Together in Spirit

May 2018 archive of From the Desk of Fr. Mike

May 2018 archive of From the Desk of Fr. Mike

God is a Community of Beings

Posted by Anne Serwe on 5/29/18

I am a bit surprised that the Church has not elected to use the creation of humanity as the first reading today. In the story in Genesis God creates humanity in his image: male and female. They are to live in community. Therefore a man shall leave his mother ... Read More »

A reflection for Mother's

Posted by Anne Serwe on 5/21/18

This is from an address by Pope Francis on Wednesday, 7 January 2015. It is a week late, but it is a great reflection for Mother’s Day. 

The family - 2. The mother

Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning. Today we continue with catechesis on the Church and we will reflect on ... Read More »

Part Two from Pope Francis' recent Apostolic Exhortation

Posted by Anne Serwe on 5/14/18

As I wrote last week I am copying a part of Pope Francis’ recent apostolic exhortation concerning the two subtle enemies of holiness.  Today we will listen to him speak about contemporary pelagianism (I have highlighted certain portions of the text)

      47. Gnosticism gave way to ... Read More »

Thoughts and Challenges from Pope Francis' "Gaudete et Exsultate"

Posted by Anne Serwe on 5/07/18

In his Apostolic Exhortation: “Gaudete et exsultate” Pope Francis writes about the call to holiness in today’s world.  In his second chapter he writes about the two subtle enemies of holiness; contemporary gnosticism and contemporary pelagianism. These are profound thoughts and challenges so for the next two weeks I ... Read More »


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