Anonymous asked: hello! I really love the reflections on your blog. You seem like a cool kid just trying to live out your faith the best you can. I am Catholic as well and I struggle with reconciling my faith with the Church, but each day gets better.I would love to chat more sometime! Maybe we could email? Have a great day. ~Zach
To my future daughter(s),
When I was 14, I had a crush on a popular boy in my class. A big crush. A HUGE crush. It felt like my heart burst every time I thought about him, and when I saw him my breath would catch. We were both in band and drumline, and our moms were friends, so I wasn’t exactly crushing from afar. We were friends, and I took full advantage of it. This was around the time my mom was pushing me to think...
openyoureyestobeauty: You are more than the...
Hi brothers and sisters,
The last post from this blog was 7 months ago. Simply reading (and re-reading) that fact, for me, doesn’t truly speak on how long 7 months feels. Approximately 28 weeks, give or take. 196 days. Four thousand seven hundred four hours—-of struggle, of diminishing faith and of heartbreak. Abandonment. Anger-turned-rage. Fear. Depression. In short, I was falling apart. I would feel pieces of...
catholicfemininegenius asked: When I think of this blog I think of St. Rose of Lima. I also think it's awesome that you've posted on her feast day. :)
Anonymous asked: Objective? Or subjective? Im a bit lost. Seems subjective to me since it was your experience. Unless you are implying that the reason behind taking your best friend is object and should be viewed that was by all ppl
teenage dreams and gay youth culture
This list came up on my dashboard under “things I hate about being gay”. I just wanted to take a few of the points and talk about them. That I never got to go to prom with who I wanted to go with because I was so deep in the closet. Well the only response I can give to this is objective subjective (thanks anon!) , because when it came to my senior prom I refused to have my date rule...
Litany to St. Rose of Lima
[[MORE]] The Litany of St. Rose of Lima For Private Use Only. Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, have mercy on us. Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us. Christ, graciously hear us. God the Father of heaven, have mercy on us. God the Son, Redeemer of the world, have mercy on us. God the Holy Ghost, have mercy on us. Holy Trinity, one God, have mercy on us. Holy Mary, Queen of Virgins, pray for...
update --- 0817
Hi everyone! In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve been very MIA these past few months. Reason being, simply put: I’ve been spiritually dry. I think I’ll do a longer testimony on this chapter in my life someday. Not anytime soon, however, because I still need time to process it myself. I still need to pray about it and understand why I went through what I did. I look back...
What Love Really Means - JJ Heller Think of...
"We have that swagger, it is a humble swagger,...
Happy Easter everyone! To all you who gave up tumblr & are getting back on your dashboards, welcome back! Also, to everyone who greeted me a happy birthday: thank you! I will be responding to all the messages in my inbox as soon as I can. I’m on spring break this week, so expect reflections on my Lenten fast (against vanity) and on playing Judas Iscariot for this year’s Passion...
"The art of losing myself to bring You praise"
He cries in the corner where nobody sees He’s the kid with the story no one would believe He prays every night “Dear God, won’t you please Could you send someone here Who will love me?’ I heard this song on the radio a few weeks ago [“What Love Really Means” by JJ Heller], and knew I had to get my hands on it immediately, based solely on the first verse....
Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not...– St. Francis deSales
When I was growing up, many of us thought the real Catholics in the community...– Archbishop Jose Gomez (Los Angeles)
l'idée de l'amour
I’m what society calls a “hopeless romantic” (“forever alone”). Here’s the definition according to Urban Dictionary: hopeless romantic (n) This person is in love with love. They believe in fairy tales and love. They’re not to be confused as stalkers or creepy because that’s not what a hopeless romantic is. All hopeless romantics are idealists,the...
Hero - Abandon There He goes - a Hero. A savior...
Often when Catholics think about Lent they ask themselves this question: ‘What...– Father Stevens … and the answer isn’t elusive - be His. (via iam3rd)
davidmhur asked: Awesome blog. God Bless.
Anonymous asked: First, you are so inspiring. I can tell this already. But do you believe you must live a chaste life now, or do you believe you can find someone and should be able to marry and such? Just wondering. Happy Lent! =]
It is Jesus that you seek when you dream of happiness; He is waiting for you...– Pope John Paul II
Dear Tumblr Catholics,
closertothelost: Let’s not forget why we’re here: Not to show that we’re awesome. Not to show that we can win debates. Not to show that we know more about Church teaching. Not to show that we know lots of saint names. Rather, we’re here because we need to show love.
Alpha & Omega
A spoken word I wrote about a year ago, used as an introduction to my testimonial piece, so I figured it’d be an awesome introduction to kickstart this testimonial tumblr. It sounds better when you hear it, in my opinion. I also ask you, if you intend on clicking on the read more, to keep an open mind and an open heart. Please be respectful. These are not my words, they are His. Please...
As we begin this season of Lent, I implore you all...
Hello brothers & sisters!
My name is Allen Mendoza. Thanks for visiting my tumblr! I’ve created this tumblr for specific reasons. One of them being because I wanted a blog where I can talk about one of my favorite subjects: the oh-so controversial contradiction of being a Catholic with same-sex attraction. It’s a topic that I am not only passionate about teaching, but one that I am living. I am a witness, so...