Hi there! It's great to see another Christian Mastodon site. There are far fewer of us than there should be!
Good job on the Mastodon logo tweak. Also, tried heb12 - good job on the clean, easy to use interface.
Epoch Times did an excellent interview with Parler CEO John Matze. He's impressive and a good spokesperson for the new genre of free speech platforms. There are many good points here.
If the Church is to have a voice in the world, platforms such as these must succeed.
If you want to see actual hate speech, just say something supportive of "traditional" marriage or "historic" gender roles such as desiring to be a homemaker.
Of course, those responding to your hopes and dreams will not be censored, deplatformed, demonitized, etc. Those (supposedly) brave people support the (left's) cause.
This would be typical:
Well, eventually I'll put down the smartphone, finish the moring stuff and head outside to finish the veg/herb garden. Nice day out there. 1)shore up fenceposts 2) lay down cardboard in pathways to supress weeds 3) hoe/mattock up weeds in planting rows 4) plant 4 tomatoes, 4 acorn squash (in hills) 5) plant row of bush beans 6) plant along fence line viney things (snow/sugar peas). Hills are also getting cukes seeds. 7) Slowly watch weeds take over what deer don't eat.
Can (and should) ETs be saved?👾
The Catholic Alliance for Film Arts, ... announces its first major collaboration, Five by Flannery, a movie based on the writings of Flannery O’Connor that will be produced by Good Country Pictures.
“‘Grotesque’ is an adjective one often hears applied to Flannery’s writings — from both admirers and critics,” said Father Joseph Fessio, S.J., founder and editor of Ignatius Press. “But what the critics often miss is the luminosity of grace that is ever present. She shows man (us) in our fallen state — no cosmetics applied — and thus our need of Redemption. But she writes as one who knows the victory has been won. And, oh, can she write! Imagine her words transformed into film.”
There is also this venerable blog about him:
There's a new blog dedicated to the Venerable Matt Talbot, patron of alcoholics:
Quote: "It got weird, though, when people started arguing with me about how #Latin in the #liturgy is exclusionary. How it raises the bar too high for entry for most folks. How it makes it impossible for people who never took Latin to have any idea what’s going on. I’d feel the flop sweat start, the bile rising up in the back of my throat as the fear of discovery seared through me like a wave of hot panic. I wanted to tell them. I wanted to get it off my chest. I wanted to scream from the rooftops, “I GO TO THE LATIN MASS AND I DON’T KNOW ANY FREAKING LATIN! DOES THAT MAKE ME LESS OF A PERSON? AM I SINGING THE SALVE REGINA CORRECTLY? DOES GOD EVEN LOVE ME?!?"
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