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Pentecost Sunday B
May 20, 2018
Spirituality of the Readings

John Foley, SJ

Burning Question

Whenever we find patches of charity or joy in ourselves, or patience and kindness, or the ability to endure hardship and injuries, when we are drawn toward mildness and modesty, then we can surely know that the Holy Spirit is at work.

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In Exile

Ron Rolheiser

Who Am I to Judge?

Perhaps the single, most-often quoted line from Pope Francis is his response to a question he was asked vis-à-vis the morality of a particularly-dicey issue. His, infamous-famous reply: Who am I to judge?

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Glancing Thoughts

Eleonore Stump

The Coming of the Spirit

Throughout the Old Testament, the Holy Spirit is present in the world. So why in the Gospel Reading does Christ say that he will send the Spirit? How does he send the Spirit if the Spirit was already in the world?

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The Perspective of Justice

Gerald Darring

People of God

Paul wrote to the Romans that “all creation groans and is in agony.” We long for unity, and so we pray that the Spirit may “unite the races and nations on earth and disperse the divisions of word and tongue.”

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Discussion Questions

Anne Osdieck

God's Surprises

Were Vivaldi and Michelango given gifts solely for their own pleasure? For whose benefit were they given?

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A Poem to
Sit With

J. Janda

unto you is my
sealed in blood

I shall not
leave you

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