How easily we can revise history...

fatherangel:

There is nothing in the canonization process that says that this person was perfect, that they always exercised virtue at every moment when they should have done the right thing, for the right people, at the right time.

But all of a sudden, John Paul II was supposed to have watched over every…

I am sure that Mary’s actual life must have been a very simple one. Instead of thinking of her as unapproachable, we must realize how truly imitable she was, how outstanding were her virtues, and how she lived by faith as we do.

St. Theresa de Lisieux (via questformary)

When people say they like Pope Francis "because he's so different than all those other popes"

catholicliving:

itsjustfrank:

catholicliving:

And Catholics are like…

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NO. BUT HE IS.
LIKE.
ENOUGH. HE IS VERY DIFFERENT. PLEASE STOP ACTING LIKE HE IS THE SAME. I CANNOT HANDLE HOW ARROGANT CATHOLICS ACT ABOUT THIS. THIS IS NOT MEDIA SPIN. THIS IS A POPE WHO IS VERY DIFFERENT. AND TO ACT OTHERWISE IS TO BE A…

Just to clarify something, itsjustfrank: Pope Francis is obviously a different person than any of his predecessors. He has a different charisma; different personality; different goals; a unique spirituality and view of the world. But, basically every pope does, because every pope is a different man!

I’m annoyed when people act like Pope Francis is “God’s gift to the world” or whatever, because: they think he will change doctrine, they think he’s humble “unlike those other popes”; or they believe he will reform or fix whatever problems they see in the Church.

Except that to compare Pope Francis to his predecessors (especially his immediate predecessors, Popes Benedict and JP2) in those respects is unfair.

None of them changed Church doctrine.

All of them were humble and approachable to the masses.

All of them reformed and revitalized the Church in the ways they saw as necessary.

I’m not saying people shouldn’t love Pope Francis. I’m saying, I want people to stop comparing and contrasting him to his predecessors in an unfair and unjust way.

He is like his predecessors in that he is the Vicar of Christ and Successor of St. Peter. He’s going to lead the Church, and maintain and clarify Her beliefs in terms of Faith and morals.

He is unlike his predecessors in that he has a unique background — first Jesuit pope, first from the Americas, etc.

Viva il Papa!

#endrant

Well said.
Besides the point that others are entitled to their opinion.

acatholicvibe:

I need prayers today for a medical issue I deal with. I had to call the doctor today because things have not been going well. I need help. Thanks.

http://confessionsofsomeoneanonymous.tumblr.com/post/83693638020/cultural-escapist

life-gift-love-eternal:

cultural-escapist:

confessionsofsomeoneanonymous:

I had another assassination attempt since Saturday on my life. Another spider tried to kill me; I kid you not.
I’m not going to survive this summer.

I read the first sentence and was like, “What kind of life does she live!?”…

But spiders don’t eat much

They’re evil! The most creepiest unnatural looking things ever. I wish every single species of spiders became extinct.

cultural-escapist:

confessionsofsomeoneanonymous:

I had another assassination attempt since Saturday on my life. Another spider tried to kill me; I kid you not.
I’m not going to survive this summer.

I read the first sentence and was like, “What kind of life does she live!?” (-_____________-;)

Get some spray or some clips and hang em around your room to ward off the spiders. 

I should do that. But a part of me doesn’t want to because I don’t want to see them. My walls aren’t white, so it’s hard to see them to begin with; especially if they’re black. I think my window is the problem but I can’t sleep without it open. :( I usually spray raid on spiders and then swat them with my fly swatter just to make sure they’re dead. It’s important to make sure they’re doubly dead because You. Just. Never. Know.

cultural-escapist:

consultingsonic:

madblackgirl:

team 5’5 and under where ya at

they didn’t let us in they thought we were 12

This is so true it hurts.

I know what you mean. I’m always someone’s arm rest; and called “shrimp.” I’m the shortest of everyone in my family.

(Source: blackfemalepresident)

Priest On Titanic Gives His Life To Hear Confessions

mystagogy:

I just read the incredibly moving story of  Father Thomas Byles, a priest on the Titanic. He had at least two offers to get on a lifeboat and turned them both down, saying “his duty was to stay on the ship while one soul wanted his ministrations.”

What a holy man, a man to emulate. If I ever hear his cause for canonization has been opened, I will be among those praying for it.

That is how important the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) is. He gave up his life, to save the lives of others.