Fr. Peter Dugandzic's Blog

Welcome to Fr. Peter Dugandzic's Blog. I am a Roman Catholic Priest of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, New York. Please note that while I try my best to always present Church Teaching, everything posted in this blog is the personal opinion of the author and not the official position of any parish with which I am affiliated or the Diocese of Rockville Centre.

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So Many Things

It has been some time since I posted to this blog. While I have many thoughts, it comes down to the time to commit them to writing. I hope to be able to add a brief article from time to time. As I have said before, we need clear voices in the Church today. While I cannot always promise to be that voice, I will continue to pray and discern the Truth.  May God continue to...

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Dazed and Confused

Now that some time has passed since the end of the Extraordinary Synod on the Family, I must admit that I am still somewhat perplexed by what happened, and how the Church’s public image panned out before, during, and after it. The topics discussed were, in my mind, all pretty much settled issues with regard to Church Teaching. That does not mean that people’s lives are settled or lived totally in line with that Teaching, which...

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Damage Control?

It appears that those entrusted with damage control in the Roman Catholic Church do not recognize just how bad the damage is today. To make matters worse, they do not appreciate the power of modern Media, or its ability to manipulate the collective thoughts of a large number of people. It is bad enough that we have to deal with linguistic barriers in the Church, but to add insult to injury the representatives of the Church...

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Opinions Anyone?

In the nearly 20 years I have been a priest I have repeatedly engaged in discussions with fellow Catholics on issues that go directly against Church Teaching, or that regard the acceptance of practices that have no place in the Church. As I have learned over the years, more often than not, most people do not want to hear what the Church Teaches on those subjects, and do not care what documents can be cited. Even when...

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We Fight the Good Fight

A Letter from the Trenches   To Mr. Michael Voris, STB Founder of   Dear Mr. Voris, It is obvious that you have a passion for the Catholic Church and have put the passion forth. I thank you for your insights and want you to know that I agree with your assessment of the situation we find ourselves in today. I can confirm that there is a very liberal ilk of priests and religious, including...

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Long Overdue

I realize it has been some time since I last posted something in this blog. While I have had many thoughts and ideas that would make for a good post, I have not taken the time to commit them to writing. However, I hope to change that in the coming weeks. As we prepare to celebrate the Feast of Pentecost, may the Holy Spirit set all the Faithful on Fire with God's Love!

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The Subtle Method

I was told that my predecessor and classmate was on the local new channel yesterday showing off his magnificent Presepio, that is, a nativity scene. In fact, we were classmates in the seminary and he was known for this elaborate display even then. Over the years he has significantly expanded the exhibit and it is truly a sight to see. I am happy to see he is still putting the effort into making it and so...

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At The Name of Jesus

Every Knee Shall Bow! Today the Catholic Church celebrates the Holy Name of Jesus. We must recall that there is no other name by which we are Saved. On this day, we recall the words of St. Paul in his letter to the Philippians when he said, "God greatly exalted Jesus and bestowed on Him the Name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus, every knee should bend, of those in Heaven...

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The Real War

I am convinced now more than ever that the real war is not on Christmas, but on Advent. Simply put, Catholics no longer celebrate the Season of Advent. We are all so worried these days about the lack of those who acknowledge Christmas that we are forgetting the season we are in -- The Season of Advent. Case in point, the number of people who believe today is the first day of the 12 Days of...

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War on Christmas?

Is there a battle to "save" Christmas? It seems today that many Christians claim there is a "war on Christmas." I find the terminology curious because war usually connotes those who take sides in the battle and are clear which side they are on. Yes, there are many "businesses" that wish to keep their customer base broad so they try to avoid seeming exclusive to one group or tradition. Yes, there are polititicians who have the...

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Happy Thanksgiving

Today is a unique day in which the entire nation is asked to pause and give thanks to Almighty God. From the very founding of this nation until today, we have recognized the hand of God in our nation's development and freedom. Today is not about selfishness or over-indulgence but about the abundance we receive from God. Today is not about what I have received but what I have given in response to God's Blessings. Today is...

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Very Different

The Learning Curve Using this new package certainly will take some time to getting used to it. At this point, I have a pretty decent understanding of what is required for getting basic posts on this site. More later...

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Starting Fresh

I have recently encountered several issues with the former method of maintaining my website. Among the issues were problems with uploading via FTP. For some time I have wanted to move to a web based editor so that I can update this page from any point on the Internet. Of course, making such a move comes with a learning curve and I am still learning. That being said, I have preserved all of the previous page...

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