Show Navigation

Tenebrae

Just the delirium, rants and lucidity of a confused guy who lives in the lonely dark.

10 Issues With Media Coverage and Need for Catholic Church to Change

Is the Catholic Church out of touch, out of date, and does it need to change? Well, some say so, but is that the reality?

…It is true that when we look at the Church through the lens of modern western culture, that the Church is not trendy. Church leaders are not interested in changing doctrine to keep up with the times. It seems the Church is too old and stuck in her ways.

To be quite honest, this is a good thing. But, the Church isn’t behind the times, she is above them.

What has our culture brought us:

  • Abortion on-demand
  • Hyper-sexualization
  • Addiction
  • Culture of death
  • More wars (in the 20th Century) than any other time in history
  • More slavery TODAY than any other time in history.
  • Divorce and broken families.
  • Pornography and selfishness.
  • etc.

Why would we ever think this culture is healthy or good enough to be a model for the Catholic Church to follow?
Why would we ever believe the modern way of thinking is really true?
Where is the beauty in this modern culture?

Here are just a few of the problems with believing the Church just needs to be updated to keep up with the culture:

  1. with this mindset we jettison all of the teachings of Christ, believing they are not applicable to us today.
  2. we make ourselves smarter than God. If we believe that the Church needs to change her ways, to line up with our thinking, then we are making ourselves the final judge of what is true and good = making ourselves a god.

The world needs the Catholic Church. The Catholic Church has the answer for all the world’s problems in the fullness of truth and the fullness of grace she offers to the world. The Church gives us a moral anchor, an answer to broken families, addiction, sin, war, violence, abuse, and all the other issues in our culture. More than ever the world needs the Catholic Church, if our society is to last. This answer is the personal relationship with Jesus that the Catholic Church offers to us all through the Sacramental grace, teachings of the Church, and in our own personal prayer we all need.

Jesus created one Church. We are that Church, the Catholic Church and if the world needs the Catholic Church, then the Church needs saints. We need to be holy if we are to change the world.

- Marcel LeJeune, Aggie Catholics

(Source: by-grace-of-god)

1 week ago- 49-
wilburwhateley:

winkydean:

sahxyel:

naturalshocks:

figmentdotcom:

afternoonsnoozebutton:

Tip for all my student readers: if you’re too lazy to use a bibliography creator like NoodleBib or RefWorks, let Google generate your bibliography entries for you. All you have to do is google the article/book title in Google Scholar, click “cite” at the bottom of the search result, and copy either the MLA, APA, or Chicago cite into your word document. 

Signal boost because omg how did I not know this in college?



Since registration is starting soon I figure this is ample time to remind the six people who look at my Tumblr that citing your sources is really important in college and that this will be your best friend forever.
If you’re in high school and want to go to college? Learn to source! You’ll be way ahead of the curve and it’s 100% more important than knowing what the hell a predicate nominative is.
I use http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/ to figure out how to cite for my papers, and it’s been quite useful for the three years I’ve been at this!

im crying i have this project due in two days and i didnt do tgis yet ho y fuckl

Whether you use a generator, a handbook, or Purdue’s OWL site, creating properly formatted citations for your essays/papers is an important skill. No matter your major, you will write papers in college! Learn the practice early; use it often. Your scores on researched assignments will improve, of course, but (if you care) you’ll also do a small part in improving the personal lives of the non-tenured grunts who grade anywhere from 60 to 90 3/5+ page essays every 2 to 3 weeks. Bless you for that. :) 

wilburwhateley:

winkydean:

sahxyel:

naturalshocks:

figmentdotcom:

afternoonsnoozebutton:

Tip for all my student readers: if you’re too lazy to use a bibliography creator like NoodleBib or RefWorks, let Google generate your bibliography entries for you. All you have to do is google the article/book title in Google Scholar, click “cite” at the bottom of the search result, and copy either the MLA, APA, or Chicago cite into your word document. 

Signal boost because omg how did I not know this in college?

Since registration is starting soon I figure this is ample time to remind the six people who look at my Tumblr that citing your sources is really important in college and that this will be your best friend forever.

If you’re in high school and want to go to college? Learn to source! You’ll be way ahead of the curve and it’s 100% more important than knowing what the hell a predicate nominative is.

I use http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/ to figure out how to cite for my papers, and it’s been quite useful for the three years I’ve been at this!

im crying i have this project due in two days and i didnt do tgis yet ho y fuckl

Whether you use a generator, a handbook, or Purdue’s OWL site, creating properly formatted citations for your essays/papers is an important skill. No matter your major, you will write papers in college! Learn the practice early; use it often. Your scores on researched assignments will improve, of course, but (if you care) you’ll also do a small part in improving the personal lives of the non-tenured grunts who grade anywhere from 60 to 90 3/5+ page essays every 2 to 3 weeks. 
Bless you for that. :) 

In 100 years we have gone from teaching Latin and Greek in high school to teaching Remedial English in college.

Joseph Sobran (1946-2010) American Journalist  (via philosophicalconservatism)

(via confessionsofsomeoneanonymous)

In 100 years we have gone from teaching Latin and Greek in high school to teaching Remedial English in college.

Joseph Sobran (1946-2010) American Journalist  (via philosophicalconservatism)

(via confessionsofsomeoneanonymous)

deanshuggybear:

fozmeadows:

In which seven cats all discover the same slightly elevated flat thing and claim it as their own while pretending the other six cats don’t exist.

game of thrones

deanshuggybear:

fozmeadows:

In which seven cats all discover the same slightly elevated flat thing and claim it as their own while pretending the other six cats don’t exist.

game of thrones

(Source: misterjakes, via smokeandjollyranchers)

by-grace-of-god:

Inspiring sculpture by Timothy Schmalz (website, facebook) to be installed at Shrine of Padre Pio in San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy. 

Timothy describes his experience: ”The whole time I was working on the sculpture a strange experience happened, I could not stop thinking of all the vile sins I created in my life. It was like a movie on repeat. After I was done with this, my thoughts broadened to worst sins that where created in my country, murders horrific that I heard of in the news. I could not believe what I was thinking and I could not prevent my thoughts from going to these dark places. After days of this, I thought, how horrible, I am creating a sculpture of a saint and this is what is going on inside of me? Then I understood that I was creating a sculpture of a saint who was known for confessions, In fact St. Pio has become the Patron Saint of Confessions. What was happening to me was a long confession throughout the creation of the sculpture. The Gloom I experience was then replaced with peace when after each horrific image that past through my mind was prayed with, and asked for forgiveness; my deeds and those of others. A fascinating journey creating this work.” (+)

(via by-grace-of-god)

Water is the element of change.

Earth is the element of substance.

Fire is the element of power.

Air is the element of freedom.

(Source: kinsharas, via ohmykorra)

Day 3

It was a strange morning for him. He woke up an hour earlier than his usual last minute wake up routine he practiced every Sunday. It was odd since he went to bed later than usual and was feeling incredibly tired at the time when he fell asleep. The parish annual picnic and pig roast was today, he would see a huge amount of people that mattered to him. Yet, the person who mattered most, would not be. It was unusual and unpleasant to know this would be the first f many Sunday’s to come where he would not be able to scan the pews to see her. As if the universe itself was against him, not a single one of his friends was there. He left early and went home, going straight for his bed, knowing he had work in a few hours. He was exhausted from loneliness and perhaps drained from knowing that she would not be be there after work as she had done so many times before. That same truth became more evident, that truth had begun to eat at him.

http://uglyasanalibi.tumblr.com/post/98057963686/ok-but-can-we-talk-about-catholics-in-the

ceaseless-longing:

uglyasanalibi:

Ok but can we talk about Catholics in the wizarding community? BEcause I think about Catholics in the wizarding community A LOT.

  • muggle-born Catholics who get visited not only by Dumbledore, but also by a bishop appointed to explain the Church’s stance on magic (it is neutral, and like all…

I’m glad other people worry about the Catholic students at Hogwarts.

1 month ago- 132-