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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Denver, Colo., Dec 5, 2013 / 02:06 am (EWTN News).- A district judge in Colorado heard arguments today in Craig and Mullins v. Masterpiece Cakeshop, a case concerning a Christian bakery-owner who refused to provide a wedding cake to a same-sex couple.
Everybody would be rich if nobody tried to be richer. And nobody would be poor if everybody tried to be the poorest. And everybody would be what he ought to be if everybody tried to be what he wants the other fellow to be. — Peter Maurin, “Better or Better Off” Lots of money themes came together last week.
This Sunday as we continue to prepare for Christmas--for the coming of the Lord--the lectionary has us reflect on the gift Christ comes to bestow upon us: the Spirit of the Lord. Here's a brief commentary on the Sunday readings FIRST READING: Isaiah 11:1-10 The Messiah as "the Branch" On that day, a shoot shall sprout from the stump of Jesse,a […]
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Every saint of the Church personifies the holiness of Christ in a manner that responds to the needs of the age. St. Paul exhibited met the needs of the apostolic Church as it gradually left its Jewish moorings and became increasingly enmeshed in pagan society. The Church had to incorporate the nations while at the same time being true to her identity as the […]
This year I will do for Advent what did last year: make a short daily podcast to help your preparation for the upcoming feast as well as for your own, personal, meeting with the Lord. These are especially offered as a token of gratitude for my benefactors who donate and send items from my wishlist. Thank you! And so, here is ADVENTCAzT 05, for the 1st Thurs […]
I think I had the MOST FUN I have EVER had at a talk tonight. And I couldn’t find my camera before I left home and I have no audio to share and…well, you’ll just have to believe me. I did, however, tweet my set-up pic (from my non-smartphone):
Sexting, drugs, alcohol, cyber-bullying, teen suicide, rampant materialism, technology addiction, and me-first mindsets – the list of challenges to young people today can seem overwhelming. As parents of two boys, ages 12 and 16, I feel like my wife and I are on the front lines of a never-ending war for the very souls of our […]
It seems that not everyone in the MSM is an adoring fan of Pope Francis. This is an … interesting op-ed on the site of Fox News, which is, yes, pretty much MSM now: Pope Francis is the Catholic Church’s Obama – God help us by Adam Shaw [I admit that I haven't heard of Mr. Shaw. I looked him up on Fox and did not discover much writing about matters havi […]
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.