- May 28, 2020
During his daily Mass, Pope Francis asked if people were to get a “spiritual electrocardiogram,” would it be flatlined because the heart is hardened, unmoved and emotionless, or would it be pulsating with the prompting and prods of the Spirit?
“I love the way the Holy Trinity is presented in ‘The Shack,’” Octavia Spencer said. For some Christians this presentation has proven too controversial, and they disapprove of the book and the movie. But the book is very popular despite that, and the movie, ten years in the making, has just been released.
“I’m grateful I wrote everything down,” Patti Gallagher Mansfield said speaking about the weekend that changed her life and the Church. “It’s not like I remember everything that was said, but I remember how I felt. I remember feeling like my body was on fire. I asked the priest (on the retreat), ‘Who should I tell?’ and he said, ‘The Lord will show you.'”
While following doctrine is important, those who focus solely on its strict observance can “reduce the Spirit and the Son to a law,” Pope Francis said Oct. 6 during an early morning Mass in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae, the Vatican residence where he lives.
“A spiritualistic piety, a nuanced piety is much easier; but to enter into the logic of the flesh of Christ, this is difficult,” Pope Francis said on Friday, declaring that Christian faith holds “We will resurrect like the risen Christ, with our own flesh.”