…the credibility of the total church and of the papal teaching office itself suffers greatly from current efforts to extend the reach of infallibility. In contrast, we are reminded of the best use of that office when the pope speaks out on behalf of the poor and the marginalized in our world. — Fr Charles Curran, Humanae Vitae: still controversial at 30 (via lenalot)
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I am struck by how sharing our weakness and difficulties is more nourishing to others than sharing our qualities and successes. — Jean Vanier (via gospelofthekingdom)
To bitch-slap all the fucking Protestants who need 1) a Bible lesson, 2) a Science lesson, 3) a Philosophy lesson, 4) a Human lesson, 5) a Parenting lesson.
We got yo back Dave.
Let us not tire of preaching love;
it is the force that will overcome the world.
Let us not tire of preaching love.
Though we see that waves of violence
succeed in drowning the fire of Christian love,
love must win out; it is the only thing that can,
We have never preached violence, except the violence of love,
which left Christ nailed to a cross,
the violence that we must each do to ourselves
to overcome our selfishness
and such cruel inequalities among us.
The violence we preach is not the violence of the sword,
the violence of hatred.
It is the violence of love,
the violence that wills to beat weapons
into sickles for work.”
Archbishop Oscar Romero
Is it so wrong to want to engage with ideas? People tend get in the way of that.
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Gregory Peck. Impeckable.
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Braided Tassels in Rusticalf by Carmina
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Fragment of a bronze face of the emperor Marcus Aurelius (Louvre, Paris).
torre by mym on Flickr.
Duomo di Siena