If people understood the true purpose of chastity, they would see that it has nothing to do with fear or prudishness. Nor is it a repression of sexual desires. Rather, chastity is an exercise of the will, to choose what is good, the greatest of all that is good. It is a refusal to allow the desire for pleasure to displace the call to love. Pleasure is not a bad thing, but when a person pursues enjoyment at the expense of another, love is abandoned.
The fastest growing religion is, ‘I don’t care.’
—Chris Stefanick (via by-grace-of-god)
Porn is one of the biggest and most harmful industries in the world, closely affiliated with human trafficking and drugs and alcohol abuse, causing rape between children, violence, beastiality and pedophilism and its fetishizing race, underage girls, trans people and lesbianism. Thought you should know.
Gestación by Flavio Christensen Altuna
Anonymous asked: What is your favorite part of being Catholic?
Knowing that Christ dwells within me. Every Christian denomination can say it, but we know for certain that by receiving the most Holy Eucharist that Christ dwells within us. Each time we attend Mass we are experiencing Heaven on Earth.Being able to eat and drink the precious Body and Blood of Christ, is the most intimate and most beautiful, display of faith and love.
Pope Francis embraces Franciscan Father Simoni during a visit to Tirana, Albania, Sept. 21. Pope Francis wept when he heard the testimony of Father Simoni, 84, who for 28 years was imprisoned, tortured and sentenced to forced labor for refusing to speak out against the Catholic Church as his captors wanted.