Daughter of the King

mattywattycakess:

We should be welcoming gays in the church as much as anyone else. We should let gay people know that they are valued even with any and all baggage or sin they carry. The Church has asked you to make large sacrifices, but come home and lay your burden down with the grace of the sacraments! You have a place here and you belong!

Too long has the message been, it’s us VS you. No. We’re on your side to love and care for you. The synod isn’t going to change Church teaching, but I can hope that it provides an affirmation of the dignity and worth of gay people and their place with us in the Church, and I can only hope that this will maybe cause those who have been ostracized far too long to reconsider and see what the Church as to offer.

^This.

It is better to pray devoutly for your neighbor than to rebuke him every time he sins.
- St. Mark the Ascetic, On the Spiritual Law (via gospelofthekingdom)
lesleylloyd:

i watched a video of a woman who wrote a book about how loving Jesus had removed her shame from her past sins. and a book reviewer said “how could she [the author] have such little shame about her abortion?” and this was her response.
"Why do people come to this party called "Christianity" and then refuse to dance with grace? Not only that, but why do people stand on the wall, and not only refuse to dance, but also not allow anyone else to have a good time?!"
and i am just floored.

lesleylloyd:

i watched a video of a woman who wrote a book about how loving Jesus had removed her shame from her past sins. and a book reviewer said “how could she [the author] have such little shame about her abortion?” and this was her response.

"Why do people come to this party called "Christianity" and then refuse to dance with grace? Not only that, but why do people stand on the wall, and not only refuse to dance, but also not allow anyone else to have a good time?!"

and i am just floored.

May God unsettle abortion in ALL of our countries.

May God unsettle abortion in ALL of our countries.

Prayer Request

URGENT: A young woman is scheduled to have an abortion tomorrow. A family has offered to adopt the child, but the mother has refused. 

"An update on the young woman: she has replied to my husband and I, thanked us for thinking of her and for our offer, but said she has made up her mind and is going ahead with the abortion. She has also declined her mother’s offer to help her raise the child.

All is not lost yet - the abortion is scheduled to happen in another
24 hours, so praying until the final moment that God will change her
heart.” — A.

Please join me in praying for this woman and for her child! We need divine intervention and a supernatural change of heart! And finally, please pray that any needs she has will be met so that she does not feel pressured to have an abortion because of the circumstances in her life! 
- Lia Mills

(Lia is the young lady whose pro-life video went viral as she stood up for abortion at the age of 12, and yes, she is still going strong!)

xt3dotcom:

Read the full speech here:http://www.xt3.com/library/view.php?id=17753&categoryId=27
John L. Allen Jr. (Crux):  Acknowledging that there had been moments of “desolation” and “tension” during the past two weeks, Pope Francis ticked off a series of “temptations” that he believes the Church faces. 
Pope Francis: Concluding Speech at Synod

John L. Allen Jr. (Crux):  Acknowledging that there had been moments of “desolation” and “tension” during the past two weeks, Pope Francis ticked off a series of “temptations” that he believes the Church faces. 

Pope Francis: Concluding Speech at Synod

Ron DiCianni - Before I Formed You in the Womb (video)

Ron DiCianni - Before I Formed You in the Womb (video)

Pope Paul VI - (Evangelization in the Modern World)
terence72:

Saint Francis, help us! Help rebuild and strengthen Holy Church!

terence72:

Saint Francis, help us! Help rebuild and strengthen Holy Church!

taoofbaby:

rootsgrowdeeper:

bobbycaputo:

Portraits of Mothers with Their One-Day-Old Babies by Jenny Lewis

oh my goshhhh

Want.

"When I was first exploring Catholicism after a life of atheism, it never occurred to me that I would accept the Church’s teachings against artificial contraception. Like most other people of my generation, I understood contraception to be a universal good. From high-school health classes to messages in popular media, I was bombarded with the message that the pill and similar methods of birth control were essential components of a good and free life, especially for women.

A few months into my conversion journey, I found myself bedridden due to a medical condition. To pass the time, I had printed out a stack of documents I’d found online that discussed that crazy Catholic teaching against contraception.

I learned that, in 1968, Pope Paul VI triggered a worldwide hissy fit when he announced in an encyclical called Humanae Vitae  (translated “On Human Life”) that the Catholic Church still opposed contraception. Though nobody argued about the fact that this had been a key Christian teaching from the very beginning, every other denomination had reversed its stance on the issue after public opinion changed in the early 20th century. The last holdout, the Catholic Church, was expected to do the same. It didn’t.”

Read more: http://www.ncregister.com/daily-news/the-courage-of-pope-paul-vi#ixzz3Gcthz2Uq