Learning to Breathe

John, 22. Paradox-in-Being.

erikawithac:

allaboutmary:

An art deco holy card of the Immaculate Conception.

wow art deco holy cards I never knew how much I needed this I mean

erikawithac:

allaboutmary:

An art deco holy card of the Immaculate Conception.

wow art deco holy cards I never knew how much I needed this I mean

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A Parent’s Worst Fear.

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geeksandgaymers:

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Our boy has awful taste in men.

NEVER EVER NOT REBLOG

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"The trees cry out as they die, but you cannot hear them. I lie here. I listen to the pain of the forest…" -Moro, Princess Mononoke

“It didn’t matter where you were, if you were in a room full of books you were at least half way home.”

—   Lev Grossman, The Magician’s Land (via booksquoteslove)

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BREAKING: Pope Francis names Spokane bishop to Chicago, dashing conservative hopes

Bishop of Spokane, Blase Cupich, welcomes Fast for Families on March 6, 2013, during an evening community meeting at Gonzaga University.}

(RNS) Pope Francis on Saturday will name Bishop Blase Cupich of Spokane, Wash., a prelate closely identified with the Catholic Church’s progressive wing, to be the next archbishop of Chicago, according to news reports and multiple church sources.

It is the pontiff’s most important U.S. appointment to date and one that could upend decades of conservative dominance of the American hierarchy.

This my diocese!

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American Christians:

Praise God from whom all blessings flow.

Liberation Theologists:

Actually, your blessings are drawn from the exploitation of the poor and all the wealth you've accumulated goes directly against Jesus' word about who is righteous and worthy of God's kingdom in heaven (Matt 19:24)

American Christians:

SUPPORT THE TROOPS IT'S IN THE BIBLE SOMEWHERE

beowulfstits-archive:

friendly reminder that spirit animals are a sacred concept in a variety of religions worldwide (many of them being aboriginal religions that are at risk of destruction by european colonialism) and are not a way to joke about your admiration for something

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c0mf0rt-z0ne:

allthickwomen:

Get it?

this is great

c0mf0rt-z0ne:

allthickwomen:

Get it?

this is great

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"There are names that go on through the generations with calm persistence. Names that heal a person just for taking them, and names that destroy. Names that travel, names that bring you home, names you only mutter in the deep water of your sleep. Names that bring memory of painful attachments and names lost to time and the reckonings of chance. Names are throwaway treasures. Names hold the sweetness of youth, bring back faces and unsettling resemblances. Names acquire their own life and drag the person on their own path for their own reasons, which we can’t know. There are names that gutter out and die and then spring back, distinguished. Names that go on through time and trouble, names to hold on your tongue for luck. Names to fear. Such a name was Four Souls." 

-Four Souls, Louise Erdrich

nubbsgalore:

jim and jamie dutcher, determined to show “the hidden life of wolves”, lived for six years with a pack of wolves in the idaho wilderness of yellowstone. a constant but unobtrusive presence, the dutchers earned the unshakable trust of the wolves, and came to know them as complex, highly intelligent animals with distinct individual personalities, who are caring, playful and above all devoted to family.

"only a select few other species exhibit these same traits so clearly," they note. "they are capable of not only emotion but also real compassion. this is the view of the wolf that we want to share. …it is an animal that cares for its sick and desperately needs to be part of something bigger than itself - the pack. the bond a wolf has to its pack is certainly as strong as the bond a human being has to his or her family."

they add, “rarely did two wolves pass each other without playfully rubbing shoulders together or exchanging a brief lick. so often we would see two wolves relaxing together, curled up beside each other.” the dutchers also recount wolf behavior rarely documented: grief at the death of a pack mate; excitement over the birth of pups; and the shared role of raising young pack members.

but as the wolves struggle to reestablish their foothold in the american west, their public demonization continues.  say the dutchers, “as we see wolves, once again, being shot, trapped and poisoned, we recognize that our unique experience, living with wolves, is unlikely to ever happen again, and for that reason we feel that we have an obligation to share the lives of these wolves we with the widest audience possible.”

it’s not just the wolves at stake, but the entire yellowstone ecosystem. wolves keep the elk gene pool strong (no other predator does this); they redistribute elk herds, allowing vegetation to recover along rivers and streams, which provides food for beavers; and they keep the number of coyotes in check, which helps to maintain populations of rodents, antelopes and birds of prey. 

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Omg you guys I just had my first planning meeting with the priest celebrating our Mass of Compassion (our annual Mass focused on reconciliation between the Church and LGBTQ+ community) this year and I AM SO EXCITED IT’S GOING TO BE SO GREAT

“Dreamers dream. Readers read. Writers write. I was born to be all three.”

—   Terri Costola (via journaling-junkie)

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proper-clothing:

It’s starting to feel like fall.  Thanks to @hbeelen 

proper-clothing:

It’s starting to feel like fall.
Thanks to @hbeelen 

"what are you going to do with a degree in english?"

thatenglishmajorquestion:

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