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Spiritual Talk – Fr Ho talks about the descent of the Holy Spirit

When the Holy Spirit descended on the Apostles forty days after the Resurrection, they were filled with understanding of the Gospel, love, and hope. Immediately, they headed outside and began proclaiming the Gospel to people of different languages. The Sacrament of Baptism is heavily related to the death and resurrection of Christ – it symbolizes death to sin, life in Christ. The Sacrament of Confirmation is heavily related to the descent of the Holy Spirit – the Holy Spirit dwells in the recipient and illuminates their reason and will to do good. To open our hearts is the best attitude we can have to honour the Holy Spirit. St. John Paul II especially honoured the Holy Spirit, in 1983 he beatified Sr. Mariam Baourdy, who was also devoted to the Holy Spirit and brought a message to Pope Pius IX that the priests and seminarians had neglected their devotion to the Holy Spirit.
Publish date: 2019 - 7 - 6


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Pope Francis: The Holy Spirit unites and grows the Church despite human limitations, sins and scandal

(CNA) Pope Francis said Wednesday that the Holy Spirit unites and grows the Church despite human limitations, sins and scandal.
Publish date: 2019 - 6 - 20


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Pope Francis: The Holy Spirit is what gives power, life, and dynamism to evangelization

(CNA) The Holy Spirit is what gives power, life, and dynamism to evangelization, not good rhetorical skills, Pope Francis said Wednesday.
Publish date: 2019 - 5 - 30


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Pope Francis: The Holy Spirit makes us capable of praying as children of God

(CNA) Pope Francis Wednesday asked Our Lady Help of Christians to intercede for Chinese Catholics, whom he said continue to believe and hope amid trials.
Publish date: 2019 - 5 - 22


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Pope Francis: The Decalogue is Christ’s “x-ray” which lets his face appear

(CNA/EWTN News) By reflecting on the Ten Commandments, Christians can examine their hearts to see where disordered attachments and desires have made them in need of Christ’s healing, Pope Francis said Wednesday.
Publish date: 2018 - 11 - 29


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Pope Francis: Everyone, each person has their role in the Church, but we are all the Church

(CNA/EWTN News) Pope Francis Wednesday said that the sacrament of Confirmation is a gift meant to be shared with other people, both inside and outside of the Church, which he stressed is not only the hierarchy, but is made up of all baptized faithful.
Publish date: 2018 - 6 - 7


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Pope Francis: The Spirit is the author of diversity, but at the same time the creator of unity

(CNA/EWTN News) Pope Francis said Wednesday that confirmation is the sacrament in which Catholics are marked with a seal that solidifies their belonging to Christ through the Holy Spirit, who he said is God's invisible gift to each person who receives the sacrament.
Publish date: 2018 - 5 - 31


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Pope Francis: Christian witness consists in doing what the Holy Spirit asks of us, granting us the strength to do it

(CNA/EWTN News) The Holy Spirit helps Catholics to do good works by giving them the gifts they need to be effective ‘salt and light’ in the world, Pope Francis said at the general audience Wednesday. Like Jesus said: “You are the salt of the earth… you are the light of the world,” the pope said […]
Publish date: 2018 - 5 - 24


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Pope Francis: Baptism prepares us, gives us strength for our daily struggles

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday Pope Francis spoke about the temptations encountered in the Christian life, encouraging the faithful not to be discouraged by the struggle, but to be reassured and strengthened by the prayers of the Church.
Publish date: 2018 - 4 - 25


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Pope Francis: A good Christian spreads hope – not bitterness

(CNA/EWTN News) On Wednesday Pope Francis said the Holy Spirit has the power to fill us with the hope of Christ, in turn making us Christians vessels that bring hope to others, rather than bitterness or desperation.
Publish date: 2017 - 6 - 1