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

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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Experiencing God Today

The following was written by Anthony Massimini, Ph.D. We experience God within ourselves and in today’s society and culture. Part 2 God does not reveal doctrines and theological formulas to us.  God reveals him/herself to us–his/her life and love.  We … Continue reading

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The Problem of Catholic Clerical Culture

Clerical Culture Among Roman Catholic Diocesan Clergy  By Voice of the Faithful  https://www.votf.org/ For the complete paper/article go to: https://www.votf.org/page/clericalism-reality-and-concerns/18094 “Many Catholics are unaware of the extensive consequences of the clerical culture in which priests and the hierarchy spend most … Continue reading

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Understanding God

It would be helpful if atheists, deists, and theists could agree on just what it is that they are respectively denying or affirming. As a Catholic Humanist, I am aligned with Kant’s theological doctrine for the most part. I use … Continue reading

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Go Within along with Doing Without

An Additional Practice for Lent 2022 Jesus said, “Repent and believe in the Good News That the Kingdom of God has begun!”Mk 1:15 The Greek word used in the Scriptures of Mark and Matthew for “repent” is metanoia and it … Continue reading

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What is your image of God?

God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness..So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them;  male and female he created them.  Gen 1: 26-27 What does the image … Continue reading

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“Is the Catholic Church at all interested in listening?”

What one priest learned from listening to transgender Catholics James F. Keenan Jesuit Fr. James F. Keenan is Canisius professor at Boston College, where he is vice provost for global engagement and director of the Jesuit Institute. by James F. … Continue reading

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