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Pope Francis celebrates Pentecost Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, May 23, 2021

Full text: Pope Francis’ homily on Pentecost Sunday 2021

May 23, 2021

By Pope Francis

The pope celebrated Pentecost Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica. Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Pentecost Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, May 23, 2021.

Pope Francis: ‘Open your heart to the Holy Spirit’

May 23, 2021

The pope celebrated Pentecost Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica. Read more

Archbishop Gregory Hartmayer, OFM, Conv., was installed as archbishop of Atlanta on May 6, 2020.

Atlanta archdiocese to end Sunday Mass dispensation

Apr 30, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

The archdiocese of Atlanta announced an end date to the general dispensation from the obligation to attend Sunday Mass. While... Read more

Depiction of the Holy Spirit in St. Peter’s Basilica.

Bishop Burbidge: The pandemic is our ‘Pentecost moment’

Sep 20, 2020

In a pastoral letter this past week, Bishop Michael Burbidge of Arlington, Virginia said the coronavirus pandemic has prompted advances... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Pentecost Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica May 31, 2020.

Pope Francis says 'listen to the call to mission'

May 31, 2020

“Let us ask ourselves: are we prepared to welcome the presence of the Holy Spirit in our lives, to listen... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Pentecost Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica May 31, 2020.

Full text: Pope Francis’ homily on Pentecost Sunday

May 31, 2020

By Pope Francis

Here is the full text of Pope Francis' Pentecost Sunday homily, delivered May 31 at the Basilica of St. Peter,... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Pentecost Sunday Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica May 31, 2020.

Pope Francis asks Catholics to see Church with 'eyes of the Spirit'

May 31, 2020

Pope Francis urged Catholics to view the Church “with the eyes of the Spirit” as he celebrated Pentecost Sunday Mass... Read more

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Pope Francis urges Christians to be united as 'witnesses to mercy'

May 31, 2020

Pope Francis said Sunday that he prays that Christians will be “more deeply united as witnesses of mercy” in the... Read more

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Pope Francis calls for 'a more just, equitable and Christian society' after coronavirus crisis

May 30, 2020

Our suffering during the coronavirus crisis will have been in vain if we fail to build “a more just, more... Read more

Depiction of the Holy Spirit in St. Peter’s Basilica.

Everything you need to know about Pentecost

May 30, 2020

This weekend, the Church celebrates Pentecost, one of the most important feast days of the year that concludes the Easter... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square June 19, 2019.

Pope Francis: The Holy Spirit unites the Church, despite sin and scandal

Jun 19, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis said Wednesday that the Holy Spirit unites and grows the Church despite human limitations, sins and scandal.  Read more

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament along route of Chartres pilgrimage June 9, 2019.

Chartres Pentecost pilgrimage draws 14,000

Jun 13, 2019

By Courtney Mares

More than 14,000 Catholics walked 62 miles from Paris to Chartres Cathedral in three days in an annual Pentecost pilgrimage... Read more

Rose petals shower from the ceiling of the Pantheon, a Pentecost tradition in Rome symbolizing the descent of the Holy Spirit.

With international service group, pope connects Catholic charismatics to broader Church

Jun 9, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

As several thousand Catholics belonging to the charismatic renewal gathered in Rome this Pentecost weekend, the Vatican officially launched a... Read more

Pope Francis on Pentecost June 9, 2019.

Pope Francis on Pentecost: 'Christian life unravels' without the Holy Spirit

Jun 9, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Without the gifts of the Holy Spirit, Christians lack that which animates them and gives them internal life and harmony,... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience May 2, 2018.

Pope: The Church is a home you can always return to

Jun 8, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis said Saturday he wants people to recognize the Church as their home and a place where they are... Read more

St. Paul’s Cathedral in Minnesota.

Archdiocese of Saint Paul-Minneapolis announces synod

Jun 7, 2019

Minnesota’s largest diocese will hold a synod— a meeting designed to help the bishop shepherd his local flock— during Pentecost... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience May 23, 2018.

The Holy Spirit makes our works effective, Pope Francis says

May 23, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Holy Spirit helps Catholics to do good works by giving them the gifts they need to be effective 'salt... Read more

Pope Francis blesses the crowd with holy water on Pentecost Sunday May 20, 2018.

Pope on Pentecost: The power of the Holy Spirit changes hearts

May 20, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Though people may promise to change things, it is the third person of the Holy Trinity that creates real change... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass for the Solemnity of Pentecost in St. Peter's Square on June 4, 2017.

Pope on Pentecost: Division isn’t from the Holy Spirit

Jun 4, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Pentecost Sunday, Pope Francis said that division doesn’t come from the Holy Spirit, who forms the universal Church with... Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square during his May 31, 2017, general audience.

Pope: A good Christian spreads hope – not bitterness

May 31, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Wednesday Pope Francis said the Holy Spirit has the power to fill us with the hope of Christ, in... Read more