Crusader Maximus: Honest Question →
crusadermaximus: Some Catholic commentators say that issues like war and torture must take a back seat to more important issues like abortion and euthanasia. I get that to an extent. At what point though, do we say that being at war for 10 years with no end in sight also becomes a non-negotiable pro-life issue?
Be constant in your holy aspirations so that your readiness to begin them may be...– St. Augustine (On the Work of the Monks 15, 33)
I never have any difficulty believing in miracles, since I experienced the...– St. Augustine
The origin of Nuns →
Church Historian Taylor Marshal of Canterbury Tales writes a concise post on the Biblical Notions of the Consecrated Life for Women, and the origin of the word nun. We find that consecrated women date to the first ages of the New Testament. Saint Paul praises of special virgins for their continence and their devotion to the things of the Lord (1 Cor 7). Saint Paul also speaks of enrolled...
50,000,000 Silent Voices →
fathershane: Roe v. Wade, January 22, 1973
Anonymous asked: I read this thing that says that there are scientific principle found in the Quran meaning its like a miracle kind of thing. What do you think about this :s
America needs no words from me to see how your decision in Roe v Wade has...– · Mother Teresa (via tenthousandangels)
His Faithful Servant: Nuns anyone? Help a future... →
eyesmadetoadore: Hi guys! This is my friend Alex, (shes in the middle). And guess what? She wants to be a nun! Specifically one of these fabulous Sisters! ( Las Servidoras del Señor y de la Virgen de Matará (The Servants of the Lord and the Virgin of Matará) SSVM) The only problem…
Those that truly love, have roots that grow towards each other underground, and...– St. Augustine
To teach is a perilous vocation, much more dangerous than being taught. The...– St. Augustine (Discourses on the Psalms 126,3)
Stephen Colbert with Mike D of Beastie Boys: Hip... →
Tomorrow Orthodoxy commemorates Saint Anthony the...
simplyorthodox: Saint Anthony the Great is known as the Father of monasticism, and the long ascetical sermon in The Life of St Anthony by St Athanasius (Sections 16-34), could be called the first monastic Rule. May he intercedes to God for all of us!
The awful pessimistic hypocritical religion of the... →
Marc Barnes, of the Bad Catholic blog, addresses this ever so infamous viral vid “I hate religion, I follow Jesus” or whatever. If you regularly read Bad Catholic, you will know he does a great job of “Destupidification.” And here we have in this video in question a whole lotta stupidification. I had promised to break on this tumblr thing, but every Catholic blogger seems...
We must be inspired by a holy restlessness: restlessness to bring to everyone...– Pope Benedict XVI This is wonderful (via thefullnessofthefaith)
I had my first days of January/Winter Intercession courses, and realized that I am going to be busy, between that and the youth ministry stuff this semester. As a result, I will need to take a break from extensive tumblr posts for this month. I will check from time to time, and if in my brief visit find a really cool holy thing to reblog I will. I will also make an exception for questions and/or...
Anonymous asked: Have you ever doubted? I mean do you ever ask what if I'm wrong? Like it seems like there are so many religions out there, Islam and then all the Protestant branches who say us Catholics are going to hell. It worries me sometimes and I was just wondering if it ever worried you and how you dealt with it? :)
Any answers that do not finally lead to God are insufficient.– Pope Benedict XVI (via fathershane)
Sometimes hatred is charming, while love must show itself severe.– St. Augustine (via chaodee)
Anonymous asked: You, inspire me. :)
Anonymous asked: Brother Mark, there's a young lady I'd like to ask you to pray for. I'm pretty sure she follows you on here and on FB. She's gorgeous, and is NOWHERE near overweight. She wants to start losing weight, but she's wanting to go about it all the wrong way. Please pray for her. Thanks.
Profound Insights in my walk with Christ to Today.
Read the Introduction Read Part One Read Part Two Read Part Three Spiritual but not religious might be the dogma of choice my generation, but as this perspective dominated various classroom settings, I found it rather shallow and uncritical in and of itself. Jesus was, along these terms, to be accepted as another wise teacher with other philosophers, prophets, and mystics. This made it easy...