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Heading in the right direction?

When the whole world is running towards a cliff, he who is running in the opposite direction appears to have lost his mind. —CS Lewis     3 Key sources for teaching & guiding our children: 1. Scripture Introduce your … Continue reading

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Let’s talk about May & Mary…

Mary & the month of May Have you ever read that book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie? Talking about Mary, is kind of like that… If you mention May and the Blessed Mother, you have to mention May Crowning. If … Continue reading

Guiding our children (& others) in the right direction…

When the whole world is running towards a cliff, he who is running in the opposite direction appears to have lost his mind. —CS Lewis     3 Key sources for teaching & guiding our children: 1. Scripture Introduce your … Continue reading

Have you done your Spring Cleaning…

Click on image for an online Bible – all Books are listed! Dust me, Read me, Live me! Jesus said to his disciples: “You are the salt of the earth. But if salt loses its taste, with what can it … Continue reading

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The power of prayer – the power of hope – the power of Christ!

During those times when it seems that evil & tragedy are more widespread than ever before, it is important to remember that there IS MORE.  As Christians, we know the outcome of the battle between good & evil.  As Christians, … Continue reading

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Come, let us adore the King of kings: today his Virgin Mother was taken up to heaven.

The Feast of the Assumption – August 15 What the Catholic faith believes about Mary is based on what it believes about Christ, and what it teaches about Mary illumines in turn its faith in Christ.  (CCC 487) The commemoration … Continue reading

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Judging…Loving

    We are not called to judge others, but we are still called to be good examples to them, and share the Truth with them.         Don’t use “not judging” as a reason not to boldly … Continue reading

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How the law affects family life…

  “Some people argue that changing laws will not eliminate abortions.  It is certainly true that a change of heart is more important than a change of law.  What is forgotten, however, is that the law is the great teacher. … Continue reading

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Who is Jesus?

Today in broad circles, even among believers, an image has prevailed of a Jesus who demands nothing, never scolds, who accepts everyone and everything, who no longer does anything but affirm us. The Jesus of the Gospels is quite different, … Continue reading

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True love…

True love We are all in need of love. Society, & the people who make up society are often confused about what it means to love.  True love must be rooted in love of God.   Therefore, we must love as … Continue reading

M Crooks, Doctorate Pastoral Ministry: 2009-2018