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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...

Pentecost: The Holy Spirit has complementary effects

Sunday Scripture readings, June 9, 2019 Pentecost Cycle C Acts 2:1-11 Psalm 104:1, 24, 29-31, 34 2) 1 Cor 12:3-7, 12-13 or Rom 8:8-17 Gospel: Jn...

The evolution of Pentecost

Pentecost, Greek for "50th day," was originally a Jewish term referring to the 50th day after Passover. For the first Christians, it was the...

Spiritual fruits of Pentecost

  Jesus assured his disciples he would not leave them as orphans; he promised the Father would send another Advocate to be with them always...

Have a heart! The promise of Pentecost

"The sound of the word 'heartless'" is nothing less than "horrible," in Benedictine Father Benoit Standaert's view. There is a striking difference between living "with...

Living Our Faith: Pentecost: Filled with the Spirit

The Spirit's promise that life always can be renewed is the promise of Pentecost. Sometimes, as with the apostles, the Spirit's manifestation is astonishing and...

Sunday Scripture readings, May 20, 2018: Pentecost Sunday

1) Acts 2:1-11 Psalm 104:1, 24, 29-31, 34 2) 1 Cor 12:3-7, 12-13 or Gal 5:16-25 Gospel: Jn 20:19-23 or Jn 15:26-27; 16:12-15   Overcoming fear with faith Fear is...

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...

‘Together in the Spirit’: Bishop discusses future parish collaborations and leadership...

Dialog Editor Bishop Malooly has issued a pastoral letter, “Together in the Spirit, A Pastoral Vision,” for this Sunday’s feast of Pentecost. His letter reviews the...

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