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César Barroso

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Contrary to what you would think, when catholics preach our faith to you, we don’t do it with hatred, or with a holier-than-thou attitude. We do it with a burning, loving, fire in our hearts, certain that there is an overflowing source of happiness that is open to all. We preach shamelessly and possibly even annoyingly, because we want all of you non-believers to be this happy… We love you, and want you to be filled with happiness.

So next time you’re rolling your eyes at us, looking at us with contempt, condescendingly or even thinking that we are evil… Try to remember that the only emotion with which we look at you non-believers is solely and most definitely love. Just love.

Atheists, I fucking love you.

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Yes, like David in our reading from God’s word this morning, the pro-life movement has been dismissed by the Goliath of the well-oiled, well-inked, glitterati-crowded pro-abortion one…. But, Goliath the Giant didn’t win, did he? Trusting, shrewd, faithful, confident, energetic little David did! Thank you, David…for the radiant inspiration you give us!
Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan (New York)

(Source: usccb.org, via fathershane)

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The misconception that one always has to choose between science and religion is incorrect. Of course, some religious beliefs explicitly contradict science (e.g., the belief that the world and all life on it was created in six literal days); however, most religious groups have no conflict with the theory of evolution or other scientific findings. In fact, many religious people, including theologians, feel that a deeper understanding of nature actually enriches their faith. Moreover, in the scientific community there are thousands of scientists who are devoutly religious and also accept evolution.

The misconception that one always has to choose between science and religion is incorrect. Of course, some religious beliefs explicitly contradict science (e.g., the belief that the world and all life on it was created in six literal days); however, most religious groups have no conflict with the theory of evolution or other scientific findings. In fact, many religious people, including theologians, feel that a deeper understanding of nature actually enriches their faith. Moreover, in the scientific community there are thousands of scientists who are devoutly religious and also accept evolution.

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it’s far more impressive to discover a God who brings galaxies and planets and gorillas and paramecia into existence by simply letting physical laws “set in stone” from the very beginning of time run their course and shape our universe than to think of a “mechanic” God who has to personally wire and configure every species that he sets in motion.
Father Shane

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On Being Catholic and Flirting with Orientalism, Buddhism, New Age, pseudo-sciency crap (i.e. The Secret), and others.

The Catholic Church is the best of the best. She is classy, she has style, she is smart, she is good people, she is decent. She’s not your laid back, slutty little neighbor who won’t mind you dating other people at the same time. She’s giving you the best of the best of the best. Bitch, you don’t need anything besides the best of the best of the best. If you insist on screwing around on her, do us all a favor a take a pick.

In all seriousness though, this is sinful behavior, so quit it.

The Nicene Creed. Read it, believe it, f’ing profess that baby.

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On Abortion, particularly the abortion of infants with disabilities, malformations and other possible handicaps.

I find the way economics, money, comfort, fear of hardship and other intangible human ideals gain priority over an actual physically present in the womb human life terribly saddening and demoralizing.

How is it that fabricated necessities such as special schools, equipment for the handicapped, etc. become such a hinderance that they come to justify the termination of the being who would be better off with them? I’m not saying that these aren’t nice things to have if you are a person with a disability, but all over the world and throughout history there are and have been blind, deaf, down syndrome, mentally challenged, etc. people that have made and make due just fine with the love and support that their families give them and the growth that they achieve on their own. Are you seriously that selfish and condescending to justify denying them of the chance of growing and living with their disability because of economics? “oh I’m sorry little baby, we found you have down syndrome, and yeah, you don’t really fit into our budget, yup, yeah sorry, sucks for you.” How is this not an abominable form of discrimination against these voiceless infants? The criteria by which you are allowed to live or not is your monetary value. Products get launched or discarded at companies following the same criteria. How is it that we came to a state in which murdering infants in the name of economics became a legal option?

I describe myself as an idealist, and to a pragmatist as you yourself may be, economics and other logistical issues may naturally have a higher priority than the right to health, safety, life, and other human rights. I like to believe in the underdogs that handicapped people and their families become when they accept them into their lives, and I take pride in the effort and sacrifice that those families undergo, striving even though the odds may be against them. Maybe believing in them like I do may be for idealists and men of faith such as myself, and not for pragmatical people. If you however, are an expecting parent and a pramatist, please consider not killing your chilld if you find him or her to be the bearer of a disability. You may not believe in yourself, but who knows, maybe your kid will. You might even learn a thing or two from him or her.

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