Monthly Archives: April 2018

Week of April 29, 2018

(continued from last week) 3. Two tendencies to avoid: Gnosticism and Pelagianism Pope Francis may send people racing to either dictionaries or their theology textbooks when asks us to avoid two dangers in the spiritual life. The first is Gnosticism, from the Greek word gnosis, to know. Gnosticism is the old heresy that says that what matters most […]

Week of April 22, 2018

Recently Pope Francis issued a new Apostolic Exhortation entitled Gaudete Et Exsultate.  Fr. James Martin, SJ gives five takeaways from this exhortation.  Today I give you the first two.  Next week I will print the rest of Fr. Martin’s takeaways. “Rejoice and be glad!” is what Jesus said on the Sermon on the Mount. It’s […]

Week of April 15, 2018

Bishop Johnston sent the following letter on the anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s death. “Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,                   Today we mark 50 years since the violent death of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Memphis, Tennessee.  As we reflect on the life and work of Rev. King, at a time […]

Week of April 8, 2018

There is a book written by William A. Barry, SJ called A Friendship Like No Other Experiencing God’s Amazing Embrace.  It is a wonderful book that I still go back to from time to time.  Recently I reread a section he titled, “Contemplating the Resurrected Jesus.”  On this Divine Mercy Sunday, I share some of […]