Tag: Holy Spirit

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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Acting courageously in the face of fear

Acting courageously in the face of fear

| Kate Soucheray | July 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

As we celebrate our nation’s independence from the British monarchy — won nearly 250 years ago and marked each Fourth of July ­— we notice flags flying boldly, proclaiming the liberty and freedom by which our self-governance is best known.

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Embrace the ordinary

Embrace the ordinary

| Deacon Gordon Bird | June 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

More green hues are seen from the pews and a new weekly numbering scheme commences as Ordinary Time picks up on the momentum of Pentecost. Two thousand years ago or so, no time was squandered as the age of the Holy Spirit manifested in the early Church. Baptizing, teaching, preaching and transforming hearts and minds to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ via the evangelization efforts of his disciples was alive and well.

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Holy Spirit conducts symphony of communion, pope says at audience

Holy Spirit conducts symphony of communion, pope says at audience

| Junno Arocho Esteves | June 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Like an orchestra conductor leading a symphony of different sounds and harmonies, the Holy Spirit creates a masterpiece of unity and communion that extols God’s love, Pope Francis said.

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With hope for local Church renewal, charismatic Mass opens pre-synod process

With hope for local Church renewal, charismatic Mass opens pre-synod process

| June 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Mass marked the beginning of a process leading up to an archdiocesan synod, a gathering of delegates from around the archdiocese to discern, with the archbishop, pastoral priorities for the archdiocese’s immediate future.

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Holy Spirit ‘brings order to our frenzy,’ pope says

Holy Spirit ‘brings order to our frenzy,’ pope says

| Carol Glatz | June 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

In a world of conflict and division and a culture of insult, people need to live filled with the Holy Spirit, who is the only one capable of bringing harmony and unity to diversity, Pope Francis said.

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Holy Spirit fans flame of faith, drives out fear

Holy Spirit fans flame of faith, drives out fear

| Father Michael Johnson | June 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.” Samwise Gamgee offers these words of wisdom to his friend, Frodo Baggins, as they embark on a journey into an unknown future as captured in J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings.”

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Pope: Through the Holy Spirit, God’s word can tear down divisive walls

Pope: Through the Holy Spirit, God’s word can tear down divisive walls

| Junno Arocho Esteves | May 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

When the Holy Spirit speaks to men and women through the word of those who evangelize, it ignites a power strong enough to break down the barriers that divide the human family, Pope Francis said.

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Holy Spirit keeps Christians young at heart, pope says

Holy Spirit keeps Christians young at heart, pope says

| Cindy Wooden | May 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Holy Spirit keeps Christians young at heart, supporting them in times of trial and helping them praise God no matter what is going on, Pope Francis said.

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Giving joyful witness: how the Holy Spirit stirs the restless

Giving joyful witness: how the Holy Spirit stirs the restless

| Christina Capecchi | April 3, 2019 | 0 Comments

When Pope Francis talks about evangelization, his poster child may well be an immigrant in North Dakota.

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Father Fitzpatrick found guidance in Vatican II

Father Fitzpatrick found guidance in Vatican II

| September 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Father Robert Fitzpatrick witnessed the waves of change after the Second Vatican Council during his formation for the priesthood in the late 1960s. He was part of the first class of seminarians to enter after the council began in 1962.

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