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St Joseph: A descendant of the house of David, Joseph was the earthly spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and the foster and adoptive father of Jesus Christ.  He is the patron saint of the universal Church.  His feast day … Continue reading

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Pentecost – the promise of the Holy Spirit

Click on image for a video meditation. Acts 11 As I (Peter) began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell upon them as it had upon us at the beginning, and I remembered the word of the Lord, how He had said, … Continue reading

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Time for vacation!

Summer is a great time for vacations. Kids are out of school, the weather is warmer, & it is a common expectation that families will take a vacation. My family is no exception. We have several summer birthdays, so all … Continue reading

All I need is Jesus & my Bible!

Living what we believe Or, Do i need more? Why should we care what the Catechism of the Catholic Church says? Isn’t Scripture sufficient? Isn’t my personal relationship with Jesus all that matters anyway? When I hear questions like this … Continue reading

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Community: Discipleship: “Not going it alone”

Jesus summoned his Twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits to drive them out and to cure every disease and every illness… Jesus sent out these Twelve after instructing them… ((Mt.10:1,7). And he sent them to preach the … Continue reading

The Papal Visit to the U.S. continues…

“Three sons and a daughter of this land, four individuals and four dreams: Lincoln, liberty; Martin Luther King, liberty in plurality and non-exclusion; Dorothy Day, social justice and the rights of persons; and Thomas Merton, the capacity for dialogue and … Continue reading

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When your faith is battered & shaken…

“My Faith can’t be shaken!” I have to say, the statement to the right strikes me as completely ridiculous, and a recipe for losing your Faith entirely. While it is a nice sentiment, one has only to have been a … Continue reading

I need a vacation!

Summer is a great time for vacations. Kids are out of school, the weather is warmer, & it is a common expectation that families will take a vacation. My family is no exception. We have several summer birthdays, so all … Continue reading

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Preparing for Pentecost: Day 5 (Tuesday)

FIFTH DAY (Tuesday, 7th Week of Easter) Light immortal! Light Divine! Visit Thou these hearts of Thine, And our inmost being fill! The Gift of Knowledge The gift of Knowledge enables the soul to evaluate created things at their true … Continue reading

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I love my kids!

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M Crooks, Doctorate Pastoral Ministry: 2009-2018