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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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Marriage and the Supreme Court V

For the past few weeks I have been reflecting on certain factors that have seemingly redefined Marriage and how, even though the Supreme Court recently attempted to do so by legalizing gay marriage, the reality of Marriage remains unchanged. When it comes to the Truth, the Church remains a guardian. And with the many dissenting secular voices today, when it comes to the Truth of Marriage, the Church and all those who consider themselves members of...

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Marriage and the Supreme Court IV

For the past few weeks I have been using this column to present the Catholic understanding of Marriage as ordained by God, and some of the background as to why the recent Supreme Court ruling betrays that intrinsic significance. Indeed, our entire existence depends on the proper understanding of what Marriage is and thus, particularly as Catholics, we must stand against the constant erosion of the meaning of Marriage. As noted last week sexual sin in...

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Marriage and the Supreme Court III

Since the recent ruling by the Supreme Court, I have been using this column to discuss the error our culture has promoted in its ongoing attempt to redefine Marriage, which is not limited to so called gay marriage alone. In last week’s column, I was refuting the claim that in the decision rendered, #lovewins. In fact, the truth be told, the correct hashtag would be, #lustwins. As I pointed out, marital love is one distinct form...

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Marriage and the Supreme Court II

If you recall, last week I began a new reflection on Marriage in light of the decision rendered by the Supreme Court on June 26. Since that decision was handed down, there have been further claims made that continue to distort what Marriage truly is. Being surrounded by the dictatorship of relativism, Catholics are responsible to speak the Truth revealed by God, and are to proclaim that Truth to a world steeped in error. In this...

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Marriage and the Supreme Court

Note: this article is part of a series I am publishing in the parish bulletin at Blessed Sacrament. From the Pastor If you recall, in 2011 I offered a series of articles on Marriage as ordained by God. The occasion that elicited them was when Governor Cuomo redefined marriage in New York State to include same sex couples. That series, if you recall, noted how the push for so-called gay marriage was only the most recent...

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Looking Down on Us

One of the more common expressions used today with regard to a family member or friend who died is the expression, “So and so is looking down on us from Heaven right now.” In fact, this expression has become a euphemism among some of my priest friends when a person says they want to give a eulogy at a funeral. Inevitably, if allowed, the eulogy will be built on this sentiment. Yes, this is a reflection...

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Breaking News

26 December 2014 -- Today the Christmas Season collapsed in total exhaustion and was rushed to the emergency room. Unfortunately, the collapse occurred just as the Christmas Season was beginning. It seems the Christmas Season had been infected with a strain of the lucrum virus, which ended the life of the Advent Season a few weeks ago. The doctors said that when the Christmas Season arrived at the emergency room it was severely dehydrated and completely...

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An Overlooked Obituary

On the evening of November 29, 2014, after a long and serious struggle with the deadly lucrum virus, the Season of Advent collapsed and was officially declared dead. Immediately after the declaration of death, festive decorations were put up and joyous holiday music was played everywhere to make sure no one missed it. The Season, which not too long ago was vibrant and capable of going strong for four weeks, had been growing weak in recent...

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'Tis the Season... To Attack the Church

The atheists are at it again and the levels of illogic in this scheme are astounding... and yet so many people believe this group is on to something. Click here to see a news report on their most recent ad campaign.  The real problem is not the atheists, but Catholics and other Christians who are not willing to defend Our Lord and the Church from such attacks by reforming their own lives. The solution to this...

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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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It is interesting how the transparency of the current synod on the Family has led to wild conclusions across the board, as if this particular synod had authority and power greater than Jesus HImself. Unlike previous synods, this one has allowed the internal discussions and publications to be available to the public. In this regard, Pope Francis obviously enjoys being more transparent, as can be seen in the many interviews he has granted. There is a...

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Judge Not...

Who Am I to Judge? There is probably no other statement of late that has been quoted, or should I say misquoted, more than the off-the-cuff comment by Pope Francis, “Who am I to judge?” Since making it, this particular quote has made headlines around the world, and continues to be used to justify any cause or action that involves the homosexual agenda. Ironically, while the secular media, which lives in a sound bite world, has...

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To March or Not to March?

Forget about the classic Shakespearean question, "To be or not to be?" The question of the day is, “To march or not to march?” Recently, there has been a great deal of discussion regarding the St. Patrick’s Day parade in New York City next year. At issue is the admission of a gay advocacy group that will march under its own banner walking behind Grand Marshal Cardinal Dolan. Upon hearing this announcement, there were plenty of...

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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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Never Forget

That Jesus Christ is Lord! For centuries, the Catholic Church has been the epicenter of where memorial services take place when someone dies, until now. In fact, the very reason the Church exists is because Christ Himself said, “Do this in memory of Me.” Yes, the power of memory, and to be able to share memories, is what separates human beings from other species. From the very beginning of time, humans have known God and have...

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I Thirst

I have to admit a bit of confusion with the recent uproar over the St. Patrick’s Day parade. From what I can tell, the discussion should be short and to the point. It is not as if the supreme law of the Church no longer exists – Salus Animarum Suprema Lex. I say this because the Church can and should be clear on issues of salvation, and such clarity must to begin in our own backyard....

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The Beat Goes On

Archbishop Cordileone Speaks Up on Marriage  The National Organization for Marriage, a non-profit group that formed in 2007 to lobby in defense of traditional marriage, has arranged a march in Washington D.C. for June 19. This will be the second such march, which they have made an annual event. The organization planned the march in order to stress the need for traditional marriage, that is, a permanent bond between one man and one woman. It should...

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