Posts Tagged ‘Pentecost’

Our Participation Today in the Mystery of Pentecost

Saturday, May 14th, 2016

Tweet Share315 Pin1 +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble When we celebrate Pentecost and the coming of the Holy Spirit, we need to pause and reflect on just how pervasive and ever-present the marvelous gift of the Spirit is. If we neglect the Spirit, the giver of life and font of all saving grace, […] [Read more]

Trinity Sunday

Thursday, May 28th, 2015

Tweet Share12K Pin100 +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleThe Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity that we will celebrate this coming Sunday honors not an event, but a truth revealed by Jesus Christ – and according to the Catholic faith, it is the most important truth of all. Trinity Sunday, which falls on the […] [Read more]

Being Catholic Today: Catholic Identity in an Age of Challenge

Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Tweet Share6K Pin4 +1 Email Reddit Share9 Share Yum Stumble On a weekly basis, it seems, there is news of yet another challenge to our freedom to live our Catholic faith. Many of these arise from those social, cultural and political trends that I have discussed previously with respect to our need for a New […] [Read more]

Mary, Queen of Peace

Friday, May 22nd, 2015

Tweet Share61 Pin1 +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleAs we move closer to the celebration of the great Solemnity of Pentecost we find ourselves in a spiritual sense with our Blessed Mother in the Upper Room waiting for the Holy Spirit. Jesus promised that he would not leave us orphans, that an Advocate would […] [Read more]

Confirmation: The Outpouring of the Holy Spirit as at Pentecost

Wednesday, May 20th, 2015

Tweet Share45 Pin1 +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleCelebrating the sacrament of Confirmation is among the most enjoyable tasks in the life of a bishop. It is a time to look forward. The parish gathers around the candidates, young and old, to welcome them into full membership in the Church. These people, filled with […] [Read more]

The Ten Commandments and Pentecost

Monday, May 18th, 2015

Tweet Share61 Pin2 +11 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleIn the Paschal Mystery, we celebrate our redemption and deliverance from slavery to sin and death through Jesus Christ. The context and frame of reference for our appreciation of our salvation begins with the observance of Passover, during which the people Israel recalled how God led […] [Read more]

The Feasts: How the Church Year Forms Us as Catholics

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014

Tweet Share45 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble To be Catholic is to have a faith that marks our hours, counts our days, and measures our months and seasons. Our liturgical calendar is marked by special days – feasts – which are all celebrations of Jesus Christ, reminding us who we are as […] [Read more]

Homily: Mass for Archdiocesan Synod

Sunday, June 8th, 2014

Tweet Share Pin2 +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble It is a pleasure to welcome all of you to the Cathedral of Saint Matthew the Apostle as we celebrate the Solemnity of Pentecost.  While it is true that the Pentecost we commemorate today happened almost 2,000 years ago, what we are celebrating is the […] [Read more]

Mary: Bringing People to Jesus

Wednesday, August 7th, 2013

Tweet Share58 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum Stumble In this second reflection as part of our Marian pilgrimage, we consider how Our Blessed Mother shows us how to share our faith.  In the first part of this series, we reflected on Mary as the “Star of Evangelization”. Today, we consider another title for […] [Read more]

Reflections on the Creed: “I believe in the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church.”

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2013

Tweet Share44 Pin +1 Email Reddit Share Share Yum StumbleThe Father so loved us that he sent his Son to redeem us.  Jesus so loved us that he died and rose again for our salvation.  To continue the work of redemption he selected Apostles upon whom he would build his Church, his new Body, which […] [Read more]