Things that I enjoy.
-Eating a pear; core and all. -Really breathing, feeling the air fill my lungs as if I had never breathed before. -The feeling of a cool, smooth stone. -Catching a reference to an old movie. -Telling a person that they are Good. -Asking someone what they are thinking about, and getting a real response. -Being asked what I am thinking of, and being listened to as I respond. -Sitting down in...
Sometimes I want to join a religious order so I...
letmebecatholic: True story.
sonofmonks: Accepting a particular interpretation →
limited-probabilities: sonofmonks: There is a claim that Christians do not use reason, do not think for themselves or look at evidence, I’ll try here to respond. Whenever we are children, we trust our parents to tell us the truth because they are the ones who take care of us and look after us. When we are adults, we look at the… Okay, but why Christianity and not some other religion? It...
Accepting a particular interpretation
There is a claim that Christians do not use reason, do not think for themselves or look at evidence, I’ll try here to respond. Whenever we are children, we trust our parents to tell us the truth because they are the ones who take care of us and look after us. When we are adults, we look at the evidence of what they say, and check it against the other ideas we are presented with, and determine...
Man is the head of the family, but woman is the neck, and the head turns...– My Big, Fat, Greek wedding, too true
The Problem of Pain (very condensed)
1. Assumed: An all-good all-powerful being/person would prevent all evil. 2. Given: There is evil 3. Therefore: This being (God) is either not all-good, not all-powerful, or both. This argument is internally consistent, but not true. Christians take issue with the first premise. If this all-good being is like a parent, as we assume when we call God “our Father”, then there are...
When I'm about to lector for Mass
letmebecatholic: I’m now an instituted lector, this is great. Our professor, Fr. Kunkel, jokingly calls me Lector Mister Andrew Williams.
When my friends leave for a discernment retreat
letmebecatholic: Haha! So many friends at college left to become nuns or priests, and then I did too! Very funny.
Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine.– Thomas Aquinas
It is requisite for the relaxation of the mind that we make use, from time to...– Thomas Aquinas
There are only two kinds of people in the end: those who say to God, “Thy...– C.S. Lewis, “The Great Divorce”
Proper acceptance of the doctrine of Hell involves three things: 1. Accept that Hell does indeed exist as a permanent/eternal separation from God, the human family, and all good. 2. Acknowledge that it is possible for persons to go there, but pray and work seeking that no one does, and, as the Church teaches us, do not condemn any person to Hell, “for judgment belongs to The Lord.”...
Pope To Ease Up On Jesus Talk →
Only a Catholic can really laugh about this fake article :)
The fact that minors have to have parental consent...
After wasting 20 or so hours in a single school week on minecraft ftb, I just deleted the map and game last night. Gotta stab those idols right in the face! Unless that idol is a person, then don’t stab them, just stop idolizing them. I’ll still play minecraft, but with other people, and not when I have school and life to be doing :P I’m not sure what came into me, but it was...
"Lay Down", a lullaby by Andrew Williams
“Lay Down”, a lullaby by Andrew Williams. Based on the book ‘Lilith: A Romance’, by George McDonald. ——————————- Led to the cold by Adam old, and his wife whose eyes shine like heaven. But fear I the sleep, my own life to keep- for who then could promise I’d awaken? Lay down, my child, lay down your head, my love. Close your eyes, and open your arms, let go, sleep… I’ve run for so...
Arresting News: Papa Francesco Goes to Prison →
“The Pope is our shepherd, and we are his sheep. Not the other way around. If he is suggesting through the prompting of the Holy Spirit that the Church move in a new direction (and we must stress that in no instance are matters of faith or morals being compromised), then we follow. It really is quite that simple.” A humorous and challenging article by a professor of mine at...
New Song, 'The End of the Affair'
(This is a new song I wrote, sort of based off the book ‘the end of the affair’ by graham Greene. It is 2/2 time, with two bars per line. Think a slow deep drumbeat) I learned to hate you when you left, cursing your God from my darkness. But I’m on my knees for the first time, dying now to see your eyes. But they’re shot cold and battened tight, and when they saw...
"Memento, homo, quia pulvis es...": Reflection:... →
rianredd1088: Reflection: March 20, 2013 St. Ambrose in Wall Wednesday in the Fifth Week in Lent Year C: DN 3:14-20, 91-92, 95; DN 3; JN 8:31-42 One of the most recognizable lines in popular culture finds it’s place in today’s Gospel. “If you remain in my word, you will truly be my disciples, and you… Great reflection by my good friend and seminarian brother, Ryan.
Our Holy Father is Beautifully Genuine →
May his genuine attitude and humility in Christ convert many hearts to God’s unfailing love in the midst of sufferings. And may we, especially I, grow in love for the poor!
jejwood: Physics, as that discipline is understood... →
jejwood: Physics, as that discipline is understood in modern times, abstracts from concrete material reality and describes the natural world exclusively in terms of its mathematical structure. Though philosophers and scientists beholden to scientism suppose that it thereby gives us an exhaustive picture of…
When a man sees beauty in this world and has a remembrance of true beauty, he...– Phaedrus -Plato Translated by W.C. Helmbold and W.G. Rabinowitz (via sneekz007)