“I believe in One…Catholic…Apostolic…Church”

“I believe in One…Catholic…Apostolic…Church”   Father Pothin’s Reflection for November 12, 2017 The doctrine of apostolic succession– central to the Anglican-Catholic Church’s identity with the Church founded by Jesus in the first century– involves there being an unbroken line of bishops from the beginning of Christian history to the present. Christ conferred upon his apostles  Read more …

“Feed them yourselves”–Celebrating my 21st anniversary of ordination.

“Feed them yourselves”–Celebrating my 21st anniversary of ordination.  Father Pothin’s Reflection for July 30, 2017 “Feed them yourselves” is what Jesus tells his disciples who are dealing with a hungered crowd that has been following them for days now (in the synoptic Gospels). “Feed them yourself” is what our Lord continues to tell each of  Read more …

The Waiting Room

The Waiting Room  Father Pothin’s Reflection for June 2, 2017 When thinking about this weekly reflection, I was immediately drawn to the space between Ascension and Pentecost, two momentous events of our liturgical season. There’s a trough, a low space, between Christ’s ascending and the Holy Spirit’s descending. This is a space of holy waiting, explicitly  Read more …

Faith is Trying

Faith is Trying  Father Pothin’s Reflection for Sunday May 21, 2017 The early Christians had faith that worked wonders. These believers performed signs, prayed, shared everything, heaped generosity, worked hard every day, praised God, and won new recruits. They even got along with each other, judging from the accounts of the early chapters of the  Read more …