Sunday, April 13, 2014

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Irenaeus Herok - Bondi Haze, 2013

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Saturday, April 12, 2014

"Yes, there are many things that are wrong with the world. So many things to be against — but you can’t be against everything. At some point you have to begin to stand for something. Maybe the most important question is not what am I against, but what do I stand for? On my best days, I want to stand for love conquering a multitude of wrongs. I want to stand for forgiveness, for mercy, for beauty, for grace."

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From "Know Your Mass" - the well-known classic, a beautiful book of cartoons by Fr. Demetrius Manousos, bearing a 1954 imprimatur by Cardinal Spellman. It was designed for children, but is recommended for all Catholics, especially at a time when authentic catechesis is at an all-time low.

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Friday, April 11, 2014
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"Why should we pray? Well, why breathe? We have to take in fresh air and get rid of bad air; we have to take in new power and get rid of our old weaknesses. Just as a battery sometimes runs down and needs to be charged, so we have to be renewed in spiritual vigor. Our Blessed Lord said: “Without me you can do nothing.” O yes, we can eat and drink, and we can sin but we cannot do anything toward our supernatural merit and heaven without Him."

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"He will provide everything. — the more we trust Him—the more He will do."

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Thursday, April 10, 2014

"No one has ever become poor by giving."

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"God never tires of forgiving us; we are the ones who tire of seeking his mercy."

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"Dear Blessed Mother, lend me your heart. I look for it each day to pour my troubles into."

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Christianity can’t be understood without understanding this deep humiliation of the son of God, who abased himself, becoming a servant to the point of his death and death on the cross” in order to serve humanity, the pope said.


Jesus tells them, “When you lift up the Son of Man, then you will realize that I am,” the son of God, obeying God’s will.

"Christianity doesn’t exist without the cross and a cross doesn’t exist without Jesus Christ," the pope said, according to a report by Vatican Radio.

The cross, however, “isn’t an ornament” that is just placed in churches and on altars, and “it’s not a symbol” of identification, he said.

"The cross is the mystery, the mystery of God’s love, who lowers himself, who makes himself ‘nothing’" and takes on humanity’s sins, he said.

If people want to find their sins, he said, they should look to the cross, to “the Lord’s wounds,” and it’s there that their sins will be healed and forgiven.

God’s forgiveness doesn’t mean “the debt we have with him is erased: the forgiveness that God gives us are the wounds of his son on the cross, lifted up on the cross, in which he pulls us toward him and we let ourselves be healed.”

Jesus took everything upon himself, “all of our sins, our pride, our self-assurance, our vanity, our desire to become like God,” the pope said. That is why “a Christian who doesn’t know how to glory in the crucified Christ hasn’t understood what being a Christian means.”

"Christianity isn’t a philosophical doctrine, it isn’t a guide to life for survival, for being well-behaved and for building peace. These are the results," he said. "Christianity is a person, a person lifted up on the cross, a person who abased himself to save us."

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Pope Francis Morning Mass April 8th 2014 (via catholicforevertilldeath)

Beautiful.

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Once Unwanted, Now Loved 

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I am glad that my story can mean something, and if it changed the mind of one 19 year old, then I’ve done something meaningful today. Every child deserves to be loved and wanted, especially by its family; no child should have to have the…

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