Pope Francis is the 1st first Jesuit pope, but St Ignatius of Loyola is the 1st Jesuit.  Happy feast day, St Ignatius of Loyola

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My soul cries out for You, Jesus.
Be gentle to all, and stern with yourself. St. Teresa of Avila (via kvtes)

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If you have a really profound theological thought, there is a 99% chance C.S. Lewis has already stated it in a way which is infinitely more eloquent. 

And I’m okay with that

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It is frequently asserted that contraception, if made safe and available to all, is the most effective remedy against abortion. The Catholic Church is then accused of actually promoting abortion, because she obstinately continues to teach the moral unlawfulness of contraception… But despite their differences of nature and moral gravity, contraception and abortion are often closely connected, as fruits of the same tree. It is true that in many cases contraception and even abortion are practiced under the pressure of real-life difficulties, which nonetheless can never exonerate from striving to observe God’s law fully. Still, in very many other instances such practices are rooted in a hedonistic mentality unwilling to accept responsibility in matters of sexuality, and they imply a self-centered concept of freedom, which regards procreation as an obstacle to personal fulfillment. The life which could result from a sexual encounter thus becomes an enemy to be avoided at all costs, and abortion becomes the only possible decisive response to failed contraception. Saint John Paul II, Evangelium Vitae (via josephmaniaci)

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