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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.


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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New Apostolic Exhortation

The Joy of the Gospel Pope Francis released his first Apostolic Exhortation on November 24, 2013. The english version is now available for download. The title of the document is Evangelii Gaudium, which translates as The Joy of the Gospel. The official PDF version of the document is 224 pages so it will take some time to read and review what the pope has to say in the document. As is the case with this type of...

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