I have often thought that the second greatest prayer ever written is the Universal Prayer attributed to Pope Clement XI. Most people have never heard of it. But it is magnificent. Its sweeping themes cascade like a fountain and it is comprehensive without being too detailed so that it loses its poetry.
So many themes are covered in its short verses: faith, trust, beginnings and ends, wisdom, justice, mercy, mindfulness, purity, repentance, journey, judgment, authority, greed, gentleness, generosity, apathy, fervor, prudence, courage, justice, temperance, fortitude, vigilance, and the our last end, just to mention some…
Msgr. Charles Pope
Paintings of the life of Christ by Carl Heinrich Bloch
Let us keep in prayer the Roman Curia who will be on retreat 30 km from Rome with Pope Francis for 1st anniversary election
"In his characteristic informal style, the 77-year-old pontiff left for the village along with 82 members of the Vatican Curia in a coach and a mini-bus.
"Let us run to Mary, and, as her little children, cast ourselves into her arms with a perfect confidence." - Saint Francis de Sales
“The reality that John Paul II was a saint became increasingly clear to me in the years that I worked with him,” the retired pontiff stated in a written interview published in Italian paper Corriere della Sella. “John Paul II did not ask for applause, and he never looked troubled when he was taking decisions. “He acted in accordance with his faith and his beliefs, and he was also willing to endure blows against him,” he added. “I could not and should not have imitated him, but I did try and continue his legacy and endeavours as best as I could.”
In your zeal you have forgotten one of the basic guidelines for Christian behavior: hate the sin, but love the sinner. I have no doubt that the corrupting influence of the individuals you refer to needs to be stopped. You are right and valiant to take up the challenge. At the…
‘Song for Karol’ by Mark Mallett
Beautiful song and tribute to Pope John Paul II
This image speaks volumes. Abortion supporters desperately want to keep the truth of abortion hidden. http://ift.tt/1n3VNcL
Gore is a trigger. Gore is an emotionally manipulative tactic, so you don’t have to actually uphold your side with facts. You hide behind initial emotional responses, so you don’t have to think too long or too hard.
If the pro-life side is right, why do you need to constantly rely on such a poor tactic?
It’s all they have. Science, human rights and their statistics tied to mortality rates for those birth to 18 years old kind of fuck them over, so they have to do SOMETHING. So they have to rely on this, false comparisons, and stealing people’s pictures from their files of their miscarried/stillborn.. to try and make a point.
Just a reminder that Personhood USA steals artwork, is anti-semitic, transphobic, racist, misogynistic and overall ignorant.
The anti-abortion camp deliberately spreads disinformation about fetal development, exaggerating how rapidly a fetus grows and inaccurately conflating points of neurological development an indication of consciousness or ability to feel pain.
Furthermore, the depiction of gorey images is an extremely unfair and cruel tactic because many many medical procedures are gross or shocking to look at for most people, but there importance is still recognized. I can’t watch brain surgery or open heart surgery without feeling sick, but I realize that these are still incredible things and think people should have access to them. Imagine if I printed big shocking pictures of operations and stood outside a hospital with them, screaming death threats and condemnations at people awaiting surgery. Patients would be already terrified, and here’s me trying to scare them out of it.
That’s the anti-abortionists tactic, to create fear and guilt and suffering for these women. And F**K that. So cover ‘em up, or better yet, tear them down.
Except there’s a major difference between the ‘incredible’ things that ‘people should have access to’ such as brain surgery and open-heart surgery which has the intent to save lives and abortion which kills an unborn child.
"Mary does not replace God. Mary said, “my soul MAGNIFIES the Lord.” Meaning that when we go to Mary, we get a bigger, a new, a different perspective of our God." - Fr. Celsus
Art source: Vienne Rea
“Do not be afraid to be the Saints of the New Millennium.” - John Paul II
“If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world on fire!” - St. Catherine of Siena
I’m not American but still find these statistics to be tragic. (view larger)
I have been accepted to the Sisters of Life, with the hope — God willing — of being able to enter this fall 2014! Between now and then, I need to pay off my student loan debt… with your help!
Hey guys!! My friend Kelsey is entering into the Sisters of Life this Fall and needs help paying off her debt.Could you possibly consider donating to her fundraiser?
It’s a great opportunity for alms giving during this Lenten Season. If you cant donate….I ask that you reblog this and pray for her. Thank you!! <3 God Bless.
Great idea! I challenge all the pro-lifers out there to consider giving if able.
This preemie, while still in the womb, was considered a parasite, a clump of cells and nothing more than a “fetus” by abortion advocates, just 6 inches before she exited the birth canal. Lies seem plausible until faced with visual reality. In the womb or out, this baby is a person.