catholic priest

anonymous asked:

Hi Hilary! I am interested in watching lucifer but I am hesitating. I am actually quite religious so the whole devil thing sort of has stopped me. On a scale from Paradise lost to Rosemarys baby how bad is it?

It’s not at all scary and it is very very Paradise Lost. Lucifer is a sympathetic anti-hero and he’s definitely made the butt of plenty of jokes, so it’s not as if they don’t know that the whole thing can’t be played off. The religious elements are imho handled quite well. Episode 9, when Lucifer accidentally befriends a Catholic priest, is one of my absolute favorites. I said so in an earlier post, but they really do bring up interesting questions of theology and free will and the question of whether it’s important to do good things and how. I’m hoping that season 2 will have even more of a heaven/hell focus as that is very much where it is the strongest.

Overall, I obviously can’t say what will offend you or not. There is some PG-13 rated content but nothing explicit. If you are totally uncomfortable watching a show with the devil as the protagonist, then maybe give it a miss, but I absolutely think it’s worth it. It is not gross or sacrilegious at all and it’s very funny and well made, so yeah, imho you have nothing to lose by at least giving it a try. :)

Saint / Reproach

You are a fair friar of the Franciscan order, padre,
A faithful Catholic, a priest, a bishop, a shepherd
Of wordless sheep; you cannot use a gigantic poisonous spider
As a moving journal table in your living room;

Think what countess Gwendolyn would say
Were she to see it. Imagine rumors,
Losses of donations, of gifts; haranguers,
The parish in panic;
No, no. Impossible. I’m ordering servants
To get rid of it immediately.

(By very least you should send it to the kitchen.)

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Throwback to my #Nigeria #mission trip in #June and two @cfr_franciscans #friars (who take a vow of #poverty) walking down the steps of a very plush #hotel - where they were invited for #buffet #lunch - God provides! #Naija #africa #jollof #stfrancisofassisi #brother #monk #catholic #priest #deacon #christian #goat #moimoi #egusisoup #plantain #god #jesus #FranciscanFriarsoftheRenewal (at Nigeria)

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Headcanon: Before McCree was an outlaw, he studied in a Catholic seminary. While he often got in trouble for carousing, troublemaking, and numerous mean-spirited pranks on classmates and staff, he managed to skirt by enough to graduate. To this day, regardless of his crimes, Jesse McCree, outlaw, gunslinger, Blackwatch agent, is still, technically, an ordained Catholic priest.

- Submmitted by thewordywarlock.

Navy chaplain Luis Padillo gives last rites to a soldier wounded by sniper fire during a revolt in Venezuela. Braving the streets amid sniper fire, to offer last rites to the dying, the priest encountered a wounded soldier, who pulled himself up by clinging to the priest’s cassock, as bullets chewed up the concrete around them. The Catholic priest, Luis Padillo, would walk the streets, even through sniper fire, offering last rites to the fighters.

Even more intense about this picture is the setting, in the background is a carnicería (a butcher’s shop). In Spanish a carnicería means both a “butcher’s shop” and “slaughter, carnage”. The phrase “fue una carnicería” (English equivalent: “it was carnage”) is so common in the Spanish language. The parallel really catches one’s eye and draws the horror of the scene even further.

El Porteñazo (2 June 1962 – 6 June 1962) was a short-lived military rebellion against the government of Rómulo Betancourt in Venezuela, in which rebels attempted to take over the city of Puerto Cabello and its Solano Castle. Venezuela’s constitution was only a year old in 1962, but already there have been two attempts to overthrow the government. The bloody struggle between government forces and guerrilla rebels in the naval base who had the support of the residents of Puerto Cabello was aggressive. The rebellion was crushed by 3 June, leaving more than 400 dead and 700 injured, and by 6 June the rebels’ stronghold of Solano Castle had fallen.

HISTORY: Forget Jack and Rose. Let us remember the real hearoes during the sinking of RMS Titanic. One of those heroes is the Catholic priest, Reverend Thomas Byles.

When Titanic struck an iceberg and is about to sink, Rev. Byles helped children, women and other people to the lifeboats. While he is active in saving other people, the priest did not forgot his calling. He also led the prayers, give absolution and comforted the people.

He went down with the ship because he didn’t want to abandon remaining passengers who need his presence and the presence of God.