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I'm Deacon John, age 78, ordained 4/25/87 as a Permanent Deacon for the Diocese of Brooklyn.
PSALM 127: 3-4
"Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,
The fruit of the womb is a reward."
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A reader writes: Please pray for a friend of mine who is leaving very soon (if not tomorrow [Tuesday]) for Jerusalem, where he will enter seminary to become a priest. He is totally focused on God, and since I’ve known him it’s been a matter of when, not if, in terms of his entering the priesthood. He is a very charismatic man who I strongly believe is seekin […]
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A priest friend and I are headed to SW Wisconsin to visit churches built by the Dominican missionary Ven Samuel Mazzucchelli. We will aim at Dubuque to see the Cathedral. The founder, Bp Loras was a friend of St John Vianney. Meanwhile it is a picture perfect summer day. More later.
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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.