr. Mannion is also survived by thirty-seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

    He was born in Ireland and was 86 years old at the time of his death. He was the oldest member of the Holy Name society of St. Peter’s parish. The members of which escorted the remains to the church and cemetery

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