— Pope Pius XII, Mystici Corporis Christi #82
— Pope Pius XII, Mystici Corporis Christi #66
— Fulton Sheen, Eternal Galilean
“Part of Republicans’ problems and, frankly, to tell you the truth, some in the evangelical Christian movement, I think have appeared too eager for war,” Paul said.
“When people come to me and they’re lobbying for ratcheting up some bellicose policy –- even if it’s a bad country — I tell them: When I read the New Testament, and when I read about Jesus, he wasn’t really involved in the war of his days,” the senator continued. “In fact, people rebuked him for not being the king they wanted; they wanted somebody to stand up to the Romans.”
Comments like these are likely to further irritate the war-hawkish elements of the Republican Party, such as Weekly Standard founder Kristol who called the senator a “dangerous” “neo-isolationist,” and Fox commentator Krauthammer who dismissed Paul’s civil liberties concerns as “absurd” and ridiculous.”
In what seems like a direct criticism of some of the practices contained within American foreign policy, the senator then said that “[Jesus] didn’t organize coalitions and guerrilla bands and arm them.”
He concluded: “Blessed are the peacemakers, not blessed are the warmakers.”
My friend Hosanna from high school is a spoken word artist and makes a living performing her art in christian churches. I think this video is fantastic for all Christians!
Give her a listen, she is awesome!
My favorite of the “Jesus Religion” response videos thanks to @EphremHipHop for finding it
Two doctors have reported that the alleged miracle contains heart tissue, as has been reported at other Eucharistic miracles around the world.
The “rationalists” are calling for a police investigation on a “murder” that “must have” happened if heart tissue was indeed found on the host.
Makes me smile and think “who are the rationalists now?” lol
When was the last time you heard a politician who was running on a platform of peace? Rather than a platform of more wars? When have you heard a politician using Christian Just-War Theory as being the foundation of his pro-peace views?
Check out the video from 4:10 on through, it is a much needed breath of fresh air in our political discourse.
”Every mother, when she picks up the young life that has been born to her, looks up to the heavens to thank God for the gift which made the world young again. But here was a mother, a madonna, who did not look up. She looked down to Heaven, for this was Heaven in her arms.” -Archbishop Fulton Sheen
Whenever they attend Mass there’s more than the physical congregation visibly around them there; they’re entering into a reality which is taking place in Heaven as well as here on earth.
Bishop Arthur Roche
I find it amazing how far from the Holy Land they all ended up, and how far apart they ended up from one another.
"Dulce lignum, dulce ferrum, dulce pondus sustinet” St. Diego de Alcala on his death bed. (Precious the wood, Precious the nails, Precious the weight they bear)
Mary our Mother, comfort of the afflicted, protect us,
may we console others as you console us.
Getting a little better, folks. No more overwhelming desires to cry, but still miss him. Thank you for your prayers, please continue! They’re doing...
Went to mass in the morning and had a pretty good choir this time, so I didn’t miss the cathedral as badly as I thought I would.
Had a really good...
- “Today, as you see whitewashed images of a post-prison, unarmed, grandfatherly Mandela, please remember that he was someone who had the pride and...”