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The Assumption: All Glory to God, who brings Mary to our Heavenly Homeland!

The Feast of the Assumption – August 15 What the Catholic faith believes about Mary is based on what it believes about Christ, and what it teaches about Mary illumines in turn its faith in Christ.  (CCC 487) The commemoration … Continue reading

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Heart of Jesus: True Love

“The love of God has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit Who has been given to us.” –Rm 5:5  The Church celebrates the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus….In July.  However, as we approach the over … Continue reading

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The Trinity…

Celebrating the Trinity & Sharing Their Love & Life… Click image to join in Praise From the Gospel of Matthew (Mt. 28: 16-20): The eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain to which Jesus had ordered them. When they … Continue reading

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Rejoice! Christ is Risen!

“I know now, Lord, why you utter no answer. You are yourself the answer.” —CS Lewis       Search no longer… Happy Easter… Let us celebrate, not just for one day, but for a Season & for a Reason … Continue reading

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How is your Lent going? Are you having the best Lent ever?

I want to share a Lenten resource with you.  However, first I want to share what I am doing this Lent, which will explain why I am not regularly blogging. I am intentionally spending more time with my family: going … Continue reading

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Lent: A time to look at your faith response…

Lent is a journey… a journey of faith. Faith requires a response… a response from us; a response to God. Thus says the LORD: This is what I commanded my people: Listen to my voice; then I will be your … Continue reading

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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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M Crooks, Doctorate Pastoral Ministry: 2009-2018