Tag: Holy Spirit

Holy Spirit offers gifts that should be cherished, pope says

Holy Spirit offers gifts that should be cherished, pope says

| Carol Glatz | May 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis asked Catholics to recognize and be thankful for the undeserved gift of the Holy Spirit they received with the sacrament of confirmation.

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The power of the Holy Spirit at confirmation

The power of the Holy Spirit at confirmation

| Father Michael Van Sloun | May 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Confirmation imparts the gift of the Holy Spirit. The person who receives this sacrament has already received the Holy Spirit in the sacrament of baptism, and the Holy Spirit abides with a person always. The Holy Spirit comes when a person prays or reads Scripture, or when a person asks the Holy Spirit for guidance, inspiration or courage. Confirmation is not the new arrival of the Holy Spirit, but rather an intensification of the presence and power of the Holy Spirit.

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A mystery to be worshipped

A mystery to be worshipped

| Father Michael Joncas | May 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

With the Most Holy Trinity celebrated May 27, the Church invites us to contemplate one of the central mysteries of the Christian faith: the triunity of God.

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Return to Damascus

Return to Damascus

During the Easter season, we are retold the stories of how the Church grew from a small band of Jewish disciples to a worldwide faith of believers. We recall how the Holy Spirit intervened in the lives of St. Peter and St. Paul to bring about a mission to the gentiles. Yes, it was on the road to Damascus that Saul encountered the risen Jesus, which led to his conversion from a Christian persecutor to an apostle.

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Baptism opens door to Holy Spirit’s action, pope says

Baptism opens door to Holy Spirit’s action, pope says

| April 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Parents who prefer not to baptize their children in the hopes that they will “understand and ask for baptism” as adults lack faith that the Holy Spirit will act in their child’s life, Pope Francis said.

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Learn to know Jesus’ voice by reading the Bible, pope says

Learn to know Jesus’ voice by reading the Bible, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | May 9, 2017 | 1 Comment

To know and follow Jesus, a Christian must read the Bible and learn to pray with it, allowing the Holy Spirit to help one understand it and put it into practice, Pope Francis said.

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At 50, Charismatic Renewal still draws people to Holy Spirit

At 50, Charismatic Renewal still draws people to Holy Spirit

| Susan Klemond | February 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

While musicians from St. Paul’s Outreach played high-energy praise and worship music, Christy Plant lifted her hands and swayed. More than 100 others joined in to worship the Lord with the expressive gestures that have characterized the Catholic Charismatic Renewal since it began 50 years ago.

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John the Baptist and original sin; morality in warfare

John the Baptist and original sin; morality in warfare

| Father Kenneth Doyle | November 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Was John the Baptist was born without original sin?
Do soldiers forfeit Heaven?

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A special measure of the Holy Spirit

A special measure of the Holy Spirit

| Jeff Hensley | April 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

The college student I was interviewing for an article in the North Texas Daily at the University of North Texas had retained his Jewish identity when he converted to an evangelical mode of Christianity.

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When did Holy Spirit come; wearing veil in church

When did Holy Spirit come; wearing veil in church

| Father Kenneth Doyle | April 13, 2016 | 2 Comments

– When did the Holy Spirit come?
– Is it prideful to wear a mantilla?

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This band of brothers seeks to defend life, serve the poor

This band of brothers seeks to defend life, serve the poor

| November 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

A small group of men went to Mass regularly at Assumption in St. Paul back in the early 1980s. The 20-something guys, numbering less than half a dozen, were not trying to draw attention to themselves.

But, they were being noticed by other regular Mass goers at the downtown St. Paul church.

After a short time, they became known as “the brothers.” This, plus the leading of the Holy Spirit, got them to thinking about establishing something more formal.

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Charismatics pray for personal experience of Pentecost

Charismatics pray for personal experience of Pentecost

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | August 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Charismatic praise, including praying in other tongues and raising hands in worship, was foreign to Allen Illgen. But he decided to attend the Archdiocesan Catholic Charismatic Renewal Office’s rally, “The Lavish Gifts of God” held Aug. 9 in Eagan, because he had experienced the power of the Holy Spirit and wanted to learn more about the Spirit’s gifts.

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