Tag: Holy Spirit

Seminarians offer ‘Ave Maria’ for Pope Francis in video letter

Seminarians offer ‘Ave Maria’ for Pope Francis in video letter

| April 2, 2020 | 0 Comments

On March 25, the feast of the Annunciation, seven seminarians gathered in a semicircle in the St. Paul Seminary chapel to sing the Ave Maria. Their intended audience: Pope Francis.

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As coronavirus challenges mount, Catholics respond  

As coronavirus challenges mount, Catholics respond  

| March 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

“I have encountered a wide variety of pastoral situations in more than 31 years of priestly ministry,” said Father John Ubel, rector of the Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul. “However, this is an experience of the Lenten journey that is unlike any I have felt.”  

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Pope shares with U.S. bishops his frustration with reaction to Amazon text

Pope shares with U.S. bishops his frustration with reaction to Amazon text

| February 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis told a group of U.S. bishops that, like them, he is accused of not being courageous or not listening to the Holy Spirit when he says or does something someone disagrees with — like not mentioning married priests in his document on the Amazon.

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Pope to celebrate Pentecost in Malta

Pope to celebrate Pentecost in Malta

| February 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis will celebrate Pentecost in Malta, the Mediterranean island-nation where St. Paul was shipwrecked and where thousands of migrants and refugees continue to seek welcome and shelter.

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Don’t know much about the Holy Spirit? New ‘school’ aims to change that

Don’t know much about the Holy Spirit? New ‘school’ aims to change that

| January 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

“There’s a lot of Catholics who have heard about the Father and heard about Jesus but know very little about the Spirit,” Father Michael Becker said. “And many haven’t really experienced the Holy Spirit. … There needs to be a kind of an awakening to the gift. And once there is, wow. Joy floods the soul, and longing for others to experience the Holy Spirit becomes a great mode of evangelization.”

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Worldly spirit blurs lines between good, evil, pope says

Worldly spirit blurs lines between good, evil, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | January 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

Christians must be on guard against the spirit of worldliness that confuses and blurs the lines between what is good and what is evil, Pope Francis said.

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Monastic life allows drawing our will into God’s

Monastic life allows drawing our will into God’s

| Jessica Weinberger | November 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

Less than 10 miles north of Prairie du Sac, Wisconsin, 22 contemplative Catholic nuns of the Cistercian Order live quietly on 112 acres of farmland. A set of renovated buildings and additions off an 1859 stone cottage make up Valley of Our Lady Monastery, where prayer, study and manual labor set the cadence for this cloistered, contemplative order.

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Holy Spirit guides Church efforts to evangelize, pope says at audience

Holy Spirit guides Church efforts to evangelize, pope says at audience

| Carol Glatz | October 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Holy Spirit guides the Catholic Church’s mission, pointing the way to evangelize new lands and opening people’s hearts to be transformed by Christ, Pope Francis said.

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With God’s grace, we stay afloat on the sea of life

With God’s grace, we stay afloat on the sea of life

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | October 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Some say that life is like a roller coaster.

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Without Holy Spirit, preaching becomes proselytizing, pope says

Without Holy Spirit, preaching becomes proselytizing, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | October 2, 2019 | 0 Comments

A person who claims to preach the Gospel by convincing people of their beliefs in Jesus is not evangelizing, but proselytizing, Pope Francis said.

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Trusting the Holy Spirit to bless listening, learning

Trusting the Holy Spirit to bless listening, learning

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | September 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Huddled in St. Joseph Hall at the Archdiocesan Catholic Center for a practice round of a Pre-Synod Prayer and Listening Event, I found myself entering deeply into the guided prayer and especially our moderator’s first set of questions: What is going well in the archdiocese? Where do we see blessings in our experience of the local Church?

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Teams of prayer, service

Teams of prayer, service

| August 8, 2019 | 0 Comments

The two-year preparation for an archdiocesan synod is going to be a large effort, and it is already a team effort. In fact, it is a team of teams. Let me give you a picture of how many people are already involved.

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