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Anonymous asked: Fetuses are little blobs of cells. Who cares if you get rid of them? The pregnant person's choices are more important. Care about the hungry kids in America, not fetuses with no conscience being killed.

hislittleflower-throughconcrete:

I like how, in your mind, it’s impossible to care for born and unborn children. 

Help me, Oh Lord, that my hands may be merciful and filled with good deeds, so that I may do only good to my neighbors and take upon myself the more difficult and toilsome tasks. Help me, that my feet may be merciful, so that I may hurry to assist my neighbor, overcoming my own fatigue and weariness. My true rest is in the service of my neighbor. — St. Faustina Kowalska

Rome Is Next

mystagogy:

“This is my advice to you. If you hold to it you will conquer Rome and own the world, if Allah wills.”

Read the entire article at Fr. Z’s blog.

 Interesting and important article, but some of the readers comments made me want to stick a pencil through my eye. 

storebought-tans:

please pray for my grandmother. she has been pretty sick for about six months now and has been in and out of the hospital the entire time. she now has pneumonia again and needs many prayers

chestofsillies:

nataliakoptseva:

zovoria:

Paradise Lost. Lucifer considering the dawn.

Gustave Dore

First of all, it’s a great illustration.Secondly, the cultural trends that try to humanize the Devil upset me deeply. There are people who claim that Lucifer did the right thing by giving knowledge and an open mind to Adam and Eve. Such people hail Lucifer as the bearer of progress and creativity. Alternatively, the Devil might be portrayed as cool or sexy.These people have not seen the true face of Evil. Ask any exorcist and he will tell you that the Devil is a horrifying brute force that abhors all life and desires nothing more than despair and destruction.

chestofsillies:

nataliakoptseva:

zovoria:

Paradise Lost. Lucifer considering the dawn.

Gustave Dore

First of all, it’s a great illustration.

Secondly, the cultural trends that try to humanize the Devil upset me deeply. There are people who claim that Lucifer did the right thing by giving knowledge and an open mind to Adam and Eve. Such people hail Lucifer as the bearer of progress and creativity. Alternatively, the Devil might be portrayed as cool or sexy.

These people have not seen the true face of Evil. Ask any exorcist and he will tell you that the Devil is a horrifying brute force that abhors all life and desires nothing more than despair and destruction.

acatholicvibe:

St. Charbel, pray for us.
July 23 - The Feast of St. Charbel

acatholicvibe:

St. Charbel, pray for us.

July 23 - The Feast of St. Charbel

Prayer in Hopes of Preventing Mortal Sin

catholic-christian:

O MARY, Immaculate Mother of Jesus, we beseech thee, offer to the Eternal Father the Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, to prevent at least one mortal sin from being committed somewhere in the world today. Amen. 

asker

Anonymous asked: How can you not understand the coexist bumper sticker? It calls for the acceptance and dialogue of all religions. It's because of people following your stupid "only we are right so we refuse to accept that people might not agree with us" logic that our fellow brothers are being persecuted across the globe, also you might want to revise on your catholic studies because I'm 100% sure we're supposed to coexist with other religions.

beatae-memoriae:

   The Catholic Church recognizes in other religions that search, among shadows and images, for the God who is unknown yet near since he gives life and breath and all things and wants all men to be saved. Thus, the Church considers all goodness and truth found in these religions as “a preparation for the Gospel and given by him who enlightens all men that they may at length have life.”
   In their religious behavior, however, men also display the limits and errors that disfigure the image of God in them:
         Very often, deceived by the Evil One, men have become vain in their reasoning’s, and have exchanged the truth of God for a lie, and served the creature rather than the Creator. Or else, living and dying in this world without God, they are exposed to ultimate despair.
   To reunite all his children, scattered and led astray by sin, the Father willed to call the whole of humanity together into his Son’s Church. The Church is the place where humanity must rediscover its unity and salvation. The Church is “the world reconciled.” She is that bark which “in the full sail of the Lord’s cross, by the breath of the Holy Spirit, navigates safely in this world.” -Catechism of the Catholic Church 843-845

     Now before you scream tolerance and acceptance, Anon, know that right now Christians are being persecuted in Mosul. They are forced to either convert to Islam, pay a tax, or leave their homes all because they are Christian. At this very moment they fear for their lives and watch in agony as their homes and places of worship are destroyed by the very people you want to coexist with. Should we turn a blind eye to their despair for the sake to coexist or stand up for what is right?
     As a Christian, I am not called to coexist, that is to be willfully ignorant of the suffering of my brothers and sisters. I am called to love my neighbor and my enemies by desiring the greatest good possible for them, not to just tolerate them. I am called to preach the word of God and to be the light of Christ, not to lose myself in darkness and remain silent for fear that someone may disagree with my beliefs. And I am called to serve my neighbor, not to clear a path for hatred and persecution. Coexistence calls for tolerance and blind acceptance, for coexistence is not formed in love, but rooted in indifference. When evil like the persecution of those in Mosul are committed, your belief in coexistence will have you turn a blind eye because you must accept both faiths and have no enemy. You must accept and allow the killing and persecution of Christians, just so the other party can continue to carry out their false teachings of truth. This is not love, but apathy and hate.

I highly encourage you to seek love and truth at it source which is Christ, and to understand the meaning of slogan you hold so dear. Do not go forward in life believing that no one can become your enemy. There will always be wrongdoing and there must always be someone willing to take a stand against it. You can not take that stand if you try to side with both the oppressor and the oppressed.

Thank you for your question.
Peace be with you.

acatholicvibe:

July 23 - The Feast of St. Charbel
"On May 8, 1828 in a mountain village of Beka’kafra, Charbel was born to a poor Maronite family. From childhood his life revealed a calling to "bear fruit as a noble Cedar of Lebanon". At 23 years old he entered the monastery of Our Lady of Mayfouk (north of Byblos) where he became a novice. After two years of novitiate, in 1853, he was sent to St. Maron monastery where he pronounced the monastic vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. Charbel was then transferred to the monastery of Kfeifan where he studied philosophy and theology.
His ordination to the priesthood took place in 1859, after which he was sent back to St. Maron monastery. His teachers provided him with good education and nurtured within him a deep love for monastic life.
During his 19 years at St. Maron monastery, Charbel performed his priestly ministry and his monastic duties in an edifying way. In 1875 Charbel was granted permission to live as a hermit nearby the monastery at St. Peter and Paul hermitage. His 23 years of solitary life were lived in a spirit of total abandonment to God.
Charbel’s companions in the hermitage were the Sons of God, as encountered in the Scriptures and in the Eucharist, and the Blessed Mother. The Eucharist became the center of his life. Though this hermit did not have a place in the world, the world had a great place in his heart. Through prayer and penance he offered himself as a sacrifice so that the world would return to God. It is in this light that one sees the importance of the following Eucharistic prayer in his life:
  “Father of Truth, behold Your Son a sacrifice  pleasing to You, accept this offering of Him who died for me…”
On December 16, 1898 while reciting the “Father of Truth” prayer at the Holy Liturgy, Charbel suffered a stroke. He died on Christmas Eve at the age of 70.
On December 5, 1965 Charbel was beatified by Pope Paul VI who said: 
"…a hermit of the Lebanese mountain is inscribed in the number of the blessed…a new eminent member of monastic sanctity is enriching, by his example and his intercession, the entire Christian people…May he make us understand, in a world largely fascinated by wealth and comfort, the paramount value of poverty, penance, and asceticism,  to liberate the soul in its ascent to God…"
On October 9, 1977 during the World Synod of Bishops, Pope Paul VI canonized Blessed Charbel among the ranks of the Saints.”
(Painting by Christine Habib El-Daye) 

acatholicvibe:

July 23 - The Feast of St. Charbel

"On May 8, 1828 in a mountain village of Beka’kafra, Charbel was born to a poor Maronite family. From childhood his life revealed a calling to "bear fruit as a noble Cedar of Lebanon". At 23 years old he entered the monastery of Our Lady of Mayfouk (north of Byblos) where he became a novice. After two years of novitiate, in 1853, he was sent to St. Maron monastery where he pronounced the monastic vows of poverty, chastity and obedience. Charbel was then transferred to the monastery of Kfeifan where he studied philosophy and theology.

His ordination to the priesthood took place in 1859, after which he was sent back to St. Maron monastery. His teachers provided him with good education and nurtured within him a deep love for monastic life.

During his 19 years at St. Maron monastery, Charbel performed his priestly ministry and his monastic duties in an edifying way. In 1875 Charbel was granted permission to live as a hermit nearby the monastery at St. Peter and Paul hermitage. His 23 years of solitary life were lived in a spirit of total abandonment to God.

Charbel’s companions in the hermitage were the Sons of God, as encountered in the Scriptures and in the Eucharist, and the Blessed Mother. The Eucharist became the center of his life. Though this hermit did not have a place in the world, the world had a great place in his heart. Through prayer and penance he offered himself as a sacrifice so that the world would return to God. It is in this light that one sees the importance of the following Eucharistic prayer in his life:

  “Father of Truth, behold Your Son a sacrifice  pleasing to You, accept this offering of Him who died for me…”

On December 16, 1898 while reciting the “Father of Truth” prayer at the Holy Liturgy, Charbel suffered a stroke. He died on Christmas Eve at the age of 70.

On December 5, 1965 Charbel was beatified by Pope Paul VI who said: 

"…a hermit of the Lebanese mountain is inscribed in the number of the blessed…a new eminent member of monastic sanctity is enriching, by his example and his intercession, the entire Christian people…May he make us understand, in a world largely fascinated by wealth and comfort, the paramount value of poverty, penance, and asceticism,  to liberate the soul in its ascent to God…"

On October 9, 1977 during the World Synod of Bishops, Pope Paul VI canonized Blessed Charbel among the ranks of the Saints.”

(Painting by Christine Habib El-Daye) 

acatholicvibe:

St. Charbel, pray for us.
(July 23)

acatholicvibe:

St. Charbel, pray for us.

(July 23)

acatholicvibe:

St. Charbel, pray for us.
July 23 - The Feast of St. Charbel
St. Charbel lived the solitary life of a hermit for the last twenty-three years of his life. His only possessions were a bible and an icon of the Blessed Mother.

acatholicvibe:

St. Charbel, pray for us.

July 23 - The Feast of St. Charbel


St. Charbel lived the solitary life of a hermit for the last twenty-three years of his life. His only possessions were a bible and an icon of the Blessed Mother.

acatholicvibe:

St. Charbel, pray for us.
July 23 - The Feast of St. Charbel
Saint Charbel was very devoted to the Eucharist, and to the Blessed Mother. He is often pictured like this with the Eucharist, and an image of the Blessed Virgin Mary, while praying or reading scripture.

acatholicvibe:

St. Charbel, pray for us.

July 23 - The Feast of St. Charbel

Saint Charbel was very devoted to the Eucharist, and to the Blessed Mother. He is often pictured like this with the Eucharist, and an image of the Blessed Virgin Mary, while praying or reading scripture.

chestofsillies:

Anger and frustration are a gateway to sin. The Devil makes you fall when you lose your balance.

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