We Need the Fire

By Cindy Paslawski / May 22, 2021 /

Pentecost! The breath of God upon us, tongues of fire over the Apostles, filling them with courage to proclaim the Word. At times, I think what is needed nowadays is more like a forest fire. It was barely a month ago, while scanning headlines, that I gasped and dropped my phone. It was announced that…

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Pentecost and the Church of Tommorrow

By John B. Manos / May 24, 2015 /

One thing I notice that’s different today from when I was a kid is that there doesn’t seem to be anymore fiction geared towards tomorrow that isn’t dystopian. Sure, I was still a tyke when the movie Logan’s Run came out about a world in the future where people that hit thirty were euthanized, yet others ran…

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Pentecost, Pentecostalism, Nominalism, and the Holy Spirit

By John B. Manos / May 19, 2013 /

As water cleanses from impurity and extinguishes fire, the use of water signifies that our souls are cleansed and the fire of hell is quenched for us. As oil gives light and strengthens the body, its use in Confirmation indicates plainly that our souls are enlightened and fortified by the Holy Spirit. Thus the practical…

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