Faithful Dissident
zeroing:

Niall McClelland
the-appositive:

"En este altar Mons. Oscar A. Romero ofrendo su vida a Dios por su pueblo."
"On this altar Monsenor Oscar A. Romero offered his life to God for his people."

the-appositive:

"En este altar Mons. Oscar A. Romero ofrendo su vida a Dios por su pueblo."

"On this altar Monsenor Oscar A. Romero offered his life to God for his people."

We must not seek the child Jesus in the pretty figures of our Christmas cribs. We must seek him among the undernourished children who have gone to bed at night with nothing to eat, among the poor newsboys who will sleep covered with newspapers in doorways.
Archbishop Oscar Romero, shot 33 years ago today while celebrating Mass in El Salvador (via lamaschingonaa)
A church that doesn’t provoke any crises, a gospel that doesn’t unsettle, a word of God that doesn’t get under anyone’s skin, a word of God that doesn’t touch the real sin of the society in which it is being proclaimed — ​what gospel is that?
Archbishop Oscar Romero (via recklessfaith)
philipchircop:

ON SAINTS AND COMMUNISTS
In view of what some commentators are saying regarding Pope Francis critique  of unbridled capitalism which he calls "a new tyranny" in his recent Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel) it is worth quoting a reflecting upon a verse spoken years ago by Dom Helder Camara, another prophetic archbishop from Latin America. He famously observed, "When I give food to the poor they call me a saint. When I ask why they are poor, they call me a communist." 
Of course no one is troubled by a pope who embraces the sick and loves the poor. But when he dares to reflect on the moral and structural causes of poverty, that is a different matter.
 

philipchircop:

ON SAINTS AND COMMUNISTS

In view of what some commentators are saying regarding Pope Francis critique  of unbridled capitalism which he calls "a new tyranny" in his recent Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium (The Joy of the Gospel) it is worth quoting a reflecting upon a verse spoken years ago by Dom Helder Camara, another prophetic archbishop from Latin America. He famously observed, "When I give food to the poor they call me a saint. When I ask why they are poor, they call me a communist."

Of course no one is troubled by a pope who embraces the sick and loves the poor. But when he dares to reflect on the moral and structural causes of poverty, that is a different matter.

 

a-ketoglutarate:

Pilgrim,
when your ship,
long moored in harbour,
gives you the illusion of being a house;
when your ship begins to put down roots
in the stagnant water by the quay:
put out to sea!
Save your boat’s journeying soul
and your own pilgrim soul,
cost what it may.

-Dom Helder Camara

Sometimes tears are the glasses that we need to see Jesus.
Pope Francis (via catholiclight)
I ask you to ensure that humanity is served by wealth and not ruled by it.
In India there are many roses. Suppose I have never smelled a rose in my life. I ask what the aroma of a rose is. Could you describe it to me? If we can’t describe a simple thing like the fragrance of a rose, how are we going to be able to describe an experience of God?
Anthony de Mello; Walking on Water (via ansil)