Friday, May 30, 2014

Seven Quick Takes : Pentecost, Doctors of the Church, and a Great New Documentary

1. The Novena to the Holy Spirit starts today! I have it posted on Catholic Fire.

2. The seven gifts of the Holy Spirit are wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord. In the video above, Cardinal Donald W. Wuerl of Washington discusses Pentecost and the seven Gifts of the Holy Spirit.

3. This week we celebrated Memorial day with a tribute to our veterans and a wonderful new video on Fr. Emil Kaupan, our local hero and soon-to-be-saint here in Kansas.

4. We were instructed by Fr. Barron on why some saints are called Doctors of the Church.

5. Hope is a theme at this time of the liturgical year, particularly as we celebrate the Ascension. We are reminded that God is with always -- that we are never alone.

6. Great News: Catholic Church grows at a faster rate than the global population

7.  The Messenger of Truth is scheduled to air on PBS this weekend throughout the US! This is a must-see documentary about the courageous Blessed Father Jerzy Popieluszko, who inspired the faithful to stand up for religious freedom.

Have a great weekend! For more Quick Takes, visit Jen at ConversionDiary.Com.

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