THANKS TO ALL WHO DONATED! YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY DAILY PRAYERS! Marianne suffered a heart attack on March 13th, 2012. On 7/23/2013, she suffered a stroke and hospitalized for over 3 weeks. Today, 8/9/2013, Marianne went to the Lord. Deacon John
I'm Deacon John, age 76, ordained 4/25/87 as a Permanent Deacon for the Diocese of Brooklyn.
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St. Ambrose’s memorial is December 7th. He was one of the four original doctors of the Church, and he baptized St. Augustine. He also had perhaps the strangest life story of any of the Church Fathers! Here are 8 things to know and share . . . 1) Who was St. Ambrose?
Rome, Italy, Dec 5, 2013 / 05:31 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- The acting general director of the Legion of Christ has shared the steps the order has taken to prevent sexual abuse and to respond to its allegations, focusing on the gravity of abuse and its victims' suffering.
Pope Francis has been talking a lot about his concern for the elderly. The Holy Father is worried that the “throwaway culture” he condemns has little use for senior citizens after their prime income-earning years are over. Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio is always working to improve the lives of men and women in their later […]
The Middle East is ground zero for the global war on Christianity. One group that has suffered many martyrs is the Coptic Church based in Egypt. But the Copts also worship in Brooklyn and, as Currents correspondent Katie Breidenbach reports, their church has established a full-fledged diocese here.
Washington D.C., Dec 5, 2013 / 05:10 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Researchers say the Christian population is growing in regions that experience anti-Christian persecution, though this threatens their ability to contribute to societies. “Persecution is growing because Christianity is growing in the places where people are persecuted,” said Todd Johnson of the Center […]
Now that we have Thanksgiving behind us, perhaps we are thinking about eating a bit healthier. I know that it is hard, especially this time of year. It is believed this time of year is when we tend to really put on extra pounds. It is understandably so, with all the parties and merriment going on.
Right. But we should remember, especially in the case of public figures, in particular in the case of statesmen, and most carefully in the case of politicians worshiped by those the French call les bien-pensants: some of their actions can have bloody consequences. Nelson Mandela achieved great things. He thanked God for his blessings by forcing upon South Af […]
A shocking story out of China today indicates a 10-year-old girl reportedly kicked and abused a toddler boy less than two years of age and then tossed him over the balcony from her 25th-floor residents.
Prayer and simple living characterize the saint Mother Church offers to us today. Saint Saba (439-532) is known for simple things, died at 93 of natural causes, dedicated himself to God; it is said that his vocation was to the anchorite way of life; he’s not a well-educated man.
Adam Shaw, the video game reviewer has not been especially sought after as a commentator on faith before.
Psalm 93 [Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition]
1 The Lord is the God to whom revenge belongeth: the God of revenge hath acted freely.
2 Lift up thyself, thou that judgest the earth: render a reward to the proud.
3 How long shall sinners, O Lord: how long shall sinners glory?
4 Shall they utter, and speak iniquity: shall all speak who work injustice?
5 Thy people, O Lord, they have brought low: and they have afflicted thy inheritance.
6 They have slain the widow and the stranger: and they have murdered the fatherless.
7 And they have said: The Lord shall not see: neither shall the God of Jacob understand.
8 Understand, ye senseless among the people: and, you fools, be wise at last.
9 He that planted the ear, shall he not hear? or he that formed the eye, doth he not consider?
10 He that chastiseth nations, shall he not rebuke: he that teacheth man knowledge?
11 The Lord knoweth the thoughts of men, that they are vain.
12 Blessed is the man whom thou shalt instruct, O Lord: and shalt teach him out of thy law.
13 That thou mayst give him rest from the evil days: till a pit be dug for the wicked.
14 For the Lord will not cast off his people: neither will he forsake his own inheritance.
15 Until justice be turned into judgment: and they that are near it are all the upright in heart.
16 Who shall rise up for me against the evildoers? or who shall stand with me against the workers of iniquity?
17 Unless the Lord had been my helper, my soul had almost dwelt in hell.
18 If I said: My foot is moved: thy mercy, O Lord, assisted me.
19 According to the multitude of my sorrows in my heart, thy comforts have given joy to my soul.
20 Doth the seat of iniquity stick to thee, who framest labour in commandment?
21 They will hunt after the soul of the just, and will condemn innocent blood.
22 But the Lord is my refuge: and my God the help of my hope.
23 And he will render them their iniquity: and in their malice he will destroy them: the Lord our God will destroy them.