Author Archives: Dr. Ernie Sherretta, D. Min.

About Dr. Ernie Sherretta, D. Min.

Retired Director of Religious Education for the Catholic Church since 2014, granted a B.A. in Philosophy from St. Charles Seminary, an M.A. in Religious Studies from St. Charles Seminary, an M.A. in Counseling Psychology from Immaculata University, and a Doctor of Ministry from the Lutheran Theological Seminary. Spiritual Well-Being Counselor

Jung on Soul Tending

“Without soul, spirit is as dead as matter…because both are artificial abstractions; whereas man originally regarded spirit as a volatile body, and matter as not lacking in soul.” Jung (1938)[1] Sue Mehrtens is the author of this post and member of … Continue reading

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Spiritual Fitness

To be open to the Spirit of the Sacred (aka, God) we must nurture our body, our mind, and our soul or human consciousness which makes us who we are. St. Paul compared spiritual development to a race toward a … Continue reading

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Planet Earth: Our Common Home

What is the Season of Creation? The Season of Creation is a monthlong prayerful observance that calls the planet’s 2.2 billion Christians to pray and care for God’s creation. It’s a time to reflect on our relationship with the environment … Continue reading

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Does God Need Our Worship??

“I don’t want your sacrifices—I want your love; I don’t want your offerings—I want you to know me. Hosea 6:6 Acceptable Worship by Kurt Struckmeyer  https://followingjesus.org/ In his letter to the Christians at Rome, Saint Paul suggested that an ethical … Continue reading

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The Catholic Abortion Quandary

“then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.” Gen 2: 7 Biblical  based on belief Genesis 1:26 “Then God said, … Continue reading

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Contemplation- the ultimate type of prayer

Some would say that the small number of people “praying” to God is the reason that human life and behavior are not improving. But I believe that the futility of prayers becomes more obvious as world hatred and violence become … Continue reading

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A Mysterious God

Does our understanding of God need updating? A God of LOVE or a God of Revenge? A God of compassion or a God of punishment? A God which is an image of Humans? A God without an Image? The following … Continue reading

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The Weakness of God

by KURT STRUCKMEYER  [God] is weak and powerless in the world, and that is the way, the only way, in which [God] can be with us and help us.— Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906–1945) As we enter the postmodern world, the age-old … Continue reading

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Transcendent-Immanence

By  Lynn C Bauman from the Oriental Orthodox Order in the West.  My instruction to you is this: You are to love God, your One Lord: first, with your heart, then with your soul, and finally with your mind. This … Continue reading

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Jesus Rebuked Violence

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