Please pray for us as we gather for day 2 of our conference - Protestants and Catholics joining together to praise Jesus, our Saviour.
Pastor John Arnott, speaking at our ecumenical conference in Ottawa last night talked about his experience meeting the Pope in June, and of working towards unity. He also shared how some churches have left his network of churches simply because he and his wife Carol met with the Pope.
This morning I was told that I’m not allowed to say the words Catholic, Christian, church, Jesus, Holy Spirit, God or Mass while I’m in their house. My mother said this includes talking about my work, since I work in a Christian school and much of what we do it religion-based. So basically, whenever I come home (which she’s demanding I do more because apparently I spend too much time out during the day, aka my eight hour work shift and occassional dates), I’m not allowed to talk about how work was or how much of my life is, as the bulk of what I do involves Christianity. She said that by mentioning those things, I am shoving my religion down their throats and oppressing their beliefs (literally just by saying “After Mass, I plan on going out” or wearing my youth retreat shirts), and she said that she won’t tolerate it under their roof. I’m also not to pray out loud, burn my novena candles, or leave “religious stuff” in plain sight (aka my table prayer corner in the corner of my room you can’t see when you pass by has to go) (She also said she likely threw out a blessed Rosary, which I’m kind of freaking out about)
Please, please, please pray for their conversion, and pray that I have the strength to continue living my Catholic life no matter what. Despite all of the drama and pain that has occured while living with them, I am trying my best to love them and to endure, that maybe they will see the light of Christ and change their ways.
It seems, thanks to work around Queen’s Park, the permit for the 15th annual Jesus in the City Parade Sept. 6 has been yanked by the city.
But organizers have a printed poster circulated, people are coming from out of town and it was supposed to be a celebratory 15th year of the event, which draws about 10,000 people…To add insult to injury, McVety and Jesus in the City organizer Ayanna Solomon question why the city hasn’t helped with an alternative route.
“It is a sad day in this city when a parade for peace and love, Jesus in the City, is cancelled by city officials,” said McVety. “They would never do this to (the Caribbean Carnival) or the Pride Parade.”
Carl Vogel von Vogelstein. Siglo XIX.
"Some people brought children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and to pray for them, but the disciples scolded the people. Jesus said, “Let the children come to me and do not stop them, because the Kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matt 19:13-14
|—||St. Augustine (via by-grace-of-god)|
|—||St. Augustine (via twocrowns)|
Basically everyone to the Texas Senate rn
Not a soldier? No opinion on wars. Never been the president? You can’t critisize him. Think that the government spends too much money? You’re not in congress so you can’t talk. You think that gay marriage should be legal? Shut up you’re not gay. You think slavery was bad? You don’t know you were never a slave.
None of what I said there makes sense right? That’s because everyone can have an opinion on whatever they want. The female reproductive system doesn’t grant special powers on issues of life and death.