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Tag Archives: Holy Spirit
Pentecost approaches. We are in the middle of “the 50” and the life of the Church looks forward to the reminder. We remember the day that it was all too, too real and God chose to put a final rest … Continue reading
If any part of your life has been devoted to working on growing your spiritual walk, you should have some familiarity with the bible and its living wisdom. For Christians in general and Catholics in particular, it is simply pivotal … Continue reading
Some years ago, at my morning prayer group, my cherished friend Deacon Larry brought copies of the Litany of Humility. I never had heard of that prayer until that day. The men in my group trust Larry implicitly, so we dove … Continue reading
I must admit I lament the way many of my Catholic brothers and sisters lack knowledge of the scriptures. I sometimes hear crazy stuff that defames the Old Testament, the discipline of memorizing scripture or even the idea of having … Continue reading
Before Pentecost, the disciples were fearful orphans subject to their whims of the moment. Sad and grieving without Jesus, they lacked self-direction and self-motivating guidance. He was their protector who promised to stay with them always. Then the mighty rushing … Continue reading
Have you ever stood in a sanctuary at night after the lights are out? Have you ever been in a cemetery close to dusk? Have you ever spent time in an adoration chapel by yourself? Were you ever in a … Continue reading
For the past week, I have noted with interest and sadness the strong negative reaction of many Catholics to Pope Francis’ new encyclical, Laudato Si. Apparently, the Pope’s call to radical conversion, not only in how we treat the Earth … Continue reading