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socialworkgradstudents:

I really enjoy that Obama obviously has some advisors who have a good understanding of what kind of media outlets he needs to hit and how to reach certain demographics, but what I enjoy most is the idea that somebody at some point must’ve basically counseled Obama that “the way to reach the youth is through sick burns

Ah yes. How amazing. A media script writer for a witty imperialist whose orders have resulted in thousands of people killed in the Middle East, East Africa and Central Asia/South Asia while domestically he continues approving of increased militarism in police ranks and poverty in majority black and brown communities, not to forget cracking down harder than ever on immigrants among other lovely policies. He delivers drone strikes against children and sickburns on entertainment TV for motherfucking idiots like you who think it’s cool as hell and so original. It must be wonderful being so astoundingly dense.

you must know it’s more complicated that than. Somewhere in your brain, you have to know that President Obama is neither wholly responsible, nor wholly able to choose which laws he can pass. Honestly, if he can’t even get Healthcare.gov to work with the negative pressure of the Congress, how do u expect that he has ANY control over ally situations establish LONG before his presidency. I honestly feel sorry for him. I feel sorry because none of us know how he REALLY feels when he goes home at night and lays in bed. We ONLY know what his speech-writers tell him to say, and what the entirety of the United States government projects feed its people—with him as the mouthpiece.

Shut the fuck up. That’s the most typically liberal apologist position to take for a warmonger who knows exactly what he’s doing. Try telling the same thing to someone sitting in Pakistan. I lived there and as soon as the Kill List came out, Pakistanis in the tribal areas had to flee because they feared US drone strikes. Here’s one (of at least twenty different policies - yes, twenty) where Obama had the individual power to sign yes or no on a strategy in foreign policy directed at the ME/SA. This individual decision had nothing to do with the Congress. He had the power to sign no. He didn’t. The Kill List, once devised, had Obama’s full approval of what constituted a terrorist and the names on it. Including children. Boys below 15. Not only that but the Kill List also enunciated what kind of gatherings would be “potentially terrorist hangouts” and it included funerals, majlis, etc. Plus the Kill List would decide which “terrorist” could be proven innocent posthumously and which one couldn’t. This was done under Obama’s full approval. I said one of the twenty policies directed at the “greater Middle East” because the remaining nineteen also had a green signal from his side. I am fairly sure this Democrat position of looking at Obama with a sympathetic eye would’ve been nowhere if this was Bush. The funny part is that both bastards are identical when it comes to foreign policy with a few differences domestically. People who take the position of insisting that Obama is somehow deep down inside an innocent man who feels helpless about his job are no better than the people who vocally and blindly support him in his fucking bloodshed. 

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Anonymous asked: Why are you so pro teen pregnancy when you're catholic, Catholics aren't allowed to have sex before marriage

Every single human being is willed by God. If a human being is conceived outside marriage, that human being is as equally precious as one convinced in marriage. Why? Because both of these children are willed by God. The conception of a human being is never a punishment, never a burden, never a mistake, but always a gift woven by the hands of God. God is gracious, He gives us the most precious gift; the gift of life, even when we are guilty of sin.

I do not advocate teen sex, but I do celebrate the life of a human being willed by God. A young mother does not need shame from me, she needs love. She is already afraid, harassed, and belittled by others. If God has placed a life in her womb for her care, then I too can trust her to be a good mother. We as human beings, especially women, were created to love. Can I really doubt God?

Her journey is already difficult. Young mothers, teen mothers, need to know that they are precious, as precious as their born or unborn children, and God is greater then any sin they could ever commit in their lives. If I do not tell them I am happy for the gift God has blessed them with in their womb, then who will?

Don’t confuse my respect for human life for advocating sex outside of marriage.

Happy Sunday!

Urgent Prayer Request

This little baby boy is Cooper. His shunt failed and he is having his last test for brain death tomorrow. Please storm heaven for a miracle. The family is asking for intercession of Fulton Sheen. Please pray!!!

Urgent Prayer Request

This little baby boy is Cooper. His shunt failed and he is having his last test for brain death tomorrow. Please storm heaven for a miracle. The family is asking for intercession of Fulton Sheen. Please pray!!!

I have a special request future authors, please write “50 Shades of Chastity.”

Thanks bye.

greluc:

SAINT SHARBEL MAKHLUF
Priest
(1828-1898)  Feast Day July 24th

        Joseph Zaroun  Makhluf was born in a small mountain village of Lebanon. Raised by an uncle who opposed the boy’s youthful piety, he snuck away at age 23 to join the Baladite monastery of Saint Maron at Annaya where he took the name Charbel in memory of a 2nd century martyr. He was ordained in 1858.   

        Devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary, he spent the last twenty-three years of his life as a hermit. Despite temptations to wealth and comfort, Sharbel lived as a model monk on the bare minimums of everything. He gained a reputation for holiness, and was much sought for counsel and blessing. He had a great personal devotion to the Blessed Sacrament, and was known to levitate during his prayers. He was briefly paralyzed just before his death.

        Several post-mortem miracles were attributed to him, including periods in 1927 and 1950 when a bloody “sweat” flowed from his corpse. His tomb has become a place of pilgrimage for Lebanese and non-Lebanese, Christian and non-Christian alike.

        Sharbel taught the value of poverty, self-sacrifice, and prayer by the way he lived. He was beatified in 1965 and canonized in 9 October 1977 by Pope Paul VI.

        July 24th is the feast-day for St. Sharbel Makhlouf on the Universal Church. The Maronite Church celebrates him on the 3rd Sunday of July and on December 24th, the day he went to heaven.

greluc:

SAINT SHARBEL MAKHLUF
Priest
(1828-1898) Feast Day July 24th

Joseph Zaroun Makhluf was born in a small mountain village of Lebanon. Raised by an uncle who opposed the boy’s youthful piety, he snuck away at age 23 to join the Baladite monastery of Saint Maron at Annaya where he took the name Charbel in memory of a 2nd century martyr. He was ordained in 1858.

Devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary, he spent the last twenty-three years of his life as a hermit. Despite temptations to wealth and comfort, Sharbel lived as a model monk on the bare minimums of everything. He gained a reputation for holiness, and was much sought for counsel and blessing. He had a great personal devotion to the Blessed Sacrament, and was known to levitate during his prayers. He was briefly paralyzed just before his death.

Several post-mortem miracles were attributed to him, including periods in 1927 and 1950 when a bloody “sweat” flowed from his corpse. His tomb has become a place of pilgrimage for Lebanese and non-Lebanese, Christian and non-Christian alike.

Sharbel taught the value of poverty, self-sacrifice, and prayer by the way he lived. He was beatified in 1965 and canonized in 9 October 1977 by Pope Paul VI.

July 24th is the feast-day for St. Sharbel Makhlouf on the Universal Church. The Maronite Church celebrates him on the 3rd Sunday of July and on December 24th, the day he went to heaven.

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Thomas Cole, The Pilgrim of the Cross at the End of His Journey (study for series, The Cross and the World), c. 1846-48
From the Smithsonian American Art Museum:

Thomas Cole died before he was able to complete his final group of paintings, titled The Cross and the World. In the beginning of the series, two young men each begin a pilgrimage—-one to the cross and the other through the world. The route to the cross is mountainous and difficult, while the pathway through the world tempts with a beautiful valley. By the end of their journeys, the pilgrim of the cross discovers the bright light and angels of redemption, but the pilgrim of the world finds only a wasteland of emptiness and fear. Cole used very little color in these paintings to emphasize the vivid contrast between the glorious light of God and the dark confusion of a world without faith.

cavetocanvas:

Thomas Cole, The Pilgrim of the Cross at the End of His Journey (study for series, The Cross and the World), c. 1846-48

From the Smithsonian American Art Museum:

Thomas Cole died before he was able to complete his final group of paintings, titled The Cross and the World. In the beginning of the series, two young men each begin a pilgrimage—-one to the cross and the other through the world. The route to the cross is mountainous and difficult, while the pathway through the world tempts with a beautiful valley. By the end of their journeys, the pilgrim of the cross discovers the bright light and angels of redemption, but the pilgrim of the world finds only a wasteland of emptiness and fear. Cole used very little color in these paintings to emphasize the vivid contrast between the glorious light of God and the dark confusion of a world without faith.

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