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  • “The name of this talk is “Love, Same-Sex Attraction, and Tolerance”. Um, which is just…no, I don’t like that. I don’t like that. We’re not going to talk about that. Um, here’s why. You’re like, “I’m leaving. I’m going to the Holy Spirit one.” No, no, we’re not going to talk about that because here’s the thing. When it says, “Love, Same-Sex Attraction, and Tolerance,” um, no. Tolerance, no. Because here’s why. Here’s why. Just bear with me. Tolerance is something you do to “them”. You know, tolerance is something that you do for someone who’s…like, you don’t tolerate “us”. We tolerate “them”. And when it comes to the Church, when it comes to this topic, we are not called to tolerance, and when it comes to the topic, we are not called to even to something like acceptance. What we’re called to is to say this…so this talk, just so you know, cause I know for a fact that there’s people in this room right now who, you saw the second word and love and same-sex attraction and you were like, “That’s me.” That’s part of your experience. Or that’s part of someone in your family. Someone who you love very, very much. That’s part of their experience. And you can sit here, and one of the things, you can sit here afraid, like, “What’s he gonna say next?” Like, “When’s he gonna come in.” The next thing, your ears start getting warm. “Just please.” You start getting that thing in your gut, and you’re like, “Please, just don’t say anything…don’t say anything wrong.” Just, “What’s he gonna say?” And the first thing I have to say is this. That none of what I’m gonna talk about today has anything to do with tolerance because tolerance is about “them”. But when it comes to the Church, it is never “us” and “them”. So we get here at a church conference and stuff and we’re like, “Let’s all talk about them over there.” False. Never. That’s not it. Why? Because if you experience or someone you know experiences same-sex attraction in the Church, you are not tolerated by the Church. Not only that, you’re not accepted by the Church. The truth of the matter is, you belong in the Church. You’re not tolerated. You’re not accepted. You belong. So it’s not about us and them. It’s just about us. Amen?”

    Fr. Mike Schmitz - Love and Same Sex Attraction - 2016 Steubenville On The Lake

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  • 25So the soldiers did this. But standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Mag'dalene.  26When Jesus saw his mother, and the disciple whom he loved standing near, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son!”  27Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!” And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home.  28After this Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfil the scripture), “I thirst.”  29A bowl full of vinegar stood there; so they put a sponge full of the vinegar on hyssop and held it to his mouth.  30When Jesus had received the vinegar, he said, “It is finished”; and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.  31Since it was the day of Preparation, in order to prevent the bodies from remaining on the cross on the sabbath (for that sabbath was a high day), the Jews asked Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away.  32So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first, and of the other who had been crucified with him;  33but when they came to Jesus and saw that he was already dead, they did not break his legs.  34But one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and at once there came out blood and water.

    JOHN 19:25-34

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  • Is anybody familiar with the Catholic kids show The Friar? It is my favorite thing ever and Timothy is the best little mouse in the history of little mice.

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  • If you remain in me and my words remain in you, then you will ask for anything you wish, and you shall have it.


    John‬ ‭15‬:‭7‬ GNT

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  • Fr. Mike Schmitz - Love and Same Sex Attraction - 2016 Steubenville On The Lake

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  • You Are Enough

    #go and announce #catholic#Christian#Youtube
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  • Confession is for mending your relationship with Christ and His Church. Penance is for your own peace and healing.

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  • My only wish for you is to let that rageful heart and mind of yours be taken care of and forgiven in God’s loving arms — For myself.

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  • if you had told me 2 months ago that the president would transported to an underground bunker, looting so extreme that even bystanders join in, activation of the National Guard in 17 states, culminated by mass civil unrest in both sides of the political spectrum happening for entirely different violations of constitutional rights…

    I would have believed you. Because it’s 2020, and why not?

    #God can i go now please? #its just... i think im done with Earth thanks #catholic#minneapolis#racism#george floyd#coronavirus#covid-19#america
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  • #lgbt#pride month#ssa #same sex attraction #catholic #side b christian #love
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  • “So if you were an alien scientist, and you came down to Earth, and you were trying to investigate what’s the nature of all these things that all these human beings do, and you investigated it, as a scientist, you investigated sex. You’d say, “What’s the ‘what-it-is-for-ness’ of sex?” What is sex for? Just scientifically, observing, what is it for? What’s the purpose? (gibberish) Yeah, I’m not sure. I think I heard “babies”. In which case, seriously? No, yes, babies. Procreation is a big, fancy word for that. If you study this, what’s the natural result of this? Oh, that’s what this is for. This is for procreation. This is for babies.

    Another end or another purpose of sex is for the unity of the couple. In fact, that’s even a biological thing. As a man and woman enter into the sexual embrace, their body releases certain hormones that actually are like bonding hormones, that they become physically and emotionally, chemically bonded to each other, so the two ends of the sex, the two “what-it-is-for-ness-es” of sex are procreation and union, or another way to say it is, babies and bonding. Those are the two ends, like that’s just, that’s what it is for. Just like a table is for setting things on and a chair is for sitting on, that’s the end. That’s what it’s for.”

    Fr. Mike Schmitz - Love and Same Sex Attraction - 2016 Steubenville On The Lake

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  • “You’ve never, we’ve never known someone except through their body. You’ve never known anyone except…actually, you’ve never known any thing except through your body. Everything you and I know came to us through our bodies. We saw it with our eyes, we heard it with our ears, we felt it, we thought about it with our brains, part of some people’s body. That we’ve never known anyone except in and through their body because when you say look at Kevin, we look at Kevin’s body. Who are you looking at? You’re looking at him. You’re looking at Kevin. The body–St. John Paul II said this–the body and it alone reveals the invisible, makes visible what’s invisible. The spiritual and the divine. We can know that Kevin is here because we see his body. We know Kevin’s soul is here because of his body. The body and it alone makes visible what’s invisible. So here’s the foundational principle. You are your body. You are your body. You are your body. Therefore, if you are your body, then what you do with your body matters. Amen?”

    Fr. Mike Schmitz - Love and Same Sex Attraction - 2016 Steubenville On The Lake 

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  • Online ebook: “The Catechism Explained”, by Francis Spirago and Richard Clarke

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  • WHO WE ARE

    “We began this initiative with priests, mothers, and experts working hand in hand to create a place for online religious education. We built this for parishes and people of all ages so that our entire community could prosper. Our goal is to provide a superior digital learning experience that fits into your life better than traditional formats and classes. When life gets busy, we want nothing to come between people achieving a complete Catholic education.”



    Adult, children, baptismal, God parents, catechism, further catholic education and more. Great resource [classes are not free, a bit costly USD, still looking for free classes that may help but these do offer certificates that can be taken to your parish as course completed]. Please feel free to add to this list; does not need to be USA bound if you have more.

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  • Chris Stefanick: “You Are Enough” | SEEK2015

    #you are enough #catholic#christian #LGBT pride month #pride month#lgbt
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  • #lgbt pride month #catholic #side b christian #love #same sex attraction #fr mike schmitz #lgbt#pride month
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