THE PSALTER OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY BY ST. BONAVENTURE – PSALM LII

 

PSALM LII

The foolish enemy hath said in his soul: I will cast men out from the
tabernacle of the sons of God.

I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of the serpent:
and by the woman I will cast out the man, her husband.

O wretched one, as the heavens are exalted above the earth: so are the
thoughts of God above thy thoughts.

Be not lifted up because of the woman’s fall: for it is a woman who shall
crush thy head.

Thou hast prepared a pit for her: and in her snare thou shalt be caught.

Glory be to the Father, etc.

The March for Life and the People on the Planet Next Door by Fr. Gordon J. MacRae

Science and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence turn a blind eye to a glaring contradiction: How can we explain Roe v Wade or Planned Parenthood to E.T.?

I wonder how we would explain the annual March for Life that takes place in Washington, DC. I wonder how we would account for the reason why tens of thousands of people of conscience – young and old alike – brave the DC winter each year to urge a reassessment of our cultural respect for human life.

I wonder how we would explain why our news media virtually ignores the March for Life while hyping anything that places a Catholic or a Catholic conscience in a negative spotlight. Could we ever explain to an alien race the contradiction of our driven pursuit of life out there while we have so blindly squandered the right to life right here?

I just listened to a replay of President Barack Obama’s January 2009 Presidential Inauguration address. He spoke of his driven commitment to the rights, dignity, respect, and equality for all people while turning a blind eye to the rights of all people not yet born. How would we explain to newly encountered intelligent life the weird enigma of our moral and scientific duplicity?

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Source: The March for Life and the People on the Planet Next Door

THE PSALTER OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY BY ST. BONAVENTURE – PSALM LI

PSALM LI

Why dost thou glory in malice: O malignant serpent and infernal dragon?

Submit thy head to the Woman: by whose power thou art plunged into hell.

Crush him, O Lady, with the foot of thy power: arise and scatter his
malice.

Extinguish his might: and reduce his strength to ashes,

That living, we may exult in thy name: and with joyful soul we may give
praise to thee.

Glory be to the Father, etc.

THE PSALTER OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY BY ST. BONAVENTURE – PSALM L

Wikipedia image Eastern Orthodox icon, showing a broad protective cloak. Mid 17th century, Ukraine.

Wikipedia image Eastern Orthodox icon, showing a broad protective cloak. Mid 17th century, Ukraine.

PSALM L

Have mercy on me, O Lady: for thou art called the Mother of Mercy.

And according to thy mercy: cleanse me from all my iniquities.

Pour forth thy grace upon me: and withdraw not from me thine accustomed
clemency.

For I will confess my sins to thee: and I will accuse myself of all my
crimes before thee.

Reconcile me to the Fruit of thy womb: and make peace for me with Him who
has created me.

Glory be to the Father, etc.

400 Children Living In Slums Baptized In The Philippines

English: Exterior of the .

English: Exterior of the . (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

Hundreds of children from Manila’s slums were baptised on Saturday during a mass ceremony as part of a Catholic outreach program.

English: The part of the Manila city, Philippines.

English: The part of the Manila city, Philippines. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Altar manila cathedral

Altar manila cathedral (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Many poor families are discouraged from taking part in religious rites because they can’t afford to provide the feast that is expected afterwards.

The Tulay ng Kabataan Foundation (TNK), which is affiliated with the Catholic Church, therefore conducted its fifth mass baptism at Manila Cathedral on January 14, and all families that took part were given lunch afterwards.

Source: 400 Children Living In Slums Baptised In The Philippines | Christian News on Christian Today

 

Girl in christening gown being baptized in a R...

Girl in christening gown being baptized in a Roman Catholic church. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)