YOUCAT Series 13 – What We Believe: I Believe in the Holy Spirit
Questions 113 to 120
This section covers concepts such as the role of the Holy Spirit in the life of Jesus, the Church, as well as ourselves.
Go to the encyclical Dominum et vivificantem, on the Holy Spirit in the life of the Church and the world by Pope John Paul II (1986).
Here is the full text of Pope Benedict XVI’s homily quote on page 73. Other than discussing the role of the Holy Spirit in the life of Jesus, it has a great focus on freedom, responsibility & unity.
See Some unusual symbols of the Holy Spirit.
See The Holy Spirit and Prophesy:
In the Old Testament a prophet is not primarily one who predicts the future. The idea of a prophet as one who predicts future events is a popular conception that corresponds with only a part of the function of the true prophet. A prophet is simply someone, inspired by God, who speaks in the name of God and who expresses God’s commands or his promises.
An extremely difficult concept to understand is how Our Lady can be the “Mother of God”; perhaps something that you have never really given much thought to previously. Below are several different sources that talk on this subject:
– The Holy Spirit and Mary by Dwight P. Campbell.
– Mary: Coredemptrix, Mediatrix, Advocate by Mark I Miravale.
– Encyclical Redemptoris Mater, Pope John Paul II.
– An Unfathomable Marian Richness by Michael D. O’Brien.
See Living the gifts of Pentecost.
This piece is very uplifting:
One of my life-changing spiritual experiences was studying the letter of Pope Paul VI, On Evangelization in the Modern World. In the final chapter of that letter, the pope talks about the role of the Holy Spirit in evangelization. The key sentence reads, “It must be said that the Holy Spirit is the principal agent of evangelization: It is he who impels each individual to proclaim the gospel, and it is he who…causes the word of salvation to be accepted and understood.”
See Novena to the Holy Spirit for the seven gifts.
• How does modernism effect the Church?
See Modernism Hits the Jackpot, and Loses…Again.
• Is it ok to go to confession during Mass?
See Questions Answered: On Confession during Mass, and homilies given by non-ordained person.
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