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by-grace-of-god:

hellachoice:

by-grace-of-god:

… I will continue to march every day of my life to bring truth to the harms of abortion and prevent women from repeating my biggest mistake. I want to be the voice that I didn’t hear, the voice that says, “I know that you’re scared, and I promise that there is a better option.” - Star Tucker

Just because you didn’t have a positive abortion experience doesn’t give you the right to decide for every other pregnant person what the best choice for them is. You should be striving to be the voice that says “I know that you’re scared, and I promise that whatever happens, you’ll be okay…even if you choose an abortion.” Because I’m sure that a lot more scared pregnant people would love to hear that so much more than you telling them that there are “better options” than abortion. Because for a lot of people, that’s what the best choice for them is. Stop being entitled.

The quote above is not mine but I fully empathize with what Star Tucker is saying. WHY would I want to say to any woman “I know that you’re scared, and I promise that whatever happens, you’ll be okay…even if you choose an abortion.” Why would I want to lie to her? To wish a choice on her that I believe will only lead to heartbreak and regret? (Although there is hope and forgiveness for women who have aborted.)
Thanks, but I will stick with “better options” than abortion for I firmly believe that countless women are choosing a terrible option because they are scared and desperate and not fully informed of better choices out there. (Something ironically that the pro-choice movement neglects to present to them.)
Women need to be supported in a crisis pregnancy.
Eliminate the crisis, not the child.

by-grace-of-god:

hellachoice:

by-grace-of-god:

… I will continue to march every day of my life to bring truth to the harms of abortion and prevent women from repeating my biggest mistake. I want to be the voice that I didn’t hear, the voice that says, “I know that you’re scared, and I promise that there is a better option.” - Star Tucker

Just because you didn’t have a positive abortion experience doesn’t give you the right to decide for every other pregnant person what the best choice for them is. 
You should be striving to be the voice that says “I know that you’re scared, and I promise that whatever happens, you’ll be okay…even if you choose an abortion.” Because I’m sure that a lot more scared pregnant people would love to hear that so much more than you telling them that there are “better options” than abortion. Because for a lot of people, that’s what the best choice for them is. 
Stop being entitled.

The quote above is not mine but I fully empathize with what Star Tucker is saying. WHY would I want to say to any woman “I know that you’re scared, and I promise that whatever happens, you’ll be okay…even if you choose an abortion.” Why would I want to lie to her? To wish a choice on her that I believe will only lead to heartbreak and regret? (Although there is hope and forgiveness for women who have aborted.)

Thanks, but I will stick with “better options” than abortion for I firmly believe that countless women are choosing a terrible option because they are scared and desperate and not fully informed of better choices out there. (Something ironically that the pro-choice movement neglects to present to them.)

Women need to be supported in a crisis pregnancy.

Eliminate the crisis, not the child.

dancingqueen707:

niallshit:

if u feel sad right now look at this bunny eating a flower

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It made me so happy

sad-disposition:

have u ever liked someone so much that literally all u can think about is kissing them and holding them and doing everything in ur power to make them happy

chestertonian:

Reblog if you’re part of the Tumblr Catholic community. I need more blogs to follow!

caelumsidereum:

The Three Pillars of the Church’s Authority

Matthew 16:19. And I will give to thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven. And whatsoever thou shalt bind upon earth, it shall be bound also in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose upon earth, it shall be loosed also in heaven. 

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Public Service Announcement

ora—-et—-labora:

If you’re uncomfortable with someone at Church who seems gay, feminine, masculine, or different in general, that’s your character flaw, not theirs. 

by-grace-of-god:

Detail of a monstrance. 

by-grace-of-god:

Detail of a monstrance. 

hedgehog-goulash7:

Best ending ever.  The “freeing of Tony Stark” as all the suits explode is emotionally resonant and just wonderful.  To all the people who are complaining that “he blew up all his suits” — you are totally missing the entire point of the movie. 

Tony can always build more suits. His problem was that, traumatized and emotionally scarred (and Tony, despite all his surface ego and bravado, has always been emotionally needy and unsure of himself — factors that Downey’s performance has always showcased…), Tony was hiding behind the suits, making suit after suit, more comfortable as a tinker/mechanic than as a superhero or a true loving partner to Pepper.  The Clean Slate Protocol — which, touchingly, he had obviously built in to potentially use someday — is a gesture of great personal courage.  He has learned, through that vast swathe of “Iron Man 3” storyline where he’s deprived of his suits, or his suits don’t come through for him, that HE is Iron Man.  “You Know Who I Am” — his “egotistical” nametag in Bern — becomes an ironic metaphor for the entire movie, which is ABOUT “who is Iron Man — does the suit really make the man?” 

And the answer is no.  Tony, himself, without the suits, IS Iron Man.  It’s his bravery, his willingness to lean from his mistakes, his brains, his creativity, his adaptability and his humanity that are Iron Man/Tony Stark, for they are one and the same.  The suits without the man in them are JUST suits — they are expendable, they can be built again, they can be blown up at will.  And the arc reactor is not Iron Man, either, by the way - it, too, is expendable, and by ridding himself of it he rids himself of another crutch.

This is why I loved “Iron Man 3” and thought it was the best of the three Iron Man movies, or at least equal to “Iron Man” the first.  It really tells the story of a hero who grows and learns something important about himself through the course of the movie.  It proves again that Tony Stark/Iron Man is the most human of superheroes, which is, of course, why so many of us love him. 

And if there ever were Oscars that fairly considered superhero movies and other genre fare, RDJ’s amazing, complex, touching and human portrayal of Tony Stark would have won something by now — it’s twice the performance of many actors who actually have won the award.  Just sayin’.

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We have been called “a lost generation…[not] giving birth to anything new” and “too quiet, too online.” In fact the opposite is true. There is a deafening roar in cyberspace. If a presidential election can be won through the support of an online movement, if articles and ideas can reach tens of millions of people overnight, and create a four-thousand person discussion, if YouTube can receive 200,000 new videos a day, then being “too quiet” and “too online” is the opinion of someone who doesn’t understand what it means to be online. Not creating anything new and not being loud enough are not our problems. So why the disrespect from the famous 60s generation? Because we aren’t doing what they want us to do.

Most of us were born after the end of the Cold War or were too young to remember it. The political climate we grew up in was one of supreme hypocrisy. One President nearly got impeached for a superficial sex scandal and then another later broke international laws to preemptively start a war without UN support and was re-elected to serve 2 full terms without so much as a breath of legal retribution.

The problem my generation faces is inheriting a world that baffles us: a world of hypocrisy and crisis; a world on the brink of collapse yet at the height of human civilization.

Imagine for a moment being one of us. Taught in school that all people are created equal, that all countries are sovereign, that freedom, democracy, and capitalism are embraced by all people and nations because they are ultimate ideals that allow us to prosper and live as we choose in the pursuit of happiness. Old enough to read the New York Times online and blog on Huffington Post, we see a very different world. Equality? Not for the poor, not for LGBT. Capitalism? It appears to have been a house of cards recklessly constructed by greed for the benefit of a few. Sovereignty? Not for resource-poor or oil-rich countries. Ideals? Not for the media or our political and business leaders.

Now we must navigate a world where a concentration of power, wealth, and media often conflicts with every ideal the Western world is supposed to stand for. If you think we are too quiet and too online you should consider that we have two choices. One, to accept the values we were taught to believe in and totally redefine and reconstruct the way our government/economy/society works so that these ideals match reality. Or two, to accept the world we live in and think up a new set of values to justify our lives.

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Thine are the kingdom, the pow’r, and the glory, now and forever.  On the cross we find it.  All power, all glory, and the kingdom. #latergram (at St Josephs Catholic Church)

Thine are the kingdom, the pow’r, and the glory, now and forever. On the cross we find it. All power, all glory, and the kingdom. #latergram (at St Josephs Catholic Church)

Yep.  I’m live-streaming 2 Test matches at the same time.  Neither of which involve Australia.  I swear I’m cool.

Yep. I’m live-streaming 2 Test matches at the same time. Neither of which involve Australia. I swear I’m cool.

ivmysterynumbers:

Please excuse the Hoenn pick-up lines

I’ve got several.

piranhapunk:

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Twenty-five years and three days later, reality takes a tip from fiction and charts “Weird Al” Yankovic’s new album Mandatory Fun at number one, with over 100,000 sales during it’s first week. In his 31 year long career, with 14 studio albums to his name, this is the first time he’s hit the top- and the first comedy album by ANY artist to hit #1 since 1960! Congratulations, Al! image

"God created the universe with His life giving breath; Jesus saved the whole of creation with His final breath.

It seems only fitting that we be willing to praise Him with all the breath we can give."
T.B. LaBerge // Go Now (via godmoves)
"I wonder if your chest ever aches at the sound of my name the same way mine does whenever I hear yours."