Tag: Pentecost

To stream or not: Italians debate online Masses when faithful can attend

To stream or not: Italians debate online Masses when faithful can attend

| Cindy Wooden | May 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

As Italian Catholics prepared to celebrate Pentecost, the second Sunday with Masses permitted with a limited number of faithful, bishops and priests were still debating whether to continue livestreaming Masses as well.

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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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For communications day, pope says memories can help unite people

For communications day, pope says memories can help unite people

| Paige Hanley | September 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis will highlight the important role of memory and storytelling across generations as a way to bring people together in a world marked by discord and division, the Vatican said.

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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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On Pentecost, Irish bishops urge a ‘no’ vote on abortion referendum

On Pentecost, Irish bishops urge a ‘no’ vote on abortion referendum

| Michael Kelly | May 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Irish bishops used Pentecost Sunday Masses to make a final appeal for people to reject a government proposal to remove the right to life of unborn children from the country’s constitution and pave the way for abortion up to 12 weeks’ gestation.

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Pope adds feast of Mary, mother of the church to universal calendar

Pope adds feast of Mary, mother of the church to universal calendar

| Cindy Wooden | March 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has decreed that Latin-rite Catholics around the world will mark the feast of “the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church” on the Monday after Pentecost each year.

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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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