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Pentecost: Meditating on the birthday of the church and the Holy...

Pentecost invites us to celebrate the birthday of the church and meditate upon the Holy Spirit's role in our individual lives. I remember a small...

Pentecost: A time to breathe, forgive and renew

What could be more essential to life than breathing -- or forgiving? Breathing and forgiving: One follows the other. Forgiveness, as Jesus makes clear throughout...

WATCH REPLAY: Bishop Malooly livestreams Mass from Cathedral of St. Peter...

Bishop Malooly livestreams Mass from the Cathedral of St. Peter in Wilmington on the feast of the Pentecost. Although public gatherings have been cancelled during...

Pentecost and the promise of the Holy Spirit — Sunday homily,...

FATHER JOSEPH W. McQUAIDE iV Last week, in our reading from Saint Luke’s Acts of the Apostles, the apostolic band was left with mouths agape...

Pentecost: Christian life begins and ends in the power of the...

Sunday Scripture readings, May 31, 2020 1) Acts 2:1-11 Psalm 104:1, 24, 29-31, 34 2) 1 Cor 12:3-7, 12-13 Gospel: Jn 20:19-23 Christian life begins and ends in the...

Pentecost: Holy Spirit, bringer of hope

Today's responsorial psalm uses brief excerpts from the lengthy Psalm 104, a paean to God's work as Creator. In keeping with the theme of...

Pentecost: Know forgiveness, know peace; no forgiveness, no peace

"Peace be with you," Jesus says in the Gospel reading for Pentecost Sunday (Jn 20:19). Peace — as in harmony, or even as in a...

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...

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