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

Strange Bedfellows: Spirituality and Science

The thoughts of some scientists and theologians “Science without religion is lame. Religion without science is blind.” Albert Einstein “My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are … Continue reading

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The Spiritual Disciplines

We can all see God in exceptional things, but it requires the culture of spiritual discipline to see God in every detail. Oswald Chambers A man who would interpret the scriptures must have the spiritual discipline. – Mahatma Gandhi It is … Continue reading

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Human Consciousness: Beyond Religion and Materialism to Divine Consciousness!

“There is almost a sensual longing for communion with others who have a large vision. The immense fulfillment of the friendship between those engaged in furthering the evolution of consciousness has a quality impossible to describe.” ~ Pierre Teilhard de … Continue reading

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A New Age, A New World, a New God??

“In the case of a world which is by nature evolutive. . .God is not conceivable (either structurally or dynamically) except in so far as he coincides with (as a sort of “formal” cause) but without being lost in, the … Continue reading

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Christmas Musings

“The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him.” Jn 1:9-10 Christmas, celebrates the birth of Jesus, the TRUE LIGHT that … Continue reading

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The Reason for the Incarnation: Sin or Love

“He has become like a man, so that men should be like him.”  Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Cost of Discipleship Here are several quotes that you can use to reflect on the meaning of the Incarnation. For Anselm, sin is the reason … Continue reading

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A Soul-less America needs Jesus!

SEARCHING FOR SPIRITUAL FIRE by Anthony Massimini, PhD    In 1983, a study found our educational system so dysfunctional that it declared us, “a nation at risk.”  Today, when we look at our self-inflicted political, economic and cultural dysfunction, we … Continue reading

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Waiting in Expectation

ADVENT by Anthony Massimini, Ph.D    Some years ago I visited a rehab facility for people who suffered from severe accidents, especially head wounds.  A nurse took me around to visit the patients, many of whom could hardly lift their … Continue reading

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Reflections on keeping the soul intact and alive and worthy of itself.

BY MARIA POPOVA 1. Allow yourself the uncomfortable luxury of changing your mind. Cultivate that capacity for “negative capability.” We live in a culture where one of the greatest social disgraces is not having an opinion, so we often form … Continue reading

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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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