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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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Elections: Voting. It makes a difference.

“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

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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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Labor Day: A Call to Christians

On Monday, our country observes Labor Day. Celebrated on the first Monday of September, this holiday pays honor to the contributions and achievements of American workers. This is a time that we set aside to acknowledge not only those who … 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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Do you believe that Christ is King?

Feast of Christ the King Sunday, November 26th Grace and peace to you from Him who is, who was, and who is to come, from the seven spirits in His presence before His throne, and from Jesus Christ, the faithful … Continue reading

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Daddy, do you know what I do all day?

“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.” Mt.10:14 Children are such a great blessing, but with this great blessing also comes great responsibility!   Speaking only … Continue reading

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Judging, Loving, Living

  We are not called to judge others, but we are still called to be good examples to them, and share the love of Christ with them.   Don’t use “not judging” as a reason not to boldly and proudly … Continue reading

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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