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We become like that which we love. If we love …

We become like that which we love. If we love what is base, we become base; but if we love what is noble, we become noble. // Blessed Fulton J. Sheen // there is something truly heroic to living an authentic life and vocation that does not conform to society, but instead conforms society to God // heroism can be found in the most simple places – we just have to be willing to be find little comfort in this life



Via @the.basic.catholic 🕊🇻🇦
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A Papal blessing directly from Rome on the 10 …

A Papal blessing directly from Rome on the 10 year anniversary of @padreandersonlopes priestly ministry. God bless you! 🇧🇷🇻🇦
Let’s pray for @padreandersonlopes and all the priests in our Universal Catholic Church.
O Jesus, our great High Priest, hear my humble prayers on behalf of your priests. Give them a deep faith, a bright and firm hope and a burning love which will ever increase in the course of their priestly life.
In their loneliness, comfort them. In their sorrows, strengthen them. In their frustrations, point out to them that it is through suffering that the soul is purified, and show them that they are needed by the Church; they are needed by souls; they are needed for the work of redemption.
Amen.
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“Act as if everything depended on you; trust a…

“Act as if everything depended on you; trust as if everything depended on God.” -St. Ignatius of Loyola
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“When it is all over you will not regret havin…

“When it is all over you will not regret having suffered; rather you will regret having suffered so little, and suffered that little so badly.” -St. Sebastian Valfre
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“If I were not a Catholic, and were looking fo…

“If I were not a Catholic, and were looking for the true Church in the world today, I would look for the one Church which did not get along well with the world; in other words, I would look for the Church which the world hates. My reason for doing this would be, that if Christ is in any one of the churches of the world today, He must still be hated as He was when He was on earth in the flesh. If you would find Christ today, then find the Church that does not get along with the world. Look for the Church that is hated by the world, as Christ was hated by the world. Look for the Church which is accused of being behind the times, as Our Lord was accused of being ignorant and never having learned. Look for the Church which men sneer at as socially inferior, as they sneered at Our Lord because He came from Nazareth. Look for the Church which is accused of having a devil, as Our Lord was accused of being possessed by Beelzebub, the Prince of Devils. Look for the Church which theworld rejects because it claims it is infallible, as Pilate rejected Christ because he called Himself the Truth. Look for the Church which amid the confusion of conflicting opinions, its members love as they love Christ, and respect its voice as the very voice of its Founder, and the suspicion will grow, that if the Church is unpopular with the spirit of the world, then it is unworldly, and if it is unworldly, it is other-worldly. Since it is other-worldly, it is infinitely loved and infinitely hated as was Christ Himself. … the Catholic Church is the only Church existing today which goes back to the time of Christ. History is so very clear on this point, it is curious how many miss its obviousness…” -Venerable Fulton J. Sheen
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A beautiful church is a house for the poor, a …

A beautiful church is a house for the poor, a place of spiritual feeding, and a catechism in stone. The church is a beacon and a city set on a hill. It can evangelize, by expressing the beauty, permanence, and transcendence of Christianity. Most importantly, the church building is an image of our Lord’s body, and in constructing a place of worship we become like the woman anointing Christ’s body with precious ointment. (Mark 14:3-9).
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“History has shown that, when the Church becom…

“History has shown that, when the Church becomes less worldly, her missionary witness shines more brightly.” -Cardinal Robert Sarah, God or Nothing
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“Took this a year ago…The Holy Spirit d…

“Took this a year ago…The Holy Spirit descending on the Church! A reminder that we must pray that the Holy Spirit enflame the hearts of us all! Come, Holy Spirit!”
Via @alecsasse 🕊🇻🇦
Thanks for sharing @emilyrachelle.runyan
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The pure amount of skill required to get this …

The pure amount of skill required to get this right on all these curved and arching walls. A representation of the Catholic Mass with Christ in the Holy Eucharist at it’s centre – the core of Christianity. Mural by Raphael in the Raphael rooms, the Vatican.
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Via @rian_loubser
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How Catholics Can Welcome LGBT Believers This …

How Catholics Can Welcome LGBT Believers
This is about defending ourselves, children, and future generation from a demonic ideology that says children do not need mothers and fathers. It denies human nature and wants to cut off entire generations from God.
The Cardinal said that while experiencing attraction to people of the same sex is not in itself sinful, same-sex relations are “gravely sinful and harmful to the well-being of those who partake in them.” The #LGBT community are owed this truth in charity.
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