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Gifts of the Spirit: Understanding helps us see through God’s eyes

The gift of understanding, described in the Catechism of the Catholic Church, differs from wisdom (No. 1831). While wisdom desires to contemplate the things...

Gifts of the Spirit: We need the gift of understanding more...

"I just can't understand ..." How often do we utter those words in consternation, confusion and anger during these troubled times? Often, what we don't...

Gifts of the Spirit: Back of taxi unlikely location for a...

The back of a cab seems an unlikely place to get a lesson on the Holy Spirit, but that's what happened one evening after...

Gifts of the Spirit: Is there room for wisdom in the...

The people I know never call themselves "wise." They may be wise, but they don't say so. Possibly they fear sounding haughty. Or possibly they...

Veni Sancte Spiritus: The Holy Spirit is always ready to comfort...

The first time I sensed the presence of the Holy Spirit, I was four years old. It was late, much past my bedtime. I'd had...

Forgiveness is at the heart of receiving the Holy Spirit

Some things happen in a blaze of splendor like a fireworks display. Others are as simple and sweet as a smooth stone being slipped...

Come, Holy Spirit!: Black spirituality and the Catholic Church

From the first Pentecost until now, the Holy Spirit has guided the body of Christ in its mission to evangelize, blessing it with diverse...

Pentecost is celebration of unity in diversity, pope says

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — The Holy Spirit continues to give Christians different gifts and to call them to share those gifts with each...

Christians share hope, not ‘vinegar of bitterness,’ pope says

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Christians are called to be “sowers of hope,” consoling and defending the poor and anyone in need, Pope Francis...

Pope: Spirit helps church see wrongs in death penalty, slavery

Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY — Faith is a journey guided by the Holy Spirit, who helps the church grow in understanding the sinful nature...

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