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Can Catholics/Christians Celebrate Halloween?

Can Catholics celebrate Halloween? In this national radio interview, Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio explains the origins of Halloween as a Christian rather than pagan celebration, as often supposed. Teresa Tomeo and Dr. Italy also discuss how Catholics can best use these … Continue reading

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Celebrating St. Peter & St. Paul

But who do you say that i am? Jesus and his disciples set out for the villages of Caesarea Philippi. Along the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” They said in reply, “John the … Continue reading

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Let’s talk about Mary and the month of May…

Mary & the month of May Have you ever read that book “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie”? Talking about Mary, is kind of like that… If you mention May and the Blessed Mother, you have to mention May … Continue reading

Moms…

Mothers are special people, with a special vocation in life.  They form, develop, care,and nourish their children.  A mother’s influence carries on far longer than she can imagine.  Her need for good role models and intercessors is not only important, … Continue reading

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Let’s talk about May & Mary…

Mary & the month of May Have you ever read that book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie? Talking about Mary, is kind of like that… If you mention May and the Blessed Mother, you have to mention May Crowning. If … Continue reading

For God So Loved the World…

 Good Friday: A special REMEMBRANCE of God’s Love Lent is a time for us to slow down, reflect on our relationship with Christ, & His great love for us. Fridays during Lent, are dedicated in a special way, to honoring … Continue reading

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Voting: Your Duty & Your Right

“Responsible citizenship is a virtue, and participation in political life is a moral obligation.” – Forming Consciences for Faithful Citizenship Important websites: http://votesmart.org/   Click on the Vote Easy tab in the middle to see where candidates stand in comparison to … Continue reading

The Cross of Christ…

September 14th: Feast of The Exaltation of the Holy Cross The cross is Christ’s glory and triumph Discourse of St Andrew of Crete: We are celebrating the feast of the cross which drove away darkness and brought in the light. … Continue reading

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But who do YOU say that I am?

Jesus and his disciples set out for the villages of Caesarea Philippi. Along the way he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that I am?” They said in reply, “John the Baptist, others Elijah, still others one of the … Continue reading

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Seeking forgiveness…

God loved us and sent his Son as expiation for our sins.   1 Jn 4:10 God continually talks about the need to seek forgiveness when we do wrong.  He tells us from Old Testament times through the life of Jesus, … Continue reading

M Crooks, Doctorate Pastoral Ministry: 2009-2018