Knowing Christ & His Message through Scripture, the Catechism, & the Catholic Church

Tag Archives: Evangelization

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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Living the “us” in Jesus…

Bring on the Jesus team! “…and it was in Antioch that the disciples were first called Christians…” (Acts 11:26). In a talk given by Pope Francis, he warned about those who seek to promote themselves instead of Jesus and His … Continue reading

Advent – preparing & 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

Charity… What does Christ ask of us?

Charity may be a very short word, but with its tremendous meaning of pure love, it sums up man’s entire relation to God and to his neighbor.  – St. Aelred of Rievaulx In St Paul’s Letter to the Romans (12:5-16), … Continue reading

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St Thomas More

Comfort in tribulation can be secured only on the sure ground of faith – holding as true the words of Scripture and the teaching of the Catholic Church.  – St. Thomas More St. Thomas More (1478-1535) Thomas was a friend … Continue reading

Preparing for Pentecost: Day 6 (Wednesday)

SIXTH DAY (Wednesday, 7th Week of Easter) If Thou take Thy grace away, nothing pure in man will stay, All his good is turn’d to ill. The Gift of Understanding Understanding, as a gift of the Holy Spirit, helps us … Continue reading

Preparing for Pentecost: Day 4 (Monday)

FOURTH DAY (Monday, 7th Week of Easter) Thou in toil art comfort sweet, Pleasant coolness in the heat, solace in the midst of woe. The Gift of Fortitude The Gift of Fortitude. By the gift of Fortitude the soul is … Continue reading

Being sent forth…but, not 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

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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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Mary shows us how to work with the Holy Spirit…

In union with christ The Catechism of the Catholic Church proclaims that “Mary, the all-holy  ever-virgin Mother of God, is the masterwork of the mission of the Son and the Spirit in the fullness of time…In her, the ‘wonders of … Continue reading

M Crooks, Doctorate Pastoral Ministry: 2009-2018