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"This is your life, joys and sorrow mingled, one succeeding the other." - Ven Catherine McAuley, Foundress of the Mercy charism.
basedpidgeot:

50s-dad:

fivehundredrevolutions:

A handy guide to some of the terrible things the Mail has printed since 1924.
This barely scratches the surface, though, I find it hard to believe they didn’t do anything terrible between 1956 and 1984.

and yet people still use it as a source
leftists from outside the UK still use it as a source
you all need to stop using the Daily Mail as a source FOREVER. Do not reblog, do not link, do not go to their site because they profit off ad traffic, and tell anybody you see doing any of these to immediately and permanently stop. We can’t run them into the ground but we can at least put a little dent in their profits and we can at least stop legitimising their bile by giving them anything other than negative attention.

yeah even when linking to an article on something trivial like a puppy riding a tricycle, it’s always better to find a different source because getting people to click that link gives them advertising revenue. 
also if you need any more convincing, the founder of the Daily Mail and general trust was an active supporter of the Nazi party, and he used his newspapers to try and influence people to advocate an alliance with Germany



Just read all of that. Now read it again.

Now take every chance ever to help people understand what trash the Daily Mail is.

basedpidgeot:

50s-dad:

fivehundredrevolutions:

A handy guide to some of the terrible things the Mail has printed since 1924.

This barely scratches the surface, though, I find it hard to believe they didn’t do anything terrible between 1956 and 1984.

and yet people still use it as a source

leftists from outside the UK still use it as a source

you all need to stop using the Daily Mail as a source FOREVER. Do not reblog, do not link, do not go to their site because they profit off ad traffic, and tell anybody you see doing any of these to immediately and permanently stop. We can’t run them into the ground but we can at least put a little dent in their profits and we can at least stop legitimising their bile by giving them anything other than negative attention.

yeah even when linking to an article on something trivial like a puppy riding a tricycle, it’s always better to find a different source because getting people to click that link gives them advertising revenue. 

also if you need any more convincing, the founder of the Daily Mail and general trust was an active supporter of the Nazi party, and he used his newspapers to try and influence people to advocate an alliance with Germany

Just read all of that. Now read it again.

Now take every chance ever to help people understand what trash the Daily Mail is.

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— 14 minutes ago with 3049 notes
#Daily Mail  #Urgh  #Bigots 
caong:

zeaky:

blackaperture:

Three-person chess.[via]

This can only end in tears and physical fighting

One of my housemates has one of these. The above person was correct.

caong:

zeaky:

blackaperture:

Three-person chess.
[via]

This can only end in tears and physical fighting

One of my housemates has one of these. The above person was correct.

(via loubelle04)

— 8 hours ago with 71694 notes
#want. 
signorcasaubon:

Stained glass depicting the Madonna della Salute, at the Sanctuary of Saint Camillus in Milan, Italy

signorcasaubon:

Stained glass depicting the Madonna della Salute, at the Sanctuary of Saint Camillus in Milan, Italy

(via thenewcatholic)

— 13 hours ago with 1416 notes
#Beautiful  #Stained Glass  #Catholic  #Our Lady 

So that didn’t go quite as hoped for. But I trust God, and I still hope. A seed that has been sown can only grow. And the door is very much open, albeit with a slightly different view.

And I have the best friends and support network - they are such blessings and I thank God for them.

— 1 day ago with 2 notes
#vaguebook  #Mercy  #Vocation  #personal 
Squeee!

Just heard from someone and could really do with Vocation and Mercy prayers right now, please!

— 1 day ago with 2 notes
#vaguebook  #Catholic  #Vocation  #Prayer request 
…Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you, I will give people in exchange for you, nations in exchange for your life. Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west…

One of my favourite Readings, it was the First Reading at my Reception and Confirmation.

…Since you are precious and honored in my sight, and because I love you, I will give people in exchange for you, nations in exchange for your life. Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west…

One of my favourite Readings, it was the First Reading at my Reception and Confirmation.

(Source: eeella, via quotablycatholic)

— 2 days ago with 2551 notes
#Isaiah  #Christian  #Catholic  #Comforting Scripture. 
"

It was like church to me.
I entered it on soft foot,
Breath held like a cap in the hand.
It was quiet.
What God was there made himself felt,
Not listened to, in clean colours
That brought a moistening of the eye,
In movement of the wind over grass.

There were no prayers said. But stillness
Of the heart’s passions – that was praise
Enough; and the mind’s cession
Of its kingdom. I walked on,
Simple and poor, while the air crumbled
And broke on me generously as bread.

"
R.S. Thomas, ‘The Moor’, quoted in Martin Laird, Into the Silent Land, 22. (via thirstygargoyle)
— 2 days ago with 4 notes
#RS Thomas  #Martin Laird  #Into the Silent Land  #Contemplative Prayer 
"

The mind’s obsessive running in tight circles generates and sustains the anguish that forms the mental cage in which we live much of our lives – or what we take to be our lives. This cage can be comfortable enough […] But the long-term effects on humans can still be pretty damaging.

It makes us believe we are separate from God. God then becomes an object somewhere over there in the distance and as much in need of appeasement as praise. This tyrant-god is generated by the illusion of separateness and requires us to live in a mental prison (however lavishly furnished). It makes us believe that we are alone, shameful, stupid, afraid, unloveable.

We believe this lie, and our life becomes a cocktail party of posturing masquerade in order to hide anxiety and ignorance of who we truly are.

"
Martin Laird, Into the Silent Land, 20. (via thirstygargoyle)
— 2 days ago with 7 notes
#Martin Laird  #Catholic  #Into the Silent Land  #Contemplative Prayer 
librarianbyday:

"Tuesday night at the New York Public Library, an organization called Libraries Without Borders will unveil its latest project: a library in a box.
More accurately, it’s a library in multiple boxes—lightweight, durable and waterproof—designed to be packed onto shipping pallets and sent to refugee camps.
The idea is that food, water and shelter aren’t enough, said Patrick Weil, the group’s founder and chief executive, and a visiting professor at Yale Law School. People who have lost everything, he said, need books, films, games and Internet access to feed their minds, connect with loved ones, pursue education and rebuild their lives.” (via Thinking Inside the Ideas Box - WSJ.com)

librarianbyday:

"Tuesday night at the New York Public Library, an organization called Libraries Without Borders will unveil its latest project: a library in a box.

More accurately, it’s a library in multiple boxes—lightweight, durable and waterproof—designed to be packed onto shipping pallets and sent to refugee camps.

The idea is that food, water and shelter aren’t enough, said Patrick Weil, the group’s founder and chief executive, and a visiting professor at Yale Law School. People who have lost everything, he said, need books, films, games and Internet access to feed their minds, connect with loved ones, pursue education and rebuild their lives.”
(via Thinking Inside the Ideas Box - WSJ.com)

(via faithinseeds)

— 2 days ago with 14 notes
#Why has this so few notes?!  #Signal Boost 
"

But my biggest problem starts on Easter Monday. I regard it as absurd and unjustifiable that we should spend forty days keeping Lent, pondering what it means, preaching about self-denial, being at least a little gloomy, and then bringing it all to a peak with Holy Week, which in turn climaxes in Maundy Thursday and Good Friday…and then, after a rather odd Holy Saturday, we have a single day of celebration.

All right, the Sundays after Easter still lie within the Easter season. We still have Easter readings and hymns during them. But Easter week itself ought not to be the time when all the clergy sigh with relief and go on holiday. It ought to be an eight-day festival, with champagne served after morning prayer or even before, with lots of alleluias and extra hymns and spectacular anthems. Is it any wonder people find it hard to believe in the resurrection of Jesus if we don’t throw our hats in the air? Is it any wonder we find it hard to live the resurrection if we don’t do it exuberantly in our liturgies? Is it any wonder the world doesn’t take much notice if Easter is celebrated as simply the one-day happy ending tacked on to forty days of fasting and gloom? It’s long overdue that we took a hard look at how we keep Easter in church, at home, in our personal lives, right through the system. And if it means rethinking some cherished habits, well, maybe it’s time to wake up. That always comes as a surprise.

And while we’re about it, we might write some more good Easter hymns and take care to choose the many good ones already written that celebrate what Easter really is rather than treating it as simply our ticket to a blissful life hereafter. Interestingly, most of the good Easter hymns turn out to be from the early church and most of the bad ones from the nineteenth century. But we should be taking steps to celebrate Easter in creative new ways: in art, literature, children’s games, poetry, music, dance, festivals, bells, special concerts, anything that comes to mind. This is our greatest festival. Take Christmas away, in biblical terms you lose two chapters at the front of Matthew and Luke, nothing else. Take Easter away, and you don’t have a New Testament; you don’t have Christianity; as Paul says, you are still in your sins. We shouldn’t allow the secular world, with its schedules and habits and parareligious events, its cute Easter bunnies to blow us off course. This is our greatest day. We should put the flags out.

"
N.T. Wright, Surprised by Hope, pgs. 256-7 (via h2ointowine)

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— 2 days ago with 73 notes
#YES  #Christian  #Catholic  #Easter  #I know we do celebrate the Octave  #But this is still valid.  #(and yes I know Easter is 50 days... but imagine if we actually lived those 50 days like they were  #the moment we sang the triumphant Alleluias at the Vigil on Holy Saturday night.)  #Now that would be celebrating... 
canonizedandotherwise:

Emmaus: we walk by faith and not by sight…

canonizedandotherwise:

Emmaus: we walk by faith and not by sight…

(via faithinseeds)

— 2 days ago with 18 notes
#Orthodox  #Catholic  #Icon  #Emmaus