This is so exciting!
This is so weird, it hasn’t happened since like the Middle Ages. But at the same time, it’s exciting, because we’re making history! :D
For those of you who don’t understand this, Satanists and the like think they’re being so EDGY and HARDXCORE by inverting the cross. However, this is known as St. Peter’s cross. When St. Peter was about to be martyred via crucifiction, he requested that his executioners turn the cross upside down because he felt he was not worthy enough to die the same way Jesus died.
That’s right, this symbol of rebellion is in reality a symbol of complete humility and respect towards God.
Pro-tip: You don’t have to be both pro-gay and anti-Christianity.
Today I wrote an essay over the incredible memoir, Left to Tell, by Immaculée Ilibagiza, a survivor of the Rwandan genocide. I’ve actually talked about this book on my blog before. Immaculée lost her parents, two of her brothers, and countless friends and neighbors during the genocide. Left to Tell details Immaculée’s life before the genocide, her life during it (in which she hid in a tiny bathroom with seven other women for over 100 days), and her life afterwards. Immaculée’s story not only goes over the facts, but details how the genocide caused Immaculée’s faith to deepen substantially; her faith later enabled her to forgive her family’s murderers.
Immaculée is a truly beautiful and inspiring person!
I think this essay will help answer a lot of people’s questions about God and what it means to be faithful. If you have any questions, come to my ask box! :D And I HIGHLY recommend Left to Tell!
» The Catholic Laboratory: Over 1000 Years of Catholic Science
I’m Protestant, but this is still awesome
THIS. IS. SO. AWESOME.
Pope John Paul II famously said “Faith and reason are like two wings on which the human spirit rises to the contemplation of truth.” In other words, faith alone nor reason alone will work. You need to listen to reason, but you also need to believe in things that you can’t always see.
Btw, evolution is taught at my Catholic high school. Do people truly still believe that we shun science? Because that’s fucking horseshit.
I get the feeling most people on here assume that I’ve always been a devout Catholic, but my spiritual journey has been a long one.
THANK YOU BOTH SO MUCH. I really, really appreciate it! Hearing affirmation from people who don’t share the same faith as myself but still respect me for practicing mine is really, really supportive. You guys are amazing! <33
Well, it’s not going anywhere. :3
I don’t even care if I’ll lose followers for this.
Let an ACTUAL Catholic educate you here, people who say the Church is anti-feminine.
First of all, Mary, the most important figure in the Church besides God and Jesus themselves, who we venerate and deeply love and respect, is our role model. To a Catholic, Mary is the epitome of what it means to be faithful. Unlike the prophets before her, who hesitated to respond to God’s will or outright refused, Mary didn’t hesitate for a single second before accepting what God had asked of her. She knew it wouldn’t be easy. She knew the magnitude of what was being asked of her. She knew that her life would never be the same. But she said yes anyway, because she believed in God and His will that much.
In the Catholic Church, Mary is who we go to when we need help. Mary knows what it’s like to be human. She knows what our struggles are so she graciously intercedes for us. Not only that, but she is a loving mother. Our mother. She loves us, protects us, and intercedes for us. Through her, we can learn to love her son just as she did.
Not only that, but the Catholic Church has a long history of strong women within itself.
Oh, but I’m sorry, being against abortion and all that means you FUCKING HATE WOMEN. No exceptions!!!
My Lenten sacrifice is to work out more.
I never do well GIVING UP something, so I decided to DO something MORE instead.
I remember a few years ago my sacrifice was to drop no f-bombs or curse, even in my head.
WHAT A FUCKING LENT THAT WAS