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
Salt Lake City, Utah, Apr 28, 2017 / 01:08 am (EWTN News/CNA).- The Bishop of Salt Lake city has urged Utah's Catholics to be steeped in Catholic identity and to sow the Gospel's seed within the community, leaving their comfort zone behind.
Salt Lake City, Utah, Apr 28, 2017 / 12:08 am (CNA/EWTN News).- The Bishop of Salt Lake city has urged Utah's Catholics to be steeped in Catholic identity and to sow the Gospel’s seed within the community, leaving their comfort zone behind.
In a culture that moves quickly to the next thing, it is hard to celebrate Easter for fifty days. We are probably better at living the forty days of Lent than we are about living the fifty days of Easter. As soon as Easter Sunday comes and goes, it almost feels like it’s back to Ordinary Time. Even though the [...]
St. Louis de Montfort wasn't the first or the last to consecrate himself to the Mother of God.Consecration to the Blessed Mother is an ancient practice, having roots that go back all the way to the very beginning of Christianity. However, it wasn’t until St Louis de Montfort in the 18th century that the practice became formalized Read More…
Medellín's slums are revitalized by repurposing water tanks into public parks.While working on a master plan to update the streetlights of Medellín, Colombia, public works officials found something strange in a satellite image of their city: 144 “islands of darkness” forming a ring around the middle of the city. To their surprise, according to an Read M […]
Oprah Winfrey gives a solid performance in a reminder that science and human dignity often grapple with each other.From Earth Day’s March for Science in Washington DC and other cities to the debut of “Bill Nye the Science Guy’s” new Netflix series, science – and the critical role it plays in improving human life and Read More…
Wadi El Natrun is an ancient Christian monastic center. Its monasteries are still in use.Wadi El Natrun is 90 kilometers away from Cairo on the way that leads to Alexandria. In the light of the recent terrorist attacks and ongoing discrimination against the Coptic community, it stands as a heroic post of resistance. Saint Macarius of Read More…
Jesus and the apostles were not sitting at a table, nor did they use wooden tableware.A recent investigation into Palestinian cuisine in Jesus’ time claims that, in addition to unleavened bread and wine, the Last Supper also included beans stew, lamb meat, olives, bitter herbs, fish sauce and tamaras – that is, dates. Generoso Urciuoli, Read More…
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.