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Tag Archives: Dr. Margie Crooks

2nd Week of Advent: Peace…

The light of the moon will be like that of the sun and the light of the sun will be seven times greater (like the light of seven days). On the day the Lord binds up the wounds of His … Continue reading

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Advent: Preparing and Sharing…

Happy & Blessed Advent Season! Come, let us worship the Lord, the King who is to come! The word Advent is from the Latin adventus for “coming” and is associated with the four weeks of preparation for Christmas. Advent always … Continue reading

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Do we believe that Christ is King?

Feast of Christ the King Sunday, November 25th 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

Thanksgiving as a way of life…

In all circumstances, give thanks, for this is the will of God for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thess. 5:18 As we prepare for Thanksgiving Day, let us take a few moments to reflect on what we can & should be … 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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Saints & Souls…our connection to them.

Come, let us worship our God, who is glorified in the assembly of his saints. Excerpts from a sermon by Saint Bernard, abbot. Let us make haste to our brethren who are awaiting us Why should our praise and glorification, … 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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The Rosary: Leading us closer to God…

Feast of the Holy Rosary: October 7     The Rosary is my favourite prayer. A marvellous prayer! Marvellous in its simplicity and in its depth. . .the simple prayer of the Rosary beats the rhythm of human life.” Pope … Continue reading

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The purpose of angels & archangels…

Click on image for a video meditation. Sts. Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael (…) Michael was the leader of the army of God during the uprising of Lucifer. He is known as the Defender. Raphael travelled with Tobit and protected him. … Continue reading

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Enlisting Witnesses for Jesus Christ…

“Catechists and Teachers are called…” This year, the Church celebrates Catechetical Sunday on September 16, 2018, and will focus on the theme “Enlisting Witnesses for Jesus Christ.” Those whom the community has designated to serve as catechists will be called … Continue reading

M Crooks, Doctorate Pastoral Ministry: 2009-2018