Our local weird Protestant (probably Calvinist) clinic screaming, loud speaker protest the clinic group. 

1. The first picture we have racism, shaming, toxic masculinity in action.  ALL of which has never, not once, changed someone’s mind about abortion. 

2. The second picture we have catholic bashing. Because local weird protestant (probably Calvinist) group just HAS to bash on Catholics.  As if Catholics didn’t create Christianity as they know it (Council of Nicea, anyone?)

Neither of these comments or sayings has ever changed anyone’s mind about having an abortion OR converting to Christianity (because the P82 folks love to single me out and tell me how “there is hope in Jesus Christ”).  Because bullying and shaming and harassing people into changing their minds doesn’t work. 

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I was jealous of Catholics

…But their theology didn’t appeal to me. It didn’t make sense.

They worshipped Mary. (I thought.)

They worshipped Saints. (I also thought.)

They tried to earn salvation. (I was told.)

They made stuff up that wasn’t biblical at all. (I was also told.)

And they had a guy in Rome who was a little like Simon Says. (And I believed they did whatever he told them to do.)

And then, I discovered the Eucharist. I think they called what happened to me … infused grace. I read John 6 and I knew it was true. If Jesus Christ was making an appearance at Mass, I had to get there. I had to be there. I had to let His Presence wash over me.

There is no more compelling motivation for becoming Catholic and digging in to find out what Catholics really believe than the truth of the Real Presence.

So they had nuns. That’s nice. What mattered was they had Jesus’ Body and Blood.

So they had big families. Kind of neat. What mattered was they had the Real Presence.

So they had cute boys. I’d long gotten over all those crushes. What mattered now was Jesus and only Jesus.

And when you fall in love with Him, He sets all the misconceptions about His Church in order.

One-by-one the perceived red flags disappeared. They didn’t worship Mary. They didn’t worship the Saints. They believed they were saved by grace which led to faith and good works. They didn’t make up stuff. And the man in Rome – well, I had seen enough Christian division to know that God might want a Vicar on Earth to shepherd the flock. The entire faith was organic. It fit together like the parts of one body.

The Body of Christ.

I’m not jealous anymore. I’m thankful.

I’m Catholic.

- Denise Bossert

Rise of the atheists: U.S. Protestants lose majority status as church attendance falls
For the first time in its history, the United States does not have a Protestant majority, according to a new study.

One reason: The number of Americans with no religious affiliation is on the rise.

The percentage of Protestant adults in the U.S. has reached a low of 48 per cent, the first time that Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life has reported with certainty that the number has fallen below 50 per cent. The drop has long been anticipated and comes at a time when no Protestants are on the U.S. Supreme Court and the Republicans have their first presidential ticket with no Protestant nominees.

I could not figure out why it was that it seemed to be that Catholics worshiped Mary, even though I knew worship of Mary was clearly condemned by the Church. Then I got an insight: Protestants defined worship as songs, prayers and a sermon. So when Catholics sang songs to Mary, petitioned Mary in prayer and preached about her, Protestants concluded she was being worshiped. But Catholics defined worship as the sacrifice of the Body and Blood of Jesus, and Catholics would never have offered a sacrifice of Mary nor to Mary on the altar. This was helpful food for thought.
—  Kimberly Hahn, Rome Sweet Home

You know what I love about Tumblr and Christian blogs?

I feel like denominations aren’t such a big deal on here. We are just a bunch of people who love Jesus and want to live for Him. It doesn’t matter if we are Baptists, Pentacostal, Catholic, Lutheran, or Evangelicals.

The point is that we are living to give God the glory. Life a life of worshipping God and loving others.

I think thats pretty incredible.

More Harvard freshmen say they’re atheists, agnostics in new survey

The Harvard survey falls in line with other recent findings that Americans are turning away from traditional American faiths. Longitudinal studies of American adolescents have found that millennials are “significantly less religious” than their Generation X and baby boomer predecessors, and the Pew Research Center released a survey in May indicating that the population of Christians in the United States declined by nearly 8 percent from 2007 to 2014, largely among younger adults.

The Defenestration of Prague, 1618. When Ferdinand became King of Bohemia he began putting Catholics in positions of power and curtailing Protestant worship, despite the fact that they constituted the vast majority of his subject. Protestant nobles protested by throwing two of Ferdinand’s regents from a window, starting a rebellion and partly triggering the Thirty Years War, a herculean conflict that would drag in almost every power in Europe and leave the subcontinent ravaged.