On the Unique and Exclusive Presence of the Holy Spirit

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by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon Christ’s greatest gift to the Church is the gift of the Holy Spirit; this gift is, moreover, original, unique, and exclusive. Now if someone finds this assertion unsurprising, I suspect he may not have given it the critical reflection it calls for. There should be at least a few faithful […]

Sunspots in Scripture

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by Fr. Patrick Henry Reardon The account of Ananias and Sapphira is arguably the most frightening story in the New Testament. We are scarcely surprised by St. Luke’s comment that “great fear came upon all the Church and upon all who heard these things.” In Luke’s bright account of the grace of the Holy Spirit […]

Can the Dead Repent?

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by Fr. John Whiteford Question: “If someone dies without repentance, is it possible for such a person to repent after death?” Scripture, as explained by the Fathers of the Church, states that this is not possible. Psalm 6:5 says: “For in death there is none that is mindful of Thee, and in hades who will […]