Posts Tagged ‘Holy Spirit’

Prep for Christmas: A Crash Course on Agape

Christmas is a season of love. One of the most well-known passages from the Bible is the hymn of love written by St. Paul. Prep for Christmas takes you to Corinth, Greece for a closer look of what is love.
Publish date: 2019 - 12 - 28

Pope Francis : Through sin and scandal, God’s Church remains

Because of sinfulness, human projects will always fail, but the Church remains steadfast, even in times of scandal, because she is sustained by the Holy Spirit, Pope Francis said Wednesday.
Publish date: 2019 - 9 - 18

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

The Holy Spirit is a Spirit of Transformation, Unity, Peace, and Forgiveness

as the Father has sent me, so I send you” (Jn 20:21)
Publish date: 2019 - 6 - 9

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

Didn’t Understand the Saying

In this Sunday’s gospel reading, Jesus continued to prepare his disciples for his death and resurrection, telling them, ““The Son of Man is to be handed over to men and they will kill him, and three days after his death the Son of Man will rise” (Mk 9:31). Unfortunately “they did not understand the saying” (Mk 9:32).
Publish date: 2015 - 9 - 20

Let our tongues be on fire!

Jesus said to the disciples, “Peace be with you, as the Father has sent me, so I send you.” (John 20:21) "Do not be afraid. Go on speaking, and do not be silent, for I am with you.” (Acts 18:9-10)
Publish date: 2015 - 5 - 24

Spiritual Talk – Pentecost Sunday (Year B)

On Pentecost Sunday (Year B), Fr. Anthony Ho explains to us the events surrounding the descent of the Holy Spirit on the apostles in the Acts of the Apostles and the Gospel of John. The Holy Spirit is the life and movement within the Church, bringing us wisdom and courage. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, we can be united in one heart and mind, like the apostles in giving witness to God, receiving a deep sense of joy and peace.
Publish date: 2015 - 5 - 23

Pope Francis: Charisms are bestowed upon the faithful for the benefit of the whole community

(CNA/EWTN News) Pope Francis dedicated his weekly general audience on October 1 to the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit, saying that rather than making us better than others, they commission us to serve our brothers and sisters. “A charism is more than a talent or personal quality. It is a grace, a gift that […]
Publish date: 2014 - 10 - 2

Trinity Sunday

The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity In the first reading of the Trinity Sunday, the God revealed to Moses was “merciful and gracious…slow to anger and rich in kindness and fidelity” (Ex. 34:6); and Moses himself was depicted as a mediator for Israel, pleading for God to pardon the wickedness and sins of his […]
Publish date: 2014 - 6 - 15

Pope Francis: Fear of the Lord allows us to imitate the Lord in humility and obedience

(CNA/EWTN News) During his general audience on June 11, Pope Francis spoke on the Holy Spirit’s gift of Fear of the Lord, saying it does not mean we should be afraid of God, but rather serves as a reminder to do the right thing. “Fear of the Lord is an ‘alarm.’ When a person is […]
Publish date: 2014 - 6 - 11

The Gift the world refuses to receive is ours to bring to the world

Pentecost Sunday This Sunday’s Gospel reading can be seen as a “rehearsal” for Jesus’ closest disciples to anticipate the coming of the Spirit to the early Christian community on Pentecost, which took place 50 days after Jesus’ resurrection as depicted in the first reading Acts 2:1-11. From the sequence of the words spoken by Jesus […]
Publish date: 2014 - 6 - 8

Spiritual Talk Year A Pentecost Sunday

On Pentecost Sunday, Fr. Anthony Ho explains to us the events of Pentecost as Jesus sends the Holy Spirit to descend upon the Apostles in the Gospel of John. He also tells us the story of Blessed Maria of Jesus Crucified.
Publish date: 2014 - 6 - 7

Pope Francis: Gift of piety enables us to rejoice with those who are cheerful and cry with those who cry

(CNA/EWTN News) In his weekly general audience on June 4, Pope Francis reflected on the gift of piety, explaining that it is not just a superficial feeling, but rather a religious reality that leads us closer to God and to our neighbor. “In this sense, piety includes the ability of rejoicing with those who are […]
Publish date: 2014 - 6 - 5

The Ascension of the Lord

The Ascension of the Lord “Spirit”, “apostles”, “Mary”, “prayer” – What better ways to reveal the Church? How can any one of these constitutive elements be missing when the Church being revealed is the Church of Christ? After the ascension of the Son and on the threshold of the Pentecostal outpouring of the Spirit, we […]
Publish date: 2014 - 6 - 1

Convicted by the Holy Spirit

Those whom the Holy Spirit convicts, Christ convicts also. Jesus then explains what the world would be guilty of: “Of sin, because they do not believe in Me.” He mentions this as the sin above all others, because while it remains, the others are retained; when it departs, the others are remitted. “Of righteousness because […]
Publish date: 2014 - 5 - 27

Spiritual Talk – Year A 6th Sunday of Easter

On the 6th Sunday of Easter (Year A), Fr. Anthony Ho continues to explain to us some of Jesus' last words to his disciples in the Gospel of John. Jesus mentions the Holy Spirit that He will send upon us and the new commandments of love we need to adhere by. Fr. Ho explains to us the power of the Holy Spirit, as well as the effects and importance of the sacraments of confirmation and reconciliation.
Publish date: 2014 - 5 - 24

Pope Francis: Gift of knowledge helps us see every person and everything in the light of God’s plan

(CNA/EWTN News) – During his general audience address on May 21, Pope Francis spoke on the Holy Spirit’s gift of knowledge, explaining that it enlightens our human perspective and helps us to see God in the whole of creation. “The gift of knowledge puts us in tune with God’s gaze on things and on people” […]
Publish date: 2014 - 5 - 22

Pope Francis: Gift of fortitude gives us strength to do God’s will

(CNA) – During his General Audience address on Wednesday May 14, Pope Francis spoke on the gift of fortitude, explaining that it helps us to remain faithful not only with the big things, but also in our daily activities. “We shouldn’t think this gift is only for extraordinary circumstances,” the Pope noted, because “For most […]
Publish date: 2014 - 5 - 15

Pope Francis: Gift of Counsel helps us overcome self-centredness

(CNA/EWTN News) During his General Audience on Wednesday May 7, Pope Francis reflected on the Holy Spirit’s gift of counsel, explaining that through it we learn to be docile to the Lord rather than attached to our own ideas. “It illuminates our heart and makes us more sensitive to the voice of the Spirit, so […]
Publish date: 2014 - 5 - 8

Pope Francis: Holy Spirit’s gift of understanding helps us understand things “as God understands them”

(CNA/EWTN News) During his general audience on April 30, Pope Francis explained that the Holy Spirit’s gift of understanding allows Christians to obtain “intimacy with God” and helps them understand things “as God understands them.” “When the Holy Spirit dwells in our hearts and enlightens our minds, he makes us grow day by day in […]
Publish date: 2014 - 5 - 1

Born of the Holy Spirit

The expression, “Marvel not,” shows that Nicodemus was surprised at His doctrine. Jesus then makes an example from the motion of the wind; “The wind blows where it lists, and you hear the sound thereof, but can not tell whence it comes, and whither it goes: so is every one that is born of the […]
Publish date: 2014 - 4 - 29

The Holy Spirit’s Role in Evangelization

Lest the Apostles should be troubled at the thought, “How shall we private individuals give our testimony to the Jews and Gentiles who have killed You?” Jesus adds, “And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you.” which indeed He had promised by the mouth of the prophet Joel, “I will pour my […]
Publish date: 2014 - 4 - 24

Pope Francis: Wisdom is born out of intimacy with God

(CNA/EWTN News) During his general audience on April 9, Pope Francis began a new catechesis on the gifts of the Holy Spirit, drawing specific attention to wisdom and noting that it illuminates our actions and draws us closer to God. Observing how “The Spirit is himself the ‘gift of God,$0″2$ the Pope emphasized that he […]
Publish date: 2014 - 4 - 9