Fr. Jerry Pokorsky: The Spiritual Temperaments

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By Fr. Jerry Pokorsky, Catholic Culture, May 29, 2023

Fr. Jerry Pokorsky is a priest of the Diocese of Arlington who has also served as a financial administrator in the Diocese of Lincoln. Trained in business and accounting, he also holds a Master of Divinity and a Master’s in moral theology. …

The much-heralded “new evangelization” anticipates the outpouring of the Holy Spirit. “Know thyself” is an ancient Greek proverb. Knowing our emotional temperaments helps us proclaim and receive the Gospel as we understand personality strengths and bear with weaknesses. For example, the witness of St. Paul reflects his volatile choleric personality.

We also have spiritual dispositions rooted in faith and love that help us understand our receptivity to the Holy Spirit and the truths of the Gospel.

The Marian Temperament ponders faith without sinful resistance and lives it with serenity and love. …

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