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beinggayisokay:

“Religion done right” Made rebloggable by request

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mrstealyosketchers:

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saddestgirlof2015:

The Pope broke with tradition and bowed to Muslim Queen Rania of Jordan while she and her husband, King Abdullah, visited the Pope at the Vatican. Protocol usually dictates that visitors to the Vatican bow to him, not the other way around. 

yo

yO

YO

dude this pope 

RANT INBOUND. SCROLL DOWN TO AVOID KNOWLEDGE.

okay I’ve actually seen some people complaining about this move, so let me drop some real talk on ya.

Pope’s the guy who takes over the Catholic Church, after the previous Pope, etc etc etc up to St. Peter, who got the keys to the shop from the big J-Man himself. So some people are like “YO HE’S REPPIN JESUS LIKE HE’S BELOW SOME HUMAN” but they got this shit all backwards, because one of the biggest ideals in Christianity (that a lot of Christians seem to miss) is “do like Jesus do.” And Jesus went around washing his disciple’s FEET. Because he was classy as hell and humble as fuck.

So basically, this Pope is ballerama because he’s doing like Jesus do, being classy and humble and the haters can get behind me.

Stay classy. Sean out.

Yay!! Thank you!

My favorite quote from the bible “do like Jesus do”

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stardustkr7:

shortformblog:

  • Last week American Cardinal Raymond L. Burke said this about Pope Francis and the culture wars: “One gets the impression, or it’s interpreted this way in the media, that he thinks we’re talking too much about abortion, too much about the integrity of marriage as between one man and one woman. But we can never talk enough about that.”
  • This week Pope Francis removed Cardinal Burke from the Congregation for Bishops, a powerful Vatican committee, replacing him with the more moderate American Cardinal Donald Wuerl, who isn’t known for stepping in the middle of the culture wars very often. Some are taking it as a sign that Francis wants a more inclusive Church. source

Like, it kinda cracks me up how mad people in the Church are getting over the fact that the Pope is literally following Jesus’ example… you know, encouraging less focus on the rule heavy, outdated doctrine and teaching about love and acceptance instead… 

Pope Francis does not have time for your bullshit.

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I prefer a Church which is bruised, hurting and dirty because it has been out on the streets, rather than a Church which is unhealthy from being confined and from clinging to its own security.
Pope Francis  (via vastderp)

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alackofpetticoats:

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theatlantic:

The Pope Has Declared a New Enemy: Capitalism

Pope Francis is once again shaking things up in the Catholic Church. On Tuesday, he issued his first “apostolic exhortation,” declaring a new enemy for the Catholic Church: modern capitalism. “Some people continue to defend trickle-down theories which assume that economic growth, encouraged by a free market, will inevitably succeed in bringing about greater justice and inclusiveness in the world,” he wrote. “This opinion, which has never been confirmed by the facts, expresses a crude and naive trust in the goodness of those wielding economic power and in the sacralized workings of the prevailing economic system.”

He couldn’t be much clearer. The pope has taken a firm political stance against right-leaning, pro-free market economic policies, and his condemnation appears to be largely pointed at Europe and the United States.

Read more. [Image: Reuters]

Things are about to get really, really interesting in the world of politics and religion. Recently the Popiest Catholics and the most politically conservative Catholics have tightly overlapped. So have the most liberal and the most lapsed.

And now this.

I still have to read the whole exhortation, but considering my own anti-capitalism is rooted in my faith, I find this very encouraging.

I fucking love this pope.

feministsupernatural:

Yo, BB, hypothetically, when Steve Rogers dies, could someone make a motion for him to be canonized?

He’s Catholic and he’s committed miracles, (Like coming back from the dead)

Well, first off, they’d have to wait at least five years. Then he’d be investigated to make sure he exemplified Catholic virtues (which would be the case since he’s a superhero and sainthood requires superheroic levels of goodness).

HOWEVER, performing miracles in life is no longer criteria for sainthood. You must have performed miracles after death (as in, someone prays to you and is miraculously cured of their incurable disease or whatever), at least three times - once to be Blessed (beatified), and two more to be a saint (canonized).

There’s some iffiness on whether or not he might be considered a martyr as a result of a heroic act of charity (say he dies saving a lot of people) because it’s not an official definition of martyr, but that would make him automatically beatified without the first miracle. But then he’d still need another two after his death.

tattooeddicks:

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think-progress:

Best Pope story yet?

Pope Francis has been sneaking out of the Vatican at night to serve the homeless.

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The Pope for people who don’t like popes strikes again.

i think it’s amazing this dude has to sneak out to do this. he’s like a hundred years old and he has to sneak out of his own home to help poor people. you’d think the friggin pope wouldn’t have to sneak out like a fucking 13 year old just to help people holy shit. and since he’s not supposed to help poor people, what’s his job? i always thought that helping people was part of the requirement for being pope, but then again i’m not catholic.

Think of it this way: technically, it’s the CEO’s job to pay the janitors. But for the most part, the CEO never even sees a janitor - all his work is delegated to his underlings. The pope is elected by the cardinals to be a good overseer of the church, and is supposed to leave the actual work part to his cardinals and bishops and priests.

This is the equivalent of the CEO leaving his office and taking money out of his own wallet to pay the janitors.

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klainebilius:

WHY AREN’T MORE PEOPLE FREAKING OUT ABOUT THIS??? THE POPE. CATHOLIC POPE. HAS SAID THAT “that the Roman Catholic church had grown “obsessed” with preaching about abortion, gay marriage and contraception, and that he has chosen not to speak of those issues despite recriminations from some critics.” 

HE IS BASICALLY SAYING THAT CATHOLICS ARE TOO FOCUSED ON PREACHING ABOUT HOW BEING GAY AND HAVING ABORTIONS ARE WRONG AND WE NEED TO FOCUS ON “THE CHURCH’S MANDATE TO SERVE THE POOR AND MARGINALIZED”. 

AND HOW TOO MANY (ESP. AMERICAN) PRIESTS NEED TO FOCUS ON THE FACT THAT “The proclamation of the saving love of God comes before moral and religious imperatives.”

AKA FOCUS ON GOD’S LOVE RATHER THAN PREACHING THAT THE BIBLE SAYS BEING GAY AND HAVING ABORTIONS IS WRONG.

THIS IS FUCKING HUGE?!!!!!!!!!!

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They introduce themselves as pro-life. And I say, ‘Oh, I’m so glad. You must be fighting for healthcare for the poor.’ And they look at me like I’m bonkers.
Sheila Walsh, a Catholic nun (via stfuprolifers)

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lumos5000:

the new pope just became one of my new favorite people in the world

i’d understand if you said he was one of your favourite popes because obviously this is a nice thing for a pope to say, but what he said isn’t very impressive outside of catholicism so

A pope just defied thousands of years of dogma and ya still complaining

nothing is ever good enough for these motherfuckers

fucking hell

A pope just defied thousands of years of dogma and ya still complaining”

actually, no, he didn’t

the official teaching of the catholic church is that gay love and feelings are fine but gay sex and gay marriage is not, because in catholicism, you have to be able to (potentially) have babies for your sex to be considered legitimate (hence the church’s stance on condoms and bc)

catholic teaching is NOT the “ex-gay” type that tries to turn gay people straight or says that thinking gay thoughts are a sin - that would be certain sects of protestantism

officially, the ideal gay catholic does exist: as a celibate, not having any no-baby sex

he’s literally just reiterating that gay people shouldn’t be judged any more than other sinners, which - SURPRISE - is what catholic social justice is about

now YES this is very cool because he’s reminding everybody to not be assholes, but that’s sort of his job as pope

and YES this is very cool because it’s an opening for POTENTIALLY more liberal doctrines like allowing gay priests (since priests are celibate anyway)

but NO he’s not saying anything new or special, since that stance has been official since 1992

the person who you can thank for the stuff he’s saying is John Paul II, who wrote the catechism about the official stance of the church in the first place

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hoechleberryfinn:

breakingnews:

Pope: ‘Who am I to judge’ gay people?

NBC News: Pope Francis on Monday said “who am I to judge?” gay people as he discussed one of the most divisive issues affecting the Catholic Church.  

“I have yet to find anyone who has a business card that says he is gay,” the pontiff said at a press conference in which he addressed the reports of a “gay lobby” within the Vatican.

“They say they exist. If someone is gay, who searches for the Lord and has goodwill, who am I to judge?” he added. 

Photo: Pope Francis, who gave a press conference on his flight back from Brazil, said he had stayed away from the gay marriage debate on his trip because he wanted to stay positive (Luca Zennaro / Pool via EPA)

      

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hoechleberryfinn:

breakingnews:

Pope: ‘Who am I to judge’ gay people?

NBC News: Pope Francis on Monday said “who am I to judge?” gay people as he discussed one of the most divisive issues affecting the Catholic Church.  

“I have yet to find anyone who has a business card that says he is gay,” the pontiff said at a press conference in which he addressed the reports of a “gay lobby” within the Vatican.

“They say they exist. If someone is gay, who searches for the Lord and has goodwill, who am I to judge?” he added. 

Photo: Pope Francis, who gave a press conference on his flight back from Brazil, said he had stayed away from the gay marriage debate on his trip because he wanted to stay positive (Luca Zennaro / Pool via EPA)

      

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Pope Francis on Monday continued to recast the Catholic Church’s image by focusing on its inviting, merciful aspects, this time shocking a planeload of reporters by saying of homosexuality: “Who am I to judge?”

“If they accept the Lord and have goodwill, who am I to judge them?” the leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics said in a remarkably candid and off-the-cuff news conference en route to Rome from Brazil. “They shouldn’t be marginalized.”

The pope’s seemingly casual remark was another example of his approachable style, which was on full display during his visit to Rio de Janeiro for World Youth Day. He carried his own bag onto the plane and traveled around Rio in a small Fiat without being shielded by hordes of security. He met with recovering drug addicts in a hospital and condemned inequality in a visit to crime-ridden slums.

He made his comments about gays, signaling that the church looks on them as brothers and sisters, as he fielded questions from reporters for an 80-minute stretch, at times leaning on the back of an airplane seat as if he were just another passenger. With his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, reporters had to submit questions ahead of time, and the Vatican decided which ones the pontiff would answer.

… His predecessor made remarks that many gay Catholics interpreted as hostile. Even though Benedict called on Catholics to show “great respect for [gay] people,” he oversaw the publication of a church document that called homosexual inclinations “disordered” and called for men with “deep-seated” gay tendencies to be barred from the priesthood. He also said same-sex marriage was insidious threat to the common good.

The Washington Post, "Pope Francis Calls for Inclusion of Gays In Society, Saying He Has No Right to ‘Judge.’"

Oh don’t worry, the rest of the Catholic Church leadership won’t follow.

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At least he’s better than Pope Palpatine. Which, granted, isn’t very hard to do, but…

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ohnoproblems:

incredible

i thought this was an onion article for a second, holy crap

Someone should tweet 95 theses to the Vatican twitter.

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