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Does Jesus only call those with the right credentials?

Jesus went up the mountain and summoned those whom he wanted and they came to him.  He appointed Twelve, whom he also named Apostles, that they might be with him and he might send them forth to preach and to … Continue reading

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Your mother is always close by…

  Jesus says to all of us: Behold your Mother….       Jesus says to Mary: Behold your son/your children….       Have you taken Mary as your own Mother?  Have you accepted this gift of comfort, protection, … Continue reading

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Lent: Recipricol Love

    the power of love…           The love of Christ…             our Response?

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The fleeting-ness of popularity& fame!

I wish I belonged…or do I?       Join with others in being imitators of me, brothers and sisters, and observe those who thus conduct themselves according to the model you have in us. For many, as I have … Continue reading

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Family: Important to God, to the Church, to Society, to each of us…

“As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live.” The above quote is from Pope John Paul II.  This quite nicely sums up how important the Church is in every sphere … Continue reading

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Pentecost: Outpouring of the Holy Spirit

Pentecost Thou, on those who evermore Thee confess and Thee Adore, in Thy sevenfold gift, descend; Give Them Comfort when they die; Give them Life with Thee on high; Give them joys which never end. Amen The Fruits of the … Continue reading

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M Crooks, Doctorate Pastoral Ministry: 2009-2018