“We are enclosed in a narcissistic and consumerist prison…The real power is love, that which empowers others, that which arouses action, that which no chain is able to hold back, for even on the Cross or on the death bed one is able to love. One does not need youthful beauty, nor recognition or approval, nor money or prestige. Let love simply bloom… and it is unstoppable.” (Then Cardinal Bergoglio, Buenos Aires, May 2012)
“The Church is firm, solid as a house on massive foundations. The principal foundation is Christ Himself…. Secondary foundations are the apostles and apostolic teaching: hence the Church is called apostolic…. Its strength is signified by Peter, or Rock, who is its crown. A building is strong when it can never be overthrown though it may be shaken. The Church can never be brought down. Indeed it grows under persecution, and those who attack it are destroyed.”
—St. Thomas Aquinas, ‘Exposition of the Apostles’ Creed.’
THE VICAR OF CHRIST, HEAD OF THE CHURCH, SUCCESSOR OF PETER, IS TAKING TIME TO SIGN A LITTLE GIRL’S CAST
AND PEOPLE WONDER WHY WE LOVE HIM
When we kneel before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, as He is exposed to us, our souls are exposed to Him; our hearts listen silently to the Word Made Flesh as He heals our wounds in the silence.
You can’t force someone to violate their religious beliefs. That is not the separation of church and state. This is not a hard concept to grasp.
Excellent new video about Heaven and Hell… it’s not often I get to say that!
omg the struggle
Now, imagine if Catholics in the above sentence were replaced with Jews or Muslims how immediately inappropriate Tumblr would deem that post.
But because its Catholics, tumblr doesn’t care. Just doing my part to point out the hypocritical double standard that is law in tumblr’s collective unconscious.
The best part of the liberals-hate-Catholics campaign is that Catholicism is far from the only religion in the world to teach that there is an objective right and wrong, or that homosexual acts are sinful, or to have a male-only priesthood, or to oppose abortion, etc etc. But we can’t be having any of that “perspective” crap—we love ALL the religions, no matter what they teach! Really! It’s just those vile Catholics who screw everything up! Just look at how much they hate women! They have the nerve to stress the inherent equal dignity and capability of both sexes, while Islam teaches that women are inherently deficient compared to men! I mean, really!
Sarcasm aside, I’d much rather deal with someone who can admit, “I think religion in general is a garbage,” than with someone who claims to equally respect a world’s worth of contradictory claims to objective truth and moral code… except for Catholicism.
In the words of G.K. Chesterton:
“There are those who hate Christianity and call their hatred an all-embracing love for all religions.”
“Impartiality is a pompous name for indifference which is an elegant name for ignorance.”
“The modern habit of saying, ‘Every man has a different philosophy; this is my philosophy and it suits me’ — the habit of saying this is mere weak mindedness. A cosmic philosophy is not constructed to fit a man; a cosmic philosophy is constructed to fit a cosmos. A man can no more possess a private religion than he can possess a private sun and moon.”
And Ven. Fulton Sheen:
“There are not even 100 people in this country who hate the Catholic Church, but there are millions who hate what they think the Catholic Church to be.”