Tag: Holy Spirit

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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When devil is unleashed, humility is the only weapon, pope says

When devil is unleashed, humility is the only weapon, pope says

| Junno Arocho Esteves | September 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

When unjustly insulted and accused, Jesus showed his power and authority not by admonishing others but by being humble and meek, Pope Francis said.

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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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