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How “together” is your family?

For Pope Francis the dinner table is a key place to strengthen family bonds and foster a sense of “togetherness,” which he said can often be thwarted by a growing attachment to technology. “A family that almost never eats together, … Continue reading

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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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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Importance of Family…

Disorder in society is the result of disorder in the family.                              – St. Angela Merici     How are we called to live? As a family, are you living as one who serves the Lord, or are you contributing … Continue reading

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Mary, made a pure vessel, to bear our Savior…

  Then the LORD God said to the serpent: “Because you have done this, you shall be banned from all the animals and from all the wild creatures; on your belly shall you crawl, and dirt shall you eat all … Continue reading

Don’t forget, your family needs you…

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Eat with your family, not your smartphone…

For Pope Francis the dinner table is a key place to strengthen family bonds and foster a sense of “togetherness,” which he said can often be thwarted by a growing attachment to technology. “A family that almost never eats together, … Continue reading

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Birthdays: a time to reflect; a time to be grateful…

Adapted from ThrivingFamily.com: Birthdays, for me, are a great time to reflect on our lives, our struggles, & our blessings.  It not only gives us a chance to do a “look back” on our lives, but it is also a … Continue reading

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Pope Francis’ Visit to the US – September 22-27, 2015

Tuesday—September 22nd – Washington, DC ◾4:00 p.m. Arrival from Cuba at Joint Base Andrews Wednesday—September 23rd – Washington, DC ◾9:15 a.m. Welcome ceremony and meeting with President Obama at the White House ◾11:30 a.m. Midday Prayer with the bishops of … Continue reading

Society has low expectations of us…

If we are to be the people God created us to be, our expectations for ourselves and our society can not be what our current culture is presenting to us.   Certainly God created us to be more than just … Continue reading

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M Crooks, Doctorate Pastoral Ministry: 2009-2018