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Violent content of psalms: How to deal with this?

July 6, 2009 by  
Filed under Fr. Bartunek, Prayer, Vocal

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Struggling with Violent Content of Psalms Dear Father John, Lately I have started praying the Psalms, even using some of the Liturgy of the Hours. Every once in awhile, I run across sections that throw me for a loop. I mean, there are phrases like “Destroy them in your anger, destroy them till they are no more” (Psalm 59:13) and “Repay them as their deeds deserve, as befits their treacherous... Read More

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