mission-statement

Catholic Tumblr statement

A long time ago, I published a Tumblr mission statement for Catholics. I have completely reworked that old Mission Statement and have now published a new statement. If you, my fellow Catholics, find the statement to be in agreement with your confession of faith, I invite you to either like or reblog it.

This will give new Catholics joining Tumblr a sense of where certain bloggers stand, in matters of their faith. It is not meant to be a “liberal” or “traditional” statement, but simply Catholic, without qualifiers and conditions using political terms. 

I hope it gives expression for those of us who blog on Tumblr and want a clear expression of how we see things, even if our blog is not a specifically “Catholic blog.” Jesus, Mary, and Joseph, enfold all of you in their love and keep you on the road to Heaven–Father Angel Sotelo

1)      I believe it is essential to the Catholic name, and identity, to give religious assent to those doctrines, and liturgical forms of worship, which have been proposed by the Magisterium of the Pope, or the Magisterium of the college of bishops, in union with the pope.

2)      Even those teachings of the pope and bishops which have not been defined as dogma, but are part of their ordinary teaching office as Shepherds of the Church, should be shown public respect. If a Catholic cannot presently give assent to certain teachings, they should pray, study, and seek understanding from faithful guides.

3)      Since dissension is the cause of much division and anger among Catholic disciples, a Catholic should not publicly and on social networks, sow the seeds of dissent against Church teaching and approved liturgy, nor ridicule other Catholics for maintaining faith with the Teaching Church.

4)      I believe in reaching out to fellow Catholics who struggle with Church doctrines and moral teachings. Insofar as such Catholics maintain union with the Teaching Church, and accept the Magisterium of the Church as the final arbiter and authority in doctrine, I can have communication and accept that I am dealing with a fellow Catholic.

5)      The social teachings and pastoral applications of doctrine do not bind the Catholic conscience, as much as dogma, in the hierarchy of Gospel truths. These social teachings express prudential judgments, specific options, and methods of response, by the Shepherds, to those who are hurting, oppressed, and marginalized.

6)      Nonetheless, while good Catholics can disagree on how justice is to be obtained for the hurting, the oppressed, and the marginalized, it is also essential to the Catholic name and identity that we all be gravely concerned for battling injustices, and not merely seek to teach doctrine and liturgy.

7)    I will strive to focus discussion and emotions around ideas, either truthful or mistaken, instead of what attacks a person, a fellow blogger, especially with direct cussing and vulgarities.

8)    I believe that my mission, as a Catholic on Tumblr, is to build up fellow Catholics into the Communion of Saints, which is the Church, to form friendships, to help heal, to pray for, and help call other Catholics to accountability for their Christian witness on a social network. Supported by the Body of Christ, I hope to show truth, humor, and courage before all people that I meet on Tumblr.

9)    Finally, I will encourage frequent confession, the holy reception of Communion at Sunday Mass, Holy Hours of Adoration, recitation of the Rosary, devotion to the angels and saints, the purity of body and soul and perseverance in our Holy Faith until the coming in glory of Our Lord Jesus Christ.

Looking for Victuuri fanfic?

Look no further. 

Originally posted by mehness

Our mission here at Victuuri Pages is to help catalog and rec fics that we (the admins) have personally read and enjoyed. 

Looking for a certain fic? Drop us an ask, and we’d be happy to find it for you!
The same goes for recs; if you’re looking for a certain type of fic, we’ll gladly put together a list for you!

We’re just getting started, but we hope that with time, Victuuri Pages grows to be your go-to source for all your fanfic needs concerning the beautiful, canon ship that is Katsuki Yuuri/Victor Nikiforov.

Let us know if you have any questions and/or concerns, and, most importantly, happy reading! ❤

of course you are wild. you are the fire they suffocated because their eyes burned in the brightness. you are the wolf they kenneled because they feared you could fight them. you are made from ichor and despite your struggle you still show such kindness. you were never the tight cages they chained you in. you are much more. you are a dragon.

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My tattoo is called an Udjat. The Eye of Horus. My mother had one. After… what happened, I got it to honor her memory. She always told me that it was a symbol of protection. I thought that meant it would protect me. I just realized that I was wrong. It means… I am the one who protects.

If than you do not make yourself equal to God, you cannot apprehend God; for like is known by like. Leap clear of all that is corporeal, and make yourself grow to a like expanse with that greatness which is beyond all measure; rise above all time, and become eternal; then you will apprehend God. Think that for you too nothing is impossible; deem that you too are immortal, and that you are able to grasp all things in you thought, to know every craft and every science; find your home in the haunts of every living creature; make yourself higher than all heights, and lower than all depths; bring together in yourself all opposites of quality, heat and cold dryness and fluidity; think that you are everywhere at once, on land, at sea, in heaven; think that you are not yet begotten, that you are in the womb, that you are young, that you are old, that you have died, that you are in the world beyond the grave; grasp in your thought all this at once, all times and places, all substances and qualities and magnitudes together; then you can apprehend God. But if you shut up your soul in your body, and abase yourself, and say “I know nothing, I can do nothing; I am afraid of earth and sea, I cannot mount to heaven; I know not what I was, nor what I shall be”; then, what have you to do with God? Your thought can grasp nothing beautiful and good, if you cleave to the body, and are evil.
— 

Hermes Trismegistus

MISSION STATEMENT, CORE VALUES, AND SHARED GOALS FOR HOAX ZINE

In order to ensure that all contributors are on a similar page, we have re-written Hoax’s Mission Statement, in addition to creating the zine’s Core Values and Shared Goals. 

MISSION STATEMENT

Hoax is a US annual queer feminist compilation zine that aims to create a space to share our own truths. People of all lived experiences are encouraged to submit! Contributors do not have to identify with a particular gender and/or as feminists in order to submit work to Hoax. We ask that all potential collaborators, regardless of political and/or personal self-identities, actively agree to Hoax’s Core Values and Shared Goals before working on the project.

CORE VALUES

We aim to integrate the following core values into all of Hoax’s manifestations as a project:

Accessibility: Circulating content that will be well-received by readers with various levels of reading comprehension skills and keeping the monetary price of the zine at a consistent and optimally affordable amount

Accountability: Reflecting upon our individual privileges and access to various forms of capital, holding ourselves accountable for participation (active or passive) in violence and exclusion perpetuated under the guise of feminism, and accepting constructive criticism to make gender liberation safer for people who are typically marginalized within feminist circles

Education: Taking discussions of feminisms and feminist-related material outside of academia through sharing personal stories and research-driven essays, calling attention to the past and present efforts of feminist-positive work, and learning together via the process of collaborative editing

Empowerment: Bearing witness to people whose voices are traditionally marginalized, erased, silenced, and/or devalued and engaging with the discomfort of having our viewpoints critically challenged, as well as ensuring that Hoax collaborators are monetarily compensated for their emotional labor which is unfortunately rare or hard to come by in the creative arts

Safety: Prioritizing the safety of writers and artists by allowing them the option to use pen names and intentionally keeping Hoax’s material off the internet, and of readers by circulating a list of detailed topics of essays to allow them the ability to decide for themselves which material has the potential to be triggering/upsetting/uncomfortable to them

SHARED GOALS

We attempt to accomplish the following for Hoax with our collaborators:

  • To prioritize the narratives of those whom are commonly excluded within liberal feminism (including, but not limited to, people of color, non-westerners, transgender individuals and transgender women specifically, undocumented people, people whom have been incarcerated, and people engaged in transactional sex trades)
  • To present varied, dissimilar narratives together in one zine in an attempt to debunk binaries of “valid” and “invalid” experiences related to anti-oppression work
  • To enable readers to bear witness to the experiences of others and be active listeners
  • To conduct community organizing and consciousness raising work via the relational process of mutual collaboration and editing  
  • To decenter the narratives of our lived experiences as they relate to factors such as race, gender, sexuality, and disability
  • To outwardly challenge gender essentialism, transphobia, white supremacy, classism, homophobia, ableism, and the Western-centric imperialist lens
  • To lay the groundwork for critical discussions about hegemonic power and identity development outside academia and an academic lens
  • To make marginalized voices, vital information, and independent artists accessible in a print format
  • To carry over contemporary and relevant discussions from online and blog circles into the analog world
  • To utilize a small-scale form of do-it-together education
  • To allow readers autonomy, control, and freedom in deciding what enclosed material has the potential to be triggering to them
  • To keep print culture alive through active engagement with local, USian, and international independent publishing circles
  • To lend critical analyses to the means of zine distribution and promotion and only work in solidarity with distros, groups, and organizations that subscribe to anti-capitalist and feminist-positive politics
  • To provide space for information about current feminist-centered and -friendly efforts, groups, and organizations
  • To invest all procured funds to the continuation and sustainability of the project, and at times, to donate the finalized material to community-based efforts in need when the editors establish that doing so is fiscally responsible and possible