Posts Tagged ‘Holy Spirit’

Police say ‘Holy Spirit’ saved speeder from ticket Comments 0

Thursday, June 6th, 2019

Divine intervention may have saved a German speeder from a hefty fine, according to police. At least he has Mother Nature to thank. Viersen police have shared a speed camera photo on Facebook that shows a dove in flight covering the face of a Renault Twingo driver caught doing 34 mph (54 kph) in an Read more

Pope risks sinning against the Holy Spirit Comments 0

Thursday, November 2nd, 2017

A bishop who is the former chief of staff for the U.S. Bishops’ committee on doctrine has written to Pope Francis. He says the current pontificate is marked by “chronic confusion”. He warns Francis his teaching with a “seemingly intentional lack of clarity risks sinning against the Holy Spirit.” Read more Related Posts:Pope says charismatic Read more

Pope says Church shouldn’t have ‘leaders for life’ Comments 0

Tuesday, July 7th, 2015

Pope Francis has said the Catholic Church should not have “leaders for life” in its ranks. Otherwise it would risk being like a country under a dictatorship, he told 30,000 people at a rally in St Peter’s Square on July 3. “There should be a time limit to positions (in the Church), which in reality Read more

Spirit creates movement within Church, leads to unity: Pope Comments 0

Tuesday, May 12th, 2015

Pope Francis has said the Holy Spirit creates movement within the Church, which at first sight might appear to be confusion. Preaching at a Mass on May 8 at his Santa Marta residence, the Pope said if this movement of the Spirit is welcomed with prayer and a spirit of dialogue, it always generates unity Read more

Pope asks family synod not to thwart God’s dream for people Comments 0

Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

On the eve of the opening of the synod on the family, Pope Francis said the secret to solving situations of difficulty lies in gazing on the face of Christ. “Every time we return to the source of Christian experience, new paths and un-thought of possibilities open up,” the Pope said at a prayer vigil Read more

True Christian speech comes from Spirit, not degrees, Pope says Comments 0

Friday, September 5th, 2014

A Christian receives his or her ability to speak with authority from the Holy Spirit, not from a theology degree, Pope Francis says. Preaching at a Mass at the Saint Martha residence where he lives on September 2, the Pope said people were amazed at Jesus’ preaching because his word “had authority”. Jesus’ authority came Read more

Pope Francis warms to charismatic movement Comments 0

Friday, June 6th, 2014

Pope Francis has told Catholics from the charismatic movement that he was not always comfortable with the way they prayed. But little by little, he came to see the good the movement is doing for members and for the Church, the Pope told 50,000 people at Rome’s Olympic Stadium on June 1. The gathering involved Read more

Pope reaches out to Martians Comments 0

Friday, May 16th, 2014

Pope Francis says if martians came to earth he would baptise them if they wanted to be. The pontiff made the interplanetary approach during a speech during mass at Casa Santa Marta in the Vatican City to highlight how there were no closed doors to the Holy Spirit. He said the Spirit blows where it Read more

Pentecost fails to ignite Comments 0

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

Pentecost is no match for the World of Wearable Art that puts the Wow factor into Wellington. The festival where art, fashion and theatre collide, the only boundaries being the limits of human imagination . Festivals need to promise good times, strutting their stuff with music, laughter, food, entertainment and, if we allow them to, speaking Read more

Cardinal says ‘signs’ led to election of Pope Comments 0

Friday, May 17th, 2013

A cardinal who was tipped as a possible successor to Pope Benedict XVI has spoken of “signs” from the Holy Spirit that led to the election of Pope Francis. Cardinal Christoph Schönborn, the Archbishop of Vienna, said he had personally had two “strong signs” that Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was “the chosen one” in the Read more