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
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If silence is not one of the sounds associated with Christmas preparations, people might miss an experience of the love and tenderness that is at the heart of the holiday, Pope Francis has said. Celebrating Mass yesterday in the chapel of his residence, Pope Francis offered a reflection on the tone of voice and the endearments God uses to speak to people and […]
Washington D.C., Dec 13, 2013 / 04:00 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Church’s welcoming stance on immigration is rooted in the person-centered recognition of human dignity, said one of the leading Hispanic bishops in the U.S. Church. “For us, as Catholics – following the example of Jesus in the Gospels – there is no way that we cannot be in favor of the immigrant, […]
Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh apologized to church leaders for the police beating of protesters — including priests and nuns — during a march to Parliament advocating for rights for low-caste Christians. Singh apologized yesterday when a 10-member delegation, led by Delhi Archbishop Anil Couto, called on him to press for the Christian demand for end t […]
Kiev, Ukraine, Dec 13, 2013 / 03:00 am (CNA/EWTN News).- Catholic leaders in Ukraine say they are “profoundly disturbed” by the government's use of security forces to break up a massive protest in Kiev's Independence Square. “We declare our support and solidarity with all those on the Independence Square who are standing with dignity and witnessing […]
I love this headline from an article by Guy Hedgecoe in The Irish Times: “Get Married and be Submissive” book raises hackles in Spain”. The word “submissive” set alongside “hackles” is enough to start me chuckling. The only (very slight) surprise is that the country of “Spain” is tacked on at the end. Obviously I don’t know Spain. If it had been Scandinavia, […]
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.