PLEASE DONATE TO KEEP THIS BLOG OPERATING. GOD BLESS+ YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY DAILY PRAYERS! Marianne, my wife, suffered a heart attack on March 13th, 2012. On 7/23/2013, she suffered a stroke and was hospitalized for over 3 weeks. On 8/9/2013, Marianne went to the Lord. Deacon John
I'm Deacon John, age 79, 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."
CATHOLIC BOOKS FROM AMAZON.COM
BUY YOUR CATHOLIC BOOKS HERE AND HELP SUPPORTTHIS BLOG
Rome, Italy, Mar 27, 2017 / 12:02 am (CNA/EWTN News).- A veteran Vatican official praised EWTN foundress Mother Angelica as a pioneer of the New Evangelization, saying the way in which the Church speaks to the men and women of today wouldn't be the same without her influence. “I think Mother Angelica was a New Evangelizer ante litterum (before her time) […]
Rome, Italy, Mar 27, 2017 / 01:02 am (EWTN News/CNA).- A veteran Vatican official praised EWTN foundress Mother Angelica as a pioneer of the New Evangelization, saying the way in which the Church speaks to the men and women of today wouldn't be the same without her influence.
I have been reading, with both profit and delight, Thomas Joseph White’s latest book, The Incarnate Lord: A Thomistic Study in Christology. Fr. White, one of the brightest of a new generation of Thomas interpreters, explores a range of topics in this text—the relationship between Jesus’ human and divine natures, whether the Lord experienced the beatific visi […]
A Daily Quote from Sacred Scripture “And many rebuked him, telling him to be silent; but he cried out all the more, ‘Son of David, have mercy on me!’” (Mark 10:48) Please share on social media. Print this entry
Lilly is bruised and it makes no sense; Colette is caught grieving, and Henry misreads Rachel very badly.Continued from Chapter 28… Rachel’s Contrition CHAPTER TWENTY-NINE Join the discussion on Facebook! Donald Doc is distracted today. Or maybe he’s bored. He’s not twisting his pen around in thought. He’s not firing questions at me. Even if Read More… […]
The biggest threat facing middle-age men isn’t smoking or obesity. It’s loneliness.“No man is an island.” — John Donne Sitting across from him, I could see the rejection on his face. The years had brought multiple divorces and increasing estrangement from his daughter, who seemed in the process of rejecting him again. On the surface, this Read More… […]
“Ángeles arcabuceros” are to be found nowhere but in Cuzco.Martial angels are often depicted with spears, shields or swords, in a more classic Roman or medieval fashion. But when Andean nobles and aristocrats of the Viceroyalty of Perú began to reproduce Dutch and Spanish engravings in the 17th century in the overseas provinces of the Spanish Read More… […]
Faithful fathers might not change the world, but their children will.Dear Tired Dad, I read your comment on my tips for saying the daily Rosary, and I felt your pain. “Can your next article say something to the father?” you asked. “He believes in the power and beauty of the Rosary but he also thinks Read More…
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.