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by CNA Staff Denver, Colo., Jun 4, 2022 / 07:30 am This weekend, the Church celebrates Pentecost, one of the most important feast days of the year that concludes the Easter season and celebrates the beginning of the Church. Here’s what you need to know about the feast day: The …

by Rebecca Sontag Easter is everything. Easter is God’s ultimate gift of love, mercy and sacrifice. It is how we are reconciled, where we find forgiveness and hope. It is where death is overcome by life everlasting. But in the rush for the next season or the next holiday, we …

By Pope Francis Vatican City, May 23, 2021 / 05:00 am Here is the full text of Pope Francis’ Pentecost Sunday homily, delivered May 23, 2021, at the Basilica of St. Peter: “When the Paraclete comes, whom I will send to you from the Father…” (Jn 15:26). With these words, …

I have heard that Pentecost is the Church’s birthday, but I have also heard that Good Friday is when the Church was born. Which is correct? The Church is the family of God; she is the body of Christ. Because the Church is truly a body, she has a birthday, …

CNA Staff, Sep 20, 2020 / 04:12 pm MT (CNA).- In a pastoral letter this past week, Bishop Michael Burbidge of Arlington, Virginia said the coronavirus pandemic has prompted advances in sharing the Gospel message digitally, leading the Church to a “21st century Pentecost moment.” “God is with us. This …

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Denver, Colo., May 30, 2020 / 11:52 am MT (CNA).- This weekend, the Church celebrates Pentecost, one of the most important feast days of the year that concludes the Easter season and celebrates the beginning of the Church. Here’s what you need to know about the feast day: The timing …

I have had a few run-ins with the Holy Spirit in my day and thought that this month in which we celebrate Pentecost would be an excellent time to share what this Holy Breath is up to. For the most part, we seem to encounter the third party of the …

What happened at Pentecost? Why is it called the Church’s birthday? How does the Holy Spirit help us today? Check out the video