joyful-serenity:

theorthodoxbritreturns:

Yesterday the Islamist group ISIS read out an ultimatum to Chrisians from its Mosques. It called on Christians to comply by midday on Saturday or face death if they did not leave the northern city.
The ultimatum cited a historic contract known as “dhimma,” under which non-Muslims in Islamic societies who refuse to convert are offered protection if they pay a fee, called a “jizya”.
"We offer them three choices: Islam; the dhimma contract - involving payment of jizya; if they refuse this they will have nothing but the sword," the Isis statement said.
Please keep the native Christians of Iraq in your prayers as they face this threat against their very existence.

 Western media have been so lax about reporting the very real, and torturous persecution Christians are facing in Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Nigeria and others. For example, a 14yr old Altar boy was taken from serving Mass and Crucified against the front door of the Church not very long ago in Mosul/Ninevah. Elsewhere, a Priest was decapitated and his head left on the front steps of his Church.  But you won’t find out about it on the Internet, or in the newspapers, because Western Media doesn’t care. The only reason I happen to know this is because my (Benedictine) Priest has (Religious Order) friends that escaped from Iraq recently, and this was their lived experience.  Oh and by the by, when ISIS say that “they will have nothing but the sword”, it’s worth being aware that in parts of ISIS controlled territory, crucifixion is the preferred treatment for Christians. A dozen men were crucified in a town square just a couple of months ago, because they refused to recant or pay the jizya - that was in Syria, but the belief that ‘the sword is too good’ for Christians is strong in certain areas. (Rather like the Roman Empire - St Paul wasn’t crucified because he was a Roman Citizen, and crucifixion was kept for non Romans, as “lesser” human beings.  Signal boost the heck out of this, and please, please pray.  (and it shouldn’t need said, but please, do also remember that this is not the will of the majority of Muslims, who are just as horrified - if not more so - as we are at this reckless, awful treatment of other human beings.)

joyful-serenity:

theorthodoxbritreturns:

Yesterday the Islamist group ISIS read out an ultimatum to Chrisians from its Mosques. It called on Christians to comply by midday on Saturday or face death if they did not leave the northern city.

The ultimatum cited a historic contract known as “dhimma,” under which non-Muslims in Islamic societies who refuse to convert are offered protection if they pay a fee, called a “jizya”.

"We offer them three choices: Islam; the dhimma contract - involving payment of jizya; if they refuse this they will have nothing but the sword," the Isis statement said.

Please keep the native Christians of Iraq in your prayers as they face this threat against their very existence.


Western media have been so lax about reporting the very real, and torturous persecution Christians are facing in Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Nigeria and others. For example, a 14yr old Altar boy was taken from serving Mass and Crucified against the front door of the Church not very long ago in Mosul/Ninevah. Elsewhere, a Priest was decapitated and his head left on the front steps of his Church.

But you won’t find out about it on the Internet, or in the newspapers, because Western Media doesn’t care. The only reason I happen to know this is because my (Benedictine) Priest has (Religious Order) friends that escaped from Iraq recently, and this was their lived experience.

Oh and by the by, when ISIS say that “they will have nothing but the sword”, it’s worth being aware that in parts of ISIS controlled territory, crucifixion is the preferred treatment for Christians. A dozen men were crucified in a town square just a couple of months ago, because they refused to recant or pay the jizya - that was in Syria, but the belief that ‘the sword is too good’ for Christians is strong in certain areas. (Rather like the Roman Empire - St Paul wasn’t crucified because he was a Roman Citizen, and crucifixion was kept for non Romans, as “lesser” human beings.

Signal boost the heck out of this, and please, please pray.

(and it shouldn’t need said, but please, do also remember that this is not the will of the majority of Muslims, who are just as horrified - if not more so - as we are at this reckless, awful treatment of other human beings.)
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darkhairedgirlfromgallifrey:

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darkhairedgirlfromgallifrey:

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home-wrecker-holmes:

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themadrambler:

bluedogeyes:

The Daily Show 2014-07-17 - Operation Black Hair

"Jessica Williams investigates an Army regulation that ignorantly discriminates against black servicewomen and their hairstyles."

Watch the segment

People do realize that in the case of a gas attack, the gas can linger in hair/beards that are too long or braided. That’s why the army has shit like this you numb nuts.

Plus there is this piece of gear you kind of have to wear sometimes called a Kevlar. And having long ass hair or thick breads is going to add to the discomfort of wearing this already, bulky, cumbersome, irritating and ill fitting piece of gear. As well as have it basically resting on top of your head instead of you know, covering it. But at least your hair will look nice while their scooping your fucking brains off the humvee seats. 

You want to know why there are people still against women in combat? Shit like this. The fact that hairstyle restrictions even registers as a problem, let alone the fact that people don’t bother to contemplate the implications in combat scenarios are disheartening at best. Let’s look at the male side, 

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Not approved - Fucking everything else.

friendly reminder: not everything is racism.

^ most stuff isn’t . protip trusting the daily show is bad for your health .

Crazy idea that fashion and looking good may have to take a back seat to your safety and the safety of others huh?

This also intentionally ignores the fact that non blacks are not permitted those hairstyles either .but then liberals are racists .

Exactly, lots of people like long hair I love having long hair but if joined the army I would realize it may get in the way and cause serious problems and so I would cut it. It’s really not that difficult to figure out. Plus really you’re arguing over hair??? That’s the biggest issue you see?

6 Things Single People Are Tired of Hearing 

pursuingchastity:

My favorite?

4. “As soon as I decided I was OK being single, my husband/wife came along!”

That is awesome. I love when God works that way. Isn’t it fun? However, God does not always work that way. I have been in the “OK with being single” stage of life for roughly seven years now. Men have come in and out of my life. I’ve dated a couple of them. I haven’t married any of them. I’ve been single longer than I’ve dated.

So please don’t present an attitude of contentment as a magic formula to find a spouse. Every person on earth should work on cultivating an attitude of contentment regardless of what stage of life they’re in, and for no other reason than to be the complete and whole and confident person that God has created them to be.

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…And Now It’s the Seal of the Confessional

mystagogy:

Louisiana Court Orders Catholic Priest To Break Confessional Seal

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/07/08/louisiana-court-orders-catholic-priest-to-break-confessional-seal/#ixzz36wjtxR5u

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exfidefiducia:

satans-advocate:

senjukannon:

dangerbabegang:

thecrustychicano:


GAZA UNDER ATTACK NOW.

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important world update:
Gaza + Palestine are under attack by Israel, death toll currently at 27 :(
This has been a long and destructive period between Israel + Palestine. If anyone has any reliable sources to learn more about what’s going on at this current moment, please let me know

The Guardian: Israel pounds Gaza with air and naval strikes in move against Hamas
Al Jazeera: Israel steps up deadly Gaza Strip offensive; at least 27 dead, 130 wounded
New York Times: Israel and Hamas Trade Attacks as Tension Rises
RTE News: Israel launches major offensive against Hamas
BBC: Israel ‘ready for escalation’ of Gaza conflict

lovely.

NO

I don’t understand why no one seems concerned about this?!

exfidefiducia:

satans-advocate:

senjukannon:

dangerbabegang:

thecrustychicano:

GAZA UNDER ATTACK NOW.

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important world update:

Gaza + Palestine are under attack by Israel, death toll currently at 27 :(

This has been a long and destructive period between Israel + Palestine. If anyone has any reliable sources to learn more about what’s going on at this current moment, please let me know

lovely.

NO

I don’t understand why no one seems concerned about this?!

theballetnerd:

hxccatholic:

shieldmaiden-of-rivendell:

Never in 14 years of being a Catholic can I ever recall worshiping a statue.

same

I’ve got 20 years experience and …. Nope. No statue worship.

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"We need people in our lives with whom we can be as open as possible. To have conversations with people may seem like such a simple, obvious suggestion, but it involves courage and risk."

-

Thomas Moore 

(via twloha)

do-brave-things:

I just found out that the actress who plays Sleeping Beauty on Once Upon a Time is a devout practicing Catholic

Um, she was in the Tudors; that should raise some red flags about how devout she is… She also said that she isn’t very into the Bible. 

Hate to be the bearer of bad news, but.

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Just saying everybody on here should come to SEEK this coming year. Like, everybody.

hislittleflower-throughconcrete:

SEEK was what changed my faith life, made me leave my old tumblr and make this one. I’d love to meet some of you guys there! Reblog if you’re hoping/planning to go :)

I want to go so bad! SEEK 2013 was amazing.

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"The stars are jealous of Christ’s love for you, the ocean would dry up just for a moment of attention that Jesus gives you daily. You may have scars, but Christ’s scars are evidence that yours are not a sign of your lack of faith, but rather a sign of your miracle of redemption!"

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a dear brother in Christ at perhaps the most opportune time. (via restlesswithout)

reblogging because I needed to be reminded again today.

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"People need to be encouraged. People need to be reminded of how wonderful they are. People need to be believed in—told that they are brave and smart and capable of accomplishing all the dreams they dream and more. Remind each other of this."

- Stacey Jean Speer (via friendly-neighborhood-crystal)

Anonymous asked:
What ever. :-) ,but i do hp when u do put a pic i get too see it.

I’m pretty sure I’ve never posted a picture of myself. 

Also you’re totes not helping the creep factor here, anon.

Anonymous asked:
Hey so no pic ok. but seriously how did surgery go?

Come off anon and I might tell you. Or just wait until I actually post about it like everyone else.