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"Some 2 bit novus ordo cleric"
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"Fr Z is a true phenomenon of the information age: a power blogger and a priest."
- Anna Arco
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- Sam Rocha
"Father Z’s Blog is a bright star on a cloudy night."
"A cross between Kung Fu Panda and Wolverine."
Fr. Z is officially a hybrid of Gandalf and Obi-Wan XD
Rev. John Zuhlsdorf, a scrappy blogger popular with the Catholic right.
- America Magazine
RC integralist who prays like an evangelical fundamentalist.
-Austen Ivereigh on Twitter
[T]he even more mainline Catholic Fr. Z. blog.
-Deus Ex Machina
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- Jesuit homosexualist James Martin to BuzzFeed
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- Paul in comment at 1 Peter 5
"I am a Roman Catholic, in no small part, because of your blog.
I am a TLM-going Catholic, in no small part, because of your blog.
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- Tom in comment
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He is so right, that little guy. It IS a very dumb law.
Yeah, you sometimes read some interesting things on the big lined paper. Little kids that age are just starting to really look around them at the world.
Something tells me this kid got an F if this was at a public school.
That is beautiful truth and I hope this child grows up without losing that wisdom!
From the mouths of babes….beautiful :)….silly, if this kid was in public school he or she would have been expelled.
Joe you’re right. In Europe they would put the kid in a foster home.
This should be made into a commercial and shown repeatedly.
Someone slip it on Obama’s teleprompter, and pay the FOX news cameras are rolling.
Agree with Joe: Ex ore infantium.
Sometimes we adults over-think things, and it takes a 7-year-old to point out the simple truths: Killing babies is dumb. Q.E.D.
Not to be the buzzkill, but my first thought was that his parents are pro-life and discuss these things with him or around him, not that this 7-year-old has some kind of special wisdom.
It is cute, though.
I don’t think it’s a buzzkill at all– his parents are (rightfully) sharing their pro-life views with their son, and the teacher has created a classroom environment in which he feels comfortable stating his views.
Awesome all around, I think.
I agree that the child doesn’t have any special wisdom. I simply find his unencumbered reasoning and direct language refreshing.
That’s hilarious. I told my daughter the exact same thing, but I was worried about her telling her classmates. She goes to a Catholic school, but a very squishy one. I actually worry the teacher would get upset at her for saying that in class. Don’t want to hurt anyones feelings!
Bravo to that little boy!
‘Ex ore infantium’, indeed!
Kids oftentimes can get right to the heart of matters….unlike we adults!
Sometimes the wisest person can also be the smallest person! :)
If only the adults who ran our country were as wise as this little guy.
Sing-a-long: Jesus love the little children, all the little children of the world. Red and yellow, black and white, we are precious in his sight. Jesus loves the little children of the world!
Somewhere I have a cassette tape of all those cute little children’s bible songs. Unfortunately I no longer own a tape player.
I’m sure this little boy’s parents are pro-life and have discussed such things with him. That he paid attention and wrote it down shows to his wisdom, understanding and fortitude. It reminds me of my own son when he was in second grade and just after Mr. Obama was elected. My then-7 year old son would pray the following intention out loud during morning prayers for the class: “I pray that President Obama would have a conversion of heart and put an end to killing babies through abortion.” Did he hear this in family prayers at home? You betcha! The best way to educate little ones in the faith is for parents to model Catholic life, especially since no one at the Catholic school was discussing such issues, nor elucidating the official teachings of the Church regarding life, nor did they talk about what it means to be pro-life that January. Did my son get bugged and teased by his classmates (some who were quite vocal in their support of “women’s rights”…guess where they heard that?) and did the teacher talk to me about her worry over his bluntness in the classroom? Yep. But, to his credit, he never backed down and prayed more fervently for the conversion of Mr. Obama’s heart. Children can be such good role models for adults!
Ah, the great things that children say. Recently in my Faith Formation class, one of the girls in my class asked, “If Christmas is Jesus’ birthday, why isn’t He a bigger part of Christmas?” (Good question!) Then she continued, “Where did Santa Claus come from?” I talked about St. Nicholas & him giving the dowry for the three sisters, etc. Then she asked, “Well, where did the reindeer and the elves come from.” A boy in my class piped in with this answer: “It probably came from the 70’s. Everything wacky came from the 70’s.” I had to chuckle a little at this answer.